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UIS Women’s Center chosen to host downstate discussion

September 12, 2006

SPRINGFIELD – On September 7 the Women's Center at the University of Illinois at Springfield hosted an Anti-Violence Initiative focus group of the Chicago Foundation for Women. UIS was the only downstate site chosen to host such a session.

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Center Director Lynn Otterson said that invitees included several UIS students, faculty, and staff as well as community residents involved in anti-violence efforts, representatives from local churches, civic organizations, athletics, and service providers.

Over the coming year, the Anti-Violence Initiative will work to develop a public awareness campaign, a grassroots strategy to involve community-based organizations, and a blueprint report designed to answer the question: What will it take to make Illinois the safest state in the country for women and girls?

Founded in 1986, the CFW is one of the largest women's funds in the world. Its core values include gender-specific funding, diversity, access, and choice. For more information about the Foundation, go to http://cfw.org/NETCOMMUNITY/Page.aspx?&pid=183&srcid=-2. For more information about the UIS Women's Center, contact Otterson at 206-7173.

    The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs – 21 bachelor’s, 20 master’s, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.
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