RACKET Drive and Special Event on Thursday, 4/22!
This spring, in lieu of our annual Broadway Product Drive, we invite you to participate in our first ever nationwide RACKET drive!
Is there a community in your local network that could use an infusion of menstrual hygiene supplies? If so, we’ll provide the tools and steps to make a (Covid-safe) RACKET in your hometown. PLUS Racket will match your donation, #tamponfortampon.
And to kick it all off, we invite you to a virtual community building event featuring our special guests Jennifer Weiss Wolf and Lauren Patten.
In addition to sharing information about the drive, the event will feature a menstrual equity update and discussion of period activism in 2021.
Thursday, April 22 at 8pm
Join Zoom Meeting
About our guests:
Jennifer Weiss Wolf is a leading voice for equitable menstrual policy in America. Newsweek called her the "architect of the U.S. policy campaign to squash the tampon tax." Jen is the author of Periods Gone Public, which shares the story of the modern political movement for menstrual equity and puts forth a powerful, proactive policy agenda. Her series in The New York Times shed new light on the issue, as have her numerous op-eds and essays in TIME, Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, Cosmopolitan, Ms., Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, and others. She is cited widely in the media, including by The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Atlantic, The Economist, NPR, and PBS. Jen is a lawyer with expertise in nonprofit leadership and development; by day she serves as a vice president and the inaugural women and democracy fellow at the . She is the co-founder of Period Equity, a legal organization dedicated to leveraging the traditional tools of policy and legal advocacy, along with thought leadership and media strategy, to achieve menstrual equity.
Lauren Patten Prior to the COVID-19 shutdown, Lauren starred on Broadway in Jagged Little Pill, originating the role of Jo in the new musical. For her critically-acclaimed performance, Lauren received a Tony Award nomination (Best Featured Actress in a Musical), a Grammy Award nomination (Best Musical Theatre Album, principal soloist), the Drama Desk Award (Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical) and a nomination for the Drama League Award (Distinguished Performance). She was also named an honoree for the Outer Critics Circle Awards (Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical). This fall, Lauren and her band lives treamed two concerts direct from Rockwood Music Hall. Their live cover of Ariana Grande's "God is a Woman" was written up by Rolling Stone. Check out the Media section for videos from the concerts. She is currently filming Season 11 of Blue Bloods as Officer Rachel Witten.