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Actress, Activist Speaks Out on Abuse and Violence, March 27

Angela Shelton, who describes herself as writer, actress, screenwriter, superhero, producer, director, filmmaker, and comedian, has inspired millions with her uplifting memoir, "Finding Angela Shelton," her compelling story and alarming discovery of violence and abuse while surveying women who happen to share her name throughout America. Shelton will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27 in 1005 Constant Hall.

Shelton began her career as a fashion model in Paris and New York, before becoming an actor, writer, award-winning filmmaker and speaker. She co-wrote "Tumbleweeds," which won the 1999 Sundance Film Festival Filmmakers Trophy, and received outstanding reviews for her screenplay, "Charms for the Easy Life." Her documentary, "Searching for Angela Shelton," has won numerous audience and best documentary awards at film festivals.

An outspoken, humorous, and encouraging voice shining a light on a devastating problem affecting one in every four girls and one in every six boys in America, Shelton has touched a chord and inspired the Angela Shelton Joy Campaign. For more information, visit http://www.angelashelton.com/

Shelton's visit to Old Dominion University is sponsored by In Support of Children (ISOC), a nonpartisan, nonprofit service organization that advocates for an end to all forms of child maltreatment, founded at ODU in 1992, and by Prevent Child Abuse Hampton Roads, a volunteer based non-profit organization of concerned citizens committed to the prevention of child abuse in all its forms. For more information, visit http://www.ucantbeatkids.org/

This article was posted on: March 21, 2008

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