The film The Motherhood Movement- You Say You Want a Revolution captures the first ever international summit on maternal activism. Directed by Joy Rose and produced by The Museum of Motherhood and The Motherhood Foundation, Inc (MFI), the film seeks to promote, showcase and make visible maternal discussion as well as disseminate information on the subject of feminist/ activist mothers and the missions of international maternal agencies.
Over 23 organizations were represented at this historic global summit at the Association For Research on Mothering (ARM) Conference at York University in Toronto, Canada on October 25th and 26th of 2008.
We have documented and preserved presentations, interviews and perspectives on the burgeoning ‘Mom Movement’. Subjects include, but are not limited to: the motherhood movement and its importance in the women’s studies curriculum; activism,; the three feminist “waves”- where have we been, where are we now and where are we going?; feminist mothering; women and mothers in the arts; non-traditional parenting; women and families of color; the poor; the 1950’s to the present in terms of the role of women in the home and in the world; motherhood unpaid; matriarchal and indigenous societies; the role of men and feminist sons; the future of the Museum of Motherhood and the formation of an international motherhood movement.