CONTACT: LAURIE HAAG
Women's Resource and Action Center
5 Old Capitol
Iowa City IA 52242
Kubby to lead workshop: 'What do we do next? Organizational planning'
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa City activist and city council member Karen
Kubby will lead an upcoming workshop for social activists. "What Do
We Do Next? Organizational Planning" is the topic for a workshop Monday,
Feb. 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library,
123 S. Linn Street.
The workshop is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Women's Resource
and Action Center (WRAC) at the University of Iowa and co-sponsored by
the Iowa Citizen Action Network. A $10 donation is requested from those
attending; however, some scholarships are available. For scholarship information
or to register, call the Women's Center at (319) 335-1486 by Feb. 13. Child
care may be provided by volunteers but arrangements must be made by calling
the Women's Center by Feb. 10.
The "What Do We Do Next? Organizational Planning" seminar
will focus on developing and improving techniques for organizational planning,
including strategies for establishing goals and priorities; living out
the group's goals by creating a work plan; and how to get "there"
Kubby has been a community activist in Johnson County since 1979 and
is currently serving her third term on the Iowa City City Council. She
has been trained through the National Institute for Conflict Resolution
in collaborative idea building. She has worked locally on a variety of
issues including opposition to registration for the military draft, standing
on picket lines with local labor unions, environmental protection, affordable
housing, the Nestle boycott, and many others.
Subscribing to a philosophy of democratic socialist feminism, Kubby
has been a member of the Socialist Party, USA, since 1980. Many local organizations
including the November 1st Coalition, Environmental Advocates, and Spirit
Hill have asked her to facilitate their work planning process.