CONTACT: MEGAN LEVAD OR LAURIE HAAG
Women's Resource and Action Center
130 North Madison St.
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Oct. 6, 1999
Women's Center offers 'Being Free' workshop
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A workshop to address issues that
often affect young women in romantic relationships will be Tuesday, Oct. 12
from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the University of Iowa Women's Resource and Action
Center, 130 N. Madison St.
The workshop, "Being Free: Everyday Acts for Healthy
Relationships," is part of "Everyday Acts of Sheroes," an ongoing series of
monthly workshops on the opportunities that young women have every day to
impact their own lives and the lives of others in a woman-positive way.
The "Being Free" program is one of many community
activities taking place in October to recognize National Domestic Violence
Awareness Month. Liz Fitzgerald, director of education for the Rape Victim
Advocacy Program; Kristie Fortmann Doser of the Domestic Violence Intervention
Program and UI junior Molly Grogan will speak on topics ranging from rape
and sexual, physical and emotional abuse by an intimate partner, to losing
one's selfhood in a relationship. The speakers will also engage in discussion
with workshop participants about varied impressions and experiences.
"Everyday Acts of Sheroes" gives women the chance
to explore many topics pertinent to their lives, says UI undergraduate Angie
Lellig, WRAC Advisory Board liaison. "The 'Being Free' program is especially
important, I think, because it addresses relationship issues that usually
don't get much attention, such as sexual abuse and rape by an intimate partner,
and keeping sight of your own goals and life-path when you enter a relationship,"
"Everyday Acts of Sheroes" will continue through the
fall and spring semesters with programs on the second Tuesday of each month.
Future programs will address topics such as supportive friendships, de-stressing
during hectic times, career planning and getting involved with international
For more information on "Being Free: Everyday Acts
for Healthy Relationships," or to arrange for accommodations necessary to
participate, please call (319) 335-1486.