Sept. 5, 2006
River Huston, an award-winning poet, journalist, performer, and activist, will present “Sex 101” on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. in Klinger-Neal Theatre, 3700 Peters Ave., on the campus of Morningside College. The free event, which is sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS) and the Morningside Activities Council (MAC), is open to the public.
Huston will discuss options for safe sex and present negotiation and communication skills that will help prevent risky sexual behavior. Through humor and audience participation, she will help define abstinence as a choice and not a threat, and discuss how alcohol and drugs have an impact on decision-making.
Huston travels throughout the United States speaking on issues related to sexuality, self-esteem, alcohol abuse, HIV and AIDS, and body image. She is the author of three books of poetry and was named the 1995 Poet Laureate of Bucks County, Pa. She was awarded the Dorthea Lange/Paul Taylor Award for the photo-documentary book A Positive Life: Portraits of Women Living With HIV and is the creator of Goddess: A New Guide to Feminine Wisdom. She has appeared on numerous national television and radio shows including CNN’s “Morning Show,” ABC’s “Good Morning America,” “The Montel Williams Show,” and NPR’s “All Things Considered,” among others. She is currently performing her one-woman show Sex, Cellulite and Large Farm Equipment: One Girl’s Guide to Living and Dying in theatres nationwide.
Huston has a bachelor’s degree in music and physical education from Hunter College in New York, N.Y. In 1995, she was honored with a doctor of humanities degree from Albright College in Reading, Pa.