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Period Power!

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Leiter Lecturer Nadya Okamoto will discuss health information in underserved communities, health disparities, gender identity, and how she founded PERIOD. the Menstrual Movement.

Nadya Okamoto is a social entrepreneur and activist, known as the founder and executive director of the nonprofit organization PERIOD: The Menstrual Movement. PERIOD is a global, youth-run nonprofit that aims to achieve gender equality and equity through education, health care, employment and economic mobility, and representation in politics and decision-making. Her association is one of the fastest growing nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in health care in the United States. She founded the organization 4 years ago, when she was just 16.

Nadya Okamoto will share her thoughts on access to health information in underserved communities, health literacy, health disparities, gender identity, volunteer engagement, and the Gen-Z perspective as well as the role of NGOs such as hers in providing health information and how it connects trusted health information to a broad audience.

At noon, Nadya Okamoto will sign her 2018 book, Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement. (Simon & Schuster Books).


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