Filmmaker Angela Shelton
Featured at 22nd Annual Sexuality Week
Director, producer, writer and star will present
her new film as part of Feb. 3-15 event
Contact: Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980
ALBANY, N.Y. (February 2, 2005) -- Angela
Shelton, writer, director, producer and star
of “Searching for Angela Shelton,” will
present her film on Tuesday, Feb. 8 in the
Campus Center Ballroom at 7:30 p.m. as part
of UAlbany’s 22nd annual Sexuality Week.
Through the film and accompanying discussion,
Shelton aims to bring awareness to child abuse
and violence against women. Shelton’s
focus is to inspire survivors to heal and stop
the chain of abuse in their lives, as well
as give them the tools to succeed. She brings
a message of hope, inspiration and a new way
to look at turning the life of a victim into
that of a survivor not only surviving but living
a profoundly enriched life.
Coordinated by the
Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program of the
University Counseling Center and funded by
the Student Association, Sexuality Week is
being observed for the 22nd year at UAlbany.
The event will run from Thursday, Feb. 3
through Tuesday, Feb. 15.
During the two decades that Sexuality Week
has been in existence at the University at
Albany, college students across the nation
have been faced with critical issues and choices.
Concerns related to gender issues, HIV/AIDS,
relationships, identity, and reproductive health
have remained at the forefront across time.
In recognition of these issues for students, the content of programs within
Sexuality Week reflect these key themes. In this way, the program hopes to
meet the needs of students as well as to provide a retrospective and prospective
look at the issues.
All programs will be presented or supervised
by individuals with expertise in the topic
Other highlights include singer and songwriter
Meredith LeVande, who will present an interactive
lecture and slide show titled, “Women, Pop Music, and Pornography” on
Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. in Campus Center 375. The presentation reveals the
large corporate ownership of pornography and its interest in portraying women
in ways that promote pornography.
Project SHAPE (Sexual Health and Peer Education)
members will host a series of exhibits in the
Campus Center lobby from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Feb. 7-10. The exhibits will include information
as well as handouts and brochures on topics
such as contraception, sexually transmitted
diseases, HIV/AIDS, and breast and testicular
cancer. A series of lectures have also been
planned to discuss these issues in greater
The program wraps up with three performances
of “The Vagina Monologues,” by
Eve Ensler. The show will run on Feb. 16 and 17 at Page Hall (downtown campus)
at 8 p.m. A third performance is scheduled for Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. in the Performing
Arts Center Recital Hall (uptown campus). Coordinated by the Albany Vagina Women,
a group of UAlbany students and alumni, “The Vagina Monologues” at
UAlbany have raised more than $12,000 for local rape crisis and domestic violence
shelters in previous years.