We Need to Have this Conversation. Period.

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When and Where:
Sunday, November 3, 2019 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
at Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center

450 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Special Venue Instructions: Free parking; first-come, first-serve
Terri Lee, MPH, Dr. Katherine McHugh, Dr. Sharra Vostral


Event Description:

Cycles. They are a fact of life, yet too taboo to talk about. Go public with your period for a conversation about adventures in menstruation.

Cycles are a fact of life for most women, a reality as common as the earth’s revolutions around the sun. Periods, menstruation, and sanitary products are stigmatized or ignored in American culture. In this event, we want to burst that taboo bubble and bring about a revolution in talking about periods: a normal, healthy biological function that most women experience each month. Through our conversation, we will look at the evolution (or lack there) of period technology and how Western ideology around mensuration developed. We’ll also address contemporary issues such as period shaming, access to education, and health risks.

Oh, and we say “we” … we mean YOU! Not only will we have an expert panel assembled to talk about these issues, but during the event audience members will be invited to rotate in and out of panel conversation.

Join us after the panel conversation for a short reception, sponsored by LifeSmart Youth. Enjoy light refreshments, and continue the conversation with local advocates and panelists.

Parking lot directly behind building, off New York Street. Parking is free for attendees, on a first come, first serve basis.

Walk-ins welcome. RSVPs encouraged by Nov. 2.

Presented by Indiana Historical Society, Indiana Medical History Museum, Indiana State Department of Health – Office of Women’s Health, LifeSmart Youth, Dr. Sharra Vostral, and Women4Change Indiana. 

Image Credit: United States Patent and Trademark Office