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FLOW Programming

March 6th 2019 to May 28th 2019

Family Programming:

Spring is in the Air
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 12 pm
Audience: ages 8+, families

  • With our new FLOW exhibition, we’re learning all about menstruation. But does menstruation happen in other mammals? Join us for a hands-on discussion about what’s going on in the animal kingdom.

My Developing Brain: Puberty Panel
Date: Sunday, April 14th, 2019 at 12:30 pm
Audience: 10+, families

  • Our April session will focus on estrogen (and other sex steroids) and the brain. The session’s goal is to provide families with relevant and up-to-date information about the influences of sex steroids on the developing brain and to provide them with strategies to manage hormonal changes in children’s emotional and mental landscapes. The panel would provide a connection between FLOW and our current science exhibition Brain: The World Inside Your Head.

Speakers include:
Dr. Anne Almay from the Cognitive Neuroscience, Gender and Health lab at the University of Toronto.

FLOW: Menstrual Wellness + You
Date: Sunday, May 26th at 12:30 pm
Audience: 15+, families

  • Our May session will focus on menstrual conditions and aims to provide youth and their guardians with information about what to look for, when to seek medical help and how to communicate with medical professionals if they’re concerned with their menstrual cycle. The panellists will also share management strategies for symptoms and pain and suggest ways to support their mental health.

Speakers include:
Keri Martin Vrbanac, Pelvic Physiotherapist from A Body In Motion
Stacey Jacobs from SHORE Centre
Jerilyn Prior joining us remotely from University of British Columbia

 

Underground Studio MakerSpace Programming:

Maker Passport: Heating Pads
Dates: March 16th -17th, April 27th – 28th, 2019 and May 26th, 2019
Times: 11:30am-12:15pm & 1:45pm-2:30pm
Audience: ages 6+, families

  • In this textiles maker passport, we’re making heating pads! Students will be sewing long bags filled with rice that can be put in the microwave, typically used for menstrual cramps. The bags can be frozen as well, making them handy to have for any kind of pain relief.

Maker Passport: Wet Bags
Date: Sunday, May 12th, 2019 | Mother’s Day
Times: 11:30am-12:15pm & 1:45pm-2:30pm
Audience: ages 6+, families

  • Replacing the existing maker passport with making wet bags.
  • Mothers often use wet bags to keep diapers and a change of clothes from getting wet or dirty. These bags are easy to wipe up and keep clean.
  • Wet bags are great for keeping tampons, pads, change of clothes, etc. dry in bad weather and can serve as great “period kits”.
    • Period kits are like an emergency bag to prepare for menstruation. They are great to take to school or work. You keep pads, tampons, pain relief, change of clothes, chocolate, etc. in them. 

FLOW Dialogues

An Evening of Menstrual Manifestos

April 10, 2019

Join THEMUSEUM for an evening of performances from local spoken word artists and poets. The evening will begin with some local poets and then conclude with a performance of Leak by Tavia Christina.

Leak: A new solo created by Tavia Christina will be premiering this spring at THEMUSEUM in Kitchener, Ontario. Christina will explore the topography of Women’s menstruation cycles. She will be cycling through a physical score that will showcase the integral balance between normality and abnormality, ultimately transforming the perception of how we conceptualize a period.

Poets performing:
Tanis MacDonald 
Katie McGarry
Heather Majaury
Nitica Sakharwade

Please consider supporting the FLOW Dialogues by bringing a menstrual care product donation.

RSVP

My Developing Brain: Puberty Panel

April 14, 2019

Our April session will focus on estrogen (and other sex steroids) and the brain. The session’s goal is to provide families with relevant and up-to-date information about the influences of sex steroids on the developing brain and to provide them with strategies to manage hormonal changes in children’s emotional and mental landscapes. The panel would provide a connection between FLOW and our current science exhibition Brain: The World Inside Your Head.

Please consider supporting the FLOW Dialogues by bringing a menstrual care product donation.

RSVP

Endo What? Film Screening

April 24, 2019

As part of FLOW| The Menstruation Exhibition, THEMUSEUM will be screening Endo What?

About the film:
Endometriosis or “endo” is the most common, devastating disease that most people have never heard of. It affects 1 in 10 girls and women. That’s approximately 176,000,000 people on the planet.

Despite its prevalence, women see an average of 8 doctors for 10 years before diagnosis. During that time, many are forced to miss school, leave careers they love, abandon dreams of having children and watch their personal relationships suffer. They’re often told incorrectly by doctors that pregnancy & hysterectomy are cures and that pain is normal or in their heads. After diagnosis, they’re usually prescribed an array of drugs & undergo multiple, ineffective surgeries. It’s time to break that cycle. It’s time for a new normal that doesn’t mean multiple doctors, drugs, surgeries, misdiagnoses and years of pain. The only film of its kind, Endo What? gives an accurate, up-to-date base of knowledge straight from the experts. It’s a film to educate & put power where it belongs – in the hands of girls & women.

Explore the exhibition prior to or after the film.

Please consider supporting the FLOW Dialogues by bringing a menstrual care product donation.

RSVP

Monday Bloody Monday: Carrie

May 27, 2019

In support of FLOW, The Apollo will be screening Carrie as their Monday Bloody Monday event for May. Receive a discounted admission of just $6 for the evening’s screening if you donate a menstrual care product. Regular priced admission for tickets is $12.

Apollo Cinema

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