Rachel Jackson
Women's Studies

Mothering and Motherhood Continuing Education Seminars in Toronto

The Association for Research on Mothering (ARM) and the Toronto Women's Bookstore are pleased to present FIVE Continuing Education Seminars on the topic of:

Mothering and Motherhood

The series will be facilitated by Andrea O'Reilly, PhD. Dr. O'Reilly is an Associate Professor of Women's Studies at York University and is president of ARM and Editor-in Chief of the Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering. Dr. O'Reilly's publications include the recent books, Redefining Motherhood, Mothers and Daughters, Mothers and Sons and the forthcoming, Mother Outlaws, Toni Morrison and Motherhood, and The Legacy of Adrienne Rich's Of Woman Born. Dr. O'Reilly has presented her research at numerous talks worldwide and has been interviewed widely on the topic of motherhood.

Location: Toronto Women's Bookstore, 73 Harbord Street Cost: $40 per seminar, or $180 for series (NO REFUNDS).

A Certificate of seminar completion & reading list are provided.

ONE: Changing Societal Views of Motherhood: From Goddess Figurines to Contemporary Parenting Magazines This one day seminar will explore how the mothering role and cultural attitudes on motherhood have changed throughout history in response to changing economic and social forces. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28. 12:30-3:30.

TWO: Mothers and Daughters: From Estrangement to Empowerment This one day seminar will examine how mothers and daughters today are challenging accepted views of the mother-daughter relationship so that this important relationship in women's lives may be experienced as a site of empowerment for mothers and daughters alike. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 12:30-3:30.

THREE: Mothers and Sons: New Ways of Raising and Relating with our Sons This one day seminar will investigate the various ways mothers today are confronting traditional ways of raising sons through connected and close mother and son relations and nonsexist childrearing practices. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 12:30-3:30.

FOUR: Mothering Today: Beyond the Myths This one day seminar will examine contemporary myths of the 'good' mother and how mothers' lives are shaped by these myths and how mothers may challenge these myths. SUNDAY JANUARY 25, 12:30-3:30.

FIVE: Motherhood and Feminism: Challenges and Possibilities This one day seminar will explore how the relationship between feminism and motherhood has been viewed and experienced over the last thirty-five years paying particular attention to how motherhood may benefit feminism and how feminism in turn may enrich motherhood. SUNDAY FEBRUARY 29, 12:30-3:30.

For more information please email aoreilly@yorku.ca or phone (905) 775-3684.


Registration Form

Please detach and send form and cheque (payable to Andrea O'Reilly) to: ARM, 726 Atkinson, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3

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