Tuesday, March 21 at 6pm

(March 8, 2023 at 10am)

QUEENS, NY – In an effort to break down barriers to access and better connect Queens residents to the critical care they deserve this Women’s Herstory Month, Queens Borough President Richards will host a Women’s Health Fair, with a focus on reproductive health, at Queens Borough Hall on Tuesday, March 21 at 6pm.

The two-pronged event will feature a resource fair led by community-based organizations operating in the spaces of healthcare and reproductive justice, connecting Queens residents with a wide array of critical services. Participating organizations include Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program, Korean American Family Service Center, South Queens Women’s March and Arab-American Family Support Center.

The evening will also include a panel discussion featuring experts from Planned Parenthood of Greater New York, Voces Latinas, and Northwell Health Long Island Jewish Forest Hills, who will speak and answer audience questions about cancer prevention and awareness, sexual health and wellness and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) prevention and intervention, among other topics. Additionally, Borough President Richards will honor local leaders for their impactful work in the field of health in Queens.

“Women’s Herstory Month is a time to celebrate the achievements of the women who have shaped Queens, from the trailblazers in all walks of public life to the everyday residents who uplift their communities behind the scenes,” said Borough President RICHARDS. “It’s also a time to recognize how much work we have ahead of us to end various disparities, especially as it relates to reproductive and menstrual health. Join us on March 21 to learn more about how to safeguard our health and where to find the resources to do just that right here in our own borough.”

The Women’s Health Fair is just one part of the Borough President’s Women’s Herstory Month programming, which includes his ongoing Period Product Drive this March. Items being requested during the drive include new, sealed tampons, pads, liners, menstrual cups and period underwear, which can be dropped off at Queens Borough Hall for distribution to individuals in need throughout the month.

Members of the media who wish to attend the Women’s Health Fair are asked to RSVP by emailing [email protected] or calling 718-286-2640.

Members of the public who are interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP by visiting www.queensbp.org/RSVP.

WHAT:         Borough President Richards to Host Women’s Health Fair

WHEN:         Tuesday, March 21, 2023 from 6 to 8pm

WHERE:       Helen Marshall Cultural Center at Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd. in Kew Gardens

WHO:            DONOVAN RICHARDS JR., Queens Borough President

                        Community organizations, honorees

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