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July
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1993
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AGENDA Is Interested in receiving Items front you for etcétera. Press clipplngs, press releases, summaries of local events and any other Ideas or suggestions are welcome. Just mail them to: Etcétera Editor, AGENDA, 220 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, Ml 48104 AGENDA Bucket Drive a Success Thanks to many AGENDA supporters, we had a successful bucket drive. In a combined one-day effort wlth the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justlce, we took in over $400! We would like to recognlze the volunteers who helped wlth this actlvlty: Joe Howard, Eric Jackson, Richard Peary , Diane Descavish, Nan Stoll, Trevor Koop, Alethea Crippen, Earl Uomoto, Rose Moon, Jeff Alson, Stephanie Harrell, Ken Polsky, Molly Cavender, Natasha Raymond, Elise Bryant, JeriSchneider, BartCassad, Michael Appel, LaurieWechter, BillShea, Rachel Lanzerotti, and Ken Garber. Finally, we'd like to show our appreciation to the businesses that allowed us to solicit near their premises: Borders Bookshop, Elmo's, Fourth Ave. People'sFood Co-op, Wlldflour Bakery, Crazy Wisdom, and Wooden Spoon Books. When you patronize these establishments be sure to say that you're glad they support AGENDA. EMU's Lobbyist Also Touts NAFTA A few years ago, students and professors at Eastern Michigan University unsuccessfully sought to cut ties to the university's Washington DC lobbying flrm, O'Connor & Hannan. It was protested that the flrm represented the Salvadoran governmentand other human rights violators. Times change. Now O'Connor & Hannan is lobbying for the North American Free TradeÁgreement(NAFTA).Thefirm'sGeorge Mannina, a former aide to congresslonal Republicans, is one of at least 31 agents who have registered as lobbyists for the treaty. The United Auto Workers opposes NAFTA because it stands to lose many of its members' Jobs to factories in Mexico. (Mexlcan workers are paid about one-tenth the wages of U.S. workers). The UAW also represen ts EMU's clerical, technical and non-teachlng professional workers. Regarding this activity by EMU's lobbying flrm, UAW spokesperson Jim McBride stated: "Given the dependence of state universities on the manufacturing tax base, this is awfully shortsighted representation." NAFTA Will Hit Women Workers First One of the anticipated resul ts of NAFTA would be the loss of least 300,000 low-wage jobs from the U.S. to Mexico. First among these will be industries that typically employ women- food processing, textiles; electronics assembly, and light manufacturing. Women In Mexico already constltute 68% of the assembly line workers, earning less than $ 1 per hour and suffering diseases far above the normal rate. Canadian and U.S. women may be pressured into a competitlon of misery wlth their Mexlcan sisters to accept lower wages and fewer beneflts. -from The News NOW," June 1993. Freedom of Info. Delayed - Again Washtenaw County Circuit Court Judge Kurtis T. Wilder has once agaln delayed ruling on the Freedom of Information Act lawsult brought by AGENDA associate editor Eric Jackson agalnst the Eastern Michigan University Foundation. The lawsuit challenges EMU's move to shield the use of its endowment by transferring it to a "private" foundation set up by the university. Motlons for summary dlspositlon were argued last September, and Wilder had promised a ruling in October. Slnce that time several trial dates have been set and journed. Recently the Judge adjourned a June 25 trial indeflnitely, but promised to rule on the motlons on August 6 at 1 1 am. Desmond Tutu to Speak in Detroit Rev. Desmond Tutu, the Angllcan Archbishop of Capetown and Nobel Peace Prlze lauréate, wlll give the annual Cranbrook Peace Foundation Peace Lecture. The talk begins at 7:30 pm on July 1 5 at Detroit's Masonlc Temple Theater. Admlsslon Is $ 1 0 - tickets for the post-lecture reception are $25. Cali (313) 545-1960 for more Info. Interfaith Schedules Bosnian Vigils The Interfaith Councll for Peace and Justlce wlll be sponsoring prayer vlglls for peace, Justlce and reconciliaüon in Bosnia every Wednesday from June 30 through September 22. The gatherings will take place from 12:15 pm to 12:45 pm at the Federal Building, at Flfth Ave. & Liberty. Each week clergy or laity from a different denomlnatlon wlll lead a short interfaith liturgy. For more Information cali 663-1870. WCBN Throws Summer Bash The WCBN FM radio annual summer bash wlll take place on Saturday, July 17. This celebration of 30 years on the air runs from noon untll 6 pm at Ann Arbor's West Park. This free concert features Brothers From Another Planet, Night Flight , The Deadbeat Society and The Del-Kats. Contact WCBN at 747-4 1 22 for further Information. Tenants Union Cooks Up Fundraiser The Ann Arbor Tenants Union is creating a cookbook, which it wlll sell to raise funds. Tentatively entitled "Eatlng Well Despite Your Landlord's Efforts to Reduce You to Starvation," the book will include Inexpensive recipes, tips on cutting food costs, information about tenants' rights and notes about the contributors. Groups and individuals are encouraged to contribute recipes or cost-cutting Ups. Send contributions to the AATU at Room 4304, Michigan Union, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, or cali 936-3076. Soundings Lecture Series Begins Soundings, a center for women, wlll host a series of talks and discussions on sexual harassmentln July. On July 7, JulleSteiner, the former head of the U-M Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center, wlll give a talk defining sexual harassment. On July 17, lawyer Jean Klng wlll address the problem from a legal persepcüve. The series will conclude on July 2 1 , when therapist Jane Hasslnger outlines the psychological effects of sexual harssment. All of the sesslons are from 7 to 9 pm at 1 100 N. Main St. in Ann Arbor. For more information cali 663-2507. Thanks, Michigan Student Assembly! Friends of AGENDA, the U-M student organlzation of AGENDA volunteers, would - like to thank MSA for a recent grant of $200. This grant will enable Friends of AGENDA to purchase 1 0 newspaper racks, to be placed in university buildings. Look around campus soon for our splffy racks! Centenarian Activist Passes Away Dr. Paul Hubbell, a retlred EMU history professor, Rhodes Scholar, World War I veteran and antiwar poet, died recently at the VA Hospital In Ann Arbor. He was 101 years old. Untll sidelined by illness over the past few years, Dr. Hubbell was a flxture at Ypsilanti antiwar protests, where he often read hls poetry. His presence will be sorely missed. The Sports Section The AGENDA softball team stands in thlrd place in the Ann Arbor Slow-Pitch Community Co-Ree league wlth a 4-2-1 record. Highlights of the season so far include trouncing Gelman Sciences (25-3) and the Ann Arbor News "Greenscreens" (17-9). The last two games of the season wlll be July 7 at 6: 1 5 pm at Allmendinger School and July 1 4 at 6 pm at Veterans Park (Diamond #2). Come cheer us on!

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