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Seeing Red: Periods and Protest (Panel)

15 November, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

Bringing together political campaigners, community organisers and historians of women’s health, this panel discussion explores how the history of menstruation informs contemporary concerns about period poverty. In the UK, one in ten girls cannot afford sanitary products. Asylum seekers, refugees and women experiencing homelessness can often find it difficult to access menstrual supplies. Nearly half of women and girls aged between 14 and 21 are embarrassed about their periods. Fuelling an inspiring and informative discussion about women’s health activism past and present, this event will demonstrate that period poverty affects everyone and champions ways of working together to eradicate it.

There is also a ‘Seeing Red: Periods and Protest’ exhibition on Saturday 24 November between 10:00am and 5:00pm which can be booked separately.

In partnership with

Community 360, Art Exchange

Contact email address

k.mahoney@essex.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Date:
15 November, 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/seeing-red-periods-and-protest-in-post-war-britain-tickets-48445968195

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Description for print
Bringing together historians and campaigners, this event explores how the history of menstruation informs contemporary activism about periods. ‘Seeing Red’ champions ways to eradicate period poverty by fuelling an inspiring discussion about women’s health and protest, past and present.
Is booking required?
Yes
If your event is part of a series, please put the series title here
Seeing Red: The History of Periods and Protest
Contact email address
k.mahoney@essex.ac.uk
Event partners
Community 360, Art Exchange
Region
South East
City/town
Colchester
Accessibility information
Please contact the event organiser for accessibility information.

Venue

Lecture Theatre 2.2, Essex Business School, University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester, Colchester CO4 3SQ United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
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