University of Stirling’s Students’ Union has organised a series of free events to celebrate Period Pride Week from April 11 to April 15.
The week will kick off on Monday 11 April at 7.00p.m. with the premiere of Periods Around the World, a film by current students.
This will be held in the Macrobert Arts Centre and is free to all, however, booking a space is required.
The event will be for ages 18+ and will be followed by a question and answer session.
Alyson Mackay, Vice President of Communities, described the goals behind the documentary:
“This documentary aims to highlight this taboo topic and proposes solutions to end period poverty, taking the example of free period products in Scotland.
“Educative, informative and captivating, this documentary portrays the struggle of 40 menstruated people across the globe.”
On April 12 there will be an event where people can make their own period products. It will be held from 11.00a.m. – 1.00p.m. in Venue (Students’ Union).
This again is free to attend and all materials will be provided on the day.
On April 13, there is a presentation about period products at the University of Stirling. This presentation will be based on data collected by Jess Reid, the Period Product Intern at the University.
The presentation will run from 4-5 p.m. and will be held in lecture theatre A3.
Also on April 13 will be a Period Poverty talk with Dig Deep from 7.00p.m. until 8.30p.m. The talk will be held in lecture theatre A3.
On April 14, there will be a Menstrual and Sexual Health talk and Q+A in collaboration with SSHES (Stirling Sexual Health and Education Society). This will be held from 7.00p.m. until 8.30p.m.
Jess Reid, Period Product Intern at the University of Stirling and President of SSHES had this to say about the concept of a Period Pride Week:
“When the idea for Period Pride Week was brought to me, I loved it immediately.
“It fits in perfectly with the work being undertaken by the Union and offers an amazing opportunity to continue to destigmatise menstruation and inform students of the period products scheme at the University of Stirling.”
For any questions about the events this week, please contact Alyson Mackay, VP of Communities at email@example.com
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