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Release: Sept. 7, 2000

Navajo artist Elmer Yazzie presents Geneva Lecture Series talk

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Navajo artist Elmer Yazzie, internationally known for his lectures on culture, art and spirituality, will present the Geneva Lecture Series' first 2000-01 free public lecture at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15 at the Becker Communications Building, Room 101.

Yazzie's lecture, "Redemptive Analogies from the Artistic Navajo," is among a series of free and public events planned for his Sept. 14-16 visit to the UI.

An exhibition of Yazzie's paintings will be on display Thursday, Sept. 14 through Saturday at Firststar Bank, 204 Washington Street in Iowa City. A public reception for Yazzie will be held at the bank beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Yazzie will lead a lunch and workshop, "Navajo Culture and the Spirituality of Art," Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Room E109 in the Art Building.

Yazzie teaches at the Rehoboth Christian School in Rehoboth, N.M. He holds a bachelor's degree in art education and spent his childhood on the Navajo Reservations in the towns of Shiprock, and Farmington, N.M.

Samples of Yazzie's artwork can be viewed online at

For more information about Elmer Yazzie's visit, contact Jason Chen, director, Geneva Campus Ministry at (319) 341-0007. Yazzie's visit to the UI is co-sponsored by International Programs, the American Indian and Native Studies Program, and various student religious organizations and Iowa City churches.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations to the event should call Jason Chen, director, Geneva Campus Ministry at (319) 341-0007, 120 N. Dubuque Street, Iowa City.

Women's Center offers 'Women in Touch,' a workshop for lesbian and bisexual women

IOWA CITY, IA -- The Women's Resource & Action Center will offer "Women in Touch," a six-week discussion group for lesbian and bisexual women to reflect on the impact of sexism and homophobia in their lives. The group will meet on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Center, 130 N. Madison Street, beginning Sept. 14.

The workshop curriculum was designed by Affirmations: Gay and Lesbian Cultural Center in Detroit. Sessions include discussions of early childhood experiences, body image, friendships, dating and relationships, intimacy, sexuality, and the lesbian and bisexual women's community.

For more information or to arrange for any necessary accommodations to participate, call the Women's Resource & Action Center at (319) 335-1486