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Women's Resource Center hosts speaker Oct. 26

By Kareem El Dahab
Student Writer, College of Liberal and Fine Arts

(Oct. 25, 2005)--The UTSA Women's Resource Center (WRC) and the Women's Studies Institute present Jolyn Mikow, UTSA assistant professor of social work, speaking on domestic violence issues in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities.

The lecture, part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and GLBT Pride Month, is noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Frio Street Building Room 1.402 on the UTSA Downtown Campus.

"We don't want [the GLBT community] to be marginalized," said Claudia Rodriguez, staff clinician at UTSA Counseling Services and coordinator of the Women's Resource Center. "We want everyone to attend specifically to help build awareness."

With a number of resources and services, WRC aims to educate and inform the university community about women's issues and diversity.

In coordination with WRC, Counseling Services also is a place to discuss issues regarding domestic violence. The Counseling Services staff is focused on generating awareness in order to prevent domestic violence on or off campus. Counseling Services resources include individual therapy, support groups, psycho-educational classes, campus health and cultural fairs, presentations and educational literature on self-care and violence prevention.

For more information on WRC, contact Claudia Rodriguez at (210) 458-4140.

For more information on UTSA Counseling Services, call (210) 458-4140.

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