Jennifer Weiss-Wolf

Jennifer Weiss-Wolf: Periods Gone Public

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 6:00pm


Vanderbilt Hall at NYU Law: Greenberg Lounge, 40 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

6:00 p.m. - Check-in + reception with hors d'oeuvres
6:30 p.m. - Program starts
7:45 p.m. - Program ends, book signing follows

In an otherwise treacherous political era for women’s bodies and health, activists and lawmakers are advancing a new, affirmative agenda – for the very first time, one that meshes menstruation and public policy. From tax reform to public benefits to corrections policy, periods have become the surprising force fueling a high-profile, bipartisan movement.

Join Congresswoman Grace Meng, (NY-6), sponsor of the Menstrual Equity for All Act of 2017 (H.R. 972); the Brennan Center’s Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, author of Periods Gone Public,and Newsweek senior reporter Abigail Jones to learn more about how this campaign emerged, why the issue resonates across party lines, and what is next for “menstrual equity.”

Grace Meng + Jennifer Weiss-Wolf + Abigail Jones

Congresswoman Grace Meng, (NY-6)

Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, author, Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity

Abigail Jones, Newsweek (Moderator)


Co-sponsored by Planned Parenthood New York, If-When-How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice at NYU School of Law, Reproductive Justice Clinic at NYU School of Law, NYU Law Women, Students for Sexual Respect at NYU, Health Law & Policy Society at NYU School of Law, College & Community Fellowship, and NYU's chapter of WYSE (Women and Youth Supporting Each Other)