AUTHOR AND ACTIVIST Jennifer Weiss-Wolf will present “Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity” at an National Council of Jewish Women/Essex Dessert and Dialogue program on Wednesday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange.
Weiss-Wolf is a leader in the movement to make feminine hygiene products affordable and accessible. Her work to end the “tampon tax” and advocate for legislation that addresses the lack of menstrual equity in American communities resulted in her being named as one of the nation’s “badass menstrual activists” by Bustle magazine. Menstrual equity is, in Weiss-Wolf’s opinion, a “gateway issue for feminism” and one that is intensely relatable by all women.
NCJW/Essex operates a community service project called “The Period.Project,” which collects and distributes feminine hygiene supplies to local agencies and clients of its Center for Women. “Our community service work has shown us that more needs to be done to address the often-overlooked issue of menstrual equity,” said NCJW/Essex president Shari Harrison. “We are thrilled to welcome Jennifer Weiss-Wolf to educate us and inspire us to continue engaging on this important issue.”