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september, 2019

26sep6:00 pm7:30 pmPERIOD. End of Sentence.


Event Details

PERIOD. End of Sentence. Film Screening and Critical Panel

While the film focuses on the production of pads, ensuring menstrual health requires reaching far beyond that. The panel will address critical questions related to menstrual stigma, agency, and power relations. How can we use the current attention to menstruation to bring about transformative change that advances gender justice?

About the Film

Period. End of Sentence. is a 2018 documentary short film directed by Rayka Zehtabchi about Indian women leading a quiet sexual revolution. The documentary follows a group of local women in India, where the stigma of menstruation persists, as they make low-cost sanitary pads on a new machine and stride toward financial independence. Winner of Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject in 2018.

About the Panelists

Lauren Houghton is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

Shobita Parthasarathy is a Professor of Public Policy at University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Emily Hoppes is the Program and Partnerships Coordinator at Huru International.




(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


IRWGS Seminar Room, 754 Schermerhorn Ext


The Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality is the locus of interdisciplinary feminist and queer scholarship and teaching at Columbia University.

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