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WCBN kicks
off 'Dreams'
by Rob Kraft
"The genius of African-American music will redeem
this nation from rubble, many, many millennia from
how... Turn your dial to 88.3 FM this February 22-25
end take a heating implement to it 'til it won't budge."
With these inspired words, University radio station
WCBN begins a week-long program of African-Ameri-
can music in conjunction with Black History Month en-
kitled, "Listen to the Color of Your Dreams."
The program will cover a wide variety of African-
American music - everything from jazz to pop to reg-
he- and will feature exclusive interviews with Mal-
*colm X's daughter Attallah Shabazz, tonight at 7 p.m.
Prince may also give an exclusive interview to
;WCBN Saturday at 9 p.m., said LSA sophomore Mark
piney, facilitator of this week's programs.
. Station manager and LSA senior Brad Heavner said
tlje program is intended "to show that American history
can't be dealt with without talking about African-Amer-
can history."
Heavner said the program is part of WCBN's contin-
uing tradition "to expose various different ideas -
*racism, homophobia - and open up people's minds.
Sometimes it takes a sledgehammer."
The program is "an intense bit of programming deal-
ng directly with African-American culture," he said.
(It) serves the purpose of bringing all cultures together
,nd placing them in (the) perspective" of the African-
American cultural experience, he added.
"The program is overflowing because there are so
nany people fighting to get in on the four days," Riney
said. "Even those people in (the program) have more
ideas than are able to fit."
Throughout the program's planning stages Heavner
laid WCBN's staff has shown enthusiasm for the pro-
ject. "We've seen a positive response from (WCBN em-
ployees) to put something together that is really good,"
he said.
Both Heavner and Riney said much of American cul-
Jure fails to recognize the significance of African-Amer-
scan contributions.
"We're demonstrating what we (at WCBN) have al-
Ways believed in," Riley said, "which is the inherent
beauty and diversity of all the races of the world."
WCBN is on the air 24 hours a day. "Listen to the
Color of Your Dreams" will start early Thursday morn-
ing and last until midnight Sunday.

The Michiga
MSA

an Daily - Thursday, February 22, 1990 - Page 3
commission

Rowing for MDAS
Mary Lembke, left, and Suzanne Miller collect money for the Muscular Dystrophy
Association. Both are members of Michigan's Women's Crew, which is sponsoring a Row-
A-Thon this Saturday to raise money for MDA.
Guerillas issue death threat
to Americans in Colombia

gauges cli
women oi
b Diane Cook
omen's Issues Reporter
A booklet revealing the climate
for women on campus will be pub-
lished this April from questionnaire
results collected by the Michigan
Student Assembly Women's Issues
Commission.
Nearly 800 questionnaires have
already been gathered from Univer-
sity students across campus.
Commission Vice-Chair Nicole
Carson, an LSA junior, said the
commission will print the booklet
to evaluate and "raise awareness" of
the campus' atmosphere for women.
Carson said students' personal
experiences will be published in es-
say form - to humanize the study
and to contrast typical statistical
analyses.
"It's easy to argue with statistics;
it's not so easy to argue with real
experiences," Carson said.
Carson said responses, elicited
from both men and women, have.
varied.
"Some women have said that
they're very comfortable," Carson
said. "Then we'll get some incredible
stories of women constantly being
intimidated by men and being un-
comfortable by professors using sex-
ist examples."
Commission Chair Jennifer Van
Valey, an LSA sophomore, said the
study could offer documentation to
instigate change in the classroom,
particularly in the area of gender-neu-
tral language.
Van Valey said she would like to
see the booklet used as a teaching-
tool for faculty and teaching assis-
tants to acquaint them with the per-
vasive problems of sexism on cam-
pus.

[mate for
r campus
A .
"We're not just dealing withiIt
really makes me mad when you -gay
chairman,'" she said. "The probltn
is what that relates to in a larger
sense - women in a male-centered
classroom and how that makes then
feel."
Carson said it will be difficult tQ
estimate printing and distribution
costs until the commission has
compiled the study. The booklet will
be accessible to all students and facT
ulty and will be funded by the Presi,
'We're not just dealing
with 'It really makes
me mad when you say
chairman.' The
problem is ... women
in a male-centered
classroom and how
that makes them feel'
-Jennifer Van Valey
MSA's Women's Issues
Committee Chair
dent's Advisory Commission on
Women's Issues.
"From the beginning it was a
project we supported," said Carol
Hollenshead, chair of the president's
commission. "We are concerned
about the academic climate at, the
University for women and are inter-
ested in these experiences."
Carson said the study reflectsg thi
MSA commission's change in fonu§
from the coordination of womet'§
issues groups to the gathering ainid
dissemination of information 'dr
these issues.

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Americans
hired extra guards and stayed close to home
yesterday because of a guerilla "death to grin-
gos" threat, and the government promised spe-
cial measures to protect them.
"Every American client I've got was on the
telephone this morning asking for more
guards," the owner of a security company that
protects several U.S. companies.
A U.S. oil executive said his company had
canceled all trips outside Bogota by American
employees.
The National Liberation Army, known by
it's Spanish initials ELN, declared Tuesday
that all U.S. interests in Colombia were its

James Donnelly of Detroit and David Kent of
Indianapolis still are held, but the guerrillas
freed the Rev. Francis Amico Ferarri of
Rochester, N.Y. a Roman Catholic priest.
Americans on the U.S. Embassy staff were
told yesterday to stay home except for neces-
sary trips and were being escorted to and from
work by armed guards, an embassy employee
said.
The State Department already had considered
Colombia so dangerous it would only send
people who were single or married and willing
to live apart from their families. Diplomats get
hazard pay for service in Colombia.
No firm figures are available on the number
of Americans in Colombia but past U.S. Em-
bassy estimates have been about 20,000.

military targets.
It has kidnapped1

three Americans in a week.

THE LIST
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

State dept. releases

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human rights report to House and Senate

Meetings
Socially Active Latino Student
Association - 7:30 p.m. in
Angell Hall Rm. 221
Earth Day Organizing Com-
mittee - 7 p.m. on Union 4th
floor
Michigan Video Yearbook -- -
meeting at 7 p.m. in the Welker
Room of the Union
Amnesty International --- cam-
pus group meeting 6 p.m. MLB
2012
UM Cycling --- team meeting and
rollers riding 6 p.m. in the Sports
Coliseum
UCAR --- general body meeting at
6 p.m. in the Union Kuenzel
Room
American Association of
University Professors (AAUP).
-- open chapter meeting on
"Athletics and Academia" at noon
in the Michigan League Michigan
yRoom
Speakers
"Cross-cultural Friendships
and Relationships: Risks and
Rewards" --- part of the Global
Friendship and Dating Series a
brown bag discussion at noon in
the International Center
"Political Change in
Chiefdom Societies: Cycling
in the Late Prehistoric
Southeastern United States" -
-- David Anderson speaks noon-1
p.m. in the Natural Science
Museum Room 2009
"How to Get a Summer Job in
Biology" --- Kerin Borland
speaks at 8 p.m. in the Natural
Science Bldg. 4th floor seminar
rooms
"A Historical Perspective of
Student Movements in the
People's Republic of China" ---
a forum noon-1:30 p.m. in
Room 2233 of the School of
Education Bldg.
"Labor and Popular
Organizations Under Attack
in El Salvador" --- a talk at 8
p.m. in Angell Hall Room 35
"Namibian Independence:
The Elections and Beyond" --
- Siba Grovogui and Paquettta
Palmer speak at 7:30 p.m. in the
Union Kuenzel Room
Resource Ecology &
Management Seminar Series -.
-- Phillip Grime speaks about
exneriVmental studtiesgof nilant

"Foundations for a Natural
Science Paradigm in the
Social Sciences" --- Gary
Johnson speaks at 4 p.m. in the
Rackhams3rd Floor E. Lecture
Room
"Judea and Samaria: Israel's
Key to Survival" --- Ray
Curtis speaks at 7:30 p.m. at
Hillel
"Christianity, Israel, and the
Intifada" --- Clem Reams
speaks at 7:30 p.m. at Hillel
Furthermore
Black History Month Arts at
Mid-day --- Darcy McConnell
reads her poetry at 12:15 p.m. in
the Union Kuenzel Room
Women's Club Lacrosse -
practice 4-6 p.m. in the Coliseum
(5th and Hill)
Northwalk --- the north campus
night time walking service runs
from 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. in Bursley
2333 or call 763-WALK
Safewalk --- the night time safety
walking service runs from 8
p.m.-1:30 a.m. in UGLi 102 or
call 936-1000
ECB Peer Writing Tutors ---
peer writing tutors available for
help on papers 7-11 p.m. in the
Angell/Haven and 611 Church
St. computing centers
Career Planning and
Placement --- careers in law
6:10-7 p.m. Union Pendleton
room; summer job fair workshop
6:10-7 p.m. CP&P library
Free Tutoring --- for all lower
level science and engineering
classes 8-10 p.m. in UGLi Room
307
Oxford Housing --- open house
7-9 p.m. at Oxford housing
(Geddes across from the Arb)
Listen to the Color of Your
Dreams --- a WCBN (88.3)
tribute to African-American
music 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
The Inspector General ---
Nikolai Gogol's play performed
by the University Players at 8
p.m. in the Michigan League's
Mendelssohn Theatre
Deathtrap --- the UM Law
School Arts Committee performs
the play at 8 p.m. in the School
of Education's Schorling
Auditorium
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Crack-
downs in China and Cuba drew
strong criticism from the State De-
partment in its annual human rights
report to Congress yesterday in con-
trast to praise for "a remarkable
opening of the political process" in
the Soviet Union.
The human rights situation on
the West Bank and in Gaza, where
Palestinian Arabs are in the 27th
month of an uprising against Israeli
occupation, was described as "a
source of deep concern."
Assistant Secretary Richard
Schifter, the principal compiler of
the 1,641-page document, contrasted
suppression in China with giant
human rights advances in Eastern
Europe.
He told a House Foreign Affairs
subcommittee that the crackdown on
pro-democracy forces in China last
year "put into reverse, in very short
order, much of the significant
movement in China during the last
10 years."
There was no indication, how-
ever, that the Bush administration
was about to harden its policy to-
ward China, which several members
of Congress have likened to kid-
gloves treatment. Schifter said the
United States must maintain ties to
Beijing in order to bring about im-
provements.

In Cuba, the report said President
Fidel Castro "has taken or fabricated
opportunities to harass, detain or
imprison" 50 human rights advc -
cates while the Marxist government
"silenced many of its leading domes-
tic critics."
The picture of the Soviet Union
was brighter. Under President
Mikhail Gorbachev, the report said,
"the past year witnessed a remarkable
opening up of the political proce s
and improvements in human rights
practices."
Still, the report said, the Soviet
Union "has considerable distance to
go before it will meet the standards
set forth in the Helsinki Final Act"
of 1975, a 35-nation pledge to foster
human rights which included the
Soviet Union.
Though the top leadership no
longer fosters anti-Semitism and ap-
pears embarrassed by it, "there has
been a sharp increase in popular ex-
pressions of anti-Semitic attitudes,"
the report said.
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WASHINGTON (AP) -
Czechoslovak President Vaclav
Havel told Congress yesterday his
nation is "returning to Europe" from
decades of Soviet domination and
asked lawmakers to help by pressing
the Soviet Union to stay on its own
road to democracy.
In a speech to a joint meeting of
the House and Senate that was more
philosophical than political, the
playwright-turned-president also
said Americans need to learn, along
with his country, "how to put moral-
ity ahead of politics, science and
economics."
Havel, who reluctantly accepted
the popular mandate of his country
to lead during its time of rapid tran-
sition, received a two-minute stand-
ing ovation from the standing-room-
only crowd in the House chamber,

and appeared somewhat stiff and.
surprised at the reception.
As he began to speak, U.S. tennis;
star and former Czechoslovak citizen
Martina Navratilova dabbed at her:
eyes with a handkerchief in the top:
row of the visitor's gallery.
Speaking through a translator,*
Havel called Czechoslovakia one of
Eastern Europe's "wayward chil-
dren" and said it wants to coordinates
its return to the economic and politi-
cal mainstream with Hungary,
Poland and other nations emerging
from 40 years of Soviet domination."
The members of Congress came
to their feet when Havel said his
country's peaceful revolution was:
inspired by the U.S. Constitution,:
Bill of Rights and Declaration of In-
dependence. "The inspire us to be:
citizens," he said.

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