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By DAHLIA DEAN reflect women's feelings about the
The Women's Crisis Center in 42nd anniversary of the bombing of
Ann Arbor sponsored their first an- Nagasaki, Japan during WWII, along
nual Free Women's Music and Crafts with attitudes toward today's nuclear
Festival last Sunday. The festival - weapons.
held at West Park - was intended to "Women's feelings were reflected
provide women musicians, perform- in poetry and songs specifically
ers, and artisans an opportunity to related to violence against women
display their talents in a relaxed, fes- and the earth, nuclear weapons and
tival atmosphere. United States Government's use of
"Women as a whole are not of- nuclear weapons," said one anony-
fered as many chances to perform as mous volunteer at the Women's Cri-
are men," said Karen Cooper, one of sis Center.
the festival's coordinators. Cooper Marjorie Winklewicca, a Peace
estimates that 250 to 300 women at- March participant, also addressed
tended the festival, and approximately women's feelings about the 42nd an-
12 men. niversary of Hiroshima. Winklewicca
Throughout the day women arti- discussed the abuses connected with
sans were selling Guatemalan wrist- violence in society, war and the op-
bands, T-shirts proudly displaying -pression of women and minorities.
messages like 'Aging is beautiful', Local and national peace and so-
other forms of apparel, and fortune cial change groups displayed
readings. Folk, dance, women's, and information about their activities at
sing-a-long music accompanied the the festival.
craft displays. The Women's Crisis Center, ree-
"It opened us up to the communi- ognized as one of the first rape cen-
ty and now, as a result more people ters in the country, has been in Ann
know about us. In addition, a lot of Arbor since 1972. As a non-profit,
people who came by had a really grassroots organization, it is sup-
good time," said Cooper. ported by contributions from com-
The festival was also designed to munity members.
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Three-year old Matthew Stinson splashes his mother Laura and eight month old sister Rachel as they wait
for their father, Russell, outside Burton Tower.
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"The police are the biggest item
in our budget, and we ought to be
paying attention to them in great
detail," said councilmember Kathy
Edgren (D-Fifth Ward).
Police accountability for cases of
alleged misconduct surfaces periodi-
cally in council, often in response to
student complaints about police
procedures during political demon-
strations. But several charges of po-
lice brutality and racism in the last
few months have brought the issue
to a new head.
Several students lodged com-
plaints of brutality against the police
after a group of more than thirty of-
ficers dispersed a crowd of 1,000
people gathered on Church Street af-
ter the Art Fairs July 25. The com-
plainants testified at last week's city
council meeting that officers hit or
pushed them during the police ac-
The students who testified say
they are determined to fight for some
form of police accountability. Jon
Bhushan, an MSA business school
representative who testified to coun-
cil last week, said he would be will-
ing to agree to a bipartisan review
panel made up of councilmembers if
the council did not approve a citi-
But some Republicans say the
most important issue that emerged
from the incident on Church Street
is not how to control police behav-
ior, but how to control the
potentially violent crowds which
congregate after the Art Fairs.
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