01. Become a Member
We are a growing community helping mothers get the support they need. Your role is critical. You can become a member as an individual support, contributing member, as a group, or sponsor our annual conference.
02. Send a Postcard
Sending a postcard to your elected representatives is a great way to make your voice heard on the issues most important to moms. Just fill out the form to get your pack.
03. Writing Accountability
We meet weekly (mostly) and will help you: keep on top of writing deadlines, meet co-writers, and find beta readers — all within a supportive community of mother-scholars. Log into your account to sign up.
04. Join a Reading Group
We will meet monthly to discuss fiction and non-fictions books that center mothers. You will need to be a current IAMAS member in order to join the group, so please make sure that you’re up to date on this.
05. Make a Donation
No one likes asking for money, but the more funds we get the more we can do to assist young and underprivileged maternal scholars, help mothers be better self advocates, increase outreach to new members, and offer top-tier programming throughout the year. Your donation is CRITICAL to the health of our small but mighty organization.
06. Join an Action or Affinity Group
How many times have you left a conference with inspiration to burn? Focus that energy. If you are a contributing member, IAMAS wants you to be involved, engaged, and paying it forward. You can do that by joining an action or affinity group. Options include: Conference Planning, University Life, Writing + Publishing, Political and Community Organizing, Women of Color Leadership, International Women’s Forum, or Motherhood Matters.
IAMAS Town Hall Events
Virtual Town Halls
Town Halls are an informal way for members to host talks about topics that are a component of established research or would like to beta-test. In some cases, non-members will be permitted to host talks.
Town halls are typically one of two formats:
1.) led by speaker (conference style) or
2.) interview format with a moderator (typically Katie B. Garner but another moderator may be chosen).
The first half of the hour is intended for the speaker to present their ideas and the second half is typically open so other attendees can ask questions, offer feedback, and determine appropriate action steps.
You are welcome to nominate any speaker you think other members would be interested in hearing from — or nominate yourself. We encourage women with diverse backgrounds and experiences to participate. To nominate someone, email email@example.com
Non-members may participate in town halls for a small fee ($10).