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Release: April 5, 2001

Lewis to speak about World Social Forum April 9

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The International Mondays spring lecture series continues on April 9 with University of Iowa professor Tom Lewis speaking on "A Different World Is Possible: Report from the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil." His presentation, which is free and open to the public, begins at noon in the International Center Lounge on the University of Iowa campus. A free lunch will be served.

Lewis is an associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese in the UI College of Liberal Arts. He has written widely on literary and cultural theory, as well as on topics in Spanish and Latin American culture and society. At the end of January, Lewis attended the World Social Forum (WSF) in Porto Alegre, Brazil. WSF organizers consciously advertised the WSF as "anti-Davos," referring to the annual meeting of proponents of corporate globalization at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Uniting around the theme "A Different World Is Possible," more than 10,000 people participated in the WSF, including delegates from 117 countries. Professor Lewis will describe his experiences at the WSF and place them in the context of recent signs of resistance throughout Latin America.

For more information, contact Fairouz Abu-Ghazaleh, (319) 335-1442.

UI Press and Prairie Lights Bookstore host Dickinson reading

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- In recognition of National Poetry Month, the University of Iowa Press and Prairie Lights Bookstore will sponsor a celebration of the works of Emily Dickinson on Monday, April 9 at 8 p.m. at Prairie Lights Bookstore.

Sheila Coghill and Thom Tammaro, editors of "Visiting Emily: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Emily Dickinson" (University of Iowa Press), will read selections from the anthology.

Coghill and Tammaro will be joined by Ben Doyle, James Galvin, Donald Revell, Jan Weissmiller and Dean Young who will read selections of their favorite Dickinson poems.

For additional information about the reading, contact Megan J. Scott at or call (319) 35-2008. "Visiting Emily" (148 pages; $14.95 paper: ISBN 0-87745-739-5) is available at bookstores or directly from the UI Press by calling 1-800-621-2736.

Women's Center to co-sponsor 'Take Back the Night' march and rally

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A "Take Back the Night" march and rally will be held on Wednesday, April 18, beginning at 7 p.m. in College Green Park, Iowa City. The event, a part of Sexual Assault Awareness month, is co-sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center at the University of Iowa.

Scheduled speakers include Karen Kubby from the Emma Goldman Clinic, Christie Fortman Doser from the Domestic Violence Intervention Project, and Roxie Tullis from Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa. Representatives from the Rape Victim Advocacy Program and People Out Working to End Rape (POWER) will also speak. Musicians Kathryn Musilek and Kelly Carrell and the Graffiti Theatre troupe will provide the entertainment.

"Take Back the Night" rallies and marches are held in many communities throughout the United States as an expression of support for survivors and victims of violence, particularly domestic violence. "Take Back the Night" is a community and individual expression of commitment to work for greater safety for everyone. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about the rally and march, call the Women's Resource & Action Center at (319) 335-1486.