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University of Iowa News Release

Aug. 16, 2004

Women's Center Receives Grant For Social Change Training Program

The Women's Resource & Action Center (WRAC) at the University of Iowa has been awarded a grant by the American Friends Service Committee, Central Region, New Initiatives Fund Steering Committee, for its Social Change Training Program. The award of $1,500 will be used to support four workshops in the program during the 2004-05 academic year.

The Social Change Training Program is designed to teach practical activist and community-building skills which support and foster positive connections among individuals, groups, organizations and neighborhoods, so that they may work together to create positive social change.

The 2004-05 program will comprise four workshops, focusing on student organizing and leadership skills, lobbying and policy advocacy skills, strategic media planning and electoral campaign skills. The workshops will be held in September and October of 2004 and March and April of 2005.

For more information, including workshop details and how to register, contact the Women's Resource & Action Center at 319-335-1486.

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

CONTACTS: Media: Monique DiCarlo, WRAC Director, 319-335-1486, monique-dicarlo@uiowa.edu; Writer: Linda Kroon