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Women's Resource and Action Center
5 Old Capitol
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-1486

Release: Immediate

Kubby to lead workshop: 'What do we do next? Organizational planning'

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa City activist and city council member Karen Kubby will lead an upcoming workshop for social activists. "What Do We Do Next? Organizational Planning" is the topic for a workshop Monday, Feb. 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn Street.

The workshop is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC) at the University of Iowa and co-sponsored by the Iowa Citizen Action Network. A $10 donation is requested from those attending; however, some scholarships are available. For scholarship information or to register, call the Women's Center at (319) 335-1486 by Feb. 13. Child care may be provided by volunteers but arrangements must be made by calling the Women's Center by Feb. 10.

The "What Do We Do Next? Organizational Planning" seminar will focus on developing and improving techniques for organizational planning, including strategies for establishing goals and priorities; living out the group's goals by creating a work plan; and how to get "there" from "here."

Kubby has been a community activist in Johnson County since 1979 and is currently serving her third term on the Iowa City City Council. She has been trained through the National Institute for Conflict Resolution in collaborative idea building. She has worked locally on a variety of issues including opposition to registration for the military draft, standing on picket lines with local labor unions, environmental protection, affordable housing, the Nestle boycott, and many others.

Subscribing to a philosophy of democratic socialist feminism, Kubby has been a member of the Socialist Party, USA, since 1980. Many local organizations including the November 1st Coalition, Environmental Advocates, and Spirit Hill have asked her to facilitate their work planning process.