Association for Women in Psychology Annual Conference

We are delighted to announce the 2017 meeting of the Association for Women in Psychology to be held at the Downtown Hyatt Regency in Milwaukee, WI, March 2-5, 2017. We welcome submissions on any theme related to the fields of Psychology of Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies, and we especially welcome presentations devoted to the conference theme: What Color is Your Collar?  Privilege, Power, and Social Class.  Proposals for the conference may be submitted anytime betweenSeptember 1 and November 1, 2016. Please see the attached call for proposals and submission guidelines.


Christine Smith & Crystal Hendrick, Conference Co-chairs 

Christine Smith, PhD

Department of Human Development/Psychology

Chair, Women's and Gender Studies

University of Wisconsin, Green Bay

Green Bay, WI54311

(920) 465-5124


Call for papers

Call for proposals for a session at The College Art Association, New York.

College Art Association, New York,
February 2017.
Chairs: Dr. Rachel Epp Buller and Dr. Margo Hobbs

'Maternal Art Activism' considers the work of mothers engaged in creative practice who position themselves as agents of cultural change. These artists situate individual works, or even entire careers — much as Kathe Kollwitz did in the early-twentieth century — as activist endeavors influenced by and often directly tied to their status as parents. Building on the feminist expression that “the personal is political,” Adrienne Rich opened a path for writers to take on an activist maternal voice in her well-known text, “Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Institution and Experience,” In the decades since, a host of creative producers around the globe - many of whom are not parents themselves - have answered her call, not only to grant visibility to hitherto obscured experiences of mothering, but also to engage in social and political protests from maternal viewpoints. Presenters might address creative work that disrupts expectations of maternal behavior and identity; community engagement, public art, or interventions in public spaces influenced by experiences of motherhood; creative work that interrogates the representation of mothers in art, media or the marketplace; art about the censorship of the maternal body or discrimination against mothers; art that intersects with the politics of immigration, economics, transnational conflicts or environmental destruction. This panel invites artistic and scholarly submissions that engage with the challenges, strategies and possibilities of these and other aspects of contemporary maternal art activism.

For more information please see here.

Upcoming Conferences


MIRCI's 20th Year Gala Conference,
October 14 - October 16, 2016
Pantages Hotel,
200 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


The Fluidity of Gender

Please join the Art & Art Education program at a public reception tomorrow from 5-7pm at Macy Art Gallery. The Fluidity of Gender, an exhibition of exciting works by artist Linda Stein, will be on view, and the artist will be in attendance. As a follow-up to the Why Talk about Gender? symposium that was held in March, this exhibition pushes the conversation around gender to new ground with challenging and thought-provoking sculptural works and works on paper. Refreshments will be provided.

The Macy Art Gallery is located on the 4th floor of Macy Hall on the Teachers College campus at 525 West 120th Street in Manhattan. Gallery receptions are free and open to the public.

Conversations With Our Bodies

By: The Fifth Vital Sign


The Fifth Vital Sign has teamed up with Daysy to bring you a talk and panel discussion covering the menstrual cycle, fertility awareness method (FAM), diet and lifestyle choices for hormonal health, and the effects of hormonal birth control. Our terrific panelists are: Jessa Blades, Abby Epstein, Holly Grigg-Spall, and Nicole Jardim.

Come to converse and learn, enjoy music and drinks, and enter a raffle for: Nicole Jardim'sFix Your Period program, Roy custom-made swimwear, movie downloads from Ricki Lake's and Abby Epstein's BOBB Films, Holly Grigg-Spall's Sweetening the Pill books, Fifth Vital Sign t-shirts, and more! Raffle ticket sales will benefit Yeah, That's What She Said. They are a collective of self-organized women in NYC (and beyond) whose focus is to highlight the work of poor and working class women, queer and trans women, women of color and immigrant women through arts, film, poetry, music & activist programming.

There will be a short introductory talk by Emily Varnam and Kelsey Knight of The Fifth Vital Sign on the menstrual cycle and fertility awareness, then we will open it up for discussion with our talented, renowned panelists. Read their bios below. We are so excited to meet you there!

Jessa Blades 

Jessa Blades is a make up artist, natural beauty expert and herbalist. She has been a make up artist for 14 years and specializes in natural, non-toxic and healing beauty. Inspired by the idea of true healing and wellness, Jessa made the switch to natural products and founded her company Blades Natural Beauty in 2008, providing simple routines, pure products, and expert advice. When she's not working on set for editorial clients, Jessa teaches private lessons and group workshops for women on how to apply makeup, how to choose the best and healthiest products, and how to incorporate herbs and food based medicine into their lives to heal their skin. Jessa has studied with a group of wise and powerful teachers: Rosemary Gladstar, Peeka Trenkle, Phyllis Light, and Nancy Phillips. She curates an amazing collection of beauty and wellness products and sells them through her site:

Abby Epstein

Abby Epstein produced and directed the celebrated documentary The Business of Being Born, with her longtime producing partner, Ricki Lake. Heralded as a “must-see for every pregnant woman,” The Business of Being Born premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival where it was named among “Best of the Fest” by New York Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. The success of the film inspired Abby and Ricki’s book Your Best Birth, which was published by Hachette. Their follow-up DVD series More Business of Being Born was released in 2011. Under their joint venture BOBB Films, Abby and Ricki served as Executive Producers of the 2014 documentary Breastmilk, the upcoming The Mama Sherpas, and are in production on two new films: Weed the People and Sweetening the Pill. Abby made her film directing debut at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival with the documentary, Until the Violence Stops. Prior to her film work Abby directed theater, helming National Tours and international premieres of RENT and “The Vagina Monologues.”

Holly Grigg - Spall

Holly Grigg-Spall is the author of "Sweetening the Pill: Or How We Got Hooked On Hormonal Birth Control" (Zero Books, 2013). In 2014 her book was optioned by Ricki Lake for a feature film documentary. The film is currently in production, with Abby Epstein as director. Holly now works with the companies Flo Living and Daysy as blog editor, social media manager, and marketing consultant.

Nicole Jardim

Nicole Jardim is a Certified Women’s Health Coach + Functional Nutritionist with a specialty in young women’s hormonal health. Her signature Fix Your Period series of programs empower women to heal their menstrual and reproductive health in a fun and sassy way. She trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to become a health coach, and completed a 3-month apprenticeship at a women’s holistic health center in NYC, a 1-year training program with Dr. Sara Gottfried, MD, and an additional 1-year women’s health and nutrition coaching certification program with the Integrative Women’s Health Institute. She passionately believes that all women can (and should) be active participants in their health and is dedicated to showing women how to take back control of their bodies.

We want to give extra thanks to our event sponsor, Daysy. Daysy is hormone-free and hassle-free--a fertility computer that can be used for planning or preventing pregnancy. For more information on Daysy and fertility awareness, check out their website:


*CFP: Monstrous Women in Comics—an Interdisciplinary Conference on Women in Comics and Graphic Novels*

*CFP: Monstrous Women in Comics—an Interdisciplinary Conference on Women in
Comics and Graphic Novels*

The relationship between women and the comics industry is contested perhaps
now more than ever before. Fresh conflicts in mainstream presses reveal
lingering aversions to women creators, and fan-reactions to reboots
demonstrate similar dis-ease with “non-canonical” re-imaginings of female
characters. Far from being novel, these tensions are rooted in the very
history of western comics. From the Golden Age, women were erased or
marginalized in comics through, for instance, the use of “gender-neutral”
monikers. Female characters were aesthetically constructed to meet and
satisfy the male gaze and overwhelmingly, their narratives were penned by
male authors. Women readers of comics were historically “pandered to” with
romance comics but were otherwise ignored as a target audience. Even within
the medium of graphic novels, where women’s work has arguably been more
visible, women creators are being erased by industry-standard events like
the Angoulême Festival. Here, as in other areas of popular culture, women
are treated in very Aristotelian ways—at best, they are deemed to be
monstrous derivatives of men, and at worst, they are simply monsters for
daring to enter what has been overwhelmingly characterized as man’s domain.
>From a feminist perspective, there is ample room for critique of the ways
in which women in comics are made into monsters, but now we want to ask if
that is all there is? Must a theoretical investigation of monstrous women
in comics be limited to surveys of marginalization and erasure?

Building on the work of postmodern scholars like Donna Haraway, and
following from recent iterations of Monster Studies, we seek to critically
engage with, and re-evaluate, monstrous women in comics. For Haraway, the
figure of the monster is one who simultaneously illuminates and threatens
boundaries; the monster is a creature who resides in borderlands and
embodies transgression; she is the imbrication of text, myth, body, nature
and the political—she is neither “self” nor “other.” To be deemed monstrous
is to be situated in the margins, to be placed outside, and yet the monster
is one who always threatens those margins, who promises to leak into and
over. Constructively engaging with the monstrous can ultimately lead us
into an “imagined elsewhere,” the monster can be full of promises.
Therefore, we are seeking interdisciplinary examinations of monstrous women
in comics not only in order to critically question and contest normative
boundaries, but also to begin to imagine how the relationship between women
and comics might be otherwise.

We invite all interested participants to join us in thinking about
monstrous women in comics across genres: papers may engage with historical
studies of women in comics, mainstream comics, graphic novels, indie
comics, religious comics, or web comics. Paper proposals, in the form of
250-word abstracts, may also address—but are not limited to—any of the
following topics:

-The monstrosity of (early) women creators

-Romance comics and “girl comics” as monstrous

-Female characters as monstrous derivatives of male superheroes

-Women characters/creators/readers as monstrous because of their sexuality,
corporeality, race, religion, or (dis)ability

-Monstrous female characters as manifestations of patriarchal

-Monsters who are female

-Female characters who transgress human/inhuman boundaries

-Women readers/fans as monsters

-Women fan/creator collectives as transgressive & monstrous

-Maternity and monstrosity

-Indie & web comics as monstrous

-Monstrous feminism & comics

In order to further emphasize the fruitfulness of transgressing boundaries
and engaging with the monstrous, this conference also seeks to leak over
the boundaries of academia by inviting women comics creators who would like
to submit their work for a temporary gallery exhibition and/or who would be
interested in tabling the event. All interested creators/vendors should
email a short bio and any relevant links to portfolios or previous works.

Accepted participants will be invited to present their 20-minute papers, or
to exhibit their work, at a two-and-a-half-day interdisciplinary conference
at the University of North Texas in Denton. To submit a paper proposal, or
to express interest in exhibiting/tabling, please send an email to with the following information:

·      Name, institutional affiliation, email address

·      250-word abstract (if applicable)

·      Short bio & portfolio links (if applicable)


Dr. Samantha Langsdale

Philosophy & Religion

University of North Texas




Seeking submissions for an edited collection entitled

*Pagan, Goddess, Mother*

Editors: Sarah Whedon & Nané Jordan

*Deadline for Abstracts: September 1st, 2016*

Pagan spirituality and Goddess spirituality are distinct, yet overlapping
movements and communities, each with much to say about deity as mother and
about human mothers in relationship to deity. The purpose of this
collection is to call categories of Pagan and Goddess mothering into focus,
to highlight philosophies and experiences of mothers in these various
movements and traditions, and to generate new ways of imagining and
enacting motherhood.

What is distinctive about Pagan motherhood, what is distinctive about
Goddess spirituality motherhood, and where is the overlap? How do these
differ, and what does each have to learn from the other? How does study of
these communities, philosophies, and practices highlight tensions and
insights into gender, motherhood, and embodiment, more broadly? How do
mothers in contemporary Pagan and Goddess movements negotiate their
mothering roles and identities? What elements of these diverse contemporary
traditions inform their experiences? How do theologies, thealogies, and
devotions to Mother Goddesses affect experiences of mothering? How do Pagan
and Goddess mothers engage with ceremony, ritual, magic, and priestesshood?
How do Pagan and Goddess mothers interface with interreligious dialogue,
social institutions for children, community leadership, social justice, and
the public sphere?

*Topics may include (but are not limited to):*

The specific theologies, thealogies, mythologies, ethics, or practices of
mothers in particular Pagan and/or Goddess traditions; theories of gender,
motherhood, or embodiment in Pagan and/or Goddess traditions; Earth Mother,
Great Mother, mother Goddess creation stories, eco-spirituality, or the
maiden-mother-crone trinity; mothers’ participation in ceremony, ritual,
festival, magic, or priestesshood; the relationship between mother Goddess
and human mother’s empowerment; pregnancy, birth, early mothering, and
beyond; Pagan and/or Goddess spirituality in mom blogging, custody
conflict, religious freedom, children’s religious education, or other
social institutions; diversity and difference in Pagan and/or Goddess
mothering including grandmothering, race, disability, or lgbtq families.

Perspectives are welcomed from a wide range of disciplines and genres,
including history, theology, thealogy, religious studies, anthropology,
sociology, cultural studies, biography, spiritual autobiography, personal
essays, life writing, poetry and artwork.

*Submissions Guidelines:*

Please send abstracts of approximately 300 words together with a short bio

Sarah Whedon & Nané Jordan at:

*by September 1, 2016.*

*Accepted papers *of 4000-5000 words (15-20 pages including references and
endnotes) will be due *February 1st, 2017. *Contributors will be
responsible for ensuring that manuscripts adhere to MLA style.


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Call for Student Reviewers! Applications are Open to Join the PWQ Student Advisory Board

Call for Student Reviewers! 

Applications are Open to Join the PWQ Student Advisory Board

Interested in learning about, and contributing to, the peer review process for a journal? Then consider joining Psychology of Women Quarterly’s Student Advisory Board. All GRADUATE STUDENTS with research interests in feminist psychology are welcome to apply. (To our undergrad members, we’ll see you in the future!)

What is Involved:

As a member of the Board, you will be invited to contribute your own mentored review of submitted manuscripts. Your review will be considered by the action editor throughout the review process, and we will give you helpful feedback about your review (as well as share with you a masked copy of our decision letter to the author and all other reviews). In sum, joining the Board is a great way to get an insider’s look at the review process.

As a member of the Board, your name will appear on the masthead of each issue of the journal. Appointments are for one year and may be continued so long as you remain a graduate student and respond to our requests in good faith. We do monitor how many manuscripts you have, to avoid overlapping and too frequent requests. As of now, we anticipate that most students will handle 1-2 manuscripts per year. You may decline a request, especially if you think a paper is not a good fit for your area of expertise; however, we ask that you accept most invitations and complete a review within the specified time period, typically two to three weeks. We also will share a helpful handout with you about how to conduct constructive and useful reviews. Our hope is that you’ll get hooked on doing reviews – and may become a future editor!

How to Apply: 

If you are interested, please email your application, with the following subject line, “Last Name, First Name_PWQ SAB Application 2016” (e.g., Rubin, Lisa_PWQ SAB Application 2016) to Anna Hillary, Assistant Editor (, by Monday, May 16th. 

In your email, include the following information:  

·       Complete the attached Application Cover Page (use link if attachment doesn't come through)

·       Submit a one-paragraph statement of your interests and experience in psychology, particularly as it relates to the aims and scope of PWQ. Please include your areas of emerging expertise, both in terms of content area and method(ology).

·       Tell us if you have served on any other editorial board, including PWQ.

·       Include an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae

If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at Please do note that openings are limited, although we will do our best to include as many students as possible. Division 35 Membership is not required, but is highly encouraged at the time of application. 




 Submissions are invited for an online periodical


The journal is published exclusively on the Internet as a forum for scholarly debate on gender-related issues in Judaism. The journal, a not-for-profit organization, is indexed by EBSCO, Feminist Periodicals published by the University of Wisconsin System; ProQuest; Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory; RAMBI- The Index of Articles on Jewish Studies by the Jewish National and University Library at the Hebrew University; Index of Jewish Periodicals; MLA International Bibliography; MLA Directory of Periodical; DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals); and Contemporary Women’s Issues, Infotrac CPI.Q., Expanded Academic ASAP, General OneFile -- distributed by Gale Cengage Learning. The journal is mirrored at the National Library of Canada; Scholars’ Portal Journals of the Ontario Council of University Libraries; and at the Judaica Division of the Harvard College Library of Harvard University. In addition, the journal is indexed and linked to by dozens of electronic directories and web sites.

Articles, essays, book reviews, short notes, and bibliographies from all disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences are welcome. Submissions are concurrently accepted and should be made by e-mail to:

Dr. Dina Ripsman Eylon, Editor-in-Chief

Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal


Note: Scholarship by/and about Canadian Jewish women are especially encouraged.

The journal will consider re-printing peer-reviewed papers or chapters from books that are not currently available in any digital format.

We are also seeking book reviewers. A complete list of books is available in our Review Books Received section, which is updated periodically. For further information and guidelines for contributors, please consult our web site and/or write to the Editor-in-Chief.

5th Biennial Seneca Falls Dialogues (SFD), "Lean Out: Gender, Economics, and Enterprise," October 21 - 23, 2016, held in historic Seneca Falls, NY.

Announcing the 5th Biennial Seneca Falls Dialogues (SFD),  "Lean Out: Gender, Economics, and Enterprise," October 21 - 23,  2016, held in historic Seneca Falls, NY.     

The 2016 SFD will feature award-winning documentarian and creator of "Upstate Girls," Brenda Ann Kenneally,  keynote and WILL award recipient.  The Call for Dialogues is pasted below.  

Call for Dialogues
The Biennial Dialogues are a collaborative effort to reinvigorate Seneca Falls as a site of feminist activism and intellectual exchange.  We invite faculty, students, activists to participate in a weekend of dialogue on any of the following "Lean Out: Gender, Economics, and Enterprise," subthemes:
•  Divisions of Labor
•  Class, Gender, & Sexuality
•  Teaching Economic Justice
•  Representations of Work
•  Gender and Entrepreneurship
•  Global Economies
•  Art, Activism, and Social Justice
•  Women in Business

We are seeking group-led sessions that involve active audience participation and focused discussion of issues raised by the conference theme and subthemes. Session proposals should indicate how organizers will present information, pose questions, and facilitate conversation. 

Submit proposals to

All proposals must include:
•   Title of the session.
•   A 2-3 sentence summary of its focus and relevance to one or more of the conference subthemes.
•   Name of each session organizer.
•   Name of one organizer who will serve as the contact person. Include for the contact person her or his  
   home or institutional address, email, and telephone number.
•  250-500 word description of the session’s focus and organization. This should include how the
  organizers will introduce the topic, questions they will pose,  and a clear explanation of how the
  organizers will involve the audience in dialogue.
•  List of technology needs.

Proposal Deadline: April 30, 2016

Conference participants will be invited to submit essay versions of their dialogues for publication consideration in the new online, peer-reviewed Seneca Falls Dialogues Journal.  For additional journal information, see  

Questions about the SFD and the SFD Journal can be directed to me off list 
Visit  for conference updates including upcoming links to registration and hotel.  Join us and feel the power of place in Seneca Falls, NY.  

Peace and Good Cheer, 
Barbara LeSavoy, PhD
Director, Women and Gender Studies
Executive Editor, Dissenting Voices
Co-Editor, The Seneca Falls Dialogues Journal
118 Liberal Arts Building
The College at Brockport, State University of New York
Brockport, NY 14420
Voice:  585-395-5799
Fax:     585-395-2448

Yes, I am your mother: Discussing alternative forms of reproduction with children

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute's Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis division continues the "Dialogues on..." Series with leading child development experts:


Yes, I am your mother:

Discussing alternative forms of reproduction with children

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium

 247 East 82nd Street, NYC

Free and open to the public

 RSVP HERE, visit or call 212-879-6900

ART (Alternative Reproductive Technologies) include IVF, sperm or egg donor, surrogate mothers, etc. How is the best way to address this accounting for parental preferences and the child's developmental stages?

Anna Balas, M.D. is a child, adolescent and adult board certified psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. She is on the faculty at New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute and Associate Professor on the Voluntary Faculty at The Payne Whitney Division of the New York Presbyterian Hospital and the Weill Cornell School of Medicine.

The "Dialogues on..." Series is intended for professionals and parents who are involved with the care of children in the school and home environments. Educators, school administrators, community leaders, grandparents are welcome. NO CME OR CE CREDITS WILL BE OFFERED.
The "Dialogues on..." Series is made possible by a generous donation from The Poses Family Foundation.

The 60th Freud Anniversary Lecture

The New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute cordially invites you to attend

The 60th Freud Anniversary Lecture


Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 8 pm

The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium

247 East 82nd Street, New York City


Rosemary Balsam, M.D, will speak on Freud, the Birthing Body, and Modern Life

Shelley Orgel, M.D. will introduce the speaker

Starting with a closer look at Freud's early astute sense of the psychic impact of the bodily power of females' biological sex and child-bearing potential, the lecture will show how this appreciation became obscured until about the 1970s. In spite of sporadic subsequent efforts, moreover, the impact of the female body has never been acknowledged in general in psychoanalytic thought (except as an infantile archaic fantasy, or sidelined in a special adult "woman's" category). Given the new vibrant culture of enacted gender multiplicities that we encounter in the clinic these days, where, then, can this lag leave us with psychoanalytic ideas about natally sexed female or male bodies as they articulate with gender?

Rosemary Balsam, M.D. is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, London; Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine; Staff Psychiatrist at the Yale Student Mental Health and Counseling Service; and Training and Supervising Analyst at Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis. She is the author of numerous writings, including Women's Bodies in Psychoanalysis published in 2012 by Routledge.


General Admission: $15

To register, click HERE, visit, or call 212.879.6900

  A Reception will follow the lecture. All are welcome.

Educational Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

a) describe Freud's early sense of the biological body

b) appreciate why and how this changed, and how the body became obscured

c) assess the long term effects of this obfuscation on our thinking, that can still affect today's analysts dealing with patients' gender dilemmas.

d) think more creatively with patients about the modern role of the biologically female body.

2 CME/CE credits offered.


Frontlines: Women of Color on the Forefront of Activism

Frontlines: Women of Color on the Forefront of Activism will highlight women of color as driving influences in activist movements, and illuminate a few of the most pressing issues facing women of color over a series of panel discussions. The panels will be about mental health, criminal and civil incarceration, and institutional violence. The conference will open with keynote remarks from Bronx County District Attorney, the Honorable Darcel Clark. Please register for the conference here. April 15th

The First Annual City Lights Kids Film Festival!

The Spirituality Mind Body Institute Invites you to...
The First Annual City Lights Kids Film Festival!
Date: Thursday, April 14th
Time: 5:00PM-6:00PM

Location: Milbank Chapel (125 Zankel Hall) at Teachers College, Columbia University
Please join us for the City Lights Kids Film Festival! We will be screening a series of short films all created by children for children. The mission of the festival is to support and cultivate the creativity of youth and to disseminate their films to the local community. All ages are welcome! Please RSVP below if you plan to attend.

call for submission #DarkMatter: women witnessing

We are now accepting submissions for issue #4 of/Dark Matter: Women Witnessing.//Dark Matter /publishes writing and visual art created in response to an age of massive species extinction and ecological collapse, especially work that points toward cultural and/or linguistic restoration.Deadline: May 13, 2016

We welcome writing in all forms and genres as well as artwork in all mediums. Context and commentary are required for dreams, visions, and other communications. Notes bridging to the journal’s mission must accompany all poetry and fiction. We also welcome submissions for our /After•Words /column, in which writers offer responses to books, films, artwork, cultural events—not necessarily current ones—that they feel make an important contribution to our mission. Responses can be creative—the work may serve as a springboard for the writer’s own reflections— and they can be as brief or as long as they need to be, within our 5,000-word limit.

The theme for each issue of /Dark Matter/ tends to emerge organically from material we receive. For now, the issue is open.

Submissions in French and German welcome; we will provide translation.
For more details please see our submission guidelines.

Women and Creativity House Student Exhibition

Women and Creativity House Student Exhibition

April 20 - May 2, 2016
Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries,
Douglass Library
8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Special Event: Douglass Global Village Student Showcase and Women and Creativity House Student Exhibition Reception
April 25, 2016

Time and location TBA

Exhibition presenting the work of student artists living and working in the Women and Creativity House Living-Learning Community in the Global Village at DRC, under the guidance of instructor Stacy Scibelli.

Theorizing Motherhood In The Academy 2016

Each Year the Museum of Motherhood works with academic partners and collaborators to create the Annual Academic M.O.M. Conference. This year the conference is pleased to partner with JourMS (the Journal of Mother Studies) for publication of select peer-reviewed content in the field of Mother Studies.

The goal of the conference is to develop interdisciplinary approaches to Mother Studies and encourage information exchanges between thought-pioneers, activists, artists, academics, students on the subject of Motherhood, Fatherhood, and Family Life.

Theorizing Motherhood In The Academy 2016
May 5 – Motherhood Hall of Fame – Columbia Teachers’ College, NYC (Free) 7-9pm
May 6-7 – MOM Conference – Manhattan College

4513 Manhattan College Pkwy, Bronx, NY 10471

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. 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 fee which helps to cover our expenses is:  $150 before March 1. ($175 after) Payments are non-refundable- However the museum turns no one away for lack of funds and special student rates apply. (payment link)

The Conference is open to all those students wishing to attend, and we will provide discounted fees to the general public and for those wishing to attend singular panels.

For questions e-mail queries to

part time employee or paid intern for BOBB films

BOBB Films is a production company run by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein.

An overview of their projects can be seen at

Lake and Epstein partnered in 2004 to make the documentary “The Business of Being Born” and have also written a book and executive produced 6 other documentaries in the women’s health space.   BOBB Films is in production on two current films “Weed the People” and “Sweetening the Pill” along with several ancillary media projects. 

BOBB Films is seeking a part time employee or paid intern to serve as an assistant to Ms. Lake and Ms. Epstein.  The assistant will help manage day to day operations for the company and assist on all media projects for 15-20 hours/week.  We are looking for a minimum 1 year commitment.  Candidates will need to have some or all of the following qualifications and skills:

  • A background or interest in women’s health and/or women’s reproductive issues or women’s studies.
  • A background or interest in documentary film production, media or journalism.
  • Strong writing skills and experience with social media to manage all social media accounts and create monthly newsletter.
  • Administrative asst. experience to manage scheduling for Lake and Epstein, coordinate conference calls, create calendars, manage email communications and create financial reports for accountant.
  •  Excellent personal skills and initiative to work independently and contribute ideas

The Second Annual National City Lights Film Festival

The Spirituality Mind Body Institute invites you to the

 The Second Annual National City Lights Film Festival!

Date: Thursday, April 14th
Time: 6:30PM-9:00PM
Location: Milbank Chapel (125 Zankel Hall) at Teachers College, Columbia University

Please join us for the Second Annual National City Lights Film Festival! We will be screening a series of short films that explore lived spirituality in its many forms of expression. We invite you to an evening of film, culture and conversation. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Appetizers and drinks will be served.

Recommended Donation: $10 at the door