CONTACT: MEGAN LEVAD or LAURIE HAAG
Women's Resource and Action Center
130 North Madison St.
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Sept. 13, 1999
Women's Center announces new program series for young women new to campus
IOWA CITY, Iowa Being able to impact your own life and the lives
of others in a woman-positive way is the focus of a new program at the Women's
Resource and Action Center (WRAC) geared to young women new to the University
"Everyday Acts of Sheroes" is a series of monthly workshops designed
to demonstrate how accessible and practical feminism and the WRAC are.
The first workshop, "Splash!: Everyday Acts for Diving Into Your New
Life," will be held Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Kirkwood
Room of the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU). Participants will be introduced to
the UI and Iowa City community, and specifically to the many woman-oriented
resources and activities.
"I think it's important that young women are given the opportunity to
recognize that feminism isn't some abstract, scary, unapproachable ideology,
but it can be a way to look at our everyday acts," says Megan Levad, coordinator
of the program, and a UI undergraduate student. I'm also really excited to
introduce more people to the Women's Center. It's been a place of support
and learning for me, and I'd love to help more young women to feel confident
using the center."
Program topics will range from healthy friendships, de-stressing during
hectic times, and career planning to getting involved with international women's
issues. The monthly sessions will include educational presentations with guest
speakers, as well as discussion and community-building activities. "Everyday
Acts of Sheroes" will continue through the fall and spring semesters with
programs held at the IMU on the second Tuesday of each month. Subsequent seminars
will be held at the Women's Resource and Action Center, directly across the
street from the IMU.
For more information on "Everyday Acts of Sheroes," or to arrange for
accommodations necessary to participate, please call the Women's Center at