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.
(USF) Women and Gender Studies is pleased to host the 2020 SEWSA Annual Conference in Tampa Bay, Florida, St. Petersburg Campus Location. The Annual MOM Conference Panels will be embedded within this conference. Friday, March 27th – Come visit the MOM Art Annex display in the Exhibition Hall at the USF St. Pete Campus! ThisContinue reading “CFP (MOM Conference 2020) Embedded in SEWSA, USF St Pete”
April 5-6, 2019 FULL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE Rewriting Trauma & Visibility: Motherwork, Pregnancy, and Birth Keynote presentations with Khiara M. Bridges and Roksana Badruddoja. See the schedule for more information. GENERAL INFORMATION The international MOM Conference is an annual event that features research, scholarship, and creative collaboration in the area of Mother Studies. Each year, theContinue reading “MOM Conference 2019 – April 5-6 – The Public is Invited”
March is Women’s History Month! Find out more about The American Women’s History Initiative, which aims to “amplify women’s voices to honor the past, inform the present and inspire the future.” (Smithsonian Institution: Discover more online here). It seems we are all working towards the same goals. Here at the MOM Pop Up, at ManhattanContinue reading “Women’s History Month at Manhattan College”