[act-ma] Thurs, Oct 18: Joan Blades, "The Motherhood Manifesto"

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Fri Oct 12 08:29:31 PDT 2007

Ford Hall Forum
Free Public Lecture & Discussion Series

A screening of
The Motherhood Manifesto

followed by an open discussion with
 Joan Blades

Co-founder of MoveOn.org and MomsRising.org

Co-author of the The Motherhood Manifesto book
Executive Producer the documentary film

Thursday, October 18, 6:30 pm
at the
Boston Public Library
Rabb Auditorium
(directions at www.fordhallforum.org/directions.html)


Joan Blades, well known for co-founding the e-advocacy group MoveOn.org with
Wes Boyd, has set out to empower the motherhood movement with a new
organization, MomsRising.org.  With this online effort, she and co-founder
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner hope to mobilize citizen activists and existing
organizations to push for stronger maternity leave laws, improved health
care coverage, and fair wages, among other issues.

The Motherhood Manifesto documentary was produced by longtime PBS veteran
John de Graaf (³AFFLUENZA²) and NOVA producer/director Laura Pacheco and
photographed by five-time Emmy winner Diana Wilmar.

Do more ³family friendly² policies make economic sense for our country? Does
an active online community necessarily translate into political influence?
Blades joins the Ford Hall Forum to screen the The Motherhood Manifesto and
to explore the Internet¹s ever-changing role in our political process.

Equal time will be provided for the speaker¹s remarks and questions from the
Come join the conversation!

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