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Release: April 25, 2002
to present 'Images of Kosovo, Nigeria and Tanzania' April 29
Danny Wilcox Frazier will present "Images of Progress: Kosovo, Nigeria
and Tanzania" from noon-1 p.m.
Monday, April 29 in the International Center Lounge as part of the International
Mondays lecture series. The event is free and open to the public, and a light
lunch will be provided.
Frazier's eight years as a photojournalist, he has held staff positions at
the Moline Dispatch/Rock Island Argus, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and now the Iowa City Press-Citizen. In 1996
Frazier and his wife, Lydia, lived in Nairobi, Kenya where he worked as a
stringer for the Associated Press and freelancer for The New York Times.
Focusing his work on story telling, Frazier has returned to Africa to document
the effects of micro-credit finance as empowerment for working women in Tanzania.
He also covered the 1999 democratic elections in Nigeria. While at the Press-Citizen,
Danny followed the Kraina and Topanica families, refugees of the war in Kosovo,
as they began a new life in America. He returned with Ejup Kraina to Kosovo,
depicting the conditions of family members left behind. Frazier's work has
been recognized at the national, regional and state levels, and he was named
Iowa Press Photographer of The Year in 2000 and 2001.
is the final International Mondays lecture series for the spring 2002 semester.
The series will resume next fall. The series is sponsored by University of
Iowa International Programs and the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization.
For more information or special accommodations to attend this lecture, call
Buffy Quintero, International Programs outreach coordinator, at (319) 335-0345.
Women's Center sponsors lecture on the role of a women's center on a university
The Women's Resource and
Action Center at the University of Iowa will present a lecture by Renee A.
Redd, director of Northwestern University's Women's Center, at 7 p.m. Thursday,
in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library. Ms. Redd will speak on
"The Role of a Women's Center on a University Campus." The lecture
is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception at the
Center, 130 N. Madison St.
In addition, Ms. Redd will
also lead an informal discussion on "Careers in Feminism and Women's
Studies/Activist Careers" from 3-4:30 p.m. Friday, May 3 at the Center.
For more information, call (319) 335-1486.
UI professor screens new film about fighting strip-mining in Appalachia
Waters, an assistant professor of cinema and comparative literature in the
University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will hold a free,
public screening of her new film "Razing Appalachia," at 7 p.m.
Friday, May 3 in Shambaugh Auditorium at the UI Main Library. The 72-minute
documentary about a community fight against mountaintop strip mining in the
coalfields of West Virginia was just completed in January 2002.
May 1998, Arch Coal Inc. announced it would expand its Dal-Tex strip mine
just above the small town of Blair, W.Va. But lifetime residents said too
many in their community had already been bought out or chased away by the
gigantic mine and that Arch Coal's planned expansion was the final threat
to their tranquil way of life. In the face of the blasting and dust caused
by mountaintop mining, 40 families - where there were once 300 - stayed in
Blair. "Razing Appalachia" is the story of their fight against the
second-largest coal company in America, state political leaders, and the 400
union miners whose jobs were on the line.
film premiered at the Valleyfest Independent Film Festival in Knoxville, Tenn.
In March 2002. Upcoming screenings include the Nashville Independent Film
Festival, the Downstream International Film Festival, as well as screenings
organized by local watchdog groups such as American Rivers in Washington,
D.C. and Kentuckians for the Commonwealth.
Women's Center sponsors
'Kids and Money' workshop
"Kids and Money"
will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16 in Meeting Room A of the
Iowa City Public Library. The workshop is the next in the Women and Money
series sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center and The Iowa Women's
Jan Garkey from the Johnson
County Extension Office will talk about how to teach children financial responsibility
and foster effective saving and spending strategies.
Although the workshops in
this series are developed for women, everyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments
will be provided by the New Pioneer Co-op. The workshops are designed for
participants of all income levels and financial goals. Seating and materials
may be limited, so pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
The next workshop in the
Women and Money series will be "Domestic Partnerships," on Thursday,
June 20 presented by Patricia Cain of the University of Iowa College of Law.
To register for any workshop in the series or for more information, contact
the Iowa Women's Foundation at (319) 337-4222 or e-mail Lisa Jo Outlaw at