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CONTACT: MEG HAMMES or MONIQUE DE CARLO
Women's Resource and Action Center
5 Old Capitol
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-1486

Release: Immediate

"Let's Go to the Movies" group meets at Women's Center

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- "Let's Go to the Movies!", a new group offered by the Women's Resource and Action Center at the University of Iowa, is meeting now through March 11.

The group gathers to watch classic movies, as well as movies released within the past eight years, which portray African American women. After watching the films, the group holds discussion sessions that focus on the images of African American women and how these images are portrayed in these movies. "This is an important group because it gives women of diverse backgrounds an opportunity to learn and discuss how African-American women have been portrayed in Black movies," explains Kia-Rai, facilitator of the group.

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

2/12/99