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.
There is always plenty to do around this house! At MoM, we continue to be actively reviewing multiple infrastructure definitions, fundraising initiatives, and plans for growth. In the meantime, creating compelling content and opportunities to connect virtually and in-person are essential. JOIN us (Wed) JUNE 22 6:30-8PM EST for a community talk and discussion on Zoom at our NEW COMMUNITY Online. We invite you to pre-register for this FREE workshop. RSVP on the community site with Dr. Roksana Badruddoja, and more about Memberships, Ally Letters, and Healing through the Generations.
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.
Of course, one day there will be a museum collection about the pandemic. In fact, they’re working on it right now, collecting the pieces of a crisis as it unfolds in the hope that somehow it won’t get lost in the movement of time, that one day we will see ourselves or have ourselves be seen.