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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

WRAC discussion to explore social change through coalition work

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The fundamentals of how coalition work can lead to social change will be the topic of a brown bag lunch discussion set for Tuesday, July 28 at 12:10 p.m. at the University of Iowa Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC), 130 N. Madison, Iowa City.

WRAC Director Monique DiCarlo will facilitate the discussion, which will include the basics of coalition work, sharing experiences about what has been successful and what was most challenging. The July 28 meeting is intended to help lay a foundation for a Social Change Training Seminar on Coalition Building to be held in April 1999.

"I get frustrated watching groups repeat the mistakes we made in the past, especially related to diversity issues," DiCarlo said. "This discussion is one way to keep our lessons alive and continue making a difference."

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call the Women's Center at (319) 335-1486.

7/23/98