OPENING NIGHT PARTY 6-9pm
12:00pm-3:00pm NO ANTHEMS soundscape
Playing at the public plaza across Flatbush Avenue from M_______, Lainie Fefferman's “No Anthems” is a three-hour soundscape composed of song and sounds of women expressing or evoking power, mystery, and rage, the piece weaves bel canto, found sounds, and digital sound with popular music.
3:30pm: MENOPAUSE, AN OVERVIEW
Dr. Derry will describe the normal course of menopause and differing views of how menopause fits into the human life span. A great primer for people who will experience menopause and those who love them.
5pm: FEEDING MENOPAUSE
Dr. Lisa Sasson will speak to a variety of ways that food and nutrition can support a healthy menopause and beyond. Great for all phases of menopause experience: Not There Yet!, Getting There!, IN IT!, and Over It!.
6:30pm: HORMONES HORMONES HORMONES!
Dr. Randi Epstein, author of Aroused, talks about the various ways hormones impact aging and menopause—and offers some clarity on Hormone Replacement Therapy. Great for all ages and gender identifications. Great for all people who will or have had experienced menopause and those who love them.
3:30pm: AN HERBAL APPROACH
Lena DeGloma, clinical herbalist will speak to the variety of ways that herbs can support menopause and how herbs can be used to find personal agency and power with respect to one's specific experience of various menopausal signs. Great for all people who will experience and are experiencing menopause.
5pm: EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO ASK ABOUT MENOPAUSE AND SEX BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK
Nicole Tammelleo from MAZE Women's Health will guide audience members through sexual health and wellness during menopause and beyond. Attendees are encouraged to bring all questions, curiosities and concerns.
6:30pm: MENOPAUSE #REALTALK
Sasha Davies, author of Menopause, An Imperfect Guide, talks about what she learned while researching menopause, and facilitate conversation between women who have been through menopause around their experiences. She will actively engage the audience in conversation, fielding questions and inviting you to share your experiences. We encourage pre-, peri-, and postmenopausal people (and those who love them) to join.
6:00pm: WOMAN'S EMBODIED SELF: IDENTITY AND IMAGE AT MIDLIFE
Dr. Joan Chrisler, author of Women's Embodied Self, explores how aging and biology affect body image and self-identity. All ages and genders welcome.
7:30pm: MENOPAUSE, PERSONAL AND POLITICAL
Liz Margolies shares her personal experience of menopause through the lenses of identity and contemporary politics. All ages and gender identifications welcome.
2pm: JUMP ROPE AS PERSONAL TALISMAN
Artist Nancy Nowacek facilitates an hour-long, hands-on workshop—participants will create their own personal jump ropes while learning about the power of the jump rope for the mind and aging body. $20 materials fee will be requested on site.
3:30pm: MENOPAUSE TO THE CORE
Kyle Marsh presents the foundations of Pilates and offers specific exercises to support a strong core before, during and after menopause. Great for all ages.
5:00pm: POWERTHROUGH WITH POWERLIFTING
What is Powerlifting and how does it relate to menopause? Dr. Lindsay Cormack will supply an overview of powerlifting, it's manifold emotional and health benefits and ways to get started!
2:00: FINDING THE WORDS FOR BODIES & EXPERIENCE
How does language inform the experience of one’s own body or of a community of bodies? How can language create inclusivity and broader perspectives around aging and menopause? This conversation will unpack difference, misunderstanding and the obstacles that language can pose for identity and experience. All ages and gender identifications welcome.
3:30pm: MENOPAUSE CONSCIOUSNESS RAISING
What’s your personal view of menopause? Why? Audience members will answer these questions and explore themes that emerge to uncover who benefits and suffers from culturally constructed concepts.