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SOCIAL CAUSE CALENDAR SUMMER READINGS IN SAN ANTONIO Sandra Cisneros, poet and short fiction writer, will read from her recent work at the Guadalupe Theater on July 30 at 2 p.m. Cisneros is the author of two books of poetry, most recently My Wicked, Wicked Ways \(Third Woman The House on Mango Street a Before Columbus American Book Award in 1985 and she was a 1985 recipient of the Dobie Paisano Fellowship. The reading is free and open to the public. For more information contact the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, 1300 Guadalupe, San Antonio, PALESTINIAN FILM SNOWING “Wedding in Galilee,” the critically acclaimed film by Palestinian filmmaker Michael Khleifi, will be shown on July 31, August 2, and August 4 at the Guadalupe Theater in San Antonio. Shot on the West Bank, the film vividly reveals the clash between two cultures as conflicts arise between the Israeli governor and a Palestinian village elder planning a grand wedding for his son. The Mukhtar wants the wedding to extend past the curfew but to gain permission the governor and his soldiers must be invited. Screenings are at 3 p.m. on the 31st, and then at 7 p.m. on August 2 and 4. In Arabic with English 271-3151. TEXAS FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL The 17th Annual Texas Folklife Festival, sponsored by the University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures, will be held in San Antonio from August 4 to August 7. The Festival is a celebration of the state’s rich history and colorful heritage which features the music, food, dances, crafts, and customs of Texas’s many ethnic and cultural groups. The festival will be held on the 15-acre grounds surrounding the Institute of Texan Cultures at Durango Boulevard and Bowie Street on HemisFair Plaza in downtown San Antonio. Tickets are $5 for adults, $1 for children ages six to twelve, and free for children under six. Discounts are available on advance purchases of tickets. For more information contact Texas Folklife Festival, P.O. Box 1225, San Antonio, OBSERVANCES July 29, 1970 Grape growers sign contract with United Farm Workers, ending boycott. July 30, 1857 Thorstein Veblen, author of The Theory of the Leisure Class, born. August 1, 1946 Atomic Energy Commission established. August 3, 1981 11,500 air traffic controllers strike and are fired by President Reagan. August 6, 1945 United States drops A-bomb on Hiroshima. August 7, 1964 Congress passes Gulf of Tonkin resolution giving President Johnson power to wage war in Indochina. August 9, 1974 President Nixon resigns Presidency. August 11, 1828 First labor party in U.S. formed in Philadelphia. PANTEX PEACE CAMP Undoing racism is the subject of the fifth annual Pantex Peace Camp at the Peace Farm near Amarillo, sponsored by Red River Peace Network. The Camp will begin Friday evening August 5 and run through Sunday, August 7 at noon. Activities will include international and local speakers who will address the subject of how to undo racism. Sunday morning events at the East Gate of the Pantex Plant will include a Catholic Mass, a ceremony for reweaving the web of life, and a nonviolent action against nuclear weapons. For more information AUGUST DRAMA AND ART IN AUSTIN Women & Their Work, Inc., will sponsor an exhibit by San Antonio sculptor and installation artist Suzanne Paquette opening August 11 and continuing until September 18. Paquette will exhibit new work including an architectural brick sculpture and carved wood panels. There will be an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on August 11. Women & Their Work in August also joins Aqua Fest 1988 in presenting Back to School, a collaborative play by Meri Houtchens Kitchens and Sydney Brammer. Back to School features the experiences and concerns of five women who have returned to college. There will be two performances, August 5 and 6 beginning at 8 p.m. at the Live Oak Theater, 311 Nueces, Austin. Tickets are $5 and $6 available in advance or at the door. For more information on either of these cultural happenings, contact Women & Their Work, 1501 West 5th KAZUO KADONAGA IN CORPUS CHRISTI The Art Museum of South Texas will sponsor the exhibit, “Kazuo Kadonaga: Wood / Paper / Bamboo / Silk,” from August 19 through October 2, in Corpus Christi. The exhibit includes 50 works of sculpture by the Japanese artist from the wood, paper, bamboo, and silk series. Kadonaga’s sculptures evoke the organization and serenity of a Japanese rock garden and blur the Western distinction between art and craft by the reliance on natural materials and processes. Throughout the course of the exhibit, workshops and performances will be offered at the museum featuring traditional Japanese activities and arts. In addition, an evening of Japanese films is planned. For more information, call PARENTAL SUPPORT IN AUSTIN All single parents are invited to attend the Single Parent Support Group at the Austin Women’s Center, 1700 South Lamar, Suite 203, Austin, 78704. The group meets the first, third, and fifth Tuesday evening of every month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. There is no charge and childcare is provided. For more 447-9666. FOR VICTIMS OF AIDS IN AUSTIN food, dry goods, cleaning supplies, and other useful items for people with AIDS. 458-3505. KEEP UP ON SANCTUARY NEWS For $5 you can keep up on sanctuary movement news nationally subscribe to National Sanctuary Newsletter by sending $5 to Terri English, 8419 Highway 973, Austin, 78719. LATIN DRAWINGS IN AUSTIN “Recent Latin American Drawings from the Barbara Duncan Collection” will be on exhibit through August 14 at the Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery in Austin. For more information call THE TEXAS OBSERVER 21