CONTACT: MOLLY GREINER
Women's Resource and Action Center
130 North Madison St.
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Aug. 26, 2002
Iowa Women Initiating Social Change begins fifth year
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 fifth 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. One focus this year will be on the importance of economic justice in
relation to domestic violence.
Iowa Women Initiating Social Change will meet first from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
on Wednesday, Sept. 4 and then meet from 7 to 9 p.m. on Mondays throughout
the rest of the semester.
Participants are eligible to earn one semester hour of practicum credit
through the Department of Women's Studies. For more information contact the
Women's Resource and Action Center at (319) 335-1486.