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New Support Group Resource for UI African American Students

Starting this fall from September 7 through November 30, there is a new support group for African American students called Being Black at Iowa. Meetings will be held on Wednesdays from 12-1 p.m. at the Women's Resource & Action Center (WRAC), which is located at 230 N. Clinton Street in Iowa City. (Some of you will know this location as the old Bowman House.)

The support group is open to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who identify as African American/Black. Interested students can come to the support group when it works for their schedule.

The support group could be an opportunity for students to process a variety of wellness concerns such as:

a. How to thrive when you are "the only one" in your classes (Isolation/marginalization)
b. Micro-aggressions experienced on campus
c. Black identity in Iowa City
d. Academic and/or social pursuits for success
e. Other issues/concerns

The support group will be co-facilitated by Simone Young, PhD from University Counseling Service and Tabitha Wiggins, MS from the Vice President for Student Life office.

For more information about this support group, please contact simone-young@uiowa.edu or tabitha-wiggins@uiowa.edu.  

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Posted On: 
Aug 11th, 2016