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Welcome to the 2020 Conference: Caring About Mothers: Before, During, and After Covid

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Friday, October 2
 

9:15am CDT

Welcome from new Executive Director
https://virginia.zoom.us/j/92250510276?pwd=MStEbkpFdmRzSWR0WERqT3hyUDlKdz09
1.Try to log on by 9 a.m. so you can get familiar with how Sched and Zoom works.
2.What to Expect and How to Prepare
3.Conference Goals
4.All-member meeting is tomorrow morning. Please attend to learn how you can be more involved, and to secure your chance to win a free membership.
5.Previews of Highlights of Conference (Keynotes, MOMA award, All-Member Meeting Task Forces, after hour events)
6.Meet the Board and Steering Committee: Abby Palko, Nicole Willey, Florence Pasche Guignard, Haile Eshe Cole, Jessica Spring Weappa, Gertrude Lyons, Susan Clark, Katie B. Garner  

Speakers
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Florence Pasche Guignard

Assistant Professor in religious studies, Université Laval
Florence Pasche Guignard is an assistant professor in religious studies at the Faculty of theology and religious studies at the Université Laval (Quebec City, Canada). Her research explores the intersection of religions and spiritualities with women’s history, gender, embodiment... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Spring Weappa

Jessica Spring Weappa

Founder, Mothering Futures

Sponsors
avatar for Katie B. Garner

Katie B. Garner

Executive Director, IAMAS


Friday October 2, 2020 9:15am - 10:00am CDT
TBA

10:15am CDT

Panel 1: (Re-)Framing Mothering In and Through Difficulty 
https://virginia.zoom.us/j/95029425893?pwd=MzIySDFtVWNaTVo1Rk42cVdTc0tUZz09
1.1 Kinga Pozniak “Mothers of Children with Disability Infiltrate Health Research:
Problems, Paradoxes, and Possibilities”
1.2 Monica Casper “Babylost: Reframing Infant Mortality”
1.3 Eva Doherty Gremmert “Combating the Devastating Effects of Caregiver Burnout –
A Visceral First-Hand Journey as Told by a Survivor”

Moderators
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Myra Sabir

Associate Professor, Binghamton University
Dr. Myra Sabir is an Associate Professor and narrative psychologist in the Department of Human Development in the College of Community & Public Affairs at Binghamton University. She earned a master’s degree in Theology and Human Development from Emory University in 1996 and a Ph.D... Read More →

Speakers
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Kinga Pozniak

Postdoctoral Researcher, CanChild, McMaster University
I'm a socio-cultural anthropologist and a mother of two boys, one of whom has cerebral palsy. When I got his diagnosis I realized I need to change my research focus to follow my life, so I joined a research centre for childhood disability. My research focuses on the experiences of... Read More →
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Eva Doherty Gremmert

Author
Eva Doherty Gremmert is a renaissance woman. She is a talented, published author, a successful business woman, a sought-after public speaker and a professional genealogist.Her first work of fiction, “A Cottage in Donegal. Mary Doherty’s Story,” was self-published in 2011 and... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 10:15am - 11:30am CDT
TBA

10:15am CDT

Panel 2: Nurturing Positive Change during the Challenges Times
https://virginia.zoom.us/j/95070280443?pwd=V1RsZEJjUDFEdmFWczFySURGbFB0dz09
2.1 Gertrude Lyons “Mothering Beyond Birth: Examining the Transformative Potential of Motherhood in an Evolving Society”
2.2 Linn Baran “‘Community Mothering’ as Covid-19 Mitigation and Maternal Activism: Feminist Based Collective Mothering Practices of Resiliency and Resistance During the Global Pandemic of 2020”
2.3 Nikesha Elise Williams “Not All Motherhood is Created Equal”

Friday October 2, 2020 10:15am - 11:30am CDT

10:15am CDT

Panel 3: Academic Employment and the Inequalities of Covid
https://virginia.zoom.us/j/94761425263?pwd=eTByYXRMcjh3MFpEZWxhMjJ6T2lKQT09
3.1 Andrea O’Reilly “‘Certainly Not an Equal-Opportunity Pandemic’: COVID-19 and Its Impact on Mothers' Carework, Health, and Employment”
3.2 Robin Silbergleid “Home/Work: An Academic Single Mother's To Do List”
3.3 Nicole Willey “Division of Labor at Home and Expectations in the Academy: Moms Reckoning with Covid”

Friday October 2, 2020 10:15am - 11:30am CDT

11:30am CDT

Oct. 2: 11:30 - 1 p.m. Lunch
Take a break, rest your eyes, and get ready for the next few sessions.

Friday October 2, 2020 11:30am - 1:00pm CDT

1:00pm CDT

Panel 4: Mothers' Many Identities
https://virginia.zoom.us/j/91904799636?pwd=VVdVS3Z0bFdqL1ZsNlVTZEE4ZnVkdz09
4.1 Michelle Hughes Miller “Unpacking Media Accounts of Child ‘Accidental’ Deaths: The Overt Role of Mothers’ Identities and the Covert Inclusion of Mothers’ Reproductive Labor
4.2 Myra Sabir “Low-Income Single-Mothers as Nodes of Change in Their Families and Communities”
4.3 Robin Silbergleid “Queer Mother Memoir: Caregiving Outside Heteronarrative”

Friday October 2, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm CDT

1:00pm CDT

Panel 5: Caring About Maternal Health
https://virginia.zoom.us/j/97480376309?pwd=T0piaVhGOTdZTGcwYVdzSjQ4RVE2UT09
5.1 Krista Johnson/ Christiana MacDougall “Midwifery Care/Maternal Care”
5.2 Shameka Thomas “Giving Birth in South Florida: A Phenomenological Study of Pregnancy and Birthing Experiences among Black and Afro-Latina Women”
5.3 Tatjana Takševa “The Problem with Maternal Care: Rearticulating the Norm through a Feminist Lens”

Friday October 2, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm CDT

1:00pm CDT

Panel 6: Transformation and Spirituality: The Changing Faces of Motherhood   
https://virginia.zoom.us/j/96116359237?pwd=eGJGVGw2YmFEZ3R2RzJtZGhYbE1zUT09
6.1 Ann W. Duncan “Spiritual Birth Movements and Motherhood as Religious Experience”
6.2 Anna CohenMiller “Transcending ‘Just’ Research: Exploring How an Online Study with
Motherscholars Created a Sacred Space”
6.3 Jessica Spring Weappa “Nested Mothering: Transdisciplinary Considerations for Mothering
Futures”

Friday October 2, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm CDT

2:45pm CDT

Panel 7: Obstacles and Hope for Maternal Health During Covid
https://virginia.zoom.us/j/94433574107?pwd=UWZ4TVpqcUlkei9tOE1NT1dSWDgvdz09
7.1 Mari Greenfield “Becoming a Mother Without Support During Covid-19"
7.2 Chantal Bayard and Laurence Charton “Giving Birth Alone during Covid-19 Pandemic : Highlighting the Fragility of Social Ties"
7.3 Emma Posca “Indigenous and Black Mothering in Canada During a Global Pandemic (Covid-19): Exploring the Lack of Access to Resources Due to Race- and Gender-Based Discrimination Using Ethonography as a Decolonial Practice?

Friday October 2, 2020 2:45pm - 4:00pm CDT

2:45pm CDT

Panel 8: Mothering Activism
https://virginia.zoom.us/j/94154824821?pwd=Tkw3bXBSU1VnVkFFZzVvN2xjazBGQT09
8.1 Rie Motohashi and Kari Tsushima “A Mother’s Political Activism Resists ‘Patriarchal’
Neoliberalism in Japan: Considered through Movement of Mothers Against War”
8.2 Tola Olu Pearce “Not for Lack of Activism: An Insight into the State of Maternal Health in Africa”
8.3 Abigail L. Palko “Teaching Motherhood as Activism”

Friday October 2, 2020 2:45pm - 4:00pm CDT

2:45pm CDT

Panel 9: Mother Power and Empowerment
https://virginia.zoom.us/j/94154824821?pwd=Tkw3bXBSU1VnVkFFZzVvN2xjazBGQT09
9.1 Rosann Edwards “From Ideology to Independence: Older First-Time Mothers,
Breastfeeding, and Becoming a Mother”
9.2 Ame Khin “Empowered Mothering and Employment: A Study of Employed Myanmar Diasporic Mothers in the Greater Toronto Area.”

Friday October 2, 2020 2:45pm - 4:00pm CDT

4:15pm CDT

Demeter Book Launch Salon / PART ONE Interview with the Authors/Editors Recorded and open to public. All books can be purchased at www.demeterpress.org
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89699913542
1. Maternal Tug: Ambivalence, Identity, and Agency – Sarah LaChance Adams and Tanya Cassidy
2. Feminist Fathering/Fathering Feminists: New Definitions and Directions – Nicole Willey and Dan Friedman
3. Breasts Across Motherhood – Rosann Edwards
4. Mothers, Sex, and Sexuality – Holly Zwalf
5. Feminist Perspectives on Young Mothers and Young Mothering -- Andrea O'Reilly

Friday October 2, 2020 4:15pm - 5:15pm CDT

7:00pm CDT

E3: BYOB (Bring Your Own Book – and Beverage) -- The Handmaid's Tale
Join Nicole Willey as we talk about Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. Just like your regular book club but with some of the best maternal scholars around.
https://zoom.us/j/97315685973

Friday October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT

7:00pm CDT

E3: BYOB (Bring Your Own Book – and Beverage) -- The Need
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86287420128?pwd=S0RPUWVURU5oS3M4MHRSektKcGlldz09    
Join Katie B Garner as we talk about Helen Phillips' The Need

Friday October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT

7:00pm CDT

E3: Topic-based Chat Rooms - Graduate Students
https://virginia.zoom.us/j/97265810875?pwd=ckFtY25XVlFZK1FONW5JQWRjMHBhZz09
Join other conference attendees for a laid-back hour of catching up, casual conversation, and supportive listening.

Friday October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT

7:00pm CDT

E3: Topic-based Chat Rooms - Mothering during Covid
Join other conference attendees for a laid-back hour of catching up, casual conversation, and supportive listening.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/91578189033?pwd=d1kyYmtyeE80bE9NSkJzenNzWFJXdz09
Meeting ID: 915 7818 9033
Passcode: 69inwJ

Friday October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT

7:00pm CDT

E3: Topic-based Chat Rooms - Single mothering
Join other conference attendees for a laid-back hour of catching up, casual conversation, and supportive listening. This meeting will run via Google meet, not Zoom. 
meet.google.com/dfx-qvnb-zrm

Friday October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
 
Saturday, October 3
 

8:30am CDT

Panel 10: Valuing the Invaluable
https://virginia.zoom.us/j/95981093448?pwd=d2dDQ3JxUmpSVno4V2I1Qm85MjVLdz09
10.1 Elizabeth Cummins Munoz “The Mothercoin, Immigrant Nannies, and the Value of Motherhood”
10.2 Linda Ennis “Is Co-Parenting Devaluing Motherhood?: Reflection in a Covid World”
10.3 Rebecca Bromwich “Valuing and Quantifying Unpaid Caregiving and Emotional Labor - How Do We Count ‘Wife Work’ and ‘Mother Work’? Suggestions from Canadian Family Law”

Saturday October 3, 2020 8:30am - 9:45am CDT

8:30am CDT

Panel 11: We Are the Stories We Tell
https://virginia.zoom.us/j/95527902632?pwd=aDBKbGtoL2c0ekRMT1FJYjBjOG1rQT09
11.1 Christa Baiada “‘What are the Alternatives?’: Critiques of Contemporary Maternity Care in Graphic Motherhood Memoirs”
11.2 Ariel Lavery “‘The Mother Project’: Reflections on Hosting a Podcast”
11.3 Oksana Moroz “Understanding Reflexivity Through the Lens of a Mama PhD Student: Intersectionality of Identity and Researcher Positionality”

Saturday October 3, 2020 8:30am - 9:45am CDT

8:30am CDT

Panel 12: Reframing the Stories of Mothers on the Margins
https://virginia.zoom.us/j/93834707360?pwd=Uk5mVW1RZEROTzYrN0xUL01SVFc5UT09
12.1 Cindy Phu “OtherMothering: Mothering Students of Color in Community College”
12.2 Treena Orchard – “Motherhood by Pain & Proxy: The Struggle for Maternal Subjectivity Among Street-Involved Women”
12.3 Heather Dillaway “‘The Stress of Living Here’: Women Negotiate Reproductive Health
and Motherhood at a Homeless Shelter”
12.4 Petra Bueskens “Single Mothers on the Move: Adaptive Homelessness and the Gig Economy.”

Saturday October 3, 2020 8:30am - 9:45am CDT

10:00am CDT

MOMA Award / SESSION 7
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85900922495
Please join us as we unveil the Inaugural MOMA Award Winner for 2020. One of the most ambitious new programs IAMAS has launched this year is the MOMA award, which acknowledges the hard work that is being done on campuses around the world to help support mothers. Working Mother Magazine has the Top 100 companies to work for and Academic Moms should have their own list. We are excited to welcome a winner who will give a talk on the winning program.
* A special thanks to Nicole Willey for all her hard work throughout the lifespan of this new program.

Saturday October 3, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am CDT

11:00am CDT

Oct. 3: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. LUNCH
Take a break, rest your eyes, and get ready for the next few sessions.

Saturday October 3, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT

12:00pm CDT

ALL MEMBER MEETING
https://virginia.zoom.us/j/99481798090?pwd=Y0hET1pFdEhHRWNpK2NObFNOMEZZQT09
a. Raffle for 1-year IAMAS membership. Must be present to claim.
b. New org means new goals.
c. Membership maintenance - communication channels, membership fee structure and renewals, scholarship updates, etc.
d. Ways to get more involved
e. Voices, Visions, and Advocacy topics, hosting, etc.
f. Think Tank 2021: Help us set this year’s IAMAS goals. Each year, our focus will change based on the feedback from annual conference attendees’ feedback identifying key challenges that IAMAS should prioritize.
g. Task Force explanation and meeting to follow

Saturday October 3, 2020 12:00pm - 1:45pm CDT

2:00pm CDT

Task Force Meetings
https://virginia.zoom.us/j/91269025652?pwd=QjNtY20vR2lMckZjVFdHbzhwcUdtQT09
1. Task Force 2021
2. Writing and Publishing: Developing White Papers Based on Member Research (Abby Palko)
3. Women of Color Leadership (Haile Eshe Cole)
4. International Women Forum for Members (Florence Pasche Guignard, Laura Lazzari Vosti)
5. Policy Development and Activism (Jessica Weappa)
6. University Life: Focus on Carework Policies and Finding Balance in Higher Education (Nicole Willey)
7. IAMAS Fundraising, Networking, and Social Media Outreach (Katie B. Garner)

Saturday October 3, 2020 2:00pm - 3:15pm CDT

3:45pm CDT

Demeter Book Launch Salon PART TWO Interview with the Authors/Editors Recorded and open to public. All books can be purchased at www.demeterpress.org
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81407732767
1. Maternal Geographies: Mothering In and Out of Place - Jen Johnson and Krista Johnston
2. Not Your Penance (novel) – Rebecca Bromwich
3. Mothering and Entrepreneurship: Global Perspectives, Identities, and Complexities —Talia Esnard and Melanie Knight
4. Moving Meals and Migrating Mothers: Culinary Cultures, Diasporic Dishes, and Familial Foodways and Mothers and Food: Negotiating Foodways from Maternal Perspectives -- Tanya Cassidy and Florence Pasche Guignard
5. What’s in a Name? Perspectives from Non-Biological and Non-Gestational Queer Mothers -- Sherri Martin-Baron

Saturday October 3, 2020 3:45pm - 5:15pm CDT

7:00pm CDT

E3: Art + Writing Retreat
This is a low-stakes meeting space for you to announce your writing goals and use the time to work toward that goal with other writers. You may want to open meeting with a quick blub of what you’re writing and perhaps reach out to others to do a co-writing project.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85314520227?pwd=c0QxVk5SdkI3YUJjV09GZEZINnF5UT09

Saturday October 3, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT

7:00pm CDT

E3: Mentoring + Tenure Advice
Please join us if you are interested in mentoring or being mentored within our organization. Mentoring graduate students, early academics, mid-career academics, and activists are all welcome.
https://zoom.us/j/96024934228

Saturday October 3, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT

7:00pm CDT

E3: Sub-disciplines and Networking: GWS
https://virginia.zoom.us/j/94929874297?pwd=eUZ4aXRxNm0zdXNFNXV1Y29JdkhQUT09
Join other conference attendees for a laid-back hour of catching up, casual conversation, and supportive listening based on the subject of your choice.

Saturday October 3, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT

7:00pm CDT

E3: Sub-disciplines and Networking: Literature(s)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88229458456?pwd=NEgveTdkaXVoTjAzTk5LbU1WaUJlQT09    
Join other conference attendees for a laid-back hour of catching up, casual conversation, and supportive listening based on the subject of your choice.

Saturday October 3, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT

7:00pm CDT

E3: Sub-disciplines and Networking: Maternal Health and Well-Being
Join other conference attendees for a laid-back hour of catching up, casual conversation, and supportive listening based on the subject of your choice. This meeting will run via Google Meet rather than Zoom.
meet.google.com/dpf-yysq-vqe 

Saturday October 3, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT

7:00pm CDT

E3: Sub-disciplines and Networking: Religion and Spirituality / PASSCODE = 312942
PASSCODE for joining is 312942
Join other conference attendees for a laid-back hour of catching up, casual conversation, and supportive listening based on the subject of your choice (in this case: mothers, religion and spirituality).
Link = 
https://ulaval.zoom.us/j/98695369557

PASSCODE for joining is 312942

Saturday October 3, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
TBA

7:00pm CDT

E3: Sub-disciplines and Networking: Social Sciences
Join other conference attendees for a laid-back hour of catching up, casual conversation, and supportive listening based on the subject of your choice.

Saturday October 3, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
 
Sunday, October 4
 

9:30am CDT

Keynote Address: Advocating For and With Moms with Brenda Reyes of HealthConnect One and Laura Zumdahl of New Moms
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87388007212
Join two amazing non-profit leaders and the women with whom they work.
1. Laura Zumdahl of New Moms will be talking about one of the many programs New Moms runs to help young, marginalized moms. You will meet and talk to teen mothers who were part of an ongoing New Moms initiative at Chicago-area, predominantly Latinx high school.
2. Brenda Reyes of Health Connect One will describe the doula initiative they have developed (and has been adopted at organizations nationwide). Working primarily with African American women, this program helps women become doulas and support other women from their communities.

Sunday October 4, 2020 9:30am - 11:30am CDT

11:30am CDT

Day 3 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Take a break, rest your eyes, and get ready for the next few sessions.

Sunday October 4, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT

12:30pm CDT

Panel 13: Campus Life + Midlife Mothering During Covid
 
https://virginia.zoom.us/j/93271468024?pwd=MnJ1MUtRVkUvc2MvRkxjaDFYYTFtZz09

13.1 Katherine Wardi-Zonna “Waiting to Launch: Mothering Young Adults in the Time of
COVID-19”
13.2 Jennifer Heisler "Wifi, masks, dorm rooms, kitchen tables: Midlife mothering and college-aged children during Covid-19”
13.3 Mairi McDermott “Learning from the Experiences of Mothers of School-Aged Children on the Tenure Track During the Global Pandemic of Covid-19”

Sunday October 4, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm CDT

12:30pm CDT

Panel 14: The In/Visibility of the Maternal in Academia
Please note: Due to the depth and breadth of material, we intend for this panel to run for 1.5 hours (Special thanks to Summer Cunningham for designing this panel.)
https://virginia.zoom.us/j/92544068442?pwd=SWJ2elA0TmJ1NFN0ZHIxcGpRaWI1UT09

14.1 Summer R. Cunningham: “Performances that Make Mothers (In)Visible: The
Discursive and Material Constitution of Mother-Free Spaces in the Academy.”
14.2 Catherine Riley and Alexis Hutchinson (presented by Alexis Hutchinson): “Seeing
Silence: Rates, Realities, and Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Students on
College Campuses.”
14.3 Tasha Dunn: “Questioning My Complaisance: A Critical Autoethnography of
M(Othering) in the Academy.”
14.4 Crystal Matey: “From Childlessness and Visibility to Motherhood and Invisibility: The
Need for Feminist Allies in the Academy.”
14.5 Joanna Bartell: “Strategizing Visibility to Weaponize Motherhood.”

Sunday October 4, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm CDT

12:30pm CDT

Panel 15: When Children Care for Mothers (Special thanks to Melody Waring for designing this panel.)
https://virginia.zoom.us/j/97738814286?pwd=NDV2YWNxVlNVRklQMk1KWnEwZHlWZz09
15.1 Melody K. Waring “When Mom Needs Care: Patterns of US Eldercare by Race”
15.2 Annaliese Grant " 'I Guess That’s Actually Kind of a Weird Relationship:' Negotiating Norms of Care in Financially Struggling White Mother-Daughter Relationships"

Sunday October 4, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm CDT

2:15pm CDT

Conference Closing Ceremony Review of Action Steps proposed by panels.
https://virginia.zoom.us/j/99312129816?pwd=S3hIZ0R5ZGRYNE1SenF0NnJCVi9IZz09
1. Think Tank and Task Force next steps.
2. Summary of Action Steps
3. How can you help

Sunday October 4, 2020 2:15pm - 2:45pm CDT

3:00pm CDT

Former MIRCI members only (BYOB – Bring Your Own Beverage)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84135372567?pwd=bkxJRXRoN3FiNFJRYTUrNmI3MnR5QT09
Meeting ID: 841 3537 2567
Passcode: IAMAS2020

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84135372567?pwd=bkxJRXRoN3FiNFJRYTUrNmI3MnR5QT09
Let’s catch up with old (and young) friends. Bring a beverage and come to hang out and reminisce about past conferences – you know, when we could meet in person and have a relaxing beverage in a wonderful new city instead of on our fur-covered couches.

Sunday October 4, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
 
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