The event was an educational panel that hosted 4 advocates and thinkers on period activism, Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, author of Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity, Nancy Kramer, founder and director of Free The Tampons, Elizabeth Brown, Columbus City Council member and advocate for menstrual equity, Claire Coder, founder and director of Aunt Flow. The panel was followed by a q&a sessions from the 93-person audience, and URGE members announcing the new free menstrual products initiative on Otterbein’s campus and a book signing with Jennifer.
URGE at Otterbein University is an active chapter in an area of Ohio. The student chapter hosts guest speakers on intersectionality, body positivity movements, histories in feminism, sexual health awareness events and a positivity post-it note run all around campus. We work closely with other student organizations and campus resources to connect and strengthen each other’s communities and bring greater awareness to the issues and successes around abortion, identity, positivity, and sexual wellness.