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The Weekday Film Festival
The Weekday Film Festival will feature Moonlight on Oct. 19.

Weekday Film Festival

SAPE Committee hosts films and discussions to explore gender and sex

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Committee (SAPE), an initiative of Student Wellness and Health Promotion, is hosting the “Weekday Film Festival” during the fall semester, screening a different film each month. All screenings will be held in the Trabant University Center Theater at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

The festival kicked off on Sept. 21 with the documentary Sex(Ed): The Movie, which examined how sex education films have changed from 1910 to the present. The film was followed by an open discussion led by Adam Foley, Office of Equity and Inclusion’s associate director of diversity and inclusion. Students shared personal stories of how they first learned about sex, and engaged in conversations about the historical foundations of sex education films, and the role they have played in shaping modern views of sex and sexuality. Foley challenged the audience to think about how they might talk about sex with their children, as future parents. The festival continues on Oct. 19 with 2017 Oscar winner for best picture  Moonlight, followed by Screen Actor’s Guild and NAACP award winning film Hidden Figures on Nov. 16. The final film of the festival will be Boys Don’t Cry on Dec. 7, starring Academy Award Best Actress winner, Hilary Swank. Special guest speakers will host Q&A sessions after each film and will address an array of topics related to homophobia, gender equity, sexual harassment, and gender identity.

Student Wellness and Health Promotion is partnering with the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) to offer a rewards program for students who attend specified Student Wellness and OISS events, including all of the films that are part of the SAPE “Weekday Film Festival.” Rewards for attending events are tiered, with the first reward given after attending three sponsored events. Prizes include Barnes and Noble, Starbucks, and Honeygrow gift cards, as well as a free UD sweatshirt and chances to win an iPad Mini 4. For more information about the rewards program, visit http://sites.udel.edu/studentwellness/engagement-rewards-program/

Current cosponsors for the film festival include Office of Equity and Inclusion, kNOw MORE, Planned Parenthood Generation Action, Haven, MASCC (Men Active in Societal and Cultural  Change),and Division of Student Life Student Diversity and Inclusion. If your office or RSO is interested in cosponsoring a film, please contact Megan Bittinger at megbitt@udel.edu

For more information about the Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Committee, visit http://sites.udel.edu/sapeatud/

 


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