CONTACT: COURTNEY REED JENKINS
Women's Resource & Action Center
Iowa City IA 52242
WRAC offers discussion group for lesbian and bisexual women
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- "Women in Touch" is a weekly group for lesbian
and bisexual women to reflect on the impact of sexism and homophobia in their
lives. The group, which will begin meeting Tuesday, Aug. 5, and continue meeting
for six weeks, is sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center at the
University of Iowa.
"Women in Touch" was designed by Affirmations: Gay and Lesbian
Cultural Center in Detroit, Mich. The group will discuss such topics as early
childhood experiences, body image, friendships, dating, relationships, intimacy,
sexuality, and the lesbian/bisexual women's community.
The Women's Resource and Action Center has used the outline designed by Affirmations
for the past three years, and has a trained facilitator leading the group,
says Courtney Reed Jenkins, support group coordinator for WRAC. "This
group has been very successful and helpful to lesbian and bisexual women in
the Iowa City community," she adds. "It provides a safe space for
lesbian and bisexual women to explore issues that are integral to their daily
lives. It also simultaneously builds community among women."
Meetings will be held at the Women's Resource and Action Center, 130 North
Madison (across from the Iowa Memorial Union) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more
information or to register, phone (319) 335-1486 .