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SOCIAL CAUSE CALENDAR BLACK ART IN AUSTIN Harlem Renaissance: Art of Black America, an exhibition focusing on the careers of five pioneering black American artists, will open January 14 at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library in Austin. The exhibition includes works created not only during the 1919 through 1929 Harlem Renaissance but also throughout the careers of the artists. There will be more than 150 paintings, photographs, sculptures, and woodcuts. The show is an association of Laguna Gloria Art Museum and the LBJ Library. ERIC AVERY’S ART IN EL PASO Sera Siempre Asi? \(will it always be an exhibit of paper castings and prints relief of Eric Avery will be on view at the Main Gallery of Fox Fine Arts Center, UT-E1 Paso, from January 20 to February 10, 1989. Avery. a former practicing physician, now devotes his time to helping those in need through refugee organizations such as Amnesty International. His art represents his interpretations of the socioeconomic and political problems of the world he deals with daily. BHOPAL ON THE BAYOU Locked out! tells the story of the struggle of 370 union workers with BASF, the second largest chemical producer in the world. It documents the struggle of workers locked out of their workplace in June 1984. The protest won worldwide support and concern for the environmental impact of BASF in Louisiana, Germany, and South Africa. Locked Out!, a 55-minute videotape is available for $20 to individuals or nonprofits and $50 for others. Order from Locked Out!, c/o OCAW, P.O. Box 2812, Denver, Colorado, 80201. OBSERVANCES January 6, 1927 U.S. Marines invade Nicaragua. January 6, 1937 Abraham Lincoln Brigade formed to fight Spanish fascism. January 7, 1953 President Truman announces development of H-bomb. January 9, 1964 U.S. troops kill 21 protesters in Panama Canal Zone. January 11, 1912 10,000 textile workers begin “Bread and Roses” strike in Lawrence. Massachusetts. January 12, 1957 Southern Christian Leadership Conference founded in Atlanta. January 17, 1970 Chicano activists gather in Crystal City, Texas, to found La Raza Unida Party. BLACK VISIONARY ART IN AUSTIN Black History/Black Vision: The Visionary Image in Texas, an exhibit of six artists who are self-taught visionaries, relying on dreams, visions, or religious revelations for their inspirations, will open January 27 and run through March 19 at the Archer M. Huntington Gallery at the University of Texas at Austin. This exhibition of 75 works from the early 1900s marks the celebration of Black History Month. ACTIVISTS MEET IN DALLAS Regional peace and justice and environmental activists will gather in Dallas on January 28 and 29 to share strategies including: leadership, grassroots fundraising, working with the media, public speaking, and coalition building. A $35 pre-registration for room and meals on Saturday and Sunday is required before January 16. Optional Friday activities: $11.50. Walk-in registration with no room or board is $5 at the door. Contact the Exchange Project, Peace Development Fund, Box 2790, Amherst, Massachusetts, 01004, WOMEN ARTISTS IN TEXAS Women & Their Work is soliciting proposals from women artists living in Texas for exhibitions in the Women & Their Work Gallery. Proposals for individual, group. thematic, art, and performances should be sent to Women & Their Work, 1501 West 5th Street, 1064. Deadline for entries is February 27, 1989. SONGS OF PEACE Sweet Honey in the Rock will perform songs of racial, social, and political struggles, Saturday, February 18, at 8 p.m. in Palmer Auditorium in Austin. The internationally recognized sevenmember a capella group’s appearance is part of a Peace and Justice Coalition Fundraiser. Tickets are available at Waterloo, Gaia, Sound Exchange, and Harmony House, in Austin. Sponsored by the Peace and Justice Education Fund and KAZI radio. Call 474-5877 for more information. STUDENT EXCHANGE The American Institute for Foreign Study exchanges by bringing English-speaking young people from Western Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Students arrive in January and August each year. Hosts are encouraged to screen applications to select a compatible student guest. To learn about hosting a visiting student for a semester or a year call Elizabeth Crane 22 JANUARY 6, 1989