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Support WRAC with a tax-deductible donation through the UI Foundation

WRAC provides groups, facilitator training, speaker events, individual counseling, community programming, IWIS, and other services with a small budget and the work of many volunteers. Each gift to WRAC is matched many times over by the work of student and community volunteers. All donations, big or small, are appreciated! Donations are tax-deductible.

Donations to the Women's Resource and Action Center Fund support current services and programs including Iowa N.E.W. Leadership. Donations to the Women's Resource and Action Center Endowment Fund help secure the financial future of the Center.

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Support & Discussion Groups

The Women’s Resource and Action Center (WRAC) at The University of Iowa is a diverse community dedicated to fostering women’s individual empowerment and systemic solutions to all forms of oppression. The Center leads and collaborates on projects that serve UI students, staff, faculty, and the greater community. Call 319-756-3456 for more information.

Much of the liveliness and community of WRAC comes from our support, discussion, and enrichment groups. All groups are led by trained facilitators, most of whom are student and community volunteers with interests and skills they want to share.
Group participation is free unless otherwise stated (such as for purchase of supplies needed for group activities), though we do request participants’ help to defray WRAC’s costs with donations of $10 for the total duration of each group, if they can.

Summer Groups

 

Playful Parenting – an Online Book Group

Playful parenting is an approach to parenting that helps nurture close bonds, solve behavior problems, and encourage confidence.  “Play is the child’s way of exploring the world, communicating deep feelings, getting close to those they care about, working through stressful situations, and simply blowing off steam.  That’s why playful parenting is so important and successful in building strong, close bonds between parents and children.”

 

Empowered

This group provides a safe environment in which survivors of sexual violence can focus on recovery in the present through self-empowerment and the practice of self-care.  WRAC Volunteers, in combination with other area organizations, will assist survivors in exploring different forms of self-care.  Additionally, trips to area businesses and/or parks will introduce survivors to ways of accessing self-care locally.  By providing these opportunities to live freely in the present, the group hopes to foster a higher quality of life for the Survivor Community in Iowa City.

 

Feminist Readers & Writers

Open group for feminist readers and writers.
We will choose three feminist books (as a group) to read and discuss throughout the semester.  We’ll also read and discuss group members’ original feminist writing (for those who wish to share their own creative work).
Come with ideas of feminist books you’d like to read this semester.
All generations and genders are welcome.

 

 

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