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SOCIAL CAUSE CALENDAR SYNERGY ’88 The seventh annual synergy exhibition, a juried art competition, opens at the Glassell School of Art in Houston on October 30 and remains on view through November 23. The opening will be Tuesday, November 1, from 5:30 to TEN YEARS OF WOMEN & THEIR WORK Twenty-eight artists will be showing pieces from an exhibit ten years ago along with their current work. The opening will be November 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. at One Congress Plaza in Austin. The show will run until December 3. 1064. CI N EFESTIVAL The 13th annual San Antonio CineFestival, North America’s oldest and largest international Latino film and video exhibition, is scheduled for November 4 through 13. This year’s edition promises to offer an exciting sampling of current works by Latino filmmakers and video artists. Feature films, documentaries, and other film and video works will be shown each evening. 9070. RIGHTS ON TRIAL: THE ODYSSEY OF A PEOPLE’S LAWYER The author Arthur Kinoy, a nationally known civil rights attorney, will be speaking on Thursday, November 10 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 2.139 of the UT Law School in Austin. He is a founding member of the Center for Constitutional Rights. Kinoy represented witnesses before the McCarthy Committee and the House UnAmerican Activities Committee, as well as having successfully argued the appeals of the Chicago 7. NATIONAL DAY OF HUMANITARIAN ACTION On Veteran’s Day, November 11, communities and cities all across the nation will be organizing humanitarian actions. In Austin a coalition of groups will be collecting and loading donated food, clothing, and medical supplies onto a tractor trailer container that will be delivered to Nicaragua. Several weeks ago the Nicaraguan government rejected “humanitarian” aid from the U.S. government because the aid was tied to OBSERVANCES November 2, 1920 Eugene V. Debs receives almost one million votes for President while in prison. November 3, 1883 Supreme Court rules that Native Americans are “aliens.” November 4, 1979 Iranian students seize U.S. Embassy in Tehran. November 6, 1954 President Eisenhower breaks ground at the first atomic power plant in Denver. November 7, 1978 Missoula, Montana, voters establish nation’s first nuclear-free zone. November 11, 1831 Nat Turner hanged. November 12, 1815 Feminist Elizabeth Cady Stanton born. November 14, 1916 Margaret Sanger arrested for operating a birth control clinic. a bill that would have given military aid to the contras. This aid shipment from Austin contains only humanitarian aid and is given unconditionally to the people of Nicaragua. The Austin chapter of Bikes Not Bombs is coordinating the shipment as well as donating over $2,000 of the shipping costs. For further information on this shipment contact CARD-CARRYING WINE TASTERS The Central Texas Civil Liberties Foundation will hold a wine-tasting fundraiser on Saturday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m. Funds raised will help defer $12,000 in office expenses for the Central Texas chapter that serves 750,000 citizens in 13 counties. The suggested contribution is $20. A cash wine bar will be open at 7:30 p.m. at 4 Little Bend in Westlake Hills \(3284335. BEDS FOR THE HOMELESS IN AUSTIN “64 Beds,” a community based artproject/auction and entertainment event will be held on Saturday, November 19 from 7 to 10 p.m at Mexic-Arte in Austin. The event will feature an auction of 64 beds designed by 64 Texas artists. State, local, and community leaders will participate as “sleepers” in the 64 beds. Proceeds from the event, which is sponsored by Dance Umbrella with support of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, will go to two Austin organizations that serve the city’s homeless population. For information, FALL CLASSIC: A DAY AT THE RACES A horse racing fundraiser to benefit Laguna Gloria Art Museum in Austin will be held Saturday, November 12 at Manor Downs Race Track, Manor. Gates open at 10:30 a.m; post time is 11 a.m. Admission is $5. Contact 8191. BENEFIT FOR PALUXY RIVER VALLEY For the first time, an organization that works to protect the North Texas area from dangerous nuclear disaster has joined with landowners and environmentalists who are dedicated to preserving the peaceful Paluxy River Valley. This benefit for Citizens for Fair Utility Rates and the Save the Paluxy Association will be November 12 at the Caravan of Dreams in Fort Worth. There will be a reception, art auction, and performances of music, poetry, and storytelling. FIESTA A LA CASA Casa Marianella, Austin’s emergency shelter for Central American refugees, will be hosting a Fiesta fundraiser Sunday, November 13 at 4 p.m. at Central Christian Church, 1110 Guadalupe in Austin. Admission, which includes food and entertainment, is $12.50 for adults and $2 for children. There will be an art show from an artists’ cooperative, IRMAGRIZA, in Mexico City. Entertainment will include Mariachi music, international dancers, folksingers, and a special program for children. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information call Casa JIMMY SANTIAGO BACA Former National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellow, Jimmy Santiago Baca, will read from his fifth book of poetry the two long narrative poems of Martin and Meditations on the South Valley. This reading at noon on Friday, November 18 at the Performing Arts Auditorium of Palo Alto College in San Antonio is free and open to the public. THE TEXAS OBSERVER 23