October 30 Brennan Center for Justice event – Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity

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Hosted by the Brennan Center for Justice

Jennifer Weiss-Wolf: Periods Gone Public

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


Location: Vanderbilt Hall: Greenberg Lounge


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, (D-NY), 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.”


Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY)

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

Abigail JonesNewsweek (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, and NYU’s chapter of WYSE (Women and Youth Supporting Each Other)


Light refreshments will be served.


All inquiries may be sent to Elisabeth Mart at elisabeth.mart@nyu.edu.