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“Period. End of Sentence.” A Screening of the Academy Award-winning Documentary, Followed by a Panel Discussion with MCAH Experts
October 22, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
The Center of Excellence in Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health and the Bixby Center for Population, Health & Sustainability present “Period. End of Sentence.” Winner of Best Documentary Short Academy Award and directed by Iranian-American filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi, the film documents the story of a rural village in India, where a group of women band together to install and operate a sanitary pad making machine, combating the crushing stigma of menstruation, improving accessibility of sanitary products, and discovering newfound independence and hope for a better future.
After the film, a panel of researchers and experts will discuss themes related to reproductive rights, adolescent health, and economic empowerment, globally and domestically.
Panelist/Discussants: Julianna Deardorff, PhD, Professor, UC Berkeley Maternal and Child Health Program, Director, UC Berkeley Center of Excellence in Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health; Ndola Prata MD, MSc, Professor, UC Berkeley Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program, Director, Bixby Center for Population, Health & Sustainability at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Dilys Walker, MD, Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, University of California San Francisco
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