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Author Anita Diamant, Period: End of Sentence, May 22, 2022

Period: End of Sentence
Author Anita Diamant

Sunday, May 22, 2022, 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Rescheduled from an earlier date.)
Community Room, Needham Free Public Library
1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02494

Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the Friends of the Needham Public Library

This will be an in-person event in the Library's Community Room.


Join us for a far-ranging discussion with Anita Diamant, author of Period. End of Sentence., about menstruation, from the toxic historic and religious roots of period taboos to today's young activists who are challenging the shame that can erode self-esteem.

Diamant's latest book was inspired by The Pad Project's 2019 Oscar-winning, 26-minute documentary, Period. End of Sentence. The film (on Netflix) tells the story of women who band together to produce low-cost sanitary pads in a poor village in India, where menstrual hygiene supplies had been virtually unavailable.

Diamant is the bestselling author of the novels The Red Tent, The Boston Girl, Good Harbor, The Last Days of Dogtown, and Day After Night, and the collection of essays, Pitching My Tent. An award-winning journalist whose work appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine and Parenting, and many others, she is the author of six nonfiction guides to contemporary Jewish life. She lives in Brookline.

The program is free and open to the public. However, space is limited to the room's capacity (approximately 80 guests), so registration is required. Please register here.

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