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CONTACT: MOLLY GREINER
Women's Resource and Action Center
130 North Madison St.
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-1486
e-mail: molly-greiner@uiowa.edu

Release: Sept. 7, 2001

Iowa Women Initiating Social Change begins fourth year

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Women's Resource and Action Center at the University of Iowa will sponsor a semester-long program titled Iowa Women Initiating Social Change (IWIS). Now in its fourth year, IWIS provides training in direct action, policy work and educational campaigns for social change. Participants will receive 12 hours of training and then select projects to work on for the remainder of the semester. Projects from earlier years include revision of the University of Iowa rape policy and coordination of Iowa City's "Take Back the Night" rally.

Iowa Women Initiating Social Change will meet on the following schedule:

Monday, Sept. 10, 5 to 9 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 24, 5 to 9 p.m.

Monday evenings,7 to 8:30 p.m., beginning Oct. 1

Participants are eligible to earn one semester hour of credit through the Department of Women's Studies. For more information contact the Women's Resource and Action Center at (319) 335-1486.