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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: 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.