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Nov. 1, 2004

Davies Discusses International Women In U.S. At CIVIC Annual Meeting

Diana Davies, director of University of Iowa International Programs, will discuss "International Women in the U.S." at the 19th annual meeting of the Council for International Visitors to Iowa Cities (CIVIC) Wednesday, Nov. 3, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the International Center Lounge on the UI campus. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

During her talk, Davies will discuss pending and recent legislation that will impact international women in the U.S. Such legislation includes the 2003 Medicaid Reform Act that allows emergency room staff to ask about immigration status, the Clear Law Enforcement for Criminal Alien Removal (CLEAR) Act that would allow local police officers to enforce immigration regulations, the creation of a new visa status for victims of trafficking and the changes to rules for dependents of students which do not allow them to work or take classes.

CIVIC board members for the coming year will also be elected at the meeting.

For more information or special accommodations to attend this event, call Tom Baldridge, CIVIC executive director, or Marianne Weiss, CIVIC office Manager, at 319-335-0351.

CIVIC serves as host to international visitors invited by U.S. embassies to take part in the International Visitor Program. As a member of the National Council for International Visitors, CIVIC is one of 98 nationwide community organizations that promote intercultural exchange between international leaders, the educational and business community. When a visit includes eastern Iowa, CIVIC arranges for professional consultations and field trips to industrial, scientific, educational and business facilities. Visitors are also invited to participate in the social and cultural life of our communities through home hospitality, sightseeing, cultural and recreational events.

CIVIC is affiliated with International Programs, which consists of a number of offices, centers, degree and academic programs, research projects and services. Organized under the associate provost for academic programs and dean for International Programs, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and community and promote global scholarship, research and service.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: Lois Gray, 319-335-2026, Program: Tom Baldridge or Marianne Weiss, 319-335-0351; Writer: Lois J. Gray