Mother Outlaw Events 2008, Toronto

The Association for Research on Mothering (ARM) , DEMETER PRES and mother outlaws present: TORONTO 2008 SPEAKER SERIES

March 8: International Women’s Day Rally/March

April 1: Mothering and Blogging Panel
Featured Speakers: May Friedman (York University); Jen Lawrence (MUBAR: Mothered Up Beyond All Recognition and Literary Mama); Catherine Conners (Her Bad Mother and

April 8: Are the Mommy Wars Real or a Media Invention? The Ongoing Scapegoating of Mothers
Featured Speaker: Paula Caplan, author of Don’t Blame Mother: Mending the Mother-Daughter Relationship

April 15: Mining, Mothering and Mending Women’s Bodies: Upholding Women’s Rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Featured Speaker: Justine Masika Bihamba Congolese Human Rights Advocate

April 26: (M)Other
Written and performed by Beth Osnes (Mothers Written and performed by Beth Osnes (Mothers Acting Up)
“Stunningly beautiful”
— Dance Magazine
(M)other explores what it might take to get the people of one nation to authentically care about the children and families of other nations. Seven mothers from seven nations from around the world are required by their governments to swap their six month old babies with another mother from another nation for one month. What follows is an intimate look at these mothers’ experiences and their eventual realization of their interconnectedness.
“…rich, clever and empowering.” Daily Camera

May 8: Caregiving and Carework Panel and Launch of ARM Journal Vol 10.1 , “Carework and Caregiving”
Contributors include: Paula Pinto; Shirley Klein and Sarah Allen; Margrit Eichler; Magadelena Ortega Suarez; Judi Thacker-Magee

June 18: Fathering
Featured Speaker: Kerry Daly Director, Father Involvement Research Alliance

September 30: Maternal Activism/Activist Mothering Panel
Featured Speakers: Enola Gaird (The Motherhood Project); Andrea O’Reilly (York University/Association for Research on Mothering); Pegeen Reichert-Powell (Aurora University)

October 23: Mothering, Violence, Militarism, War and Social Justice Panel
Featured Speakers: Linda Renney Forcey, author of Mothers of Sons: Toward an Understanding of Responsibility; Sara Ruddick, author of Maternal Thinking: Toward a Politics of Peace; Flavia Cherry, National Chairwoman of the Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action (CAFRA); Audette Sheppard, Founder, United Mothers Opposing Violence Everywhere

November 18: Feminist Mothering Panel and Launch of ARM Journal Vol. 10.2, “Mothers and Daughters”
Featured Speakers: Fiona Green (University of Winnipeg), Andrea O’Reilly (York University/Association for Research on Mothering (ARM); Susan Driver (York University)

December 9: Mothering, Religion and Spirituality Panel
Featured Speakers: Becky Lee (York University); Helen Ziral (OISE/University of Toronto); Christine Jonas-Simpson (York University); Mina Singh (York University); May Friedman (York University)

All events take place from 7:00 to 10:00pm unless otherwise noted.Please visit for all locations.

The Association for Research on Mothering seeks to promote maternal scholarship, among scholars and activists, by bringing together interested individuals to share their insights, experiences, ideas, stories, studies and concerns about mothering and motherhood.

For more information, please contact us at:

Room 726, Atkinson College
York University, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Tel. 416.736.2100 x 60366

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