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.
In a culture with high beauty standards, it is easy to develop negative thoughts about ourselves; leading to poor body image.
Anyone is welcome to join our group to discuss ways in which we can learn to love our bodies, building confidence and strength in ourselves.
Freshman and/or transfer students seeking to learn more about University of Iowa’s Campus, remedies for homesickness, how to survive your first exam, and learn to rock your roommate situation.
A welcoming and accepting space where we work to recognize and come to terms with the mental illness of loved ones, discuss ways in which to support them throughout their journey with their illness, and consider methods for bringing about our own healing and self-care.
Open group for feminist readers and writers.
We will read and discuss feminist books and essays throughout the fall, beginning with any books or other published work by Alison Bechdel. At our first meeting we will discuss Bechdel’s work and we will select material to read for the remaining meeting dates. We’ll also read and discuss group members’ original feminist writing (for those who wish to share their own creative work).
A support group for trans people and their allies. We work to extend across feelings of isolation and confusion to the connections that can grow through community discussion.