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Mothers Walk

  • Rose Kennedy Greenway 185 Kneeland Street Boston, MA, 02111 United States (map)

Are you a mother, or have ever been a mother? Would you like to walk, with other mothers? With no specific goal except being visible, and feeling connected to the state of motherhood together?As part of Transactions II (http://www.mobius.org/aevents/2018/9/22/transactions-ii-performance-art-on-the-greenway-boston-day-2), we will be leading a thoughtful, intentional pacing of the Mother’s Walk in the Rose Kennedy Greenway starting at noon, with a ritual spreading of rose petals. Mothers dressed in white will walk together silently performing a sequence of gestures, paying tribute to a long international history of mothers who have participated in public demonstrations of grief or resistance.

There are many issues that should bring mothers together these days:

-Separation of families at borders
-Inadequate family leave and other workplace discrimination against mothers
-Domestic abuse
-Mothers who are homeless, in the prison system, or struggling with parenting while managing a health issue (including substance abuse)
-Parenting children of color in an age where there is not full recognition that Black Lives Matter
-Moms who have lost their children or who live in fear of doing so in the age of rampant school shootings, and high suicide rates
-Mistreatment of the environment, jeopardizing the health and wellbeing of a next generation

We’re inviting you to honor and be with the seriousness of all of these issues.

On September 23, dress in all-white and meet us on the Rose Kennedy Greenway at noon.

We will gather and set our intention together, then proceed to the Mother’s Walk, pacing as we each can, until we need to leave and be elsewhere, or feel moved to stop. You are also welcome to wear white and join in anytime up until 5pm.

Heather Kapplow and Jimena Bermejo