You do not have to be a mother or planning for motherhood to attend.
This discussion is a look at the history of American ideas about motherhood, how those ideas have impacted all women, and how to fix the inequality that exists as a result.
Vanessa Hua is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and the author of a novel, A River of Stars, and a short story collection, Deceit and Other Possibilities. For two decades, she has been writing, in journalism and fiction, about Asia and the diaspora. She has received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, the San Francisco Foundation’s James D. Phelan Award, and a Steinbeck Fellowship in Creative Writing, as well as honors from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Asian American Journalists Association. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and elsewhere. The daughter of Chinese immigrants, she works and teaches at the San Francisco Writers’ Grott.
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