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CONTACT: LAURIE HAAG
Women's Resource and Action Center
5 Old Capitol
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-1486
e-mail:laurie-haag@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

Panel will discuss 'State of Affirmative Action'

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC) and the Latino-Native American Cultural Center will present a panel presentation and discussion called "Building Hospitable Communities: The State of Affirmative Action" on Thursday, Feb. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Tippie Auditorium (W151) of the Pappajohn Business Administration Building.

The discussion, part of an on-going dialogue on making our communities open and welcoming places for all people, will feature Susan Mask, assistant to the president and director of the UI Office of Affirmative Action; Stephana Colbert, senior associate counsel in the Office of the Vice President for Research; and Jan Warren, chair of the Iowa City Human Rights Commission. The panelists will discuss recent developments in the status of affirmative action policies and suggest strategies for protecting and enhancing the benefits that such policies bring to our communities. The panel will be followed by a discussion period.

For more information, call WRAC at (319) 335-1486.

2/13/98