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Release: June 7, 2001

Women’s Center offers eight-week workshop on 'coming out'

The Women’s Resource and Action Center at the University of Iowa will offer "Coming Out," an eight-week discussion group beginning Wednesday, June 20. The group will explore the joys and concerns surrounding the process of coming out.

"Coming out as lesbian, gay, or bisexual is a life-long process," says Keri Neblett, support group coordinator at the Center. "The discussion group places an emphasis on education and individual integrity. Members have the freedom to define themselves, their sexuality, and their spirituality in a community that will maintain all confidentialities."

To register and get the meeting schedule, call (319) 335-1486.

Women’s Center offers workshop on cultivating forgiveness

IOWA CITY, Iowa --The Women's Resource and Action Center at the University of Iowa will offer "Cultivating Forgiveness," a group designed to help participants explore unresolved painful experiences and learn more about the psychological and physical health benefits of forgiveness.

"This group is important especially for women because we often get weighed down by negative and painful experiences that are overlooked or treated as insignificant by others. We have a lot of things to be angry about, and the ability to cultivate and practice forgiveness contributes to our health," says Sharron Walker, facilitator of the group. The group structure will be based in part on Mariah Burton Nelson’s book "The Unburdened Heart: Five Keys to Forgiveness and Freedom."

"Cultivating Forgiveness" will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings, June 19 through July 24 at the Center, 130 N. Madison.

Pre-registration is required. Call the Center at (319) 335-1486.

Women's Center offers support group for motherless daughters

"Motherless Daughters," a support group designed for women who have lost their mothers, will be offered on Wednesday evenings beginning June 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the University of Iowa Women's Resource and Action Center, 130 N. Madison Street.

"The purpose of the group is to allow women to give voice to their concerns and needs as they adjust to life without a mother," says group facilitator Julie Marty. "Women are encouraged to build support for each other, to discuss ways to handle common concerns, and to find creative ways to continue along a healing path."

For more information, call (319) 335-1486.