Periods (or more accurately, the shame and misinformation surrounding periods) effectively keep women out of school and work in many areas throughout the world. A new movement is gaining steam to dismantle these barriers and give women and girls greater opportunities through menstrual health education and action. 

On March 6, mark International Women’s Day a bit early with Menstruation’s Moment: a panel about why period politics matter now more than ever. Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, author of Periods Gone Public (the book Gloria Steinem says is “the beginning of liberation for us all”), will be joined by entrepreneurs, activists and international development leaders to talk about smashing shame, period policy, values-based business, shedding taboos, and bringing down barriers that prevent people with periods from accessing menstrual supplies. Look forward to discussions with Alyssa Bertram, CEO and Founder of Easy. Period; Sabrina Rubli, Founder and Executive Director of Femme International; Madeleine Shaw, Co-Founder of Lunapads; Suzanne Siemens, Co-Founder and CEO of Lunapads; and Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, Author, Periods Gone Public.

Proceeds will go towards Mother Nature Partnership, a charitable organization that works in Toronto and Cameroon to tear down the barriers that too often keep girls out of school and women out of work. Menstruation Moment runs 6-9 p.m. at Good Gorilla Creative Coworking (401 Richmond–LL01). Get tickets here.