So, I totally stole the word "mamavism" (meaning mama activism) from Jen over at The Evolving Homemaker. I saw the word over on her blog (which is totally inspiring and up my alley) and it just stuck with me.
I am starting a mamavist book club. I think it will be a great way to 1. get mamas together to discuss something other than laundry and preschool options, 2. Inform and inspire us to create change, and 3. give us some structure and support as we broaden our mommy role from just our own babes, to children and mothers world wide.
Our first book is going to be A Thousand Sisters by Lisa Shannon, founder of Run for Congo Women. My last post is about that organization.
The Congo is referred to as the worst place on earth to be a woman, with rape being released on every girl from babies to grandmothers. Head over to the Run for Congo Women site to get all the info. or better yet read A Thousand Sisters, Lisa Shannon's stories from the women of the Congo, maybe even start a mamavist book club of your own in your town!
If you live in my community and are interested in this book club (hopefully starting the last week in April or first week in May), please let me know!
In Spirited Partnership, let's change the world!