CONTACT: LINDA KROON
Women's Resource and Action Center
130 North Madison St.
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Jan. 22, 2003
Women’s Resource and Action Center offers new discussion groups
The Women’s Resource and Action Center at
the University of Iowa is offering a variety of discussion groups for the
spring semester. All meetings will be held at the Center, 130 N. Madison
Street (across from the Iowa Memorial Union), unless otherwise noted. Group
participation is free; however, a $10 donation is suggested. Pre-registration
is required for some groups. To register, or for more information about any
of the groups, call the Center at (319) 335-1486.
Facing Discrimination Post 9/11 —The group will meet on Sundays from
6 to 7:30 p.m., beginning Feb. 2. It is designed to provide a safe discussion
space for anyone facing discrimination due to the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
Pre-registration is required.
The Gender Puzzle — This weekly group will explore gender through
videos, articles and discussion. People of any gender identity and sexual
orientation are encouraged to join. Participants will meet on Mondays from
7 to 9 p.m. beginning Feb. 3. Pre-registration is required.
Dealing with Divorce: Healing and Finding Personal Power — This drop-in
support group will meet on Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m., beginning Feb. 4.
To check on childcare availability, call (319) 335-1486.
Heart’s Desire — What is it that gives meaning to your life?
Participants will explore this topic through reading, discussion and writing.
This six-week group will meet on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m., beginning March
Lesbian Reading Group —A semester-long discussion group designed to
give lesbian women an opportunity to learn from one another and build a sense
of community. The group will meet from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on the third Thursday
of the month beginning January 23.
Recovering from Abuse: Rebuilding Your Life —An eight-week support
group to meet the needs of women recovering from an abusive relationship.
The group will work to create a supportive peer community that fosters resiliency
and strength. Participants will meet on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. beginning
on Feb. 11.
Single Hip Mamas Group — A drop-in support group for women parenting
on their own will meet on Mondays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. beginning Jan. 27.
The group will seek to provide an environment in which mothers can learn
from each other and celebrate life with their children. Childcare will be
available if participants request it by Thursday of the week prior to the
Transitions – Transgender Support Group — This six-week support
group will provide members a supportive environment in which to share experiences
of transitioning with peers. The group will meet on Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30
beginning Feb. 11. Pre-registration is required.
Whites for Racial Equality Discussion Group — This six-week group
will provide a safe environment for open, honest discussion about race relations.
Participants will focus on self-reflection and creating anti-racist attitudes
and behaviors. The group will meet on Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. beginning
Feb. 19. Participation is open to both men and women.