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- The Michigan Daily - Friday, March 6, 1987-- Page 3

Celebration of
Int'l women
begins tonight

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Daily Photo by DARRIAN SMITH
Nickels Arcade is being reviewed by the Michigan Historic Committee
this month and may be named a national historic landmark.
Nickels Arcade
under nrenova tion
By CARRIE LORANGER such as this one are not common.
The owners of the Nickels For the owners, the biggest
Arcade are trying to make it a advantage to being on the register is
historic landmark. that 25 percent of the cost of all
The Michigan Historic renovations are tax deductible.
Preservation Review Board will Chris Purdy of Architects-Four,
old a meeting on March 26 in Inc., the firm that oversaw the
Lansing to put the arcade on the nearly complete renovation of the
National Register of Historic arcade, said he believes the owners
Places. The register is the gov - submitted the nomination for tax
ernment's official list of properties purposes. The owner who manages
that are deemed worthy of the structure, Mark McDonald, was
To be considered a historic place, unavailable for comment.
a building must be at least 30 years Purdy said that so far, workers
:old and have a unique style of have replaced light fixtures,
architecture. Construction of skylights, and floor tiles to match
Nickels Arcade began in 1915. the original style. And on the State
Robert Christensen, a state historic Street side of the arcade, the outside
preservation officer, said arcades facade was repaired.

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By MIKE SCHECHTER
The achievements of women
around the world will be recognized
at East Quad this weekend during
the "Celebration of International
Women."
The 20th annual Women's
Weekend begins tonight and
features speeches by successful
women and women's artwork,
drama, and poetry.
A major concern of the
organizers of this year's event is to
increase male attendance. Kristina
Larson, chairperson of publicity,
said most men have a mis -
conception of the aims of the
Women's Weekend.
"We are not militant feminists.
We want to provide a forum or
opportunity for women to speak to
other people, not just women,"
Larson said.
Barry MacDougal, a Resident
Fellow at East Quad, said sexism is
"not just a women's struggle, it's
everyone's struggle."
A primary concern of the group
is to encourage men to attend the
program.
"White males are the power
structure of society. We need to
increase awareness and perception in
order to change (their) viewpoints,"
MacDougal said.
PROGRAM coordinator Carin
Corser said, "Equality and equal
opportunity is a state of mind, not

(of) law." By increasing awareness
of women's issues, Corser said she
hopes one day a women's day won't
be necessary.
Assistant Secretary General of
the United Nation Mercedes Briceno
will give the keynote address
tonight on "Third World Women
and Social Change" at 8 p.m. in
East Quad's Auditorium.
Tomorrow's program features an
art exhibit from noon to 6 p.m.,
and a panel discussion at 2 p.m. of
University students from Mexico,
Jordan, Nigeria, Taiwan, and South
Korea.
At 7 p.m., Jane Thorson will
speak on the "History of Gender
Roles: an international perspective"
followed by films at 9 p.m.
The weekend concludes Sunday
with a coffee house from 1 p.m. to
4 p.m. during which students and
the public may present original
poems, skits, and songs. An
endnote discussion with Sohair
Soukkary, the deputy chief of the
United Nations Development Fund,
will follow. All events will be held
in East Quad and are free.
The weekend is being run by
East Quad and The Campus
Coalition for Women. WQBN, the
Residents Housing Association, the
Michigan Student Assembly, and
Continuing Education for Women
are sponsoring the weekend.

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CORRECTIONS
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Readers who spot errors are encouraged to contact the editors at 764-
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