Mothering and migration: (Trans)nationalism, globalization & displacement

Call for papers for a conference from the Association for Research on Mothering (ARM), as posted on the mnchp-l listserv: Mothering and Migration: (Trans)nationalisms, Globalization, and Displacment. The conference will be held February 18-20, 2010 at the University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico.

Submissions are welcome from scholars, students, activists, government agencies and workers, artists, mothers, and others who work or research in the area. Cross-cultural, historical and comparative work is encouraged. Topics can include (but not limited to):

Representations/images of mothers and migration and (trans)national issues; globalization of motherhood; empowering migrant mothers; reproduction and movement of mother workers; migrant and (trans)national mothers and capitalism; migrant and (trans)national mothers and activism; public policy issues.

For more information, contact the ARM at arm@yorku.ca or 416.736.2100 ext 60366. Or visit the ARM website. Abstract and bio deadline is Sept 1/09.

Homelessness and housing: Immigrant, non-status & Canadian mothers

The Centre for Urban and Community Studies, University of Toronto will launch a report July 24th detailing a year’s study on homelessness and housing issues for immigrant, non-status and Canadian-born mothers with young children. From the announcement: “the results reveal the complex causes and effects of homelessness for families with children, and the ways in which these differ between women who are Canadian-born, immigrant women with status and migrant women without status“.  

The launch begins with a 10am press conference at the YWCA, 80 Woodlawn Ave in Toronto. From 11-1pm a lunch and learn session will include:

RSVP by July 18th to s.batacharya@utoronto.ca.