Earlier this week Andrea O’Reilly announced the closing of her Association for Research on Mothering at York University in Canada, effective May first, due to lack of funding from York.
The sudden closure could mean the end to a long and productive series of conferences and publications on issues related to mothering around the globe. But ARM’s supporters are working to turn things around, with a new facebook page and a fundraising effort.
“Motherhood is such invisible work and ARM made it visible,” notes one supporter in the Toronto Star.
Will the mothers save the ARM? Stay tuned….