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Each year, at about this time, a rag-tag group of local airwave activators get together to honor and celebrate International Women's Day. As in previous years, Austin's community media will be taken over by a bunch of wild women. The point of their revolution is to televise it, broadcast it, and create a cyber presence with it. All women; all the time. It's usually a threadbare and roughshod proposition, but hell, what's the alternative? Corporate sponsorship? "Today's International Women's Day, Trade Show, and X-treme Sports Festival is brought to you by Cream de la Femme - to make you feel fresh as a lady..." Right. Thanks, anyway. We'll take our untidy grassroots any day. Beginning Sun, Mar, 8 at midnight, the fem-fest continues until 11:59:59 that night. Look for them on KAZI, 88.7FM, KOOP, 91.7 FM, ACAC, cable ch10, and on the Internet. If you don't have computer access, jump on a machine provided by our own lovable Austin Free-Net and hit: http://www.monsterbit.com/iwd. Other event partners include WATER (Women's Access to Electronic Resources), Monsterbit Media, and REEL Women. Program guides will be available through WATER and at local music stores. water@onr.com or 444-1672.

* IWD will also be celebrated locally by our University of Texas Women's Cooperatives. The co-op will host an Open House, Sun, Mar 8, 1-4pm at each of the 12 houses, 2610 Whitis, between Dean Keeton & 27th - each house will represent a different country. 495-4005.


Don't Be a Playah Hatah

The Sisters in Riot had to go all the way out to H-Town to find a lady hip-hop deejay for this week's Hip Hop for Ladeez night, Fri, Mar 6, 9:30pm, at Nasty's, 606 Maiden, off Guadalupe, behind Flamingo Automotive. Anni-E is going to spin the 1 & 2 to benefit the Rosie Jiménez Fund, helping women pay for safe, legal abortions and It's a She-Shoot, a video arts and creative writing program for women and girls otherwise marginalized from the arts. taral@mail.io.com or 447-9226 or 462-1661.

* Also on the hip-hop tip (ummm... do people still say, "tip?"), a variety of youth groups in East and South Austin will benefit in more ways than mere dollars at the Hip Hop Unity Festival, Sat, Mar 14, noon-10pm at Parque Zaragosa, 2608 Gonzales, off E. Seventh & Pleasant Valley. There will be prizes for bests in hip-hop dance, open mic, graffiti art, and custom bikes. The fest is sponsored by Austin League of Minority Artists (ALMA). 926-8339.


Hello Kitty!

The Gray Panthers are about Dispelling Myths, so it seems fitting that the groovy intergenerational activist organization would present an informative Affirmative Action Forum by the same name, Sun, Mar 8, 3-5pm at the AFL-CIO building, 11th & Lavaca. 458-3738.


Pop a CAPA?

Citizens Against Police Abuse will sponsor a Community Forum to discuss police abuse, Sat, Mar 7, 1-5pm at Carver Branch Library. 473-2496 or 302-6716.


Apply Yourself

Applied Materials Human Race `98 is this weekend, Sun Mar 8, 9am, beginning and ending at the French Legation Museum. The 10K run/5k walk wends through East Austin's historic landmarks and lovely greenbelts. Entry fees may be designated by the entrant to benefit United Way's Volunteer Center, UT Student Volunteer Services, or Retired Seniors Volunteer Program. 323-1898.


Slainté

Youth Options might not have a chance to benefit from the big Shawn O'Connor Irish Fest throwdown Tue, Mar 17 at the Backyard, if there aren't Volunteers there to pick up the revelers. Come on out and join up to help throw a party. 441-8336.


Do Some Frickin' Kickin' & Lickin'

Before you grab your sweetie and hold him or her close, lick your fingers, hillbilly. Asleep at the Wheel's going to get your boots and booties moving; just don't forget to wipe your face at Any Baby Can's annual One Child at a Time gala, the Kick at the Lick, Fri, Mar 6 at the Salt Lick Barbecue Pavilion. http://www.abcaus.org or info@abcaus.org or 454-3743. n

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