15 Sep National Period Day
October 10 is National Period Day. This day is set aside annually to rally our nation in advocating for menstrual equity and putting an end to period poverty. Read more to see our complete schedule of cool period programs for tweens, teens, and adults.
6 pm, Tuesday, October 6
We will meet Megan Enriquez, the 16-year-old activist and chapter president of PERIOD @ Boca Raton. This inspirational young woman is leading a group of high school students who are passionate about their mission to end period poverty and stigma through service, education, and advocacy. Free and live on Zoom. Register here: https://bit.ly/32sSNQl
2 pm, Wednesday, October 7
Our program coordinator, Isabella, will share a slideshow and presentation about her mission with the Days for Girls organization to collect and distribute reusable feminine hygiene kits to women and girls in rural Kenya this past March. Free and live on Zoom. Register here: https://bit.ly/33rmW1V
4 pm, Thursday, October 8
Aida Salazar is an award-winning author and arts activist whose writings for adults and children explore issues of identity and social justice. Her book, The Moon Within, is an honest portrayal of how many young people feel about the changes their bodies go through. She joins us live on Zoom from California to talk about her book and her activism. Suitable for tweens, teens and adults. Free. Register here: https://bit.ly/32uGxyW
11 am, Saturday, October 10
Neha Singh is a Mumbai based children’s author, theatre practitioner and activist. Neha runs a women’s rights campaign called “Why loiter?” that aims at reclaiming public spaces for women by loitering in them. She was chosen as “One of hundred most influential women in the world” in 2016 by BBC for her work. She blogs about the campaign at whyloiter.blogspot.com She has written eight books for children and young adults. Her book, “Is It the Same for You?” tells the story of a girl growing up in a conflict zone who is experiencing new changes in her body. Neha will join us live on Zoom from Mumbai, India to talk about her book and her work. Free. Register here: https://bit.ly/2Fyl5Qz
Copies of both books are available in print and digital from Delray Beach Public Library and Cloud Library.