Thursday, February 13, 2014

M.O.M. Conference 2014

Making Motherhood Visible ; Rewriting Narratives of Contemporary Mothers  - 
Keynote Speaker: Andrea O’Reilly
Drawing on Andrea O’Reilly’s and Barbara Katz Rothman’s notions of patriarchal motherhood, the Museum of Motherhood asks, what factors, past and present, inform our new ways of understanding motherhood, fatherhood, and notions of family? The conference organizers encourage submissions that provide critical insights into mothering, fathering, and family issues; that draw direct links between theories and/or research findings; or that offer practical approaches to issues facing contemporary mothers and families. Following in the footsteps of both O’Reilly and Rothman, the overarching goal of this conference is to provide an environment to explore new ideas and approaches for tackling issues that concern mothers as well as important others who fill a care giving role in the family.
The Conference is open to all those wishing to attend, and we will provide discounted fees to the general public and students, for those wishing to attend one day or one panel.
For questions e-mail queries to this address or call the museum during regular hours M-F 10-6:212.452.9816 or contact Joy Rose at
The conference Fee is:  $150 before February 1. ($175 after) Payments are non-refundable- However the museum turns no one away for lack of funds. (payment link)
 The Conference will be held at: Museum of Motherhood, 401 East 84th Street, New York, NY 10028 USA
Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception March 6th 6:30-9PM
honoring Dr. Andrea O’Reilly, Dr. Phyllis Chesler and Dr. Barbara Katz Rothman for their excellence in the areas of scholarship, authorship and feminist theory. (more)
RSVP 877.711.MOMS (6667) or
- Space is limited, but we still have room at this FREE event -
Conference Organizing Committee:
For questions e-mail queries to the anyone on the conference organizing committee:
Roksana Badruddoja - Assistant Professor, Sociology, Manhattan College, Riverdale/Bronx, NY, US. []
Amber Blair - Part-time Faculty, Sociology & Anthropology, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, US []
Lynn Kuechle - Coordinator, Taylor Nursing Institute for Family and Society, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota, US []
Joy Rose - Founding Director, Museum of Motherhood, New York, NY, US []
Laura Tropp - Associate Professor and Chair, Communication Arts, Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY, US. []
Aurelie Athan - Ph.D. is a full-time lecturer and MA Program Coordinator in Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University []
Conference will be held at: Museum of Motherhood, 401 East 84th Street, New York, NY

Accommodations near M.O.M.:
Best bet for good deals on accommodations is to use one of the many travel sites offering special deals!
Calista (health food) (affordable) 1217 Lexington @ 82nd St 212.794.222
Candle Cafe (vegetarian) (more pricey) 1307 Third Ave at 75th St.  212.472.0970
Pita Grill 1570 First Ave. (between 81st & 82nd) (affordable) 212.717.2005
Inase 1586 1st Ave. (between 82 & 83rd) (Japanese) 212.628.1238
Sunny East 88 1680 First Ave (Chinese) 212.876.9332
Some parking on the street
Flights to JFK or Laguardia NYC

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