We are pleased to welcome Arun Sankar for a three-month internships with MoM. During his time with us, Arun will be reading through multiple texts related to sociology, feminism, history, and mother studies and identifying relevant quotes that we will share here to educate and inspire.
Today’s introductory quote was by Keilah Billings taken from Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge.
The sentiment expressed, uses the popular film, The Matrix, to help elucidate a sociological viewpoint. In this case, that viewpoint asserts that it is important to wake up in our lives to all kinds of possibilities and to thoughtfully examine our perceptions and surroundings. Only in this way, can we truly liberate ourselves to our own best lives.
We are excited to announce our newest Guest Artist, Tara Blackwell. Tara is a mixed media pop artist leveraging the tension between fun and social commentary in her artwork. Incorporating nostalgic pop culture, she will be working with her daughter to explore contemporary feminist issues.
American mothers, for better or worse, live in a country with no Social Security benefits for their time at home, an ongoing non-equitable pay situation, and a lack of federally mandated parental leave, the formula crisis is just another tip of the iceberg (among many other things). For many this is a life and death situation that begins with birth and ends, in the case of many, with death. I am specifically noting the fact that the US has the highest maternal mortality rate of any developed nation. Tonight, Sunday May 22 @ 7-8:30PM (EST) we discuss these topics during a FREE film screening of Funnel of Dreams about the lack of supportive American Policies for moms and families. Join us! Motherhood is ONE FUCK of a journey!
Funnel of Dreams film screening & talkback online with MOM: May 22nd, 7-8:30PM EST with Bonnie Silvestri. The film reflects on the global pandemic, and how families need to think about the work/home life paradigm and how Americans might improve things for a better future. The film dives into the history of motherhood, the struggle for women’s rights, and the issues related to family leave in the lives of working parents. At a time when women’s rights are under siege, the United States is the only industrialized nation not providing paid family leave. A director’s discussion will follow the screening. Please join our online community to RSVP to the Zoom.