BECOME A CYCLE ALLY!
Learn to use your voice and creativity to fight period shaming and period poverty.
The Cycle Alliance is a pro-period advocacy campaign for teens of all genders!
Ages: 12-21 years old
Where: Central Branch, Youth Wing, Upper Program Room
Time: Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Today's Theme: Advocacy through Creativity
Scheduled Q&A Guest: Lilly Williams, author and illustrator of middle grade graphic novel Go with the Flow
During the six-week series of workshops, teens will view Ted Talks and short films, design #EndPeriodShaming fliers and buttons; participate in round table discussions; write local politicians; and talk with other period advocates.
As an Ally, Teens Will:
- Earn volunteer hours and a roundtrip MetroCard
- Help people your neighborhood and throughout Brooklyn
- Gain accurate information to fight the myths surrounding menstruation
- Meet new people and make new friends
- Find out who your local politicians are and how to contact them
Potential members must fill out a Volunteer Application to participate. Please indicate on the application that you want to be a member of the Cycle Alliance and that your hours of availability are Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Snacks will be available at every meeting on a first come, first serve basis.
BKLYN Incubator is supported by generous funding provided by The Charles H. Revson Foundation and Robin K. and Jay L. Lewis.