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TeachDREAM and the ICE-FREE NYC initiative

TeachDREAM is an initiative of the New York Collective of Radical Educators.  The online guide offers extensive resources for educators, counselors, and families regarding undocumented children in schools, schools as safe zones, ICE-FREE NYC, sanctuary cities, legal services, safety visuals, and more. http://teachdreamnyc.com

MoMA and Guggenheim now offer ID NYC resident memberships

DNAinfo NY reports that the MoMA and Guggenheim are now offering free resident memberships for 2016, accessed through the ID NYC program. Membership enrollment for all participating institutions has been extended through 2016. http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20151214/civic-center/you-now-have-all-of-2016-claim-your-free-museum-zoo-memberships

Butchbaby & Co: Maternity clothes for genderqueer parents

NYMag writer Dvora Meyers interviews co-founders of Butchbaby & Co, the first ever maternity line for pregnant masculine, transgender, and queer individuals… coming soon. http://nymag.com/thecut/2015/04/maternity-clothes-for-genderqueer-parents.html

GOP: equal pay for women could cause job losses

Republican women senators offer toothless legislation aimed at improving the gender wage gap.  Many of the features of the Paycheck Fairness Act- which was voted down by the GOP 3 times- have been removed, including the mandate for businesses to report gender and wage information back the federal government for monitoring.  The new act, called the … Continue reading

Museum of Motherhood Announces 2015 Annual Conference, Apr 30-May 2

“New Maternalisms: Tales of Motherwork (Dislodging the Unthinkable)” will take place in NYC, April 30-May 2.  The conference theme and schedule is organized around the departures between an ideological representation of motherhood and the lived experience of being a mother.  The conference includes sessions on fertility, inclusive families, health, identity, food, feminism, and more. http://mommuseum.org/cfp-mom-conference-2015/

Project AfterBirth: International Call for Entries from Artist-Parents

“Professional contemporary artists of any gender working in any visual, performing, text, film or digital art discipline are invited to submit work they created in response to their own pregnancy, birth and/or early parenthood experiences. The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Friday 15th May.”  https://projectafterbirth.wordpress.com

New! Claudia F. Savage reviews 5 artist-parent residencies available now

This is a beautifully organized list of 5 artist-parent residencies available in 2015-2016.   Application deadlines begin in April and carry through the fall.  Many offer a stipend and/or childcare. Open to dancers, visual artists, writers, musicians, composers, choreographers, and more! http://www.voicecatcher.org/archives/4769

Human Rights Campaign: Maps of State Laws & Policies, by Issue

Where does your state stand on issues of family, equality and civil rights? http://www.hrc.org/state_maps

PBS Newshour Segment: Why Americans are Struggling with- and Defaulting on- Small Debts

One of the things that suddenly came into focus for me, when I became a parent, was the importance of “asset accrual” in stabilizing a small family (previously eschewed by me for reasons of “artistic freedom”). And also, ways to help my child have a better financial footing than I did. This is a great- … Continue reading

NY Municipal ID:

Register here for an appointment to get your NYC Municipal ID http://www1.nyc.gov/site/idnyc/card/make-an-appointment.page