Announcement of Association for Reserach on Mothering Conference in Toronto Canada

Upcoming ARM Conference:

12th Annual ARM Conference: Mothering, Violence, Militarism, War, and Social Justice October 24-26, 2008

We are still accepting abstracts for the conference. Please see the guidelines below:

We welcome submissions from scholars, students, activists, artists, NGOs, community agencies, service providers, journalists, mothers and others who work or research in this area. Cross-cultural, historical, and comparative work is encouraged. We encourage a variety of types of submissions including academic papers from all disciplines, workshops, creative submissions, performances, storytelling, visual arts, and other alternative formats.

Topics can include (but are not limited to): Nationalism, militarism, and motherhood; violence against mothers and children; mothers and war across history and culture; motherhood and terrorism; mothers and human rights; peace building and peace/anti-militarism activism by mothers; peace keeping strategies of mothers; mothers against militarism; marriage, motherhood, and pregnancy in the military; Maternal Thinking; the Ethics of Care/the Politics of Peace; women writers and the critique of war; rhetoric of masculinity and violence against mothers; teaching social justice in the classroom as mothering for peace; educating children about war; parenting in war; teaching non-violence to children; mothers’ roles in post-conflict reconstruction; state violence against mothers; racism, ethnicity, and peace; impact of prolific small arms and light weapons on women; female suicide-bombers; women's contributions to (formal) peace agreements; suffering and survival of mothers in war; mothers and the dismantling of apartheid; mothers as activists in violent conflicts or militarized zones; roles of mothers in conflict; mothers as journalists during wartime; impact of violent conflict on mothers as refugees (asylum seekers and/or internally displaced persons); mothers of sons and/or daughters who serve in the military; gender-based violence of women in war and conflict; mothering and loss (of husbands/children); children and loss of mothers; mothers and children left behind in military communities: mothers who kill; domestic violence against mothers; the war on mothers; rape and/as terrorism; aboriginal mothers/children and residential schooling; social justice organizations for mothers (from MADD to Mothers Against War); patriotic mothering; activist mothering; representations/images of mothers and violence, war, and social justice issues; public policy and mother activists; legal responses to mother activists; reproductive violence; mother activists within indigenous communities; LBGT mothers and social justice issues; victims of violence in the military.

STILL ACCEPTING ABSTRACTS: *Please email us your 250 wd presentation abstract and 50 wd bio.

One must be an ARM member to present at the conference. For information on how to become a member of ARM, please see our membership form.

Association for Research on Mothering 726 Atkinson, York University 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3 Phone: (416) 736-2100 x60366 FAX: (416) 736-5766


Flavia Cherry, National Chairwoman of the Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action (CAFRA) Gertrude Fester, Commissioner on the Commission of Gender Equality South Africa Sara Ruddick, author of Maternal Thinking: Toward a Politics of Peace Tiisetso Russell, Comparative, International and Development Education, University of Toronto Audette Sheppard, Founder, United Mothers Opposing Violence Everywhere (UMOVE)

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There are some delegatges who need financial support to attend and present their papers and they include FREDRICK CHARLES GULUMA from Uganda who is registered in pulse wire as CHILDRIGHTSACTIVIST on pulse wire. Please assist him by visiting his entry on Resources Exchange.

Please contact :

Dr. Andrea O'Reilly, Associate Professor, School of Women's Studies, Director: Association for Research on Mothering, Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering, Demeter Press, York University, Toronto, Ont., M3J 1P3 416 736 2100;60366

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Jennifer Ruwart
Oct 17, 2008
Oct 17, 2008

It is such a pleasure to welcome you to PulsWire! Thank you for sharing the details of your conference as well as vouching for Fredrick. Since PulseWire is about facilitating relationships and exchanging resources, we rely on community members to help authenticate requests such as this one, thank you!

All my best, Jennifer