Clothes Swap and Period Product Drive

A Peacemaking Project by Taylor M. P.

What is the injustice we are solving?

This event is both a clothing swap and menstrual product drive for students at IUPUI. All students are welcome, and I hope in particular that the event will serve those who need it most -- students who aren’t able to afford new clothes, transgender and gender-nonconforming students who don’t have access to the clothes they need to reaffirm their gender identity, and the many students who have trouble accessing and affording menstrual products. In addition, I hope to use this event as an opportunity to spark a conversation about the inaccessibility of menstrual products on IUPUI’s campus. Menstrual product availability is an important injustice that often gets overlooked, and I want to raise awareness about the need to address the issue with the hope of changing university policy and programs. The swap will be held in the Multicultural Center Lounge and Conference Room on the campus of Indiana University--Purdue University Indianapolis.