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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 22, 2003

'Between the Waves' Inter-Generational Feminist Dialogue Series Begins Sept. 25

"Between the Waves," a dialogue series for feminists of all ages (as well as those who don't use that word to describe themselves), will begin with a Brown Bag Discussion at the Women's Resource & Action Center (WRAC) on Thursday, Sept. 25, beginning at noon.

Throughout the year, WRAC will host regular brown-bag discussions designed to facilitate a dialogue between generations of feminists -- second wave/third wave, baby-boomers/Generation X/everyone before, during and after. The discussions will examine issues common to participants from different experiences and age groups, to explore both differences and commonalities, and to create relationships that benefit all participants.

"I often hear feminists of all ages say something like 'I just don't get...' and fill in the blank with anything from 'transgender' to 'women's festivals' to 'riot girls' and on and on. The truth is, we have more in common than we think, and we need to engage in dialogue with each other in order to find those points of commonality and to learn from each other," says Laurie Haag, WRAC Program Developer and creator of the dialogue series.

The discussion is open to everyone, and participants are welcome to bring their lunch with them and to come and go as their schedules permit.

For more information, or to arrange for needed accommodations to participate, please call the Women's Center at 319-335-1486.

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

CONTACT: Laurie Haag, 319-335-1486, laurie-haag@uiowa.edu; Writer: Linda Kroon