Speaking Engagements


In Search of HERstory

In Search of HER-story; using power point and dynamic participatory inter-active discussions, participants learn about how women have been left out of HIS-tory. We’ll take off our “goggles” in order to explore “oppression theory”, and explore “agency theory” while asking ourselves “where are we now?” How have we succeeded or failed in helping young feminists find their voices and claim their rightful place in HER-story, particularly in the private sphere of the family. What is mother-work and does raising human capital count? This talk has been presented at a number of conferences and colleges. Ms. Rose teaches basic sociological and feminist theory at the Museum of Motherhood. The goal of this presentation is to raise awareness and open participants eyes to the reality of ongoing gender issues in contemporary culture, and offer suggestions for a remedy.

Silent No More

A dynamic workshop for groups 15-25. Goals include: a) to create a greater understanding of what silencing is, b) how to practice showing up, speaking up and acting up, c) to encourage awareness, and cultivate healing. More.

Martha Joy Rose is an activist, artist, and award-winning entrepreneur. She offers compelling perspectives on the economic, political and sociological state of the American family and how gender continues to define us. As founding director of the Museum of Motherhood in NYC, she has been performing, speaking and writing on the subject of women, mothers, and families since 1997. For availability and fees contact: 877.711.MOMS (6667) or write: MarthaJoyRose@gmail.com

In – 92nd Street Y; more info to come

June 16, 2016“Silent No More; Workshop” & “In Search of Her-story, talk”; ISGP Women and Girls Conference; Show Up, Speak Up, Act Up: Reclaiming Feminism

April 24, 2016– MER; Mom Egg Review, reading “Change “Release Party and Reading—5:30-9 PM at the Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge, NYC.


March 30-April 2, 2016 – AWP Conference, LA, California. Panelist: “We Are Theatre” presentation Thursday, March 31st noon.

February 14-16, 2016 – Event: 2016 Small Museum Association Annual Conference Attendee Registration
Date: 14 Feb 2016 – 16 Feb 2016 UTC-03:00
Location: Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, 10100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD

October 21, 2015 – Black and White in America: Breastfeeding Disparities at Manhattan College. Lunchbox Lectures.


May 5, 2015 – Motherhood and Activism – Marymount Manhattan College 10a. Laura Tropp’s class. Guest lecturer on mothers and activism.

April 30, 2015 – “Theorizing Motherhood in the Academy,” CUNY, The Graduate Center as part of the Annual Academic M.O.M. Conference.

MOM MC Conference Flyer 2015

October 10, 2014Rivertown Mamas 9:30 am. Reproduction mandates that women adhere to the physical implications and political ramifications of their lived experience. Simply put, women are all potentially baby-makers. How does this impact the ways in which we see ourselves in the world, and how the world sees us? With more mothers achieving success in the work and social sphere can we finally jump the metaphorical mental fence and play with the big boys? What does that mean when the baby still only says “Ga ga, Goo goo.” How smart do we really need to be to take care of kids?

October 8, 2014 – Manhattan College 12 pm. Exploring the “Sociology of Motherhood” in collaboration with the exhibit presented by M.O.M. and a “Womb with a View.”


June 19-22 – “Silent No More; Workshop” & “In Search of Her-story, talk”; ISGP Women and Girls Conference; Show Up, Speak Up, Act Up: Reclaiming Feminism

May 11 – Mother’s Day Special Broadcast at WFUV with George Bodarky

May 11, 2014 – “In Search of Her-story”; The International Mother’s Day Shrine – Anna Jarvis Memorial Sunday

March 6, 2014 – Museum of Motherhood Hall of Fame and Induction Ceremony; M.O.M. 401 E. 84th St., NYC

February 21, 2014 – “Invisible Lines & The Sociology of Family; how what we don’t know influences who we will become”; Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Fla.

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