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Greater Houston Area
Women's Organizations

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The Amazon Xociety
Focus: Practical empowerment of women, media activism (produces THE FIRST SEX feminist radio show), Building Community, human rights for women (read more)
Meetings are held: Every 4th Monday at 6:00pm at the Montrose Library - Verify Date
For more info: Bernadine Williams (713-731-0251) or Maureen Haver at Visit Website, e-mail at xociety@hotmail.com

Amigas de las Mujeres de Juarez - Houston Chapter
Houston Chapter Now Forming!
Focus: Action on behalf of the 450 women killed and missing in Juarez City, Mexico
For more info: Leticia Manzano or Carolina Monsivais at AmigasInHouston@hotmail.com
Meetings are held: Date of first meeting pending.

Association for Women in Science-Houston/Gulf Coast Chapter
Focus: Education Opportunities and Career Advancement for Women in Science/Math/Engineering
For more info: Officers' Contact Info, Website
Meetings are held: AWIS Calendar

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW)
Houston Chapter Now Forming
Yes, there is a sex-trafficking problem in Houston. Were you inspired by Alice Leuchtag's pieces on "Sex-Trafficking" and "Legalization of Prostitution" (both aired on The First Sex)? Then please help us establish a Houston chapter of this US-based international organization which has a Category II consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council.
Focus: Sex-Trafficking
For more info: Alice Leuchtag at leuchtag1@netzero.net or Bernadine Williams at 713-731-0251/strongflower@yahoo.com
Go Visit the CATW International website for details and philosophy.
Meetings are held: Date of first meeting is pending.

DAYA Houston
Focus: serving families with South Asian roots. Through peer support, advocacy and referrals, Daya strives to empower women and children affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.
For more info: Call 713-981-7645, e-mail at info@dayahouston.org, and dayahouston.org

FRIENDS of the University of Houston-Women's Studies Program
Members can attend Saturday Seminars, Living Archives, and book group meetings.
Focus: Supports the Women's Studies Program and the Women's Archive and Research Center at UH.
For more info: 713-743-3214, www.friendsofwomen.org

Harris County Women's Political Caucus
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of Every Month 6:30-8:30pm at Jax Grill (1613 Shepherd near I-10)
For more info: Contact Alison Cameron, CLA, President at 713.934.8181 or 832-778-1915 info@hcwpc.com orpresident@hcwpc.com

Houston Area Coalition on Sex-Trafficking is now forming!
This coalition is partnership of organizations that are dedicating any amount of energy or resources to combating sex-trafficking in the Greater Houston Area.
Focus: Strategies to end sex-trafficking in Houston
For more info: Alice Leuchtag at leuchtag1@netzero.net or Bernadine Williams at 713-731-0251/strongflower@yahoo.com Basic Info
Meetings: To Be Announced

Houston Charlar Group
Focus: Women getting together to share their love of Spanish. Open to all women regardless of Spanish level.
For more info: charlahouston@msn.com CharlaHouston@msn.com or call (713) 416-7203
Meeting are held: Every other Thursday at a Montrose area Cafe

Houston Self-Esteem Group
www.houstonselfesteem.org

League of Women Voters
Focus: Nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Does not support or oppose any political candidate or party.
For more info: Call 713-784-2923 or visit http://www.lwvhouston.org

Life Makeover Groups
Focus: Making Lifestyle Changes
For more info: Gloria Silverio (Montrose) at 713-599-1239, gloria@pathforsuccess.com or Erin Robbins (Westchase) lifemakeover_group@hotmail.com
Website: CherylRichardson.Org click on Find a Life Makeover Group

Mothers for Clean Air
Focus: Educate the public about Houston-Galveston air quality, effects on children's health, teaching children about air-quality, and prevent pollution. For more info: Call (713) 526-0110 or e-mail mfca@hern.org Meetings are held: Unknown

National Organization for Women - Houston Area Chapter
Focus: Empowering women
For more info: Debra Bell 713-683-0553
Meetings are held: Rae's Place (Pierce @ Dowling)

National Organization for Women - Montrose Area Chapter of NOW
Focus: Empowering women
For more info: Peggy Hall
Meetings are held: Montrose Library

National Organization for Women - University of Houston Chapter
Focus: Empowering women on the UH campus
For more info: Kathy Goodwin at 713-529-8697 or uhnow@yahoo.com Visit Website
Meetings are held: Every Tuesday at 7:00pm, except 4th Tuesday of the month at the University of Houston-University Center, Saltgrass Room (room 216)

Power Dynamics Study Group (Amazon Study Group)
Focus: Empowering women. This group focuses on the power dynamics at play in our society. We will analyze how power is made manifest in our society, the acquisition of power, disemination of power, power-sharing dynamics, power as a function of patriarchy, power concept and control issues within personal relationship, power in the media, redefining partnership, power within a global context, corporate power. We will look at media manipulations, and ways that power is routinely taken from us, and how we routinely give up our power. Combination of a discussion, movie, book group.
For more info: Bernadine Williamst PowerDynamics@yahoo.com
Meetings are held:


Rice University's Women's Resource Center
Focus: To increase awareness of and sensitivity to issues facing women. To provide opportunities for Rice University community members, the Center coordinates educational and social activities and programs. Offers information and support for groups and individuals that hold an interest in womenís issues.
For more info: 713-348-2813The Women's Resource Center at Rice University

River Oaks Area Democratic Women (ROAD Women)
Focus: To work on a local level to support the Democratic Party and elect Democratic candidates.
For more info: roadway@roadwomen.com or visit ROADwomen.com

Uplift Women's Advancement Board
Focus: Empowering women at UH-Central campus
For more info: Uplift@uh.edu Women's Giving Circle (Unofficial Name) Want to be a philanthropist? Want to learn how to give? Mistakenly think you need to be wealthy to be a philanthropist? Start a giving circle with friends and family to maximize your financial charitable gifts!
Focus: Helping women develop giving cycles
For More Info: Tracy Gary:TracyGary1@aol.com
Please give generously to social change organizations and foundations.

The Women's Group
Wonderful women speakers each week. This is a great first group for any women wanting to learn about the women's community here in Houston.
Focus: Education, Community Building, and Networking.
Meetings are held: Every Sunday, 10:45am
First Unitarian Universalist Church
5200 Fannin @Southmore, Room 302
For more infor: Visit Website

Women's Health Network
Focus: Women healthcare professionals and grassroots activists devising strategies to improve women's health care and provides educational outreach.
For more info: Kathryn Peek kpeek@twu.edu or visit http://whn.library.tmc.edu Calendar: Calendar Page

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
WILPF is the oldest international women's organization in the world.
Focus: Peace and Justice issues.
For more info: Lynn Furay at lfuray33@aol.com


TEXAS


Texas Abortion & Reproductive Rights Action League (TARAL)
Focus: Watchdog organization for mobilizing women to protect our reproductive freedom.
For more info: 512-462-1661, FAX: 512.462.2007, Email: info@taral.org TARAL.org Meeting are held: Every other Thursday at a Montrose area Cafe
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