Pearl Society Presents: Period Poverty


Feb 02 2023


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Charles Schusterman Jewish Community Center


Charles Schusterman Jewish Community Center
Sandy Sloan - Director of Communications and Development


Sandy Sloan - Director of Communications and Development

Period poverty refers to the social, economic, political, and cultural barriers to menstrual products, education, and sanitation. 

On Thursday, February 2 at 7:00 pm, the Pearl Society presents “Period Poverty” featuring three speakers working to help address the needs of women and girls in our city and state. Linley Smith and Alicia Lincoln from Period.OKC, the first nonprofit of its kind in Oklahoma addressing Period Poverty will share their origins. Dr. Crystal Lewis will address the needs in Tulsa Public Schools, and grassroots activist Cassie Celestain will how the idea for Tulsa Period Pantry came to being. Moderated by Rachel Gold, Director of the Tulsa Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, improving health outcomes for underserved populations

Due to unpredictable weather and road conditions, the program will now by offered hybrid — either in person or virtually via Zoom. Register below to sign up for either option.

Wine/Appetizer Social: 6:30 – 7:00 pm  (for in-person attendees)
Program: 7:00 – 8:00 pm

In conjunction with this program, the Pearl Society is coordinating a community-wide period product drive to benefit local schools in need. Look for the drop-off bins at the Jewish Federation, Congregation B’nai Emunah, Temple Israel, and Zarrow Pointe during the month of January.