Academic Seminars

Celebrating Moon Times: Flipping the Script on Period Poverty and Standard Puberty Education – free webinar Wed Feb 8 at 10am (sponsored by NNLM Region 3)
February 2, 2023
 

The Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 3, housed at the Gibson D. Lewis Library, would like to invite you to join us for the next session of our monthly webinar series, Health Bytes with Region 3.

This monthly 1 hour series focuses on topics of interest to clinicians, researchers, faculty and information professionals.

Eva Marie Carney will give an overview her work with The Kwek Society. She founded the nonprofit in 2018 after learning that Indigenous students in the United States were regularly missing school while on their “moon times” because they did not have period supplies. Informed by her work with schools and community-based organizations across North America, she will discuss the reach and impact of “period poverty” — or inadequate access to menstrual hygiene products. She also will explain how The Kwek Society stresses “dignity and celebration” over feelings of shame and embarrassment in its work, reframing period care needs and empowering menstruators.

Register here: https://www.nnlm.gov/training/class/celebrating-moon-times-flipping-script-period-poverty-and-standard-puberty-education