Screening + Talk: Period End of Sentence. with Nadya Okamoto
In honor of Women’s History Month, join us for a screening of the Academy Award-winning short documentary Period. End of Sentence., a film that follows the story of women in rural India fighting the stigma surrounding menstruation and beginning to manufacture sanitary pads.
We’re thrilled to have Nadya Okamoto with us for a post-screening conversation about the issues surrounding menstrual health. Nadya, who grew up in Portland, OR, is 21-years-old Harvard student on a leave of absence. She is the Founder and Executive Director of PERIOD (period.org), an organization she founded at the age of 16. PERIOD is now the largest youth-run NGO in women’s health, and one of the fastest growing ones here in the United States.
Nadya recently published her debut book, Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement with publisher Simon & Schuster, which made the Kirkus Reviews list for Best Young Adult Nonfiction of 2018. She was recently named to InStyle Magazine’s “The Badass 50: Meet the Women Who Are Changing the World” list, along with Michelle Obama, Ariana Grande, and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
*This event is free and open to the public, but we encourage you to bring menstrual products like pads and tampons to donate. We will be collecting and donating them to Volunteers of America, which will then be distributed to family and domestic violence shelters across the NY metro area.
March 20, Wednesday
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Andco (201 Montgomery St. JC, NJ)