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University of Iowa News Release

May 29, 2003

Women's Center Offers New Groups For Summer

The Women's Resource & Action Center at the University of Iowa is offering several support and discussion groups this summer.

"Feminists in the Dark" Movie and Discussion Group will meet on Tuesdays, June 3 through July 15, beginning at 7 p.m., to view films from a variety of genres and engage in informal discussion. This "drop-in" group does not require pre-registration to attend.

"Dealing with Depression" Support Group will meet on Mondays from 5 to 7 p.m., June 9 through July 14. This peer support group is designed to provide an opportunity for participants to connect with peers and explore how depression affects their everyday lives. Pre-registration is required.

"Reach for the Stars" Discussion Group will meet on Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m., June 9 through July 14. This motivational discussion group is designed to explore what gives meaning to participants' lives, to define goals and to develop strategies for overcoming barriers. Pre-registration is required.

"Exploring Individuality through Art" will meet on Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m., June 18 through July 23. This group is designed to provide a fun, safe place for participants to share their own artistic work and will focus on expressing one's creative voice. Pre-registration is required.

To register for any of these groups, or for more information, call the Center at 319-335-1486.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Kerri Barnstuble, 319-335-1486, kerri-barnstuble@uiowa.edu Writer: Linda Kroon.