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May
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1987
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ATTENT1ON READERS: tt Is the in tention of the COMMUNITY RESOURCE DIRECTORY to be a forum In which community organizations can publicize their activities and resources. Each group Is expected to submlt its own copy. The views expressed herein are not necessarily those of the editors or publlshers. AGENDA Ann Arbor's Alternative Newsmonthly AGENDA Publications P. O. Box 3624 Ann Arbor, Ml 48106 (313)996-8018 CURRENT NEWS: Student interns Lisa Dennis and Sarah Carney are departing this month. We want to thank and commend them on their great job! We are also losing editorial assistants, Bonnie Nevel and Phillis Engelbert. They will be sorely missed. We want to welcome: Tracey Coates, Arlen Wasserman, Molly Gross, Tony Audas, and John Tormey into our ranks. OUTREACH: Outreach interns Lisa Dennis and Sarah Carney will be graduating this month. They visited about 10 CRD groups over the past semester. The most prevalent feedback was that groups are pleased with the work that AGENDA is doing and the forum it provides. Many groups said they have seen concrete results in increased membership and were happy to have a chance find out more about AGENDA operations. In general, no other feedback was sent back to the editors. We are hopeful that in the future there will be more. The best way for AGENDA to improve itself is with your help. The interns did not get in contact with as many organizations as they had hoped, but developed a sustainable outreach program that can be used by future outreach interns. New volunteers will be meeting with as many organizations as they can this spring and summer. Please talk with them about your concerns and let them know your opinions on the efficacy of the paper as an organizing tooi. Also feel tree to attend one of our meetings. MEETINGS: At the beginning of every month there will be a starf meeting to evalúate the previous month's paper and plan future editions (see 5 Tuesday, CALENDAR). FINANCES: For those of you who can afford it, please help us out by sending in the $.005 (half-penny) per character that we have asked for. Some student organizations have money in their budgets for publicity through MSA. Others must go before the MSA Budget Priorities Committee. We suggest thaf you figure out your average character count for a semester and put in a request for that amount. Please take the time to look into it. We are hanging by the skin of our teeth every month and could be greatly aided by the $5 to $20 per issue you send. You can also help by sending in group and personal subscriptions. One idea is to subsidize subscriptions sent in by your members. We are still offering a special for those of you who are leaving town for the summer: $5 for 4 issues. If you like the paper and see a need for it, support it! COMMUNITY RESOURCE DIRECTORY (CRD) PARTICIPANTS: Many contacts are still a bit hazy on our listing guidelines. We sent out a very detailed letter to most organizations in regard to these guidelines. If you do not have a copy, please let us know and we will send you one. For those of you that did receive a copy, please keep it on hand and read this part of the Directory every month for updates. We are also at your service if you have any questions. We demand 75% fresh cor'ent each month with a major emphasis on current news and will not repeat a listing that has not been updated. Press releases are not acceptable as listings. All calendar items are put into the Calendar, thus are not considered part of the CRD copy unless your group has specific help it needs from the community or information that is not applicable to the Calendar. Also, please send us your logo, as well as photographs and artwork. We believe it is both to your benefit and ours to have a new and interesting directory section every month. COMPUTER HINTS: We are now in possession of a 1200 Baud modem. For those of you who have access to MTS or another network, please contact us at 996-8018. It would probably be most efficiënt for us to get your account number and use it to access your AGENDA files. For those of you who have your own modems, lefs set up a monthly date and time in which you can send us your copy over the phone. We will publish nstructions on modem use if necessary in coming months. For those of you who have transportation problems, this should be a real blessing! FORMAT: When setting up a new file do not set up a left indent or a fïrst line indent- just set one tab at .25. Also please use only one space after all punctuation. Our format specs are: 12 point bold letterheads, 4 point leading between topics, 9 point bold type for headings and 9 point plain type for copy. Calendar items are to fall at the bottom of the listing in the following order: Event: sponsor (n bold type), time and place, one to two sentence description, fee, phone number (in plain type). If this is not clear, look at any AGENDA Calendar and follow the order you see for each event. J Ú KÍtÍIJ H tU =1 =M Performance Network 408 W. Washington Ann Arbor, MI 48103 (313)663-0681 PURPOSE: The Performance Network s Ann Arbor's alternativo theater. We are collectively run, and since 1981 have been bringing Ann Arbor the best in political, experimental, and original theater. Basically, the Network provides performance space for shows that otherwise wouldnt be seen locally. The Network is also available to other community organizations or individuals for rent at a nominal fee as a performance, workshop, or shop space. We provide community resources in the form of space and equipment, outreach and educational programs and promote creative work in various media. Ultimately, we hope - as our name implies - to function as a liason for artists, political organizations, and the community. RECENT NEWS: The Network just completed a three week production of Paul Foster's Torn Paine"; the story of a revolutionary and his role in the American Revolution. This production was the first given by the recently established resident improvisation theater company. May promises to be an exciting month of performance events which will include a three week run of The Normal Heart" by Larry Kramer, an explosive drama about the aids epidemie (begining May 7). The Ann Arbor Film Festival will also be hosting a week of workshops in filmmaking, writing, and screenplays as part of its ongoing experimental film series (May 27-31). (1430) - - 1 1 Vi I I'IiTiI lili- The Ecology Center of Ann Arbor 417 Detroit Street Ann Arbor, MI 48104 761-3186 MISSION: The Ecology Center is a membership organization that was founded following the first Earth Day n 1970. We provide recycling and energy conservation programs in the City of Ann Arbor, and we also do environmental issues and advocacy work We have a library that is open to the public, and we can be reached at 761 -31 86. WE NEED HELP with our curbside recycling program. Block coördinators are volunteers who distribute door tags to their neighbors once a month, right before their recycling day. it only takes about an hour a month, yet it has a tremendous impact on recycling participaron rates, actually doubling them! If you can spare an hour a month to help us out, dial 761-3186 or 6656398, and say, "I want to be a block coördinator!" WE CAN HELP YOU if you are looking for alternatives to pesticide use for your lawn or your garden. The Ecology Center"s volunteer Pesticide Task Forcé has put together a packet of information about alternatives that is available for $1 and a #10 self-addressed, stamped envelope. Send your request for information to the Pesticide Task Force, 417 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, Ml 48104. Doni use a lawn company! (and if you want to know why, cali us and well teil you). CURRENT ACT1VITIES: "Recycle Week" is May 2-9, and our slogan this year is, "Doni Throw Away A Good Thing!" Look for our "Fifth Annual Waste Awareness Awards" sometime during the week. Tree seedlings will be given away, for the fourth year in a row, to anyone visiting the Recycling Dropoff Station at 2050 S. Industrial on Sat., May 9, 9:30 to 4:30. Or come to the "Scrap Box Open House" on Thursday, May 7, from 3 pm to 8 pm. The Scrap Box accepts once-used riáis that can be used for children's art projects. And doni forget the Ecology Center's "16th Annual Bike-a-thon," on May 3. Ride if you can, and if you can't, sponsor someone! The Ecology Center s also hosting a conference titled, Toxic Consumer Products and Indoor Air Quality," , May 27th from 8:30-4:30 pm at the Michigan State University Student Union. The conference is aimed at community activists, health professionals, governmental planners, emergency personnel, and others. The conference fee is $10. Cali for more information or to preregister . (2390) MAY 3: 16th Annual Bike-a-thon EESEMSHi Gay Liberation co 4117 Michigan Union Ann Arbor, Ml 48109 INFO: 763-4816 HOTLINE: 662-1977 CURRENT NEWS: Concern about AIDS seems to be fueling the anger expressed in violence and harrassment directed against lesbians and gay men in recent months. Anti-gay graffiti linking AIDS to gayness have appeared on the walls of city parking structures and on posters advertising lesbian-gay male groups and events. Public statements of concern about AIDS by figures of authority can be used to justify discrimination and violence against gay people. Witness a recent lecture ostensibly about AIDS sponsored by Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity at Hillel Auditorium. The lecturer, Rabbi Dr. Moshe Tendler of New York City, spoke at length about homosexuality as an "abomination," although he granted that homosexual people in need are to be treated with "compassion." The AIDS policy of the Ann Arbor Public Schools subjects both students and employees to a witchhunt environment. The policy violates the guidelines formulated by the Center tor Disease Control and it also creates an unreasonable intrusión into the lives of students and School Board employees without any compelling medical justificaron. On May 1 1 IntegrityAnn Arbor is sponsoring the third in a series of Community Forums on Violence, Harrassment, and Discrimination against Lesbians and Gay Men at 7:30 pm at Canterbury House. Concerns about the link between AIDS and homophobia will be addressed. Candidates n the June School Election Board will be contacted by the Lesbian-Gay Politica! Caucus of Washtenaw County and urged to attend the Forum. Candidates will be invited to share their opinions about the School Board's AIDS Policy, AIDS education in the public schools, and the possibility of organizing consciousness-raising workshops about lesbiangay male concerns for students and their parents. All members of the community are urged to attend the Forum. For information cali 665-0606 or 7634186. Please note also the AIDS Benefit scheduled for Tuesday May 5 at 8pm at the Ark, featuring Romanovsky and Phillips, a gay male cabaret duo. Proceeds will be given to Wellness Networks, the local AIDS education and support group. Tickets are $8, available from the Michigan Union Ticket Office and all Ticket World outlets. An Afterglow will be held at Canterbury House, for which a $5 is requested, with proceeds to Wellness Networks. For information cali 665-0606 or 763-4186. PURPOSE: To provide information, counseling and related social services for people concemed about sexual orientation: (1) maintain Hotline for crisis intervention, peer counseling, referral; (2) help provide factual nformation to offset prejudice and misinformation about lesbians and gay men; (3) work to obtain human and civil rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation; (4) help lesbian and gay men's groups organize; (5) link to other community groups. MEETINGS vary according to purpose; we do most of our work in subcommittees (Counseling, Groupwork, Education, Civil Rights). Cali for time and place. Our group includes U-M students, staff, and faculty, and people trom the larger community. We have a President, Vice-president, Secretary, and Treasurer. At present we have approximately fifty members. We're a registered non-profit organization. COMMUNITY SERVICES Hotline: Crisis intervention, peer counseling, referral. Education: Workshops and conferences on lesbian and gay male concerns, with an emphasis on how people in the helping professions and teaching professions can work positively with lesbian and gay male ctients, patients, students. Speakers Bureau: Callforinformation. Human and Civil Rights: Information and referral to help people who are being discriminated against because of their actual or presumed sexual orientation or their presumed "cross-gender" characteristics; lobbying for human and civil rights. Community Organization: Information and help on organizing groups, setting goals and objectives, addressing conflict, linking to other groups and resources. (4082) 1- - i I I Hl II I I1! I - Wellness Networks, Inc. - Hurón Valley P. O. Box 3242 Ann Arbor, Ml 48106 662-6134 CURRENT NEWS: The play, "The Normal Heart," begins a three week run May 7 at the Performance Network. It s a play about grassroots AIDS organizing in New York City. lts author, Larry Kramer, wrote the screenplay for "Women n Love," as well as "Faggots," one of the most widely read gay-male novéis of the seventies. Not a man known for his modesty, Kramer has essentially wrítten a play about himself. He presents Ned Weeks' growing awareness of AIDS, his struggles to draw attention to it and to garner support for persons with it, and his loss of a lover to it. It is riveting theater (the lead role has attracted Brad David, Joel Grey, Martin Sheen, and Tom Hulee), and for its time it is accurate and fact-filled. However, a lot has changed in two years, and the failure of the play to devote more than five words to condoms and no words at all to the issue of race is a pointed reminder of how fast the AIDS situation has developed. (The projected movie version will have to be updated). The politics of the play are basic paranoia. Kramer looks around New York City and sees lots of male homosexuals ignoríng the crisis while threatening themselves and others. He sees rich homosexuals who support the opera but not AIDSwork, and powerful homosexuals who will do little or nothing about AIDS. If the name of the present mayor of New York City isn't actually in the play, that's a minor point. Kramer wrote at the height of Ed Koch's arrogant success, before Donald Manes stuck a knife in his heart and most of Koch's other associates were indicted; the references to the mayor are unsparing. Kramer is also hard on his own associates; all volunteer organizations have to put up with lazy glory-seekers who do nothing but promote their own images and with tepid fools who try not to conform to that maginary set of rules whereby no one will ever be offended. But Kramer seems to feel that the organization he helped found (the Gay Men's Health Crisis is not mentioned by name) was nearly all bad, even before they booted him out for being a rabblerouser. Gay male promiscuity was Kramers theme n "faggots," and he may teel that his view of it as dangerous and dehumanizing has been vindicated by the crisis. His attitude deserves a hearing, but there are other points to be mentioned, te. First, ifs too late now to dweil on the foibles of a decade ago. Secondly, New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles are not characteristic American cities, for better or worse. Thirdly, particular behaviors are more directly involved with the crisis than bad attitude or detective character. For a more recent example of Kramer, see his piece in the February issue of "Interview Magazine," a discussion with his friend Dr. Mathilde Krim. Kramer doesn't name names but among the nonsupporters of AIDS-work he lashes out at are "top fashion designers, Wall Street lawyers. Top partners in Drexel Bumham Lambert and in Donaldson, Lufkin & Jennen, too. The head of one of the biggest paper companies in the world. One of New York's biggest real estáte owners. Men who have made millions in pop music and rock . . ." Kramer, you will have guessed, is one of those who believes that New York City is the world, and they can be a tedious crew; but even those of us who live on other planets may profit from seeing his play. Romanovsky and Phillips, unabashedly oldfashioned songwriters, will be doing a benefit for Wellness at the Ark on May 5. See Calendar for details. People who want anonymous, confidential testing for the HIV virus now must travel to one of a number of Michigan counties where such testing is available. The Washtenaw County Public Health Department will make confidential testing available here in the next few months, perhaps as early as 1 May. MEETINGS: General meetings are held the second Sunday of every month and are open to all. The next meeting is May 10, 3:30 to 5:30 pm at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ann Arbor (enter through through outpatient entrance). On May 28, Wellness Networks and the Pastoral Care Department of St. Joseph's will sponsor "AIDS: A Conference for Ministers and Other Concerned People." The conference is open to all interested; for further information cali us. (4358) -- M'li'iMJ II lili - 1 November 29th Commíttee for Palestine 4203 Michigan Union Ann Arbor, MI 48109 PURPOSE: Because American Zionists have literally operated in a vacuüm of opposition ever since World War II, the Palestinian-Zionist conflict has generally gone undebated among most Americans. Most people were simply misinformed, while any kind of opposition was effectively stifled. Only when organizations, such as N29, began to organize and to articúlate Palestinian aspirations, did any kind of opposition materializo. An important catalyst for this was the emergence of the Palestine Liberation Organizaron, who spoke of the atrocities perpetrated by the Zionists, and who soon realized that armed struggle was the only historically viable response to imperialism and oppression against their people. The politica! side of the revolution would be manifested by solidarity movements who understood the inadequate and dangerous Zionist response to anti-semiiism and secularism, and what this meant for the people of Palestine, as well as for Jews around the world who lived in democratie secular nations. SUMMER TERM: There woni be regular meetings during the summer. We can, however, be contacted at the Ann Arbor address above. Continue to look for "Palestino Focus," our national newspaper, at local bookstores. We will definitely be back in Sept. with new members and a new agenda for Ann Arbor. RECENT EVENTS: In Feb. we co-sponsored a film enütled, "Women of South Lebanon." On Feb. 17, we held a rally and nitiated a letter writing campaign in response to the L.A. arrests of Palestinian activists by the INS and FBI. On April 1st, we co-sponsored a lecture by former Illinois Congressman, Paul Findley, entitled "The Role of Israel's Lobby in U.S. Foreign Policy." On April 4th, we sponsored a lecture by the chief editor of Israeli Foreign Affairs, Jane Hunter, entitled "The IranContra Affair: Israeli Military Involvement in Central America." On April 15th, we sponsored a lecture by author and historian, Lenni Brenner, entitled "Zionism in the Age of the Dictators." NEWS FROM PALESTINE: Our office recentty received a publication from the "Committee Confronting the Iron Fist," based in West Jerusalem. There is a report in it from the Alternativo Information Center, which was recently closed down by the Israelis. Here is an excerpt from their "Report on Torture Under Interrogation," Feb. N29 (from previous page) 1986: "The memorable 1977 Sunday Times report on torture n Israel threw considerable light on the systematic use of torture during the interrogation of Palestinians suspected of being involved in 'hostile activities.' The Israeli government responded to the publication of the . . . report with a great deal of embarassment. Virulent denials were issued by the ... government, jealously guarding Israel's good name. Between 1978-1984, there was a significant drop ... of complaints submitted to the authorities regarding torture--(about) 50%. Now, that does not mean that torture had been eliminated; however, t does mean that t was being employed in a different manner. In the majority of cases, it was policemen and soldiers who were accused oftorture, rather than Shin Bet interrogators. However, since the middle of 1985 friere has been a 40% increase in the number of complaints about the torture of Palestinian suspects. Henee we are driven to conclude that there has been a change of policy regarding interrogation and that torture is once again becoming part and parcel of interrogation. "The methods of torture generally employed jncludethefollowing: 1. COLD SHOWERS: . . . 75% of the cases. The detainee is forced to shower in freezing cold water and thereafter dries off beside a space heater or a fan. After drying off , he is returned to the shower. Detainees can be subjected to as many as 8 such routines a day . 2. SACK: The interrogaters tie a sack around the interrogee's neck and tighten it. When the interrogee is about to suffocate, they open the sack for a few minutes to let him have some air and then repeat the process. 3. BURNS: Inflicting burns has become extremely common over the past few months; it usually involves a lit cigarette. 4. BEATINGS: Beatings have once again become routine. Interrogators, usually holding something in their hand, hit the interrogee all over his body, especially on his head and genitals . 5.THREATSOF EXPULSIÓN: . . . Interrogators have been threatening interrogees with expulsión from the country f they doni cooperate. 6. SENSORY DEPRIVATION: Preventing interrogees from going to sleep has become a widespread practice over the past few months. There are prisoners who have been prevented from going to sleep for over a week. 7. CONDITIONS OF CONFINEMENT: Interrogees are usually held with their hands in handcuffs and a bag over their heads. They are forced to stand for hours. Also, they are rarely provided with a change of clothes, at best once a month." (4964) W :WSl Gradúate Employees Organization (GEO) 802 Monroe #3 Ann Arbor, Ml 48104 (313) 995-0221 CURRENT NEWS: A tentative agreement was reached between the GEO and U-M on April 7, 1987. The proposed agreement calis for a full tuition waiver for teachingstatf assistants with a .25 FTE and above in two years, mandatory paid teaching assistant training beginning in Fall 1988 but no ncrease in salary for the two year duration of the agreement. The contract ratification vote was 352 yes to 84 no. The GEO office will be opened through the Spring and Summer terms. If you will be moving or not in town, to keep abreast of the GEO activities please drop your summer address off at the GEO office. Office Hours: 1-5 pm Monday frirough Friday MEETINGS: Regular membership meetings are held monthly. Times and places will be announced ten days in advance and posted on GEO bulletin boards and published in the University Record. BACKGROUND: The purpose of GEO, American Federation of TeachersMichigan Federation of Teachers Local #3550, is to represent all Gradúate Student Assistants in collective bargaining with the University of Michigan, thus protecting Staff and Teaching Assistants against deterioration in economie compensation, real wages, working conditions; and to address gradúate employees' common concerns, such as: excessive class size, teacher training, reallocation of University funds from administration overhead to actual teaching, and the ideáis of non-discrimination and affirmative action. (1580) Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) 42 S. Summit Ypsilanti, Ml 48197 483-3478 CURRENT NEWS: Over the past month activities of the Branch ncluded a party for members and participation in the anti-Contra demonstration n Detroit on March 29th. Some members of the Branch were among those participating in the national anti-Contra demonstartion in Washington D.C. on April 25th. We are encouraging our members and friends to support the boycott of California grapes. The growers seem to have forgotten the economie lessons of the 60's boycott. It is time to remind them once again to ensure safe and fair working conditions for migrant farm workers. MEETINGS: Membership Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at Dominick's at 7 pm. Observers are welcome. Working meetings for such purposes as preparing the Branch newsletter, assisting in organizing, etc. are scheduled as needed. PURPOSE: To promote the ownership and control of all means of production and distnbution by the working class which creates all social wealth through its labor. In the short run, the IWW helps workers organizo for increased democracy in the workplace, as well as for increased wages and benefits. The Union promotes its purposes through workplace education and organizing with an emphasis on direct action as the most effective means for workers to achieve their goals. MEMBERSHIP: Area membership ncludes the majority of the employees at: Ann Arbor Tenants Union, in the Michigan Union; Peoples' Wherehouse, 727 W. Ellsworth; and numerous other wage workers, both employed and unemployed, homemakers and students who are in agreement with the Union's principies. Dues are $5 for workers making more than $300 per month, $2 per month for anyone making less than $300 per month. COMMUNITY SERVICES: Members of the I.W.W. are available to advise and assist anyone engaged in organizing which will promote worker control, regardless of whether the organizers ultimately desire affiliation with the I.W.W. We also particípate in efforts to support workers struggling for justice from their employers and their Unions by joining picketing, promoting boycotts, fundraising and other direct actions. (2230) ■FMiEVilsTraEl Faculty for Human Rights in El Salvador and Central America (FACHRES-CA) 995-1499 or 662-5189 CURRENT NEWS: Faculty members at the University of Michigan( U-M) have been participating in the movement to stop U.S. intervention n Central America with renewed enthusiasm during the past several months. The main faculty organization, Faculty for Human Rights in El Salvador and Central America (FACHRES-CA), has been in existence for the past five years, but has rarely equalled the level of activity evidenced since January, 1987. At the present time the Univ. of Mich. FACHRES-CA chapter is making plans to nomínate Ernesto Cardenal, an nternationally famous poet and liberation theologian who is the Nicaraguan Minister of Culture, for a 1986 honorary degree from the U-M. FACHRES-CA members are also working to develop a number of "Sister Department" relationships between U-M departments and analogous departments in Nicaraguan universities. This will enable the U-M to make available valuable resources to students and faculty in Nicaragua, and perhaps also to engage in various kinds of exchange programs. MEETINGS & MEMBERSHIP: The University of Michigan chapter of FACHRES-CA is primanly comprised of faculty members, but open to university staff, campus ministers, and teaching assistants. Meetings are held every other week at Guild House on Wednesday at 12 noon, and attendance has varied from one to two dozen. During the past years, FACHRES-CA has organized well-attended educational events such as talks by "Nation" columnist Alexander Cockburn and Latin American scholar Tommie Sue Montgomery. The U-M chapter has cooperated with groups such as the Latin American Solidarity Committee (LASC), the Free South África Coordinating Committee (FSACC), and the November 29th Committee for Palestino (N29), in the preparation of a number of campus-wide teach-ins. BACKGROUND: FACHRES-CA is a national organization based on college and university campuses across the country, with a national headquarters in Berkeley, California. It was initiated in the late 1970's in response to the plight of students and faculty in El Salvador, who were the objects of violent repression both before and after the University of El Salvador in San Salvador was closed down. In the following years, FACHRES-CA expanded its activities to include a special emphasis on halting U.S. aid to the terrorist contras, who have been invading Nicaragua from bordering countries. The first project undertaken during Winter Term 1987 was a campaign to obtain signaturas of faculty members (along with financial support) for a full-page advertisement against Contra aid in the New York Times. The ad appeared in the New York edition on Monday, April 6, and in Ihe midwest edition on Tuesday, April 7. Faculty members then became active in building support for an International Book Fair to be held in Managua from July 20-26, 1987. Hosted by Norman Mailer, Gunter Grass, Noam Chomsky, and other famous writers, the Book Fair will ailow U.S. publishers to meet with book buyers from all over the world to share information. It will also be an opportunity to learn first hand about the extraordinary ways in which the Nicaraguan Revolution has attempted to promote educaton, culture, and the arts. A successful Book Fair will demónstrate that many people engaged in scholarly and artistic activities in many countries will not allow Nicaragua to suffer isolation due to the U.S.-sponsored terrorist war and economie blockade. U-M faculty have been contacting writers, scholars and publishers, to urge their active participation in the event. The most effective acton organized by FACHRES-CA was a March 26th demonstration at the Federal Building against Contra aid, U.S. support of the Duarte regime in El Salvador, and the suppression of human rights in Guatemala. Approximately 70 people attended the late-afternoon protest, 40 of whom were U-M faculty. The speakers included Dr. Marilynn Carrillio Martínez, head of the health clinic for Ann Arbor's Sister City of Juigalpa, Nicaragua; U-M biology professor John Vandermeer, who has been teaching in Nicaragua for the past 18 months; and U-M sociology professor Jeffrey Paige, an authority on the political economy of Central America. Toward the end of the term, FACHRES-CA gave active support to the March 29th demonstration in Detroit against Contra aid and Apartheid, and a number of members participated in the April 25th demonstration in Washington, D.C., organized around the same themes. Several of these FACHRES-CA members were among those tried and convicted as the "Pursell 1 1 8"- citizens arrested in the spring of 1986 while protesting Congressperson Pursell's refusal to honor a commitment to hold a public meeting in Ann Arbor to discuss his support of the Contras. Among the most successful FACHRES-CA activities on a national level have been a series of fact-finding visits to examine the situation regarding human rights and academie freedom in El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. Following these visits, members of the FACHRES-CA delegations hold press conferences and issue written reports; the delegates then make themselves available to assist in teach-ins across the country. (5226) Latin American Solidarity Committee 4120 Michigan Union Ann Arbor Ml 48109 665-8438 CURRENT NEWS: LASC and several other solidarity organizations are currently staging a spring offensive against U.S. policy in Central America. Join us in protest every Thursday at 4:30 pm at the Federal Bldg. The protests have nvolved civil disobedience, according to the discretion of each individual participant. Beans and rice dinners are held each Wednesday evening at 6 pm at the Guild House, 802 Monroe St. A $2 donation buys a great meal and contributes to material aid for the people of Central America. Funds raised at recent dinners have gone to El Salvador for earthquake relief. The first Wed. night of each month is LASC's night to cook and we need some volunteers to help out! Leave a message at the LASC office if you're interested. MEETINGS: Join us in room 1407 Mason Hall every Wed. evening at 8 pm for the general LASC meetings. Information about weekly activities can be obtained by visiting or calling the LASC office. The office is normally staffed from 12 to 2 pm on weekdays, and messages can be left on the answering machine at all other times. Summer meetings will include a bi-weekly discussion session on particular issues or specific countries in Latin America to provide greater depth of nformation to LASC members. Those with experience or interest in Latin America who wish to study a subject of specific concern should contact LASC to include their interest in these discussion sessions. People interested in any of the activities mentioned should callvisit the LASC office or come to a meeting. We welcome all newcomers! COMMUNITY SERVICES: LASC sponsors educational events such as films and speakers. The outreach committee provides speakers for university and high school classes as well as for other groups interested in Latin American issues. The LASC newsletter, "La Palabra" has about 800 subscribers. It contains a summary of our activities and updates on the news from Latin America. To receive "La Palabra" and any other special announcements from LASC, sign in at any Wed. night meeting or leave your name and address on the phone answering machine. (2590) ■LMkif Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) co Andrea Walsh 1402 Hill AnnArbor, Ml 48104 994-4937 Violence is too much a way of life. It s evident in our homes, taught in our schools, played in our games and toys, supported by our religious institutions, legislated by our representaties, and practiced by our enemies and friends. Violence is big business. Non-violence is another way of lite. It can be practiced in our homes, taught in our schools, played out in our games, supported by religious institutions, legislated by our representaties, practiced by our enemies and friends. Nonviolence could be a way of life and business. PURPOSE: The purpose of AVP is to leam about, promote, and apply non-violent resolutions to conflict in our daily lives through experiential workshops. IN THE BEGINNING: AVP developed in 1975 in a New York state prison where an inmate group worked with youth gangs and delinquent youth in custody. The inmates were having ditficulty helping the youth break out of the cycle of violence. They turned to the Quaker Project on Community Conflicts who developed a ninesession three-day seminar for them to use. It led to the AVP program in New York prisons and communities where people from all walks of life come together to learn from each other. AVP is currently being developed in other states, including Michigan! WORKSHOPS: A team of skilied and enthusiastic trainers with a committment to nonviolence will offer a thoughtfully structured series of exerases, games and discussions. AVP works through a process of affirmation, communication and cooperation to build a sense of community and enough trust to work effectively logether. The workshop leads into conflict resolution exercises in which participants have an opportunity to role play real life conflicts we may encounter. Workshops are limited to 20 participants. Our first Michigan community workshop will be held the weekend of July 18th and 19th in Detroit. Please contact Andrea f you'd like to know where to get brochures more information on future workshops. Yes, there will be workshops closer to the Ann Arbor area! PARTICIPANTS: We encourage anyone who wants to examine and reduce the violence within each one of us, and in our relationships to particípate in an AVP workshop. We can also offer specially designed workshops to suit the needs of a particular group or organization. Please enquire! (2438) SOS Community Crisis Center 114 N. River St. Ypsilanti, Ml 48198 CRISIS LINE (24 hours): 485-3222 BUSINESS LINE: 485-8730 CHEESE HOTLINE: 485-3227 HOUSING HELPLINE: 485-0500 CURRENT NEWS: Beginning May 18, SOS Crisis Center will be conducting screening interviews for prospectivo volunteer crisis counselors and dient advocates for the June training session. Other interview nights will be May 20, 21, 26, 27 and June 1 and 2 from 6:30 to10:30 pm. Cali Andy Burt at 485-8730 for more information. SOS has recently received renewal of an affordable housing grant from the State Department of Social Services. Among several projects outlined for the housing initiative is a hands-on rehabilitation program requiring community volunteers. If you are an experienced or novice carpenter, roofer, electrician, plumber, painter, jack or jill of all trades, and would ike to help improve and expand the housing stock available to low-income individuals, cali Kris Hoppe at 465-8730 for more information about workshop dates. BACKGROUND: The SOS Community Crisis Center provides free direct services and referrals 24hours a day, 365 days a year, to any Washtenaw County resident. In an informal atmosphere, volunteer crisis counselors listen and empathize with clients, help individuals to problem-solve, and give appropriate referrals and information. COMMUNITY SERVICES: Telephone and Walk-in Crisis Counseling: Trained volunteer crisis counselors staff the center 24-hours a day, 365 days a year . Client Advocacy: Volunteers provide follow-up referral and advocacy with other agencies for clients who have basic needs, such as housing, medical treatment, Utilities, etc. Suicide Prevention: A group of highly trained volunteers is available 24-hours a day to respond in person to suicide and drug overdose situations. term Counseling: Volunteers provide free counseling for 6-8 weeks to clients who have short-term counseling needs or who are on a waiting list for low-cost, longer term counseling with another agency. Food Pantry: Through the United Way's Huron Harvest Food Bank, SOS distributes food bags every day until 7 pm. Clients are assessed in person and may receive food from SOS 3 times a year. Government surplus cheese is distributed monthly at SOS. An updated Cheese Hottine informs the community of govemment commodity distributions in the Ann ArborYpsilanti area. Emergency Shelter: SOS provides shelter on an emergency basis to individuals and families. Housing Housing resources nformation, including an updated listing of lowincome housing and community agency money which may be available for move-in expenses, is available through the housing hothne which is staffed Mon., Tues. and Fri. from 10 am to 2 pm. Speakers Bureau: Volunteers and staff are available for talks and workshops on teen suicide and crisis intorvention. A videotape (VCR) on hunger problems in Washtenaw County is also available. Volunteer Training: A 65-hour, free training program for crisis counselors is provided three times a year: Oct, Feb., and June. (31 04) U-M Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center 3100 Michigan Union Ann Arbor, MI 48109 763-5865 PURPOSE: To help provide the university community with an awareness of sexual assault and sexual assault prevention through educational programming, crisis intervention and safety programs. The Center coordinates other units working on these issues throughout the University. SERVICES: All services are free and confidential . The Center focuses in three major areas: Educational Programming: such as the student-lead workshop on DateAcquaintance Rape Prevention in which over 1,000 students have participated, Self-Defense Workshops for women, training programs for university staff, presentations on sexual assault prevention for all incoming students and their parents during Summer Orientation, and general awareness campaigns aimed at the university community. Crisis tntervention Services: providing counseling and advocacy for any member of the university community who has been sexually assaulted and herhis significant others. Counselors are available on an appointment basis as is assistance in dealing with the pólice and the court system. Campus Safety: the Center helps n coordinating efforts to mprove safety on campus. By working with The Dept. of Public Safety and Security, Transportation, Telephone Comunications, and other departments we hope to créate a safer environment on campus for students, staff and faculty. UPCOMING ACTIVITIES: Volunteers are needed for: 1) CAP (Court Accompaniment Program, see story in this issue of AGENDA, 2) presentaron s at Summer Orientation for new students, and 3) planning of Fall activities. (1650) ■dJiMlilkfJ:l.'.Mflldgka Coalition for Arms Control - 2nd District 1015 Church Street #5 AnnArbor, MI 48104 663-4897 PURPOSE: After working together on an informal basis on arms control lobbying (the MX, Star Wars, chemical weapons) for the past 3 years, a number of groups have formally coalesced. It is hoped that the coalition effort will make weapons issues more visible in the media locally and will ncrease our ability to edúcate the public on these issues. The current focus of the Coalition for Arms Control is on the need for a nuclear warhead testing moratorium and a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. MEETINGS: The Coalition for Arms Control meets once every 3 to 4 weeks on Saturdays at 9:30 am. If your organizaron is interestod in joining the Coalition, please cali 663-4897 or send a representative to the next Coalition meeting Sat., May 16 at 9:30 am , 310 S. Ashley, 2nd f loor. If you are an individual interested in working on arms control lobbying efforts, please join one or more of the organizations involved in the Coalition (see below) or join one of the working committees of the Coalition. MEMBERSHIP: The Coalition for Arms Control includes the following organizations: Hillsdale Center for Peace Awareness, Common Cause, Gray Panthers, Guild House, Interfaith Council for Peace, Lawyers' Alliance for Nuclear Arms Control, Michigan Alliance for Disarmament, 1000 Cranes, Physicians for Social Responsibility, SANE, Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and the Western Wayne Peace Resource Center. UPCOMING EVENTS: A planning retreat of the Coalition to which all nterested parties and individuáis are welcome. The date for the retreat is Sat., June 13. The location and times are not yet arranged. Cali 663-4897 for more information. (1806) Interfaith Council for Peace (ICP) 604 E. Huron Ann Arbor, MI 48I04 663-I870 Office Hours: 9:30 to 5:00, M-F UPCOMING EVENTS: On Thurs., May 14, 7:30 pm in the recreation room of St. Andrews (306 N. División) the Disarmament Working Group will host a free gathering entitled "Working for World Peace: Lay People Swap Ideas." This will be a round-table discussion for those who are aleady working on IC P (f rom previous page) peace concerns within their congregations and for those who would like to start but aren't sure where to begin. It will be a time to share what has and hasn't worked and to discuss what sorts of resources you would find most helpful in your work. On Tues., May 19, "The Challenge to End Hunger," a new slide show by the Institute for Food and Development Policy will be shown. Following the showing there will be a discussion of local hunger issues and concerns. Sponsored by the Hunger Task Force, the program will take place fröm 7:30-9:30 pm in the Pine Room of the First United Methodist Church. PURPOSE: Interfaith Council for Peace (ICP), a non-profit educational organization, believes in the possibility of a worid where every woman, man, and child has the opportunity to live in freedom, peace, and without fear. Begun in I965 by a small group of area clergy and lay, ICP focused on protesting U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Over the past 20 years Interfaith's work has expanded to address justice concerns related to hunger and agriculture in addition to the ongoing work for peace. ICP, a local chapter of the national Clergy and Laity Concerned (CALC), has worked to edúcate and promote action on these issues. We act as a clearinghouse for peace and justice activities n local religious congregations and n the community at large. Interfaith raises moral questions about disarmament, hunger, the U.S. food system, economie justice, and Central America. Donations are gratefully accepted at the above address. MEMBERSHIP: ICP's membership includes 60 area congregations and approximately 3,100 individuals. A Steering Committee oversees the work of the staff and the work of four task forces: 1) Disarmament Working Group, 2) Land, Food, and Justice Committee, 3) Hunger Task Force, and 4) the Religious Coalition on Central America. COMMUNITY SERVICES: ICP publishes a monthly newsletter, maintains a lending iibrary of both written and audio-visual material s on peace and justice concerns, and has a speakers bureau which includes both staff and task force members. "Covenant for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons" kits are available from the ICP office for $5. The kit lists nuclear weapons contractors, the consumer products they manufacture and non-nuclear altematives. The second edition of "There is a Season," a 117 page seasonal cookbook is availble from the ICP office for $6. Also available through the office ($7.95) is a new book by Phil Moulton entitled "Ammunition for Peacemakers". Cards which feature scènes of Juigalpa, Nicaragua are available through the office ($5.00pack) and benefit the Central America Sister City Task Force. Drop in and visit us soon. The ICP office is located in the basement of the First United Methodist Church (corner of State and Huron). UPCOMING MEETINGS: Religieus Coalition on Central America - The next monthly meeting is on Tuesday, May 1 2, 7:30 pm. Educational part of the program will feature an excellent new video on US press coverage of El Salvador. Cali the office for location of the meeting. Disarmament Working Group - The next meeting is on Friday, May 8, noon-1 :00 pm in the Wesley Lounge of the First United Methodist. We will begin planning activities for observance of Hiroshima Day, discuss lobbying efforts on Star Wars. Cali the office (663-1870) for information on the May meetings of the Hunger Task Force and the Land, Food. and Justice Committee. (3860) National Committee for a SANE Nuclear Policy (SANE) 1416 Hill Street Ann Arbor, Ml 48104 663-3913 CURRENT NEWS: Nationally, the next six months will be very busy as Congress debates appropriation levéis for all government programs. In Michigan, SANE's grassroots lobbying etforts will center primarily on stopping aid to the contras, the inüiation of a testing moratorium through the deletion of funds, significant reductions in funding for SDI, and maintaining the current strict interpretation of the ABM treaty. In a recent meeting with the Second District Coalition for Arms Control, Rep. Cari Pursell (RMl) expressed support for maintenance of the SALT II agreement and a freeze in SDI expenditures. However, his votes on the testing moratorium and contra aid remain undetermined. To contact Rep. Pursell, cali him through the Capítol Hill switchboard at 202224-3121 or write him at the House of Representativas , Washington D.C., 20515. Locally, we are working very hard on the merger between Michigan SANE, Lansing FREEZE, Detroit FREEZE, and the Michigan Disarmament Network. Steering Committee meetings are usually held Thursdays. The committee will soon begin the selection process for board members for the new statewide organization. On May 30th, SANE field organizer Ira Shorr will be in Michigan to facilítate a meeting to help determine the politica! goals for the new organization in '87 and '88 If you are interested in attending these meetings or wish to recommend someone for our board, please con tact Kim Miller or Bart Brush at our office. We are also continuing our work with the Sister City Task Force and we need all supportive persons to contact their city council representaties to urge them to continue city support for this nitiative. Furthermore, we are helping in the fight to keep the current U-M research guidelines which prohibit research to maim and kil!. SANE believes these guidelines do not act to inhibit academie freedom, rather they serve to promote a worid and community free from senseless violence and slaughter. A fledgling coalition, The Coalition For a Nuclear Free Great Lakes, is forming around the issue of disposal sites for low-level radioactivo wastes. Michigan is very high on the list of potential dump sites. Immediate action is needed as the Nuclear Regulatory Comission hopes to sneak this one by the voters and our State and Congressional representaties. Next, the group plans to work for a Nuclear Free Zone among the Great Lakes States and Provinces by the year 2000. For more nformation cali SANE Canvasser Jeff Farrah at our office. Finally, educational videos on a wide range of topics related to disarmament issues began appearing on Ann Arbor Community Access Channels April 27th. If you possess videos that you think would be appropriate, contact Jay Smith at our office. Remember solicitations are not allowed on Community Access Channels. GOALS & POUCIES: SANE is a nonpartisan, grassroots organizabon dedicated to the reversal of the nuclear arms race, the promotion of a peacefully oriented U.S. foreign policy, and the conversión from a military to a civilian economy. Originally founded in 1957, SANE's national membership has grown to over 225,000, much of this due to the huge success of the canvass program begun in 1983. To further our goals of educating both the public and our elected officials regarding peace and disarmament issues, SANE's strategy includes congressional lobbying, door-to-door canvassing, phone-banking, a national newsletter (Sane World), and an award winning National Public Radio Show called "Consider the Alternatives," heard locally on WDTR 90.9 FM- Thursdays at 11:30 am and Sundays at 9:30 am. While focusing primarily on community outreach and fundraising efforts, the Ann Arbor office also has an active membership development program and is working to strengthen the local peace community through coalition building. If you are interested in canvassing for SANE (or volunteering) contact our office. We espedally encourage women and minorities to apply. Summer and permanent positions available. MEMBERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER WORK: If you would like to help stop the arms race and work for a foreign policy we can be proud of, please join SANE today. Currently, we have 18,000 members in Michigan and are growing every day thanks to the endless work of our canvass staff. Membership fees are $25 per year, with discounts for senior citizens, students, GI's, and lower income residen ts. For those interested in volunteer work, volunteer nights are held every Wed. from 6 pm to 10 pm at our office. Also, students can earn credit through various community outreach programs. (4722) Washtenaw County Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament, Inc. (WAND) P.O. Box 1815 Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1815 761-1718 PURPOSE: Washtenaw County WAND is atfiliated with the national WAND organization which was founded in 1980 by Dr. Helen Caldicott Our goals are to edúcate ourselves and the public about the dangers of continued nuclear arms buildup, to influence our congressional representatives by informed lobbying, and to empower people, especially women, personaily and politically. MEETINGS & MEMBERSHIP: Meetings are held the 2nd Sunday night of the month at First Baptist Church, 512 E. Hurón. Cali our Information Hotline at 761-1718 for a message announcing important lobbying information, meeting times, and up-coming events. Our Speaker's Bureau provides trained speakers who will address groups, classes, and public forums and rallies on a variety of issues. Contact Jean Carlson at 426-2232. CURRENT NEWS: WAND will sponsor a major peace event on May 10: the third annual "Mother's Day Festival of Peace." The festival will be held at the bandshell in West Park in Ann Arbor from 1-5 or at Mack School in case of rain. Everyone who is concerned about the nuclear anus race and about other related peace and justice issues is welcome. The festival will be a family-oriented aftemoon with entertainment by The Chenille Sisters, Peter "Madcat" Ruth, O.J. Anderson, The Lunar Glee Club, The AfrAmerican Dance Theatre, and Elise Bryant of Common Ground Theatre. Featured events for children are The Aesop Fable Puppet Theatre, storytime, games, arts and crafts, face painters, a juggler, and a clown. There will also be a raffle with ten very special prizes; tickets for $1 can be bought at the park or in advance by calling 761-1718. Many local peace and justice groups have been invited to participate and will join WAND in setting up tables to sell literatura and peace-oriented items. There will also be pizza and apple eider for sale. Mother"s Day, originally called Mother's Peace Day, was founded by Julia Ward Howe, composer of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic," in 1872. She intended that it be a day to honor women who had lost sons in the Civil War while "speaking, singing and praying for those things that make for peace.' For more information about the festival or WAND's actívities, cali the WAND information line at 761-1718, Jenni Zimmer, the festival's coördinator, at 662-3523, or Susan Wyman at 6631670. We are also having a regular meeting with a very special speaker on Tuesday, May 5 at 8 pm at St. Aidan'sNorthside Church, 1679 Broadway (our former meeting place). Please note the time and location are NOT normal for this one month only! Sayre Sheldon, the national president of WAND trom 1982 to 1987, will be in Ann Arbor to address our group on "Trends in the Peace Movement Nationally." She has been in the forefront of the peace movement in this country for years, and will have a very nteresting perspective on the current situation. Everyone is weicome to attend. WAND members, particularly Tobi HannaDavies, worked hard for months to lobby the U-M Regents to oppose the proposed change in UM research guidelines which would drop the end-use clause. WAND members addressed the Regents each month, worked closely with religious leaders to encourage them to speak out, and sponsored petitions and letters which were sent to U-M alumni. The final vote occurred on April 17th and was a disappointment for those who had hoped for less military funding of research on campus in the future, not more. (3580) ■EïEHIBCaiHIHMl New Jewish Agenda (NJA) 2208 Packard Ann Arbor, Ml 48109 662-9217 PURPOSE: NJA is compnsed of Jews from a variety of backgrounds and affiliations who are interested n working for social and politica! justice within the framework of Jewish tradition. We are committed to building an inclusive Jewish community and therefore place particular importancs on addressing issues which traditionally exclude many Jews. EVENTS: We have an exciting summer ahead. The Worid Zionist Congress elections are in the next few weeks and, as we have written in this space before, we encourage eligible voters to support the Progressive Zionist List; cali 662-9217 for more information. The NJA national convention will be held in Los Angeles July 9-12 (the last one was in Ann Arbor). Finally, we encourage you to join any of our interest groups which cover issues such as: Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts; sanctuary, Latin American Jewry; Jewish feminist issues, abortion rights; disarmament protest, Mich. Peace March. (1064). lVt]fllJgfclkMIIa Wimmin's Cafe co 1516 Morton Ann Arbor, Ml 48104 668-6280 A safe, comfortable place tor wimmin to socialize and hang out is a resource that Ann Arbor does not have. We are a few women who are beginning to work on a new project to establish a wimmin's collective cafe n Ann Arbor. We are looking for other women who have experience with similar efforts in the past. We would also like to hear trom wimmin who have a desire or enthusiasm to contribute something to this new project, in whatever way you can. Any input (negative or positive) regarding the idea of establishing a wimmin's cafe in Ann Arbor would be greatly appreciated. Please send us a letter or cali between 7 to 9 pm. We can teil you more about our ideas and when our next meeting is. (766) Women's Crisis Center (WCC) P.O. Box 7413 Ann Arbor, MI 48107 CRISIS LINE : 994-9100 Business line: 761-9475 CURRENT NEWS: Peer counselors are trained to provide empathy, crisis intervention, and referrals. Peer counselor trainings are held in May, Sept., and Jan. every year. Administrative volunteer trainings are available anytime. There are opprtunities to develop skills in fundraising, publicity, newspaper work, group facilitation, community organizing, training and other áreas. Women of color are especially encouraged to volunteer. Training: The next training session will take place on Thurs. May 7 & 14, 7 to 10 pm; Sat. May 9 & 16, 10 am to 6 pm; and Sun. May 10 & 17, 1 to 6 pm. You must be available for all of those times. Committment: 4 hour shiftweek for 6 months or 4 hour shiftweek and 2 hours administrative committee work for 4 months. WCC hours are 10 am to 10pm. One in three women and one in ten men experience a sexual assault in their lifetime Sexual assault is a crime of violence. The goal of rape is to overpower, intimidate and degrade the victim. The survivor is not to blame. The Women's Crisis Center, the Assault Crisis Center, and the U-M Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center are working together to créate a mechanism for volunteer community involvement in helping survivors of sexual assault achieve control and dignity in their lives. Volunteers will work with counselors to provide empathy and support for survivors during court procedures. To learn about volunteering with CAP please attend: Monday, May 4, 7 to 8 pm at Assault Crisis Center, 2340 East Stadium, andor the Orientation Session for all volunteers on Tues., May 19, 7 to 8 pm at Canterbury House, 218 N. División. Childcare can be arranged. Please cali in advance. Training will be during the first two weeks in June. We at WCC are often asked what types of calis we receive. When we were first started, our focus was on sexual assault. Since then, with some increased public awareness and support, other agencies (SAFE House, ACC, and U-M SAPAC) have developed to provide services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and to work on raising community awareness and support to stop violence against women. Now, women in financial emergencies are among the most common crisis calis WCC receives. Economie violence against women is a problem which WCC has always recognized, and one which we realize is becoming more and more urgent in the community. We are expanding our training to provide counselors with more information on helping women help themselves meet their basic needs. WCC is funded by the community. Bucket drives, phone-a-thons, door-to-door canvassing, newsletter donations, and monthly donations. All of these help us raise the $30,000 we need each year to keep WCC open. $10 keeps the phone lines open for one day; $50 helps cover our insurance costs and taxes (yes, non-profit groups have to pay taxes, too); $500 will help our dient assistance fund; and $1 ,000 will help us build savings towards a house. If we haveni reached you in our fundraising attempts, or if youVe given and are able to give again, we need your continued support. Last year for the first time we received a grant from the city of Ann Arbor to hire two, part-time counseling staff during the summer months when many volunteers are out of town. Our most recent fundraisers have included WCCBorder's Book Days April 24 to 26. When a coupon presented at the cash register, a portion sales was donated to WCC. Thank you Border's Book Shop and book buyers! We also had a raffle with prizes donated by Evening Star Futon, AGENDA, People's Food Coop, Earth Wisdom Music, Lovin' Spoonful, Nanci Griffith, Tortoise and Hare Running Center, the Ark, Schoolkirfs Records, Vicki Honeyman, Jesse Richards, Helen Bunch, Linda Feldt, Hewa House, Ypsi-Arbor Lanes, Schoolkid's Records, WCC, Tio's, and P.J.'s Used Records. BIG, BIG thanks to all of you who donated prizes and all who donated to WCC by buying raffle tickets. Your support and love are appreciated! Thanks also to the U-M Residential College Players for contributing proceeds from the play MUD, performed while the Rape Art Exhibit was here. And thanks to Sigma Chi for making a donation after Greek Week. We really appreciate everyone's contributions and support. Special thanks are also sent to all of the volunteers who worked the CAP Bucket Drive and to everyone who donated on April 16. (4000) EL3

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