The Power of Motherhood
June 9, 2021
One way or another, we all have a mother – but our experiences as mothers and children are as unique as we are, making the concept of “motherhood” both universal and deeply individual.
How can we tap into the profound resonance of motherhood in our work toward racial justice? What obligations do white mothers (and fathers) have to raise anti-racist children? And how can we draw on the powerful role of mothers as educators and behavior models?
Featuring Author and Memoirist Nefertiti Austin, Associate Professor of Sociology at Mississippi State University, Margaret A. Hagerman, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of North Carolina Asheville Megan R. Underhill, Ph.D., this conversation aims to broaden our perspectives on motherhood in America and deepen our understanding of the role parents play in movements for racial justice.