On Friday, June 28th, 2013 (a special day, as it was my daughter’s 3rd birthday), I was featured in MacEwan University’s Meet Our Faculty. Please check it out here! Minaker Faculty Profile or http://www.macewan.ca/wcm/MacEwanNews/MEETOURFACULTY_JOANNEMINAKER
I am excited to be speaking at the Edmonton John Howard Society’s Annual Celebration, June 18th 2013.
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Just in time for Mother’s Day on May 9th 2013 I shared preliminary findings on my Care and Marginalized Young Mothering Study with Michael Higgins on Alberta Primetime.
Welcome to my blog.
I am on sabbatical for the Academic year 2013-2014.
I am on a journey to get my head – and heart – around a fundamental part of our humanity – taking care of ourselves and one another. Einstein once said, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” Studying care, alongside parenting three children, is giving me my own course in humanity! I look forward to charting my work and the lessons I learn. Care is a practice. Valuing care is central to handling our most pressing political and personal concerns. Next time someone says, “Take Care” reflect: What do we mean by care? Why should we care? Is it in us to care for each other? How do we come to take and make care?
What would it mean if we truly handled each other with care?