By VERONICA WOOLRIDGE
"Let's not forget the reality of
AIDS," Richard Dunne, executive
director of Gay Men's Men's Health
Crisis of New York City told an
audience of over 200 in the East
Quad Auditorium yesterday. "People
With his keynote address, "AIDS:
A Disease of Human Beings",
Dunne began a two-day AIDS
forum, sponsored by the RC's 20th
According to Dunne, treatment of
the social and medical implications
of the disease has been restricted by
conservative sensitivity. "It is more
important to protect the spread of
AIDS than the feelings of citizens
sensitive to sex," he said.
The disease can be contained
because there is no new technology
required to prevent the spread of the
virus, Dunne said. Two tools -
condoms and sterile needles - are
not being promoted, even though
they can save lives. He attributes the
lack of promotion and awareness to
people who are not dealing openly
and honestly about sexuality.
Nicole Pinskey, an RC junior and
safe sex specialist who attended the
address, said, "People are responding
to the AIDS Issue in a very limited
extent. Very few people are aware."
Dunne stressed that education and
laws are needed to minimize the
discrimination of AIDS patients and
most discrimination is perpetrated by
After the keynote address, nine
panel discussants put a human face
on the AIDS disease. They brought
the issue down to a local level and
explained organizations and
programs within the community that
are designed to educate the public and
dispel some of the myths.
The AIDS forum will culminate
with -the presentation of William
Hoffman's award-winning play "As
Is" Performed by the River of
Understanding Ensemble on Friday
in the RC Auditorium at 8 p.m.
The Michigan Daily-Friday, March 25, 1988-Page 5
By JIM PONIEWOZIK
Most mornings, a student walk-
ing through the Fishbowl can expect
to pass by groups selling coffee and
doughnuts. But the tables usually
aren't run by students dressed up as
middle-aged women, shouting right-
That was the case yesterday
morning as several members of the
Lesbian and Gay Rights Organizing
Committee (LaGROC) posed as the
fictitious group Ladies Against
Women in a tongue-in-cheek effort
to raise money and social
The students satirized conserva-
tive groups - which they say have
opposed women's and lesbian/gay
rights - by spouting anti-feminist
slogans to their customers in high-
pitched accents and handing out fliers
declaring "Burn faggots... what was
good enough for the Dark Ages is
good enough for the Reagan Years!"
"We're trying to link oppressions
in a really weird way," said Carol
Wayman, leader of LaGROC and
member of the United Fruit Com-
pany, the LaGROC street theater
troupe which ran the stand.
Many of the passers-by were
amused by the parody, but some
were unsure whether the group was
actually serious in its requests.
"This is a satire, isn't it?" asked
an unidentified and puzzled student.
The student would not give his.
opinion of the event, but said "I'll
show (the fliers) to my roommates..
They'll get a laugh out of it."
The fliers that the group dis-
tributed included a list of "requests"
about issues including foreign policy,
("Make America a man again. Invadet
abroad!"), birth control, and equal
pay for equal work.
"Fifty-nine cents is too much. It
is unladylike to accept money fors
your work," the flier said, referring
to studies which have shown that'
working women earn 59 cents for
every dollar earned by men.
The group also passed out a cer-
tificate of "heterosexual privilege,"
which granted the rights to be "able.
to make known your sexual orienta-
tion without ridicule or rejection (or)'
losing your job... to live openly
with the person(s) that you love" -
rights the group say are denied to,
gays and lesbians.
A LaGROC member who asked
not to be identified said the costumes'
- which included wigs and gaudy
floral print dresses - were an at-
tempt "to draw attention to the sek°°
roles that society pushes on peoplel"
by reflecting stereotypes about how'
"normal" women should dress. '
Wayman said the troupe has held
similar fundraisers in the past and
has also made a full-length film. The
proceeds from the doughnut sale will
go to LaGROC.
P olis h pianist Daily Photo by KAREN HANDELMAN
Kazimierz, a Polish doctoral student in the Music School, performs classical music in the Union as part of a
continuing series entitled "Arts at Mid-Day".
Sexism seminar panelists call
for University policy revisions
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By VICKI BAUER
The University must revise
policies concerning day care, sex-
ual harassment, and recruitment
and retention of women of color
faculty, said four women panelists
at a seminar about sexism held
The seminar - sponsored by
the Sexual Assault Prevention and
Awareness Center - was the third
of five lunch hour discussions
about sexism in society.
Representing views of women
faculty, staff, and students, the
panelists told a crowd of about 30
that though sexism is less flagrant
at the University today, policy and
attitude changes still need to be
ONE OF THE most needed
changes appears to be an expanded
daycare policy, said the panelists.
"The University fails to recog-
nize that people have lives outside
the University," said Affirmative
Action Program Associate Shar-
Spieser said .she is forced to
taK vacationa dys from work
when her one-year-old child is
"The University, as an em-
ployer, does not do enough for
working parents. It's an incredible
struggle to meet demands," said
panelist Laurie Burns, manager of
'The University, as an
employer, does not do
enough for working
- Laurie Burns,
computer center manager
the University's Computer Cen-
THE PANELISTS also
called for an increased effort to re-
cruit more minority faculty mem-
bers, said English Prof. and pan-
elist June Howard.
Howard believes women of
color graduate students and faculty
face obstacles because there are
not many minority faculty mem-
bers to act as mentors.
BUT SHE said women faculty
members hold more decision-
making positions at the Univer-
sity today than when she started
working at the University in
The panelists also agreed that
the University's sexual harass-
ment policy needs to be revised to
include harassment due to race,
age, and consentual relationships
between students and faculty.
"(The policy) stereotypes vic-
tims as young, white, blond
women. It needs to be revised.
SAPAC DIRECTOR Julie
Steiner said under the present pol-
icy a University faculty member
can be fired if found guilty of
sexual harassment. She said no
faculty member has been fired for
sexual harassment in the past but
cited a case where a faculty mem-
ber willingly left the University
before being fired.
Speaker defends Israel
By LIZ ROHAN
Ephraim Poker, midwest
representative for Betar, a n
international Zionist youth group,
presented his interpretation of the
current situation in the West Bank as
he concluded yesterday's "Zionist and
Proud," a day-long celebration of
Keith Hope, an LSA sophonore
and the student organizer of Tagar, a
college branch of Betar, explained
that speakers like Poker are invited
"to show that people support Israel
and not everyone is against them."
Poker began his presentation by
suggesting that the media creates
much confusion between the image
and the reality of current conflicts in
"History and a good look at
reality can improve this," he said.
To emphasize the importance of
history, Poker outlined the history
of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Arabs have initiated violence,
upon the Israelites for decades, he
said. The old formula of the Middle
East was once "prove that you are
the most vicious enemy to Israel,"
But violence is not the solution
to this conflict, Poker said. "As long,
as the tools of peace are violence and
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