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The Women's Group
Meets every Sunday at 10:45am
First Unitarian Universalist Church
5200 Fannin @ Southmore, Room 302 Website

November 3, 2002, 1:30-4:00p.m.
Houston Ship Channel Tour
Mothers for Clean Air will host our fifth annual tour of the Houston Ship Channel on the M.V. Sam Houston. Come at 1:30 for a presentation of what you will see on the tour, board the boat at 2:15 and return by 4:00. Complimentary drinks are served on board. The tour is free and families are invited. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call (713) 526-0110 or e-mail

Wednesday, November 13th, 2:30-4pm
Doreen Piano of the Georgia Insitute of Technology presents "High Tech/Low Tech: Exploring the Perils and Possibilities of Third World Feminism, DIY Publishing, and the World Wide Web". Hosted by the UH-Women's Studies Program in Agnes Arnold Hall, Room 212. Call 713-743-3214 for more info.

November 13 - 6:00pm- 8:00pm
WOMEN'S HEALTH at Whole Foods Market @ Kirby
Join in an evening of information and demonstration
Working Out Through Menopause: *replace fat with muscle *prevent or slow bone loss *minimize mood swings & hot flashes *improve energy & balance
Space is limited...reserve yours today!
Call: WFM @ 713-520-1937 or Terrie Irvin M.S./CSCS @ 713-301-2794 Therapeutic Services at Today's Health Center [reprinted from FEMNET]

Nobember 14, 5:30pm-7:00pm
UH-Women's Studies Program Presents "Native American Women's Roundtable - Keping One Foot in the Community:
Intergenerational Indigenous Women's Activism from the Local to the Global [and Back Again]"
Speakers: Marcella Gilbert, Lakota Harden, Madonna Thunder Hawk. Facilitator: Elizabeth Castle
Room 104, Roy Cullen Building

Thursday, November 14, 2002 ~ 7:30pm ~ FREE
University of Houston - Graduate School of Social Work announces
The Second Annual Jenkins Distinguished Lecture “Individual Impact on Social and Political Change” by Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Jody Williams, Founding Coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines
UH-Cullen Performance Hall, UH Entrance 1 (4800 Calhoun Road)
Parking will be available in Lot 1A.
RSVP: Reserved seating may be requested by calling 743-2255. For general information, please call 713-743-8075.
This program is made possible by a generous gift from Mr. & Mrs. Robert Jenkins with additional support from the Better World Campaign/United Nations Foundation.

November 14-16, 2002
1st Annual Health & Social Justice Conference
A Health Conference & Health Fair

Exploring Social Inequalities, Access to Health Care and Health Information Resources. All conference activities are free of charge; registration is recommended, as space is limited. For more information on the conference or to register by phone, please go to call (713) 313-1081 or e-mail

November 18, 2002 ~7:30-9:30PM
Full Moon Meditation
Class is $10 at Lucia's Garden at 2216 Portsmouth. 713-523-6494

Monday, November 18, 2002, 7:30-9:30PM
The Red Tent, a Woman's Journey ($30)
Lucia's Garden at 2216 Portsmouth. 713-523-6494

November 23rd
Please don't miss this opportunity!
The Texas Campaign for Women's Health conference on Saturday, November 23, will provide women's health care advocates with the background and tools you'll need to be effective advocates during the next legislative session. With a budget deficit in the billions of dollars, our statewide grassroots coalition will be invaluable in the fight to preserve funding for women's health care in Texas.

Please forward this announcement to your staff and volunteers, and sign up today! The conference will be of special interest to public education, public relations or volunteer coordinators on your teams.

I look forward to hearing back from you! Lesley Ramsey, TCWH Project Director No Going Back! Saving womenıs health care in a time of crisis Coalition Conference -- Free! Saturday, November 23, 2002 Texas Medical Association Auditorium 401 15th Street, Austin, Texas You can make a difference. The Texas Campaign for Womenıs Health invites you to attend this free, day-long educational conference. Join TCWH coalition partners from around the state in a discussion of upcoming issue battles. Learn what health care advocates are doing in their own communities to ensure access to affordable health care for women, and find out what you can do to keep womenıs health care on the agenda.

TCWH Conference and Advocacy Training Tentative Agenda

8:00-5:30pm         Registration
8:45am              Opening Session Welcome
9:00-10:30am        Presentation Election Wrap-up and
Legislative Preview
10:30-12:00          Panel Discussion Regional Issues
and Strategies
12:00-1:30pm   Lunch Special guest speaker on
universal healthcare; Special performance by Poet on
1:45-2:45pm    Keynote Speaker Jill Morrison,
National Womenıs Law Center
3:00-4:30pm    Panel Discussion Policy Basics
o Review of legislative and budget process
o Points of access for effective health care advocacy
o Rules for lobbying by non-profits
4:30-5:30 pm   Workshop The Grassroots
Connection: Making a difference at home Basic skills
training in advocacy and community organizing 
5:30-7:00pm    Dinner on your own
7:00 pm-?  Reception Social gathering for
networking at casual local spot

The conference is Free and open to the public. We highly recommend that you stay to hear our special lunchtime speakers. Lunch will be provided, and we ask for your donation of $12 to help cover those expenses.

To register, mail, fax or email the following information to Lesley Ramsey at or (512) 448-3373: Name Organization Address Phone Fax E-mail Return registration form by Monday, November 11, 2002 to PO BOX 3868, Austin, TX 78764 or Fax: (512) 448-3373. Payment for lunches ordered can be sent with registration, and must be received by the day of the conference. Cash or check only. ******************************* Also: Mark your calendars for the Texas Campaign for Women's Health Lobby Day, February 5, 2003.
For more information on the February 5 Lobby Day, contact Lesley Ramsey at (512) 448-4857, or ******************************
This update is provided by the Texas Campaign for Women's Health. TCWH is a statewide coalition comprising more than 50 co-sponsoring organizations, as well as many individuals, working together to improve the status of women's health care in Texas. Co-sponsors include health care advocates, professional organizations, and community based advocacy, action and support groups.
Join the "TCWH ActionAlert" email list at
For more information on the coalition, contact Lesley Ramsey at or see our website: ************************ Lesley Nicole Ramsey,Project Director
Texas Campaign for Women's Health
905-A W. Oltorf *Austin, Texas 78704 *(512) 448-4857

Women's Health & Family Planning Association of Texas
P.O. Box 3868 *Austin, Texas 78764 *512-448-4857

Saturday, Nov 23rd, 2002 1:00-6:00PM -Houston
Come to Your Senses
$75 - Small class sizes. Greenway Plaza area.
Relax your busy mind by awakening your senses! Synthia Smith combines meditation with DANZ movement training to provide an alternative to traditional meditation techniques. When you Come to Your Senses, stress spontaneously disappears, experience becomes vibrantly rich and you feel totally alive!
Call 713-621-5720 for more information and to reserve your space now. Synthia Smith at
[Please also contact Synthia Smith if you want to be added to her future-notification distribution list of events OR if you would like more specific info about this one. Thank you!]

November 28th, 2002, 6:00PM
The Amazon Xociety Monthly Meeting
Meets fourth Monday of the month at the Montrose Library. Upstairs Conference Room.
Meeting Info