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SOCIAL CAUSE CALENDAR ALTERNATIVE MEDIA The Association of Alternative Newspapers will hold their 13th annual convention May 23-26 in Denver, Colorado. The association will convene at the Brown Palace Hotel which, the AAN notes, has not one, but three bars. The conference will include panels on ethics, marketing, investigative reporting and a “first amendment lunch.” The application features a photo of John Denver nullified with a circle and a slash mark. For more informaSOUTHERN PERSPECTIVE The Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth will present a film series called “Southern Views.” The films will be .shown every Sunday from May 6 through June 24 at 2 p.m. They include a 1937 film, The River, produced by the Farm Security ministration with music by Virgil Thomson on May 20 and the rarely-seen Nothing But a Man, a 1964 film co-starring Ivan Dixon of “Hogan’s Heroes.” Admission to the films is free but limited. THE OTHER SUMMIT An alternative economic summit will be held in Houston July 6-8, directly preced:, ing the official. Economic Summit. The allow economic experts and grassroots activists to discuss the environment, economic justice, and the quality of life. On ,the agenda are Soviet ,U.S. relations, ecological economics, and economic selfreliance. For more information, contact FREEDOM OF INFORMATION IN DALLAS The state conference of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas will be held at the Hyatt Regency Dallas June 1 and 2. Keynoting will be U.S. Rep. Bob Wise who chairs the House Subcommittee on Government Information, Justice, and Agriculture, which deals with issues concerning the Freedom of Information Act. 977-6658. CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION SEMINAR A Child Abuse Prevention Seminar, spon sored by the Pebble Project, will be held May 17 at 6 p.m. in the Tarrytown Meth ALLAN POGUE OBSERVANCES May 19, 1891 Formation of the People’s May 20, 1926 Railway Labor Act passed in aftermath of strikes and federal seizure of railroads. May 22, 1895 Eugene Debs imprisoned for his role in Pullman strikes. May 25, 1932 Thousands of World War I veterans march on Washington, D.C., demanding promised benefits. May 26, 1938 House Committee on UnAmerican Activities established. May 28, 1830 President Jackson signs Indian Removal Act. May 31, 1779 George Washington or ders military campaign against Iroquois. odist Church on 2601 Exposition in Austin. The seminar will feature a panel of experts in the field of child abuse who will offer guidance to parents who suspect their child is being abused by a parent, stepparent, or other relative. For more 9881. GAY-ISSUES INFORMATION The Happy Foundation, a San Antonio organization dedicated to educating the public about the civil rights of homosexu als and other issues relating to sexual preference, is interested in collecting in formation! about the gay community in Austin. For more information, call Gene AIDS BENEFIT The Second Austin Chamber Music Marathon to benefit AIDS Services of Austin will be held Saturday, June 2, at noon in the First Unitarian Church of Austin, 4700 Grover. This year’s event will feature an even wider variety of music, with plenty of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms as well as folk/ethnic and jazz selections. More than 200 of Austin’s finest musicians will participate in 50 chamber combinations. For more information on ticket prices call LESBIAN MEETING The San Antonio Lesbian Community will host the Third Annual Texas Lesbian Conference, a multicultural, political, and social gathering of women of Texas and beyond. The event will be held May 18 to 20 at the Menger hotel in downtown San Antonio. It is co-sponsored by LISA ELLAS, a statewide network of Latina lesbians. For more information contact 828-1761. CONFERENCE ON DISABILITIES Texas Fiesta Educativa, a bilingual/bicultural conference focusing on the needs of Hispanic persons with disabilities will be held June 1 to 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the UT-Austin College of Education. The conference will provide information about legal rights, specific disabilities, community and social services, behavior modification, special education, special education, and vocational rehabilitation. For more information contact Reymundo LIVEOAK FUNDRAISER IN DALLAS The Live Oak Fund for Change will hold a. Fundraiser at the home of Harryette Ehrhardt, 5731 Swiss Avenue, in Dallas. The event is scheduled for May 30 from THE TEXAS OBSERVER 17