CONTACT: LAURIE HAAG
Women's Resource & Action Center
Iowa City IA 52242
New discussion group will focus on "Women's Identity"
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- "Women's Identity: Change and Personal Growth"
is a structured discussion group focusing on self-esteem and empowerment of
women. The group will meet each week from 6:30 to 8 p.m. beginning Tuesday,
Aug. 12, at the Women's Resource and Action Center, 130 North Madison Street
on the campus of the University of Iowa.
Group discussions will be led by Bernardita Llanos, UI visiting professor
of Spanish and trained facilitator. The discussions will cover eight topics:
making dreams a reality in a diverse and multicultural society; images of
women in our society and how they affect us; women as care-givers - our relations
with family and friends; intimate relationships and the act of concession;
women's feelings and ways of knowing; imagining worlds - reading and writing;
empowerment and self-determination; and starting a journey.
"This group will provide a place to share strengths, concerns, and ways
to build community," says Monique DiCarlo, director of the Women's Resource
and Action Center. "Women need a place to make their dreams their reality,
and this group encourages them to do that."
For more information or to register, phone (319) 335-1486.