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Women's Resource & Action Center
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-1486
Release: Immediate

WRAC sponsors earrings workshop, 'Coming Out' discussion group

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A workshop on making earrings with beads is being sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Grant Wood Room (Room 253) of the Iowa Memorial Union at the University of Iowa.

The workshop will be taught by Dawn Hartwig of Dawn's Hide and Bead Away and will teach techniques for creating earrings by stringing beads. All materials, including hand-made glass beads, will be supplied. A donation of $15 is requested to pay for the expenses of the workshop. Class size is limited, so call (319) 335-1486 to register.

CONTACT: LAURIE HAAG (319) 335-1486


IOWA CITY, Iowa -- "Coming Out," an eight-week discussion group that begins Aug. 5, will explore the joys and concerns surrounding the process of coming out as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. The discussion group is sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC) of the University of Iowa.

"Coming out is a life-long process," says Courtney Reed Jenkins, support group coordinator for WRAC. "This group places an emphasis on individual integrity without pressure to come out. The group gives members the freedom to define themselves, their sexuality and their spirituality in a community that will maintain all confidentialities."

The group meets at the Women's Resource and Action Center, 130 North Madison St., Iowa City, (across from the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus). For more information or to register, call (319) 335-1486.