Mothering, Race, Ethnicity, Culture and Class

Date : Thursday October 20, 2005:

Date : JUNIOR COMMON ROOM 014 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE

12-1 REGISTRATION
(JUNIOR COMMON ROOM 014 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)

ABORIGINAL MOTHERING: OPPRESSION, RESISTANCE AND RECOVERY
(JUNIOR COMMON ROOM 014 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)

12-200 KEYNOTE PANEL 1
CHAIR – Fiona Green

Lee Maracle (First Nation’s Writer in Residence, University of Toronto)
“Mothering Under Threat”

Rosalyn Ing (University of British Columbia)
“Canada’s Indian Residential Schools and its Impacts on Mothering”

Donna Dubie (Healing Project of the Seven Generations)
“Towards Healing: Aboriginal Mothering and Residential Schooling”

200-230 BREAK
230-4:30 KEYNOTE PANEL 2
CHAIR – Andrea O’Reilly

Nahanni Fontaine (University of Manitoba),
“‘Old Ladies,’ ‘Bitches’ and ‘Hoe’s’”: Deconstructing the Female Aboriginal Gang Member”

Jeanette Lavell and
Dawn Memee Harvard (Ontario Native Women’s Association/University of Western Ontario)
“The Struggle Continues … New and Not So New Challenges Facing Aboriginal Women”

Kim Anderson (University of Guelph)
“Motherhood as a Site of Empowerment: The Aboriginal Ideology of Motherhood”

Cheryl Gosselin (Bishop’s University)
“The Policing of First Nations Motheirng by the Québec State”

430– 630 RECEPTION
(JUNIOR COMMON ROOM 014 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)

Friday October 21, 2005
Registration and Continental Breakfast
(JUNIOR COMMON ROOM 014 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)

900–1115 KEYNOTE PANEL 3: MOTHERS AND POVERTY: OPPRESSION AND RESISTANCE
(JUNIOR COMMON ROOM 014 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Silvia Schultermandl

Wendy McKeen (Dalhousie University)
“The Great Canadian Poverty Debate: How Are Women and Gender Equality Faring?”

Rickie Solinger (Historian, Curator, Independent Scholar)
“The Grandma Time, The Mommy Time, ‘My’ Time: How the Experiences of Being Pregnant and a Mother Has Changed Profoundly Over Three Recent Generations”

Loretta Ross (National Co-ordinator, SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective
“Women of Color in the U.S.: Organizing for Reproductive Justice”

11:15-11:30 BREAK
11:30-1:00 SESSION A1: TRANSNATIONAL MOTHERING
(JUNIOR COMMON ROOM 014 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Silvia Schultermandl

Rosie Moosnick (Unversity of Kentucky)
“Adopting Maternity”

Silvia Schultermandl (Karl-Franzens-University Graz, Austria)
“Writing Rape, Trauma, and Transnationality onto the Female Body: Matrilineal Em-body-ment in Nora Okja Keller’s Comfort Woman”

Laura Shook (Independent Researcher and Educator)
“Mothering Across Borders: A Cross-Cultural Comparison on Mothering in the United States and Sweden”

SESSION A2: MOTHERHOOD IN LITERATURE
(MASTERS DINING HALL 049 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Mary Wearn

Mary Wearn (Macon State College)
“Deploying Motherhood; The Maternal Rhetoric(s) of Abolitionist Literature”

Salome C. Nnoromele (Eastern Kentucky University)
“’Mother May I?’:Mothering and Imperialism in Barbara Kingsolvers’ The Poisonwood Bible”

Ivana Brown (Rutgers University)
“Mommy Memoirs”: Gender and Motherhood in Popular Literature

1:00 – 2:00 LUNCH (on your own)

2:00 – 3:30 SESSION B1: HEALING, RECOVERY AND RESISTANCE
(JUNIOR COMMON ROOM 014 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Gina Wong-Wylie

Karen T. Craddock (Tufts University) and
Tracy L. Robinson-Wood (Northeastern University)
Karen T. Craddock presenting:
“Pushing Back With Our Souls Intact: Resistance in Black Women-Motherhood Narrative and Community”

May Friedman (York University)
“Empowered Jewish Mothering: Complex Negotiations”

SESSION B2: “INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON MOTHERING
(MASTERS DINING HALL 049 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Linn Baran

Marlo David Azikwe (University of Florida)
“More than Baby Mamas: Black Women, Hip Hop, and Procreative Power in the 21st Century”

Nicole Banton (Georgia State University)
“Mothering Gets the Disney Treatment: Deconstructing Racialized web_images of Mothering in Disney Films”

SESSION B3: MOTHERING AND WORK / MOTHERING AS WORK
(SCREENING ROOM 001 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Catherine Krull

“Mothers in Academia: Unique Considerations for Women of Color”
Patrizia Albanese (Ryerson University)

“What is Housework?”
Lingqin Feng (OISE) “Household Work in Rural China”

Cecilia Rio (Towson University)
“Feminist Economists Examine the Household: Race, Domestic Labor, and Motherhood”

330-345 BREAK

3:45-5:15 SESSION C1: MOTHERING AND CHILDREN
(SENIOR COMMON ROOM 140 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Vappu Tyyskä

Gina Wong-Wylie (Athabasca University)
“Motherhood: Capturing the Cultural Chasm of a Child’s Lens”

Regina Edmonds (Assumption College)
Affirming Our Daughters: The Mother’s Gift

Bansari Mitra (Coppin State College)
“Motherhood as Empowerment: Marire Kashpaw and Lulu Lamartine in Louise Erdrich’s Love Medicine”

Vappu Tyyskä (Ryerson University)
“Mothers as Mediators: Experiences in Selected Immigrant Families in Toronto”

SESSION C2: WORKSHOP
(MASTERS DINING HALL 049 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)

Kathleen Therrien (Middle Tennessee University) and
Elvira Casal (Middle Tennessee University)
“Race, Ethnicity and Issues of Social Mobility in Mother-Daughter Narratives”

SESSION C3: MOTHERHOOD AND POVERTY
(SCREENING ROOM 001 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Arlene Campbell

Sarit Sambol and Orly Benjamin (Bar-Ilan University)
Sarit Sambol presenting:
“Motherhood and Poverty”: The Place of Motherhood in the Lives of Working Poor Mothers”

Sherri Goldstein Cash (Utica College)
“She would not have staid a day if it were not for her children’: Poor Mothers, Agency and Poverty
Programs in Upstate New York, 1829-1859”

515 – 730 DINNER (on your own)

730 – 900 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: MOTHERING AND RACE
(JUNIOR COMMON ROOM 014 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Andrea O’Reilly

Dorothy Roberts (Northwestern University School of Law)
“Mothering, Race and Supervision of Children in the U.S.”

Admission: $15

Saturday, October 22, 2005

800 – 900 Continental Breakfast and Registration
(JUNIOR COMMON ROOM 014 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)

900 –1100 KEYNOTE PANEL 5: WRITING DIFFERENCE I: REPRESENTATION AND NARRATIVE
(JUNIOR COMMON ROOM 014 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Fiona Green

Rishma Dunlop (York University)
“One Living Female Child: Memoirs of a Sirdar’s Daughter in Canada”

Lori Saint-Martin (Université du Québec à Montréal)
“The Name of the Mother: Mothers and daughters in Contemporary Quebec Literature”

Carol Duncan (Wilfrid Laurier University)
“Cinematic Black Mothers, Race, Representation and Desire”

Andrea O’Reilly (York University)
“Toni Morrison and Motherhood: A Politics of the Heart”

1100 –11:15 Break

11:15-1:15 SESSION D1: BIRACIAL MOTHERING
(JUNIOR COMMON ROOM 014 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Charlene Connolly

Channa Verbian (OISE/UT)
“A Challenging Motherhood: A Personal Narrative on Being the Jewish Mother of Black.White Biracial Jewish Children”

Joy A. Mannette (York University)
“‘Black’ Son, ‘White’ Mother”

Shell Feijo (University of Iowa)
“Mothering, Mending Metal, and My Son: A Seasonal Approach”

SESSION D2: “MOTHERS AS ADVOCATES” WORKSHOP
( SCREENING ROOM 001 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)

Miriam Ghebi Guzman(Canadian Cross-Cultural Counselling and Community Services)
Tricia Green (OISE/UT)
Adrea Smith (All God’s Children Daycare)

Presenters:
Miriam Ghebi Guzman(Canadian Cross-Cultural Counselling and Community Services)
Tricia Green (OISE/UT)

SESSION D3: “INFERTILITY, CHILDBIRTH, AND POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION”
(SENIOR COMMON ROOM 140 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Linda Hunter

Joanne Whitty-Rogers (St. Francis Xavier University)
“Mi’kmaq Women’s Childbirth Experiences”

Monica Brasile (University of Iowa)
“Complicating Midwifery: Race, Regulation and Birth in Twentieth Century U.S. History”

Lori E. Ross (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) and
Lana Mamisachvili (University of Toronto)
“The Cultural Context of Postpartum Depression”

Michelle Walks (Simon Fraser University)
“Breaking the Silence: Infertility, Motherhood and Queer Culture”

SESSION D4: WORKSHOP
(COMMITTEE ROOM, 2ND FLOOR 223 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)

Nicole Osbourne James (Publisher, Editor, Black Woman and Child Magazine)
“Black Woman and Child: The Pulse of Pan-African Parenting: A Cross Cultural Examination of Family, Culture and Politics”

1:15 – 2:30 LUNCH (on your own)

2:30-4:15 SESSION E1: IMMIGRANT MOTHERS
(JUNIOR COMMON ROOM 014 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Regina Edmonds

Lichun Liu (OISE/UT)
“New Home, New Learning: Chinese Immigrant Women and Mothering”

Liana Voia (University of Toronto)
“Mothering and Inequality: The Impact of Culture on Mothering”

SESSION E2: JOURNALLING WORKSHOP
(SCREENING ROOM 001 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)

Kathleen Furin (Co-Founder/Co-Director of Maternal Wellness Center)
“Honouring Diverse Voices: Building Community Through Journalling”

SESSION E3: “MOTHERHOOD IN CANADIAN LITERATURE”
(MASTERS DINING HALL 049 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Jackie Hall

Ruth Panofsky (Ryerson University)
“Jew, Whore, Mother in the Fiction of Adele Wiseman and Lilian Nattel”

Jackie Hall (University of Sherbrooke)
“Relentless Rivers: Navigating the Language of Mothering in La Riviere san repose and The Diviners

SESSION E4: HEALTH
(SENIOR COMMON ROOM 140 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Sherri Goldstein Cash

Charlene Connolly (Northern Virginia Community College)
“The Effects of Mothering, Diversity and Seeking Health Care”

Linda Hunter (University of Guelph)
“Representation and Lack of Presentation of Mothers and Motherhood in Canadian HIV/AIDS Health Promotion Campaigns”

Miriam Edelson (Social Activist and Writer)
“Defending Our Families: A Strategy for Action”

4:15-6 RECEPTION AND LAUNCH
(JUNIOR COMMON ROOM 014 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
Vol. 7.2 Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering
“Grandmothers and Grandmothering”

Sunday October 23, 2005

900 – 1000 Continental Breakfast and Registration
((JUNIOR COMMON ROOM 014 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)

1000- 1130 SESSION F1: MOTHERWORK
(JUNIOR COMMON ROOM 014 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Michelle Walks

Deidre Hill Butler (Union College)
“Othermothering in Motion: Parenting Styles of African American Stepmothers”

D. Lynn O’Brien Hallstein (Boston University)
“Conceiving Intensive Mothering: Rehtorical Effects of Contemporary Constructions of Intensive Mothering in The Mommy Myth and Maternal Desire”

Stephanie Wasserman (Endicott University)
“Foster Mothering: An Undervalued Culture of Care”

Catherine Krull (Queen’s University)
“Revolutionary Mothers and Fallen Angels: The Reformulation of Motherhood During Cuba’s Economic Crisis”

SESSION F2: MOTHER NARRATIVES
(SCREENING ROOM 001 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Ruby Newman

Ruby Newman (York University)
“The Book of Ruth and the “Grandmother Hypothesis”

Elyse Neumann presenting:
Laura Major (Bar-Ilan University)
“Audre Lorde’s Re-Imaginations of Pregnancy and Childbirth”

SESSION F3: MOTHERHOOD IN POPULAR CULTURE;
(SENIOR COMMON ROOM 140 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Fiona Green

Anne F. MacLennan (York University)
“Stereotypes Revised and Reinforced: The Portrayal of Motherhood and Housewives in Desperate Housewives

Fiona Green, (University of Winnipeg)
“Disciplining Mothers: Supernanny to the Rescue”

Arlene Cambell (York University)
“O’ Say Can you See? The OPRAH Magazine; Rhetoric, Role Model, and Representation of Difference”

Anne F. MacLennan (York University)
“Mothers Listening to the Radio in the 1930s: A New Audience”

1130 – 1145pm BREAK

1145– 115pm KEYNOTE PANEL 6: CHALLENGES AND POSSIBILITIES
(JUNIOR COMMON ROOM 014 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE)
CHAIR – Kathleen Furin

Dolana Mogadime (Brock University)
“Black Popular Culture and African Canadian Boys: Literacy Experiences”

Ginette Lafrenière (Wilfrid Laurier University)
“When North Meets South: Other(mothering) in Minoritized Contexts”

**Special Thanks to our York University Co-Sponsors**

Dean, Faculty of Arts
Vice President Academic
Director, ORU-Centre for Jewish Studies (CJS)
Office of the Master, Atkinson College
Dean, Faculty of Environmental Studies
Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Vice Presiden Research
School of Women’s Studies
McLaughlin College