Menstrual Equity Policy in PA
Feb
19
7:00 PM19:00

Menstrual Equity Policy in PA

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One in four women in Pennsylvania struggle to afford period products. In the United States, One in five girls have either left school early or stayed home from school due to lack of access to menstrual hygiene products.

Join SisterFriend, Inc and the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work as we invite PA State Representatives to discuss Menstrual Equity Legislation and how the voting public can help support their efforts to ensure that they get the support needed to get their Bills passed and signed into law.


Proposed Bills:

HB 1708 (Lilly’s Bill): Menstrual Hygiene Products in Schools

Free Menstrual Hygiene Products at PA Public Colleges and Universities

HB 1008 (Dignity for Incarcerated Women): Feminine Hygiene Products

The Pennsylvania Menstrual Equity Act

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Menstruation and Incarceration: Featuring Chandra Bozelko
Mar
9
7:00 PM19:00

Menstruation and Incarceration: Featuring Chandra Bozelko

Often called the ‘new’ Orange Is the New Black, Chandra Bozelko is a writer and thought leader on all issues related to criminal justice reform and is the Author of The Guardian’s article “Prisons that withhold menstrual pads humiliate women and violate basic rights”.

As a magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University who was in the middle of post-graduate study (law and public health) when she was arrested, Chandra was an unlikely inmate. She served more than six years at the York Correctional Institution, Connecticut’s only state women’s prison, for non-violent crimes that remain on appeal. While she was incarcerated, she published a book of poetry entitled Up the River: An Anthology (Bleakhouse, 2013) which won American University’s Best Book Award in 2015.

Chandra was the first inmate to write a regular newspaper column from behind bars which was called “Prison Diaries.” Prison Diaries is now a weekly blog of columns written by Chandra while she was still incarcerated. Prison Diaries was honored by the Webby Awards twice (2016 and 2017) and won the 2018 People’s Voice Webby Award. The blog won first place in the National Society of Newspaper Columnists’ annual contest in 2016, third place in 2018 and several other awards.

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Grit. Passion. Hustle. PERIOD. A evening with Aunt Flow Founder, Claire Coder
Apr
1
7:00 PM19:00

Grit. Passion. Hustle. PERIOD. A evening with Aunt Flow Founder, Claire Coder

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Claire Coder (clairecoder.com) is the founder and CEO of Aunt Flow (goauntflow.com). On a mission to ensure everyone has access to menstrual products, Aunt Flow stocks hundreds of companies and schools with their 100% organic cotton tampons and pads. Coder launched her first company at age 16, designed a bag for Vera Bradley that sold out in 24 hours, and has her own line of GIFs. The 22-year-old founder has been featured in TeenVogue, Forbes, and starred in TLC’s Girl Starter Season 1. When she is not jamming out to Macklemore, she is pretending like she knows how to run Google ads.

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