Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1979-05-041
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r i May 4, 1979 Volume 39 Number 50 Weber State College Ogden, Utah Two conferences with two Is one campus big enough Pro-family includes Schlafly anti Compared to the way the rest of the women are treated in this world, American women should not put themselves down, said Phyllis Schlafly during a noon convocation at Weber State College Thursday. Mrs. Schlafly spoke in conjunction with the Pro Family Conference. She is the founder and national chairman of "Stop ERA". Mrs. Schlafly said women who feel they are oppressed, create a negative outlook on life. Women should not put their own goals before others, the anti-ERA advocate noted. If their own goals are their choice, then it is not compatable with marriage or family. She added women must subordinate their goals toward the husband and the family. Schlafly said women should be positive and feel good about the God given right to create human life. After creating human life, 20 years later you have created a good citizen, she said. If you have another job, after 20 years, you're lucky to get a watch. Men should encourage women to have babies. She said in conclusion that she would keep on fighting the ERA so women would keep all the rights they now have. EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT supporter Stephen J. Leon, WSC professor of mathematics, ties a green ribbon, symbol of ERA support, around the arm ol Jim Parker, WSC student. Leons button says, "It's not kosher to be a male chauvinist pig. conference Before Schlafly began her lecture, the Ogden National Organization for Women (NOW) Chapter passed out pro-ERA literature and green armbands. One member said the reason for doing this was to let people know that the "ERA was alive and well in Utah" and to expose Schlafly for using the ERA for her own political career. The Pro-family Conference y two or human rignts The first week in May has been women's week at Weber State College, including lectures, seminars, panels and displays representing a wide variety of viewpoints, but trying to appeal to all women. The Women's Conference, discussing changes and challenges, and the Pro-family Coalition, presenting the non-working women's concerns, were the main ideological leaders. Fringe activities included a display, with green ribbons for Equal Rights Amendment supporters, from the National Organization of Women. I 4 I J - ERA sponsored lectures concerning abortion, ERA, observance oi the child, an awards luncheon, and pro-family rallies. Conference coordinator was Dorothea Masur. An awards luncheon honoring legislators who best support pro-family legislation was also held, along with a speech by Kitty Wer-thmann on "The ERA Threat to Democracy." groups reading material from the Utah Association of Women's Publications, pro-family buttons, and even a man selling mace. Why, then, were there two main opposing groups representing women? Is pro-family necessarily anti-ERA or anti-abortion? Are women working for women necessarily pro-ERA-or anti-family?Although these questions remain unanswered, participants in both conferences, and adults everywhere, should address these issues. ideologies for both? r :i U- ' 1' I msim I I .- - . 4 ! - k . j ? ' , ' - TIN ... ' PRO-FAMILY SYMPATHIZER Joyce Hamula, conference resource chairman, sells these buttons across the country. Photos by Suzette Ahrendt. Women's conference observes challenges Today's Women Changes and Challenges" was the topic of the fourth annual Women's Conference held here Wednesday and Thursday. "Women Working for Women" examined the various roles, opportunities and barriers confronting today's women in their working world. Workshops, seminars and panels were held both mornings and afternoons. Wednesday workshops included "How the Law Affects You and your Career," by Jane Marquardt, attorney at law; "Federal Women's Program," by Dixie Allen, federal women's program manager for the Air Force Logistics Command; "Career Advancement," by Don Cramer, Hill AFB training & . officer; "Raising Inner Confidence Levels;" "Your AttitudeYour Job," by Carolyn Rains, federal women's program manager;"Administrative-Employee Relations," by Cathie Cox and Suzette Ahrendt, conference coordinators; and "Realities of Change for Women," with a panel composed of Dr. Neila Se-sachari,' WSC associate professor;" Senator Frances Farley, and Helen Young, civic worker. Afternoon seminars discussed stress, successful meetings, and women in professional roles, followed by a film festival. Thursday's session opened with a lecture about Utah women, followed by seminars about goals, job communication, body language, and a panel on women in non-traditional roles.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1979-05-04, Vol. 39, No. 50|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College; A generous grant from the Utah State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.|
|Description||Weber's current student newspaper, the Signpost, first appeared on September 29, 1937. For two years prior to that time, campus news was disseminated via announcements posted on a bulletin board known as the "Signpost". As a result, the masthead of the first issue of the paper itself featured a rudimentary wooden sign with the title spelled out in rustic-looking letters. Over the years the paper has been published continuously, though the look, size and style has changed several times.|
|Subject||College student newspapers and periodicals; Weber State College|
|Publisher Digital||Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Source||University Archives LD5893.W55 S5, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|