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End Period Poverty

End Period Poverty
Help Raise Awareness of Period Poverty

Oct. 19, 2019 - Oct. 19, 2019

The Toronto Beaches Lions Club in partnership with the Fox Theatre is offering a FREE screening of Netflix's "Period. End of Sentence." Join us for the documentary short followed by a panel of community guest speakers discussing how poverty and access to feminine products is a little-talked about social issue that affects women and girls in our own community today.

"The documentary short follows a group of local women in Hapur, India, as they learn how to operate a machine that makes low-cost, biodegradable sanitary pads, which they sell to other women at affordable prices. This not only helps to improve feminine hygiene by providing access to basic products [5] but also supports and empowers the women to shed the taboos in India surrounding menstruation – all while contributing to the economic future of their community."

When: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Time: k11:00am - 1:00pm
Where: Fox Theatre 2236 Queen St E.
Cost: FREE!

***We will have a “Donation Station” and would appreciate a contribution of Menstrual Products to play a part in helping end Period Poverty. This will be welcome assistance to shelters or drop in centres participating in the panel.***