The Motherhood Manifesto October 18, 2007

Joan Blades
Thursday, October 18
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Rabb Auditorium, Boston Public Library

Joan Blades, well known for co-founding the e-advocacy group MoveOn.org with her husband, Wes Boyd, has set out to empower the motherhood movement with a new organization, momsrising.org. with this site, she hopes the build an army of citizen activists who will push for strong maternity leave laws, improved health care coverage, and fair wages, among other issues. Do more “family friendly” policies make economic sense for our country? Does an active online community necessarily translate into political influence? Blades joins us tonight to screen her documentary film, The Motherhood Manifesto, and to explore the Internet’s ever-changing role in our political proves.

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