MoM is pleased to welcome three new remote interns from around the country, three local high school students, and one high school student from Russia to our projects in 2023. We are also seeking a lead editor for the 2023 edition of the Journal of Mother Studies. Duties are from June – August! Please check out this position with us.
We continue to keep our focus high and our voices strong here at MOM. To that end, we had a beautiful weekend in St Petersburg filled with art and celebration as people from all walks of life and far-ranging geographies came to enjoy the MOM Art Annex gardens (featuring art by Luci Westphal from the AEHK neighborhood and in our online store), exhibits, as well as the Feminist Playhouse, where Martha Joy Rose lectured widely on womyn, equality, and mother Studies, while making lemon art. See here our newest acquisitions, conference announcements, podcast mentions, and more information about the Museum of Motherhood activities.
TWO UPCOMING EVENTS: AEHK Artists Studio Tour & Annual Academic MOM Conference: In-person and online! First, Sat & Sun March 19th & 20th the AEHK with multiple artists, including Martha Joy Rose, museum founder and multi-media artist featuring the Feminist Playhouse- and then- the Annual Arts and Academic MOM Conference March 25-26 EST on Zoom through our new COMMUNITY! Open to all. Join us!
Though the murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Ahmaud Abery are the most recent high profile killings by both police and/or narcissistic vigilantes, young Black bodies have been subjected to state-sanctioned violence since this country’s founding, particularly in Chicago. This includes Chicago-reared teenagers and young adults like 17-year-old Eugene Williams stoned to death during the “race riots” of 1919, 14-year-old Emmet Till mutilated and shot to death while visiting Mississippi relatives in 1955, 22-year-old Rekia Boyd fatally shot by a police officer in 2012, and 17-year-old LaQuan McDonald shot 16 times by a police officer in 2014. Each was prematurely murdered during a critical stage of human psychosocial development characterized by increasing independence and responsibility. I can only imagine how their mothers, grandmothers, and mother-figures wept.