The Feminist Union sponsored a performance by feminist singer and songwriter Holly Near at the Bardavon Theatre. Active in civil rights, gay rights and anti-war causes, Near founded Redwood Records in 1973, which released B’lieve I’ll Run On…(1979) by Sweet Honey in the Rock and won a Bay Area Music Award—a “Bammie”—for Imagine my Surprise (1979), an “out lesbian” album.