Annual Academic M.O.M. Conference and MHOF 2016 
- Theorizing Motherhood in the Academy -
The annual Academic MOM Conference will take place in NYC beginning with the Motherhood Hall of Fame; Thursday, May 5-7:30-9PM (Teachers College), followed by presentations by panelists from around the world on the topic of Motherhood; Manhattan College (May 6-7) USA

This event is free and open to the public for students and community members. Advance registration requested by writing 
2016 INDUCTIONS Honor the Call of the Midwife
Thursday, May 5 - Motherhood Hall of Fame; Columbia Teacher's College 7:30-9PM (Free). 525 West 120th Street Milbank Chapel, NYC.
Join us for drinks before at 7PM.
Performances, story-telling, and induction ceremony with co-sponsors:
Ruth Lubic (ED.D. ‘79, M.A. ‘61, B.S. ‘59) has championed community-based birthing by listening to the needs of the people she serves. It's an approach she honed at TC. Lubic is considered among the mothers of the American midwifery movement. The recipient of a MacArthur “genius award,” she co-founded the National Association of Childbearing Centers, has inspired creation of more than 300 free-standing birth centers and is an American Academy of Nursing “living legend.”
Kimm Sun, is a Certified Nurse Midwife, Nurse Practitioner who attends home births in New York City.  Previously a photographer, she started her midwifery career as a labor and delivery nurse over ten years ago and then worked in a community hospital as a staff midwife.  She received her Midwifery and Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Born in Malaysia and of Chinese heritage, she speaks five languages and has taught birth attendants in Micronesia, Haiti, Nepal, Vietnam and Kenya. Besides caring for her much loved “mama clients”, she is currently developing a different approach to birth education that is more accurate to the woman’s actual internal experience.
12th Annual M.O.M. Academic Conference
Friday, May 6th MORNING OPENING KEYNOTE: Laura Tropp
specializes in media and politics and representations of pregnancy, motherhood, and families in popular culture. She teaches courses in communication theory, media history, campaigns and elections, media law and motherhood studies. Her books include: Womb With A View and Deconstructing Dads.
Saturday, May 7th MORNING OPENING KEYNOTE: Kimberly Seals Allers whose 5th book The Big Let Down will be published this summer. Kimberly is an award-winning journalist, author and a nationally recognized media commentator, speaker, consultant,   and advocate for infant health. A former senior editor at ESSENCE and writer at FORTUNE magazine. Kimberly is widely considered a leading voice in the counterculture movement in infant feeding. Kimberly’s fifth book, The Big Let Down—How Medicine, Big Business and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding will be published by St. Martin’s Press this summer. 
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May 6-7 MOM Conference at Manhattan College, 4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Bronx, NY 10471 (Schedule TBA) - We will updating the schedule this week)
New York City has two major airports: JFK and LaGuardia.
Public transportation is available from both via train, and cab.
The train from JFK is rather straightforward and costs about $7.50. I would encourage you not to be fearful about taking this option if budget is a concern. There are people at the airport who can direct you, and I've done this many times. Here is a link to the NYC Subway Map:
New York City is an amazing place. Surely you will want to do a little exploring. We also plan on organizing a few special panels, roundtable discussions, and speakers for you, but will make sure there is time in the evenings to step out, either with conference goers or on your own.
Manhattan is divided into the West and East sides, with subway trains that operate separately on either side of the city. It can be a 40 minute trek from the West to East side, either by bus, or foot, or crosstown subway. Here is a subway map of Manhattan.
FYI, the subway that best serves Manhattan College is the #1 or #6 train on the West SideLink to more info and directions to MC. 
Yo! Calling Those Who Want To Rock and THRIVE!
MaMaPaLooZa SYDNEY is May 7th and 14th @FB
NYC is Sunday May 15th at Riverside Park So. in NYC from 12-5p. Rock Hard & Thrive with mothers and the people who love them at our annual festival featuring music, family-focused vendors, wellness activities, art, & activism. 2016’s theme inspires all to find their voice and bring a message of peace, tolerance, and equality. Visit us online for band/activity line up. All are welcome.
Save the Date: Motherhood Hall of Fame Thurs. May 5 @Teachers College
M.O.M. Academic Conference Committee 
Joy Rose - Founding Director, Museum of Motherhood, New York, NY, US
Lynda Ross - Associate Professor Women’s and Gender Studies, Chair, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies, Athabasca University, CA  
Lynn Kuechle - Coordinator, Taylor Nursing Institute for Family and Society, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota, US
Roksana Badruddoja - Assistant Professor, Sociology, Manhattan College, Riverdale/Bronx, NY, US
Laura Tropp - Associate Professor and Chair, Communication Arts, Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY, US
Amber Blair - Part-time Faculty, Sociology & Anthropology, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, US
Aurelie Athan - Ph.D. is a full-time lecturer and MA Program Coordinator in Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, US
Gina Wong - Athabasca University, CA
Joy Baum – Adjunct Faculty; Arts In Education Teacher Training at Queens College, CUNY, NY, US
Thanx 2 Manhattan College and Teachers College NYC


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Martha Joy Rose
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