The Academy Award-winning documentary “PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE” with Executive Producer and Kenyon College student Ruby Schiff will be featured at the Brown Bag Chat on Wednesday, September 4 at noon at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon.
This film has received 13 awards and 1 nomination. (26 min.) Free and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to bring a sack lunch. Light refreshments provided.
Schiff is a junior, double majoring in Psychology and Women and Gender Studies.
Her work in gender equality extends all the way back to her freshman year of high school, when she and her two best friends joined the Girls Learn International Club. Through GLI, Ruby and her friends were selected to be delegates at the United Nations on the Commission on the Status of Women where they discovered that girls around the world were dropping out of school due to the lack of resources and the stigma surrounding menstruation.
Under the mentorship of their English teacher, Melissa Berton, she and five other students formed the Pad Project non-profit in order to combat this issue. The team then launched a Kickstarter campaign that funded a low-cost, sanitary pad machine in Hapur, India as well as the Academy Award-winning documentary, Period. End of Sentence.
This summer, Ruby created an educational toolkit in order to assist schools around the world start their own Pad Project initiative. Ruby’s other hobbies include practicing and teaching yoga, writing poetry, and playing with her puppy, Zelda.
For more information call the main library at 740-392-2665 or visit www.knox.net.