August 17
Friday

OPENING NIGHT PARTY 6-9pm


August 18
Saturday

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. 


August 19
Sunday

 

 

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.


August 24
Friday

6:00pm: MENOPAUSE, AN OVERVIEW

Dr. Joan Chrisler, author of Women's Embodied Self, sheds light on the menopausal transition, specifically exploring how it does and does not 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.


August 25
Saturday

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. Maximum 12 participants (first come basis).

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! 

6:30: 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.


August 26
Sunday

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.

6:00pm: CLOSING PARTY