Jennifer Weiss-Wolf: Periods Gone Public (Washington, DC)

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 6:00pm


Abramson Family Auditorium, 1307 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

6:00 p.m. - Check-in + reception with hors d'oeuvres
6:30 p.m. - Program
7:45 p.m. - Book signing

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 the Brennan Center’s Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, author of Periods Gone Public, and Malaka Gharib, Deputy Editor and Digital Strategist of NPR's Goats and Soda, to learn more about how this campaign emerged, why the issue resonates across party lines, and what is next for “menstrual equity.” Gretchen Borchelt of the National Women's Law Center and Congresswoman Grace Meng, (NY-6), sponsor of the Menstrual Equity for All Act of 2017 (H.R. 972), will introduce the conversation.


Gretchen Borchelt, Vice President for Reproductive Rights and Health, National Women's Law Center

Congresswoman Grace Meng, (NY-6)

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

Malaka Gharib, Deputy Editor and Digital Strategist of Goats and Soda, NPR's global health and development blog (moderator)