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CONTACT: Laurie Haag
Women's Resource and Action Center
5 Old Capitol
(319) 335-1486

Release: Immediate

UI Women's Center offers training in public communication skills

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- "Speak Up, Speak Out" is the latest presentation in the "Social Change Training" series sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC) at the University of Iowa. The seminar will be offered Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the UI Community Credit Union on Mormon Trek Boulevard in Iowa City.

Designed to cover basic skills to help activists become more comfortable and effective public speakers - whether at a board meeting, a city council meeting, or a political rally - the seminar's topics will include organizing thoughts, audience analysis and developing performance skills. Participants will practice those skills in workshop sessions.

Facilitators for the seminar are Joan Faber McAlister and Laurie Haag, both graduate students in the UI department of communication studies, who have taught numerous communication courses at the UI and other institutions.

The workshop is open to the public. A $10 donation is requested, and some scholarships are available. To register, call WRAC at (319) 335-1486 by March 6.

The seminar is co-sponsored by UI Student Government.