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Motherhood Initiative Needs Your Support

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The Motherhood Initiative, formerly The Association for Research on Mothering, and Demeter Press--the first and still only feminist association, journal and press focused on motherhood--is engaged in a 2012 membership drive.

From founder and director, Andrea O'Reilly: "We have just learned that we have been approved for publishing grants from the Canadian Government for long-term funding for Demeter Press. These grants will provide funding so that we may continue to publish high quality scholarship on motherhood. But to qualify we have to get our four fall Demeter Press titles printed by December 2011 at a cost of $30,000. So we are asking members and supporters of our organization and motherhood scholarship to join/renew now for 2012, purchase Demeter Press titles, or make a donation."

MIRCI members receive 40% off all Demeter Press titles and a free motherhood publication. (In 2011, that publication is the 200+ page "Teaching Motherhood" booklet ($20 value); the 2012 publication TBA.) Membership also permits presentations at conferences and publish opportunities in the journal.

Find the most recent Demeter Press catalog here.
Find the 2012 membership form here.


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