From ARM Director, Andrea O'Reilly:
Good news: there has been a tsunami of support for arm. Hundreds of letters in, a fan of arm facebook set up already, dozens of mommy bloggers have blogged on it, a fundraising campaign already up and running, two media interviews. (details on all this wil be on arm facebook page and sent to arm supporters and members tomorrow) I am at loss for words to convey my appreciation for this outpouring of concern and outrage.
so yes we are resolved to keep arm/jarm/Demeter press going somehow/someway
...we are asking concerned individuals to do the following
1) Write a letter, however brief, to York officials listed in ARM closure email.
In 48 HOURS ARM has received close to 300 emails.
[The addresses (please cc email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org):
Associate Dean of Research, FLAPS, Barbara Crow, email@example.com
Executive Officer, FLAPS, Felim Greene, firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Dean, External Relations, FLAPS, Moghissi Haideh, email@example.com
Dean, FLAPS, Martin Singer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President, Research and Innovation, Stan Shapson, email@example.com
Associate Vice President Research, Social Sciences and the Humanities, David Dewitt, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-President Academic & Provost, Patrick Monahan, email@example.com
Director, Office of Research Services, David Phipps, firstname.lastname@example.org
President and Vice Chancellor, Mamdouh Shoukri, email@example.com ]
2) Distribute widely the ARM closure letter; contact your local media. Join the "Fan of ARM Facebook Page"
3) Send to arm and myself any and all ideas/leads/contact for funding for arm/jarm/demeter press post York.
4) Please purchase a Demeter Press title from ARM/Demeter Press page with a cheque payable to Demeter Press. Or make a donation to Demeter Press.
We will certainly keep you posted
And thank you again for your email. It means a great deal to us at this difficult time
andrea oreilly and renee knapp
Dr. Andrea O'Reilly,
School of Women's Studies,
Founder-Director: Association for Research on Mothering,
Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering, Demeter Press,
Co-Founder, Museum of Motherhood,
Co-Founder, International Mothers Network,
Editor, Encyclopedia of Motherhood, Sage Press, 2010.
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