Highlights ...
April 1998

State Representative Willie Logan (Opa-Locka) will address Common Cause of Alachua County on April 17 at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 100 NE 1st Ave. He will speak on "The Price of Leadership," in which he will reveal details of the fund-raising pressures that contributed to him being ousted before he was able to become the first black speaker of the Florida House. Information: 371-1491.

The A. Philip Randolph museum exhibit is scheduled to open at the Matheson Center in Gainesville May 23, 1998 and run through July 4th. The exhibit covers different aspects of his life, as an African American growing up in the Jim Crow south, as a crusader for justice, as a civil rights activist, and as a trade union leader. On Sunday afternoon, April 19th, WUFT-TV will be showing a documentary, "A. Philip Randolph: For Jobs and Freedom" from 1-2:30 p.m.

The ninth annual Florida Youth Peace Camp will be held in two stages this summer: a 15 and up group will gather July 18-22 at the teaching farm north of Gainesville. The age 10-14 group will meet at Camp Rotary in Aubumdale August 9-15. Goals of the camp are to encourage mutual respect, leam conflict resolution skills, realize interdependence of living things, and the empowerment of youth for positive changes for our future. Info: Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice, (352) 468-3295. Tim Wheeler, the editor of People's Weekly World, will speak at the Civic Media Center on Saturday afternoon, April 25 at 5 p.m. Wheeler's journalistic career began in 1966 writing for the Daily Worker, which later became the People's Weekly World, the official newspaper of the Communist Party, USA. His talk is titled, "Why the USA needs a mass Communist Party." The talk is hosted by the Borida district CPUSA. The Civic Media Center is at 1021 W. Univ. Ave.

Members of UF/SFCC Campus NOW protest a "Collegians for Life" seminar at the Radisson, which proponed to teach attendees how to deal with "post-abortion syndrome" which some anti-abortion forces claim women experience after an abortion. Campus NOW pointed out that studies have been unable to identify post-abortion syndrome, and what most women who get abortions feel is relief. The American Psychological Association does not recognize this phony post-abortion syndrome as a valid disorder.

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