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CONTACT: COURTNEY REED JENKINS
Women's Resource and Action Center
5 Old Capitol
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-1486
e-mail:courtney-jenkins@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

Women's Center offers discussion group on transcending gender stereotypes

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A six-week discussion group to explore -- and transcend -- the gender stereotypes everyone faces in society will begin meeting Tuesday, June 23 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the University of Iowa Women's Resource and Action Center, 130 N. Madison St., Iowa City.

The group, "Finding Our Own Space -- Transcending Gender Stereotypes," will discuss different issues including beauty, women in the workplace, higher education, sexuality, and relationships.

"Women in our society are faced with a number of stereotypes about the way they should behave that prevent them from acting the way they would prefer," said Shaly Seecharran, group facilitator. "I am interested in working with a group of women so we can throw aside these stereotypes and discover our true capabilities."

For more information, or to register for the group, call the Women's Center at (319) 335-1486.

6/15/98