Next week, Oct. 14-19, ASLMU will begin hosting a Period Justice Week with a number of events focused on inequality as it relates to the health of people who menstruate, according to LMU This Week. This comes as ASLMU President Ken Cavanaugh works toward their proposal for the University to provide free period products on campus.
"This movement is something that has been happening on a lot of other college campuses for a number of years," said Cavanaugh. "It's about realizing that menstrual hygiene products are a basic need and should be provided just like toilet paper and paper towels."
Cavanaugh met with Facilities Management (FM) to discuss the proposal on Wednesday, Oct. 9. ASLMU, with the help of FM, plans to implement the first phase of the process over the next month, according to Cavanaugh. In this phase, ASLMU will fund period products in a few bathrooms around campus.
"[FM] said they were super open to working with us over the next semester to figure out more of what a comprehensive program would look like," said Cavanaugh. The second phase will include getting period products in all bathrooms on campus.
Period Justice Week will include events such as a documentary screening of "Period. End of Sentence," and creating hygiene kits for the Downtown Women's Center, both co-sponsored by Marians Service Organization. There will also be a panel discussion, a Fashion Society fashion show and a Fitwell fun run. Learn more here.