CONTACT: LAURIE DIX
Women's Resource and Action Center
130 North Madison St.
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: May 15, 2002
Women's Resource and Action Center offers discussion, support groups
The Women's Resource and Action Center at the University of Iowa will offer
a series of summer discussion and support groups, including the following:
-- Interracial Intersections Discussion Group, The Women's Resource
and Action Center is pleased to offer a NEW group this summer. Interracial
Intersections Discussion Group will provide a safe space to have open, honest
discussions about personal, familial and societal issues related to being
involved in an interracial relationships and/or being a person who identifies
as being multi-racial.
"The group is designed to provide a supportive, friendly community to
explore differing perceptions of participants in interracial relationships
as well as societal and familial perceptions," says Group Services Coordinator
Laurie Dix. The group will provide a means to build an extensive resource
base and connect with others in the community. Men, women and couples are
Interracial Intersections Discussion Group will meet at the Womens
Resource & Action Center on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm from June
5 through August 7 (group will NOT meet on July 3 and 10). Participants must
join no later than June 12, and must pre-register before attending. There
is no charge for group participation, but there is a suggested donation of
$10 for the entire group. The group is open to women, men, and couples, but
space is limited, so call the Womens Resource and Action Center at 335-1486
now to reserve your spot in the group.
-- Motherless Daughters, a support group designed for women who have
lost their mothers, will meet at the Center, 130 N. Madison Street, on Thursdays
from 6:30 to 8 p.m., May 23 to
"The purpose of the group is to allow women to voice their concerns,
and needs as they adjust to life without a mother," says group facilitator
Laurie Dix. "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."
Pre-registration is required. There is no charge for group participation,
but a $10 donation is suggested. To register, call (319) 335-1486.
-- Single Moms Support Group, a drop-in support group designed to
help women cope with parenting on their own, will meet at the Center on Monday
evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m., June 3 to August 12.
"This group fosters open discussion and support to help women build
on their strengths," says Laurie Dix, group coordinator. "The goal
of the group is to reduce isolation and build community among women."
Childcare will be available for group members who request it by the Thursday
before each meeting. Call (319) 335-1486 to register.
-- Women in Touch will meet on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., June
11-July 16. This six-week discussion group will give lesbian and bisexual
women the opportunity to reflect on the impact of sexism and homophobia in
Designed by Affirmations: Gay and Lesbian Cultural Center in Detroit, the
group sessions include: early childhood experiences; body image; friendships,
dating, and relationships; intimacy; sexuality; and the lesbian/bisexual women's
The group's main goal is to empower bisexual and lesbian women to learn
from one another. "Women in Touch allows women who might not have affirmation
in other areas of their lives to come together each week and help each other
grow," says the group's facilitator. To register, call (319) 335-1486.