Public Notice

Aaaack! It's ACAC!

Barring sounding like one of those green-headed, Slim Whitman-hating creatures from Mars Attacks!, ACAC is back with a vengeance. The Austin Community Access Center (ACAC, nee ACTV) has some exciting on- and off-camera programs coming up: Us general-public types are invited, along with access producers, to the community access forum, Personal Responsibility for Free Speech, Thu, Feb 27, 6:30-7:30pm.

* Then, in March, local lesbians might enjoy being singled out in the new TV series Single Out, a lesbian dating game premiering on the air, Fri, Mar 8, 10:30pm, channel 10. The program is a production of the International Women`s Day Community Media Festival (for which there is a benefit, see below). And if that's not enough, Tue, Mar 4, 7pm, ACAC hosts the Art of the Interview seminar, designed for non-commercial TV and radio producers. Featured guests include: Tara Venuruso (Janis Joplin Slept Here); Brigid Shea (former Austin city council member); Maria Emilia Martin (Latino USA), and more. 478-8600.

We Love Women

This is news? No. But the International Women's Day Community Media Festival is. On Sat, Mar 8, the festival presents 24 hours of estro-charged broadcasting on KAZI 88.7, KOOP 91.7 on the FM side, and ACAC channel 10 on the TV side. This Mon, Feb 24, there will be a fundraiser for the festival at the Continental Club, featuring the Songwriting Trio (Ana Egge, Linda Lozano, Kim Miller), Inkululeko, Tammy Gomez con La Palabra, and the Texana Dames. 443-6080.

Deez Nutz

Maybe it sounds nutz to think of planning for homeownership. Money's tight? No end in sight? Well, our pals at ACORN are hosting Housing Fair '97, Sat, Feb 22, 10am-3pm at the Conley-Guerrero Activity Center, 808 Nile, to address those concerns. There will be free workshops on affordable home buying, credit repair, etc. Free beverages, snacks, and child care, make it easier for working families. 444-1207.

...Liberty and Briefs for All!

Travis County Bar Association and UT Law School present The People's Law School, Sat, Feb 22, 8:30am-2pm at the UT School of Law, 727 E. 26th. The school will offer the general public legal lessons on topics like debtor-creditor rights, immigration, landlord-tenant disputes, mediation, and more. 416-5700, ext. 3586.

'Til Victory Is Won

"We've got to start talking about the ways in which we hurt each other... because nobody can unload the pain or the shame or the guilt by not speaking." says filmmaker Marlon Riggs, whose Black Is... Black Ain't recently showed at UT. The University Alliance is hosting the panel discussion Black Identity and the Politics of Community featuring Marlon Riggs along with UT professors Mia Carter, Lisa Moore, Harvey Cormier, and doctoral candidate Aime Ellis, Thu, Feb 27, 8:30pm at the Texas Union Asian Culture Room. The discussion will cover how different forms of discrimination effect communities. or 475-6630.

Tá Go Maith!

The Austin Celtic Association is planning a big Samhain celebration for October. You know what that means... Well, neither do we, but we aim to find out. And find out we may at the first of two fundraisers, Fri, Feb 21 at Waterloo Ice House,6th & Lamar featuring Doc Grauzer, the Silver Thistle Pipe & Drums, Ed Miller, Crazy Jane & the Bishop, and Two O'Clock Courage. Ádh mór ort! 443-5827.

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