Thursday, August 09, 2007

Mother puts the 'act' in acting up.

(M)other and Beth Osnes are leading up to a grand opening in September!!

Read all about Beth's new one woman show here. And by all means, if you're interested in bringing Beth's show / workshop / girlcott trio to YOUR MAU community, let us know:

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

2007 Gandhi- King Conference on Peacemaking.

MAUs from all across the Southeast (and beyond!) are encouraged to attend this wonderful conference. We plan to have a strong showing of mobilized mamas from across the state and elswhere!! Want to hook up with us? Contact Paige:

2007 Gandhi-King Conference on Peacemaking "Building the Beloved Community"

October 26-27

$20 - Students and Low Income ($30 on or after September 15) $50 - Adults ($70 on or after September 15)

Friday, October 26
7:30 am Registration opens in Theatre Lobby (ongoing throughout the conference) 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Youth Conference

Youth Component
The Gandhi-King Conference is teaming up with BRIDGES PeaceJam to bring local high school youth an innovative and interactive youth component which will occur on Friday of the conference weekend. Friday morning will begin with a plenary address by Rosa Clemente, followed by a selection of workshops specifically designed for youth.

Workshop topics include: Influences of Mass Media, Being Creators Not Consumers, Fair Trade, Alternatives to the Military, Voting, Global Citizenship, and Creating Our Communities.

The youth component continues Friday evening with a community performance event to be held at BRIDGES, during which artists will be sharing their messages of peace and visions of beloved community through music, spoken word, visual art, and dance. Youth sessions and Friday evening performance are open to all conference participants.

Monday, August 06, 2007

MAU at Maine Peace Fest.

The Maine Chapter of Mothers Acting Up was founded earlier this year by Helyne May with the goal of providing support for mothers who wish to advocate for peace but may not be able to attend weekly or evening meetings. The group began with the Mother's Day Reclamation Project to re-establish the original meaning of Mother's Day, according to the Mother's Day Peace Proclamation written by Julia Ward Howe in 1870.

Full article here.