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SOCIAL CAUSE CALENDAR WOMEN’S EQUALITY, WOMEN’S LIVES Women and men from around the nation will gather on Sunday, April 9 in Washington, D.C., in a show of public support for enactment of the Equal Rights Amendment and preservation of women’s right to abortion. An assembly will begin at 10 a.m., on the Mall and will be followed by a march at noon and the rally at the Capitol at 1:30. Participants are encouraged to wear white. For further information contact 452-6245. REGINA VATER EXHIBIT Vater, a Brazilian native, counterpoints Amazonian myths with images from European culture. The exhibit of her photographs and installations opens Thursday, April 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Women & Their Work Gallery in Austin. The show continues through May 14. SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL Austin Shakespeare will be presenting “Much Ado About Nothing,” opening April 13 at 8 p.m. at the Zilker Hillside Theater in Austin. The Ballet Folklorico Company of Roy Lozano will add a Latin flavor to this romantic story. This free will run Thursday through Sunday at 8 p.m. through May 7. For further FUN RUN The Coalition of Texans with Disabilities is hosting a “fun run” Saturday, April 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin. Anyone interested in walking, running, or rolling is encouraged to call the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities 64 BEDS DISPLAY The exhibition of the 64 Beds Project will be on display at 1st Street and San Jacinto in Austin through April 18. The project also offers suggestions on ways to help the homeless. For further information on the exhibition or upcoming tour, please call Linda 6TH ANNUAL PANTEX BICYCLE PILGRIMAGE The Pantex Plant near Amarillo is the final assembly point for all nuclear weapons in the U.S. Every year since 1984, people have bicycled from many Texas cities to a Peace Camp outside the gates of the plant. The bicycle pilgrimage OBSERVANCES April 11, 1941 United Auto Workers Gains first contract with Ford Motor Company. April 13, 1864 Confederate soldiers massacre black prisoners of war at Fort Pillow, Tennessee. April 13, 1919 Eugene Debs imprisoned for opposing U.S. entry into World War I. April 15, 1967 200,000 march against Vietnam war in New York City. April 17, 1959 Twenty-two arrested in Times Square for refusing to take part in civil defense drill. April 20, 1919 Thirteen children and seven adults are killed in the Ludlow Massacre when the Colorado National Guard burns the camp of striking miners. April 22, 1526 First slave revolt in an American settlement. will be June 20-29 and the Peace Camp will be June 30 through July 4. For 5854. VOICES OF HOPE AND ANGER Women leaders in struggles against military bases in six nations, including this one, will travel throughout the United States in April to speak out on negative impacts of such installations, including erosion of national sovereignty, drug problems, prostitution, and usurping of land and water resources. The tour, called “Voices of Hope and Anger,” is sponsored by the National Disarmament Program of American Friends Service Committee. Three of the women will travel in Texas. Marta Sandoval is the Secretary of Women’s Affairs for the Central Nacional de Trabajadores del Campo \(National Honduras. Bok-Nim Yu is founder and resident director of My Sister’s Place, a spiritual community and counseling center for Korean women married to, living with, or serving American G.I.s in Korea. Aurora Camacho de Schmidt was born in Mexico City and now works as a staff writer for the national office of American Friends Service Committee. The women will talk on direct human impacts of military bases on people in surrounding communities, analyze the political impacts of such bases and forces, describe efforts of people to resist or respond to conditions created by the bases, and explore alternatives to the U.S. military presence for their countries and communities. In Austin, the speeches will be on Thursday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall, 606 W. 15th Street. For more information, call the American Friends In Dallas: Sunday, ,April 16, 5:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Assembly Room, 3811 Oak Lawn Avenue. For more information, call the Dallas Peace Center hotline, PICNIC FOR CHOICE The Austin Pro-Choice Coalition will have a family picnic at Pease Park on Sunday, April 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. There will be speakers, music, and children’s activities. Austin families will gather to show their support for a woman’s right to choose a safe and legal abortion. The event is being held in conjunction with the March for Equality/Women’s Lives in Washington, D.C. Throughout the day, the Coalition will be collecting signatures as part of the national mobilization campaign to preserve abortion rights. The “Millions of Voices, Silent No More” campaign will create a climate in which it is unacceptable to erode or overturn Roe v. Wade. The need for response is immediate because of the recent threats to abortion rights in the courts, state legislatures, clinics, and Congress. Please join us in sending the message that we refuse to return to the days of dangerous back-alley abortions. In the event of rain, the picnic will be postponed until Sunday, April 16. MARIO CUOMO AT UT-AUSTIN New York Governor Mario Cuomo will speak Monday, April 17 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Bass Concert Hall on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. Cuomo has implemented an array of economic development incentives that have put almost one million New Yorkers to work since 1983. He also has been effective in implementing an intensive homeless housing program and the “Decade of the Child” plan. Admission is $5 for the general public and $1 for UT students. information. 22 APRIL 7, 1989