Women’s Space Radio Show with our guests Ken Norton on students’ Burying of Car in 1970, Sabryyah Abdulla on Juneteenth Celebration preparations, Leslie Graves on upcoming Earth Day Celebration in Santa Rosa, and students Cabrilla Wiecek and Ani Fowler on this  Wednesday’s Climate Action Night, recorded on 4/22/19, has been uploaded to the web archives

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Women’s Space Radio Show with our guests Ken Norton on students’ Burying of Car in 1970, Sabryyah Abdulla on Juneteenth Celebration preparations, Leslie Graves on upcoming Earth Day Celebration in Santa Rosa, and students Cabrilla Wiecek and Ani Fowler on this  Wednesday’s Climate Action Night, recorded on 4/22/19, has been uploaded to the web archives. The show was recorded, broadcast and streamed over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM in the North Bay on Monday 4/22/19 at 11 AM (repeats at 11 PM) and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Wednesday 4247/19 at 11 AM.

Visit the web archive page for the show to hear the audio recording:

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA190422.html

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Earthday and Climate Action Night

Featuring Guests

1. Ken Norton , Co-producer Women’s Spaces,Student Participant in burial of a car for Survival Faire in 1970 at San Jose State, jumpstarting Earth Day.

2. Sabryyah Abdulla, on Juneteenth Celebration in June, Program Host of Rebel Blues Radio on Radio KWTF

3. Leslie Graves, MC, Earthday Celebration, Santa Rosa Old Courthouse Square on April 27.

4. Cabrilla Wiecek, High School Student Member of Youth Versus Apocalpyse

5. Ani Fowler, High School Student Member of Youth Versus Apocalpyse

Cabrilla Wiecek and Ani Fowler speak on Climate Action Night on Women's Spaces Radio Show

Students Cabrilla Wiecek and. Ani Fowler being interviewed on Women’s Spaces on the upcoming Climate Action Night.                      Photo by the Parents of Ani Fowler

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Announcements (Click for links below)

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 Our Featured Guests

1. Ken Norton recounts the day 49 years ago that he with other San Jose State College students buried a car at the Survival Faire on February 20, 1970, a couple of months before the first Earth Day to protest the environmental destruction caused by fossil fuel based transportation. This was a local SJS effort 2 months before the nationally organized Earth Day to give a sense of the urgency felt by local students themselves.

About our Guest:  Ken Norton is co-producer of Women’s Spaces Show. In 1970 he was an engineering undergraduate student at San Jose State College and was a co-founder of Engineers for Awareness, to bring attention to Engineering students on the issues of war and the environment. He met his mentor Dr. William Hermanns at  the time which would begin a 19 year collaboration on Hermanns’ literary works. He would go on to earn his MS in Materials Science at Stanford Universtiy.  He also produces the Scent of Light radio vignettes broadcast over Radio KOWS in West Sonoma County.

Guest Links:

Scent of Light http://kennethenorton.com/SOL.html

The William Hermanns Trust www.williamhermanns.com

 SF Chronicle article on SJS Car Burial:  https://www.sfgate.com/green/article/San-Jose-car-burial-put-ecological-era-in-gear-3266993.php

San Jose State College students bury a new car 2/20/1970

Ken Norton  (marked at  top left) with other San Jose State College students bury a new 1970 Ford Maverick on the campus’ cafeteria building front lawn on Feb. 20, 1970 in San Jose, Calif. The event was part of a week-long Survival Faire at the school focusing attention on environmental problems.  Ken Norton was among them.  Photo: Stan Creighton, The Chronicle

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2. Sabryyah Abdulla invites us to the annual Juneteenth Festival in Santa Rosa happening this year on Saturday June 15 and to this Saturday’s fundraiser at the Farmers Market at the Veterans Building for the Legacy Showcase production of a play highlighting the fate of children during slavery.

About our Guest: Sabryyah Abdullah is a host of Rebel Blues Radio on Radio KWTF, http://www.kwtf.net/ and volunteer for the annual Juneteenth Celebrations in Santa Rosa.

Guest Event Link: Fundraiser at Farmers Market for Juneteeth play https://www.sonomacounty.com/farms-farmers-markets/santa-rosa-community-farmers-market-veterans-building

Guest Link: Radio KWTF, www.kwtf.net

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3. Leslie Graves will be the Master of Ceremonies again this year for the Earth Day Celebration in Old Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa on Saturday April 27 from noon to 4 pm .  Leslie gives us a taste of the entertainment and of the hundred vendors participating at the event, which is free and fun for the whole family .

About our Guest:Leslie Graves produces events in the county.  Leslie has produced the Santa Rosa Downtown Market until recently, as well as the successful Womens Marches in Santa Rosa.

Guest Event Link: 

Santa Rosa Earth Day Celebration Saturday April 27,Noon to 4 pm, Downtown Old Courthouse Square  hhttps://www.srcity.org/2139/Earth-Day-OnStage

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4. Cabrilla Wiecek and 5. Ani Fowler are both High School Students and members of Youth Versus Apocalypse, an organzation of students supporting the New Green Deal.  They talk about how they turned depression over the Climate Change disaters they have witnessed in just Sonoma County alone with the Wildfires and the flooding into being Climate Activists.  They give credit to the guidance given by their teacheer Sunny Galbraith, who is orgainizing a Cllimate Action Night for activists and elected leaders at Santa Rosa Junior College to advocate for Climate Legislation on Wednesday,April 24th, 4:30-7:15.  Recently the students lobbied with the Sonoma County Democratic Party leadership who then signed on to the New Green Deal.  Cabrilla and Ani encourage other students to become active, as their voice has a special influence on elected leaders.

About our Guests Cabrilla Wiecek and Ani Fowler are high school students and members of Youth Versus Apocalypse.

Guest Links:

Youth Versus Apocalypse http://youthvsapocalypse.org/

Gurest Event, Climate Action Night, Santa Rosa Junior College, Wednesday, April 24th, 4:30-7:15 pm hhttps://www.sonomacountygazette.com/sonoma-county-news/climate-action-night

climate action poster

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Announcements

Thursday, Apil 25, 2019,7-8:30 pm, Gun Violence Prevention Community Forum with Rep. Mike Thompson, Congregation Shomrei Torah, 2600 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. Our panel will include Ruth Moore, Middle School Teacher; Joshua Weil, MD, Asst. Physician-in-Chief Hospital Operations Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Kaiser Hospital; Kathleen Pozzi, Sonoma County Public Defender; Jeannine Ruggeiro, Las Vegas Shooting Survivor.  http://www.shomreitorah.org/

Saturday, Aprill 27, 7:30 am – 11:30 am, Santa Rosa Creek clean up. Santa Rosa Water Creek Stewardship team is hosting the Earth Day Cleanup on the Greenway. https://srcity.org/1202/Creek-Stewardship

Saturday April 27, 2019, Noon – 4pm, Earth Day, Festival in Courthouse Square Santa Rosa Link

 Saturday April 27, 2019, 8 to 11 am, Fundraiser at Farmers Market for Juneteeth play https://www.sonomacounty.com/farms-farmers-markets/santa-rosa-community-farmers-market-veterans-building

Sunday April 28,2019,  10-4 pm, Day Under the Oaks, Santa Rosa Junior College, https://duo.santarosa.edu/

 Thursday May 9, 2019, 6-8:30 pm, Drawdown Introduction. Arlene Francis Center, Santa Rosa, hosted by Our Green Challenge and  Pachamama Alliance Sonoma County  fb Event page link

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Music Selections:

The Opening and Closing Theme song is with permission of the Composer and Singer Alix Dobkin:

The Woman in Your Life is You by Alix Dobkin from the album Living with Lavender Jane (Women’s Wax Works) – www.alixdobkin.com

What a Wonderful World  sung by LeAnn Rines from the album What a Wonderful World  (2004 Curb Records Inc.)

We Are the World sung by the Countdown Kids from the album Pop4 Kids You’ve Got a Friend  (2002 Madacy Kids)

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For music purchasing opportunity:

Link to Spinitron.com Playlist of the Women’s Spaces Show

 

Women’s Space Radio Show with our guest Anne Gellman on Pachamama Alliance and Drawdown Project to reverse Global Warming, recorded on 4/15/19, has been uploaded to the web archives. 

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Women’s Space Radio Show with our guest Anne Gellman on Pachamama Alliance and Drawdown Project to reverse Global Warming, recorded on 4/15/19, has been uploaded to the web archives.  The show was recorded, broadcast and streamed over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM in the North Bay on Monday 4/15/19 at 11 AM (repeats at 11 PM) and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Wednesday 4/17/19 at 11 AM.

Visit the web archive page for the show to hear the audio recording:

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA190415.html

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Pachamama and Drawdown Project to Reverse Global Warming

Featuring Guests

1.Anne Gallman , Facilitator and Trainer, Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Chapter

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Announcements (Click for links below)

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 Our Featured Guests

1. Anne Gallman shares her journey from business entrepreneuring into activism with Pachamama Alliance in San Francisco, beginning with its workshop Awaken the Dreamer, Changing the Dream, which helped her realize how Global Warming impacst all of us and that we are part of a whole that can influence the whole with our skills and talents.  Anne is now facilitating workshops on the Drawdown Project, based on Paul Hawkins book Drawdown – The Most Comprehensive Plan to Reverse Global Warming.  A series of 3 workshops on Drawdown is planned beginning on May 9 at the Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa to be hosted by Pachamama Sonoma County and by Veronica Jacobi of Our Green Challenge.

About our Guest:  Anne Gellman is a Facilitator/Trainer for Pachamama Alliance, San Francisco, Ca since 2005..Anne served as facilitator and presenter of “Awaken the Dreamer, Changing the Dream” Symposium, and is currently leading Drawdown Workshops in business, non-profit and local government organizations, which focuses on solutions to reverse Global Warming. Anne Gellman is a successful entrepreneur of 32 years in recycling industry and has worked over 13 years in non-profit work in environmental protection and social justice. Anne has acted as a liason for medical tourism in Mexico and has worked over 16 years in international banking with focus in research and development in the DC area.

Guest Links: Pachamama Alliance www.pachamama.org

Pachamama Alliance Sonoma County https://connect.pachamama.org/group/sonoma

Link to Project Drawdown based on Paul Hawkins book Drawdown – The Most Comprehensive Plan to Reverse Global Warming www.drawdown.org

Our Green Challenge fb page www.facebook.com/OurGreenChallenge

www.ourgreenchallenge.org

Guest Event: Thursday May 9, 2019, 6-8:30 pm, Drawdown Introduction. Arlene Francis Center, Santa Rosa, hosted by Our Green Challenge and  Pachamama Alliance Sonoma County  fb Event page link

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Announcements

Saturday April 20, 2019, 5-8 pm, Día del Niño (Day of the Child), Radio KBBF, 1700 Corby Ave, Suite B, Santa Rosa, CA, 95407

Saturday April 20, 2019, Link to Sonoma County Beach Clean up

Saturday April 20, 2019, Link to Sonoma County Creek Clean up day

Saturday April 20, 2019, San Francisco Earth Day Festival, Valencia Street, Mission District, Free https://www.facebook.com/EarthDaySF

Thursday, Apil 25, 2019,7-8:30 pm, Gun Violence Prevention Community Forum with Rep. Mike Thompson, Congregation Shomrei Torah, 2600 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. Our panel will include Ruth Moore, Middle School Teacher; Joshua Weil, MD, Asst. Physician-in-Chief Hospital Operations Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Kaiser Hospital; Kathleen Pozzi, Sonoma County Public Defender; Jeannine Ruggeiro, Las Vegas Shooting Survivor.  http://www.shomreitorah.org/

Saturday April 27, 2019, Noon – 4pm, Earth Day, Festival in Courthouse Square Santa Rosa Link

Sunday April 28,2019,  10-4 pm, Day Under the Oaks, Santa Rosa Junior College, https://duo.santarosa.edu/

 Thursday May 9, 2019, 6-8:30 pm, Drawdown Introduction. Arlene Francis Center, Santa Rosa, hosted by Our Green Challenge and  Pachamama Alliance Sonoma County  fb Event page link

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Women in History

Marjorie Stoneman Douglas  (1890 – 1998)

According to a profile of Douglas on the National Park Service website:

Marjorie Stoneman Douglas’ book, The Everglades: River of Grass,, published in 1947 — the year Everglades National Park was established — has become the definitive description of the natural treasure she fought so hard to protect. After several reprints, the revised edition was published in 1987, to draw attention to the continuing threats — unresolved — to “her river.”

In the 1950s, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rose to the top of her list of enemies. In a major construction program, a complex system of canals, levees, dams, and pump stations was built to provide protection from seasonal flooding to former marsh land—now being used for agriculture and real estate development. Long before scientists became alarmed about the effects on the natural ecosystems of south Florida, Mrs. Douglas was railing at officials for destroying wetlands, eliminating sheetflow of water, and upsetting the natural cycles upon which the entire system depends.

Early on, she recognized that the Everglades was a system which depended not only on the flow of water from Lake Okeechobee into the park, but also upon the Kissimmee River which feeds the lake. To add a voting constituency to her efforts, in 1970 she formed the Friends of the Everglades, and was active as the head of the organization.

In his introduction to her autobiography Voice of the River (1987), John Rothchild describes her appearance in 1973 at a public meeting in Everglades City: “Mrs. Douglas was half the size of her fellow speakers and she wore huge dark glasses, which along with the huge floppy hat made her look like Scarlet O’Hara as played by Igor Stravinsky. When she spoke, everybody stopped slapping [mosquitoes] and more or less came to order. She reminded us all of our responsibility to nature and I don’t remember what else. Her voice had the sobering effect of a one-room schoolmarm’s. The tone itself seemed to tame the rowdiest of the local stone crabbers, plus the developers, and the lawyers on both sides. I wonder if it didn’t also intimidate the mosquitoes. . . . The request for a Corps of Engineers permit was eventually turned down. This was no surprise to those of us who’d heard her speak.”

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Music Selections:

The Opening and Closing Theme song is with permission of the Composer and Singer

Alix Dobkin: The Woman in Your Life is You by Alix Dobkin from the album Living with Lavender Jane (Women’s Wax Works) – www.alixdobkin.com

Earth Song  sung byI India Carney from the Single (The Voice/Republic)

Brother Warrior sung by Sherry Austin  from the album Brother Warrior  (2010 Sherry Austin)

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For music purchasing opportunity:

Link to Spinitron.com Playlist of the Women’s Spaces Show

Women’s Space Radio Show with our guest Tracey Ritchie on the Earth Day Network and the Environmental Activism Legacy of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas, recorded on 4/8/19, has been uploaded to the web archives. 

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Women’s Space Radio Show with our guest Tracey Ritchie on the Earth Day Network and the Environmental Activism Legacy of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas, recorded on 4/8/19, has been uploaded to the web archives.  The show was recorded, broadcast and streamed over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM in the North Bay on Monday 4/8/19 at 11 AM (repeats at 11 PM) and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Wednesday 4/10/19 at 11 AM.

Visit the web archive page for the show to hear the audio recording:

 http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA190408.html

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Earth Day Network – Protect our Species

Marjorie Stoneman Douglas’ Legacy of Environmental Activism

 

Featuring Guests

1.Tracey Ritchie , Director of Education, Earthday Network

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 Our Featured Guests

1. Tracey Ritchie shares her journey in advocating for a livable planet Earth to her present position as Director of Education for the Earth Day Network, which helps coordinate the annual theme for the world wide event on on or about April 22nd.  This year the theme is Protect our Species. Tracey explains the process of picking the annual theme and her work with young people who realize the danger to the environment.  Tracey also points to the environmental protection action legacy of Rachel Carsonwho published her book Silent Spring in 1962 and of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas, the savior of the Everglades and the namesake of the Parkland, Florida school where the massacre of 17 students with an assault rifle occurred, as she is an alumna of the school. Tracey is heartened by her Alma Mater’s students rallying the nation to political action on this gun control matter,perhaps inspired by the environmental activism of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas. Students across the globe are rallying for Climate Action.

About our Guest:  Tracey Ritchie joined the Earth Day Network as the Director of Education in January
2018. Most recently she was adjunct faculty at the University of Florida and has held positions from Florida to North Carolina managing and facilitating Environmental Education programs. Tracey completed her PhD at the University of Florida in 2017. Her research focused on developing systems thinking skills in students and teachers to more effectively communicate about complex environmental issues such as climate change. She also holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. Tracey has been active in the field of Environmental Education for over 12 years and looks forward to working with the global network of educators through EDN to advance environmental and climate literacy worldwide.

Guest Links: Earth Day Network www.earthday.org

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Announcements

Saturday April 20, 2019, Link to Sonoma County Beach Clean up

Saturday April 20, 2019, Link to SSonoma County Creek Clean up day

Saturday April 27, 2019, Noon – 4pm, Earth Day, Festival in Courthouse Square Santa Rosa Link

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Women in History

“In nature, nothing exists alone.”  –  Rachel Carson, 1962

Rachel Louise Carson (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964) was an American marine biologist, author, and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. Late in the 1950s, Carson turned her attention to conservation, especially some problems that she believed were caused by synthetic pesticides. The result was the book Silent Spring (1962), which brought environmental concerns to an unprecedented share of the American people.
Although Silent Spring was met with fierce opposition by chemical companies, it spurred a reversal in national pesticide policy, which led to a nationwide ban on DDT and other pesticides. It also inspired a grassroots environmental movement that led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.[3] Carson was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Jimmy Carter.

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Marjorie Stoneman Douglas  (1890 – 1998)

According to a profile of Douglas on the National Park Service website:

Marjorie Stoneman Douglas’ book, The Everglades: River of Grass,, published in 1947 — the year Everglades National Park was established — has become the definitive description of the natural treasure she fought so hard to protect. After several reprints, the revised edition was published in 1987, to draw attention to the continuing threats — unresolved — to “her river.”

In the 1950s, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rose to the top of her list of enemies. In a major construction program, a complex system of canals, levees, dams, and pump stations was built to provide protection from seasonal flooding to former marsh land—now being used for agriculture and real estate development. Long before scientists became alarmed about the effects on the natural ecosystems of south Florida, Mrs. Douglas was railing at officials for destroying wetlands, eliminating sheetflow of water, and upsetting the natural cycles upon which the entire system depends.

Early on, she recognized that the Everglades was a system which depended not only on the flow of water from Lake Okeechobee into the park, but also upon the Kissimmee River which feeds the lake. To add a voting constituency to her efforts, in 1970 she formed the Friends of the Everglades, and was active as the head of the organization.

In his introduction to her autobiography Voice of the River (1987), John Rothchild describes her appearance in 1973 at a public meeting in Everglades City: “Mrs. Douglas was half the size of her fellow speakers and she wore huge dark glasses, which along with the huge floppy hat made her look like Scarlet O’Hara as played by Igor Stravinsky. When she spoke, everybody stopped slapping [mosquitoes] and more or less came to order. She reminded us all of our responsibility to nature and I don’t remember what else. Her voice had the sobering effect of a one-room schoolmarm’s. The tone itself seemed to tame the rowdiest of the local stone crabbers, plus the developers, and the lawyers on both sides. I wonder if it didn’t also intimidate the mosquitoes. . . . The request for a Corps of Engineers permit was eventually turned down. This was no surprise to those of us who’d heard her speak.”

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Music Selections:

The Opening and Closing Theme song is with permission of the Composer and Singer

Alix Dobkin: The Woman in Your Life is You by Alix Dobkin from the album Living with Lavender Jane (Women’s Wax Works) – www.alixdobkin.com

Hey Mr. Politican  by Ellen Buckstel from the album Daddy’s Little Girl (2008 Ellen Bukstel)

What on Earth by Earth Mama from the album Love Large  (1996 Rouse House LLC)

Imagine , Sung by Glee Cast, from the album Glee The Music – Season 1  (2009-10 20th Century Fox Film Corporation)

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For music purchasing opportunity:

Link to Spinitron.com Playlist of the Women’s Spaces Show

Women’s Space Radio Show with our guest Anne Jacopetti on the Green New Deal and high school students Amelia Stock Cumming and Nevin Wolfe-Sallouti on Schools for Climate Action, recorded on 4/1/19, has been uploaded to the web archives. 

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Women’s Space Radio Show with our guest Anne Jacopetti on the Green New Deal and high school students Amelia Stock Cumming and Nevin Wolfe-Sallouti on Schools for Climate Action, recorded on 4/1/19, has been uploaded to the web archives.  The show was recorded, broadcast and streamed over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM in the North Bay on Monday 4/1/19 at 11 AM (repeats at 11 PM) and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Wednesday 4/3/19 at 11 AM.

Visit the web archive page for the show to hear the audio recording:

 http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA190401.html

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Green New Deal
Schools for Climate Action

Featuring Guests

1.Anne Jacopetti , Steering Committee Member,360 Sonoma,

2.Amelia Stock Cumming, Credo High School Student member, Schools for Climate Action

3. Nevin Wolfe-Sallouti,  Credo High School Student member, Schools for Climate Action

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Announcements (Click for links below)

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 Our Featured Guests

1. Anne Jacopetti talks on the Green New Deal and shares her early activism in the 1960s up to current work with 350 Sonoma.

About our Guest:  Anne Jacopetti concern for the environment and began with her teaching in Waldorf Schools and the desire to advocate for a planet that can support the kids.At present she is on the steering committee for 350 Sonoma, a local group for Climate Action in association with Bill McKibben’s 350.org.

Guest Links:  http://350sonoma.org/

www.sunrisemovement.org

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2. Amelia Stock Cumming and 3. Nevin Wolfe-Sallouti share the high school students’ activism through the organization Schools for Climate Action. They voice their concern with Climate Change affecting their future and talk of their recent visit to Washington DC to the Schools for Climate Action Advocacy Summit to lobby Congressmen for Clmate Action through policy changes..

About our Guest: Amelia Stock Cumming Amelia is the granddaughter of Anne and a student at Credo High School in Rohnert Parrk.She is a member of Schools for Climate Change.

About our Guest: Nevin Wolfe-Sallouti  is a student at Credo High School in Rohnert Parrk.She is a member of Schools for Climate Change.

Guest Links: Schools for Climate Action website

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Announcements

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Music Selections:

The Opening and Closing Theme song is with permission of the Composer and Singer

Alix Dobkin: The Woman in Your Life is You by Alix Dobkin from the album Living with Lavender Jane (Women’s Wax Works) – www.alixdobkin.com

Pale Moon  by Becky Hobbs  from the album Nanyegi-Beloved Woman of the Cherokee  (Beckaroo Records)

Heal the World by Connie Talbot from the album Beautiful World  (Eversounnd 2012)

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For music purchasing opportunity:

Link to Spinitron.com Playlist of the Women’s Spaces Show

Women’s Space Radio Show with our guest Tina Rogers on Black History and culture in education recorded on 2/18/19, has been uploaded to the web archives.

Women’s Space Radio Show with our guest Tina Rogers on Black History and culture in education recorded on 2/18/19, has been uploaded to the web archives.  The show was recorded, broadcast and streamed over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM in the North Bay on Monday 2/18/19 at 11 AM (repeats at 11 PM) and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Wednesday 2/20/19 at 11 AM.

The Recording of the show is archived at   http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA190218.html

Black History & Culture in Education

Featuring Guest

1.Tina Rogers,  Educator, Performer and Researcher

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Announcements (Click for links below)

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We began the show with the reading of two Poems:

 Bridges Falling 

                         by Elaine B. Holtz

Bridges falling,
And he is calling for a senseless wall.
Walls to keep people out,
Walls to divide and separate,
Walls that create the other, he’s a bad guy he’s a good guy.
I sigh when I think of it.
So sad.
So senseless.
Such a waste of our taxpayer dollars!
For me it’s so simple:
Justice is a just world for all;
Peace is a peaceful world for all.
The Buddha tells us life is suffering, and we do suffer.
We fall ill.
We lose a loved one.
We fail.
We die.
“Why do we add war to the list?” I cry.

Everybody’s looking for it.
Is it internal trust?
Is it the American dream,whatever that is?
Is it being Beyonce or Bill Gates?
Is it being president of the world?
Is it being able to control the world?
I don’t know anymore.
Children with no place to sleep;
Children running from bombs;
Children crying for food or clean water.

All this going on and all he can do is call for a wall, call for a wall.

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I, too, sing America
by Langston Hughes (1902 – 1967)

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

Tomorrow,
I’ll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody’ll dare
Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,”
Then.

Besides,
They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed —

I, too, am America.

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Two Black Women in American History

Mary Jane Patterson (1840-1894) is considered to be the first African American woman to receive a B.A. degree when she graduated from Oberlin College in 1862.  Read more.

Mary Violet Leontyne Price was born to James and Kate Price on February 10, 1927, in Laurel, Mississippi, and became one of the world’s leading opera sopranos and among the first African Americans to gain prominence in major performance halls in that musical genre. Both of her parents were amateur musicians and instilled in their daughter a love of music from an early age. Read more.

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 Our Featured Guest

1. Tina Rogers talks about how she has gained “the big picture” and share that with her young students in her class and audience of all ages in her performances on the history of music intertwined with Black History and the history of humans of all hues.

About our Guest:  Tina Rogers, a native of Sonoma County, has devoted her life in trying to understand this beautiful planet, the humans and the other species that share our world. Her thorough research, education, and communication with other cultures allows her to see what she calls the “big picture.” While attending UC Davis, she turned her passion for the arts, fitness and wellness into a popular example of master teaching not only to children but people of all ages. She is a role model who truly enjoys using arts education and fitness, as tools to “crack-the-code” in child development that lasts a lifetime. I have seen her presentation of Black History through the spoken word and dance and found the experience to be both educational and inspiring. Tina Rogers recently performed at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration in Santa Rosa and is scheduled to perform at the Juneteenth Celebration in Santa Rosa in June.

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Announcements

February 7  through March 23, 2019, Exhibit: The Great Black Migration 1910 to 1970.  Petaluma Historical Library and Museum, 20 Fourth St, Petaluma. FREE Open to the public.

For further Black History Month Activities in February of the Petaluma Blacks for Community Developmentt (most are free and open to the public) download the pdf of the brouchure (Click Here for pdf) or check out https://www.facebook.com/pb4cd/

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February 23, 2019 Saturday 5:00 PM Chinese New Year of the Boar Celebration, hosted by the Redwood Empire Chinese Association,  at the Veterans Memorial Hall, Santa Rosa http://recacenter.org/

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February 23, 2019 Saturday 5:30 PM, 41st Annual Black History Program, Theme of the Black Migration 1910-1970 with special tribute to Arethra Franklin, the Queen of Soul. Auditorium of New Life Christian Fellowship, 1310 Clegg St., Petaluma.  Free and Open to the Public

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February 23, 2019 Saturday 7:30 to 9:30 PM, The Spirit of Us: A Musical Journey from Africa to Hip Hop, directed by Dr. Jacqueline Lawrencem of Legacy Showcases, Museum of Sonoma County, 505 B Street, Santa Rosa, CA, https://museumsc.org/events/?eid=4951

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Febrruary 24, 2019,Sunday 4 PM, Annual Gospel Hour, Petaluma Christian Church, 1160 Schuman Lane, with participation of local churches. Free and Open to the Public

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March 3, 2019 Sunday 2f PM, Lecture by Dr. Martha C. Taylor, author of From Labor to Reward. No other author has chronicled the rich religious experiences of black church beginnings in the Bay Area from 1849 through 1972. Dr. Taylor captures the joys, frustrations, and unity of black people who left the segregated Deep South, came to the Bay Area seeking freedom only to face similar adversities of segregation, racism and other social-political barriers. Free and Open to the Public

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March 30-31, 2019, Founding Convention of the California Progressive Alliance (CPA)  https://californiaprogressivealliance.org/2019-founding-convention/

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Music Selections:

The Opening and Closing Theme song is with permission of the Composer and Singer

Alix Dobkin: The Woman in Your Life is You by Alix Dobkin from the album Living with Lavender Jane (Women’s Wax Works) – www.alixdobkin.com

Get Together sung by Ann Wilson (featuring. Nancy Wilson, Wynonna Judd, Wynonna & Deana Carter) from the album Hope and Glory (Rounder Records)

I Wish I Knew What It Was Like to be Free  by Nina Simone from the album Freedom Songs from the heart of America  (Sony Music Entertainment, Inc. 2001)

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For music purchasing opportunity:

Link to Spinitron.com Playlist of the Women’s Spaces Show

Women’s Space Radio Show with our guests Dr.Jacqueline Lawrence on Racial Discussions and Cynthia Leung on Black History Month events at the Museum of Sonoma County, recorded on 2/11/19, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Space Radio Show with our guests Dr.Jacqueline Lawrence on Racial Discussions and Cynthia Leung on Black History Month events at the Museum of Sonoma County, recorded on 2/11/19, has been uploaded to the web archives. The show was recorded, broadcast and streamed over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM in the NorthBay on Monday 2/11/19 at 11 AM (repeats at 11 PM) and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Wednesday 2/13/19 at 11 AM.

The Recording of the show is archived at   http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA190211.html


Black History Month Activities in Sonoma County

Chinese New Year of the Pig

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Featuring Guests

1. Dr. Jacqueline Lawrence,  Founder, Legacy Showcases; Facilitator, Unshackled racial discussion group

2. Cynthia Leung, Director of Public Programs and Tours, Museum of Sonoma County

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Announcements (Click for links below)

Faith Ross, curator of the Petaluma History Museum Black History Month activities happening in Petaluma and listed below under Announcements.

Nancy Wang reminds us of the Chinese Year of the Boar (Pig) celebrations this month and listed below under Announcements.

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1. Dr. Jacqueline Lawrence talks about her play The Spirit of Us, A Musical Journey from Africa to Hip Hop, that she will direct at the Museum of Sonoma County with her theatre troupe Legacy Showcases on Saturday February 23.  Dr. Lawrence also leads the monthly racial  discussion group Unshackled and shares some of the insights gained.

About our Guest:  Dr. Jacqueline Lawrence, Founder and CEO of Legacy Showcases: grew up in Santa Rosa, California, she graduated from Tuskegee University in Alabama in 1983 with a B.S. degree in Business Administration, and from the Sacramento Theological Seminary and Bible College with a Master of Theology and Doctorate of Christian Counseling. She is Passionate about empowering, uplifting, and freeing people from issues that hold us captive through her books, plays, performances, discussion groups, and social media, Lawrence is a minister, author, actress, and songstress. Jacqueline is also the founder and facilitator for the monthly free racial discussion group, “Unshackled.”

 Guest Link:  http://legacyshowcases.com/

The Spirit of us

February 23, 2019 Saturday 7:30 to 9:30 PM, The Spirit of Us: A Musical Journey from Africa to Hip Hop, directed by Dr. Jacqueline Lawrence of Legacy Showcases, Museum of Sonoma County, 505 B Street, Santa Rosa, CA, https://museumsc.org/events/?eid=4951

Unshakled Racial Discussion Group https://www.facebook.com/pg/IamUnshackled/posts/

Racial Justice Allies of Sonoma County hhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/117922674922883/

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2. Cynthia Leung talks about the collections of art and history at the Museum of Sonoma County in Santa Rosa, especially about the exhibits and events relating to Black History Month. Cynthia and Jacqueline talk about their collaboration in presenting The Spirit of Us: A Musical Journey from Africa to Hip Hop.

About our Guest: Cynthia Leung has worked at the Museum of Sonoma County since 2013. She has worked as a Visitor Services and Volunteer Coordinator, and presently is now working as the Museum’s Director of Public Programs and Tours. Cynthia manages the educational arm of the Museum, which includes our school and private adult tours, the Museum’s outreach programs, including our Art4Kids program, and the Museum’s public programs. She also organizes the Museum’s annual Dia de los Muertos exhibit.

 Guest Link:  Museum of Sonoma County: hhttps://museumsc.org/

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Announcements

February 7  through March 23, 2019, Exhibit: The Great Black Migration 1910 to 1970.  Petaluma Historical Library and Museum, 20 Fourth St, Petaluma. FREE Open to the public.

For further Black History Month Activities in February of the Petaluma Blacks for Community Developmentt (most are free and open to the public) download the pdf of the brouchure (Click Here for pdf) or check out https://www.facebook.com/pb4cd/

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February 14, 2019 Thursday  4:30 – 9:00 PM, The Mentor Me Center, 426 8th St, Petaluma, CA, One Billion Rising and The Vagina Monologues (English & Spanish) Tickets available to purchase for TVM https://www.facebook.com/events/201532364128702/

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February 23, 2019 Saturday 5:00 PM Chinese New Year of the Boar Celebration, hosted by the Redwood Empire Chinese Association,  at the Veterans Memorial Hall, Santa Rosa http://recacenter.org/

 

Chinese New Year Celebration 2019

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February 23, 2019 Saturday 5:30 PM, 41st Annual Black History Program, Theme of the Black Migration 1910-1970 with special tribute to Arethra Franklin, the Queen of Soul. Auditorium of New Life Christian Fellowship, 1310 Clegg St., Petaluma.  Free and Open to the Public

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February 23, 2019 Saturday 7:30 to 9:30 PM, The Spirit of Us: A Musical Journey from Africa to Hip Hop, directed by Dr. Jacqueline Lawrencem of Legacy Showcases, Museum of Sonoma County, 505 B Street, Santa Rosa, CA, https://museumsc.org/events/?eid=4951

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Febrruary 24, 2019,Sunday 4 PM, Annual Gospel Hour, Petaluma Christian Church, 1160 Schuman Lane, with participation of local churches. Free and Open to the Public

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March 3, 2019 Sunday 2f PM, Lecture by Dr. Martha C. Taylor, author of From Labor to Reward. No other author has chronicled the rich religious experiences of black church beginnings in the Bay Area from 1849 through 1972. Dr. Taylor captures the joys, frustrations, and unity of black people who left the segregated Deep South, came to the Bay Area seeking freedom only to face similar adversities of segregation, racism and other social-political barriers. Free and Open to the Public

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March 30-31, 2019, Founding Convention of the California Progressive Alliance (CPA)  https://californiaprogressivealliance.org/2019-founding-convention/

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Music Selections:

The Opening and Closing Theme song is with permission of the Composer and Singer

Alix Dobkin: The Woman in Your Life is You by Alix Dobkin from the album Living with Lavender Jane (Women’s Wax Works) – www.alixdobkin.com

 I Shall Be Released sung by Nina Simone from the album Sugar in my Bowl, The best of Nina Simone 1967-72 (1988 BMG Entertainment International)

Keep Your Eye On The Prize sung by Barbara Dane and Lighting Hopkins from the album Sometimes I Believe She Loves Me (2016 564490 Records DK

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For music purchasing opportunity:

Link to Spinitron.com Playlist of the Women’s Spaces Show

Women’s Space Radio Show with our guests Rhonda Black and Stephanie Melnik on Valentine’s Day OBR and TVM production, and Faith Ross and Gloria Robinson on Black History Month events in Petaluma, recorded on 2/4/19, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Space Radio Show with our guests Rhonda Black and Stephanie Melnik on Valentine’s Day OBR and TVM production, and Faith Ross and Gloria Robinson on Black History Month events in Petaluma, recorded on 2/4/19, has been uploaded to the web archives. The show was recorded, broadcast and streamed over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM in the NorthBay on Monday 2/4/19 at 11 AM (repeats at 11 PM) and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Wednesday 2/6/19 at 11 AM.

The Recording of the show is archived at   http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA190204.html

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 Valentine’s Day OBR and TVM in Petaluma Production Update

Black History Month

Featuring Guests

1.Ronda Black,  Producer, One Billion Rising and The Vagina Monologues (English & Spanish) in Petalulma February 14th

2. Stephanie  Melnik, Performer, The Vagina Monologues (English) in Petalulma February 14th

3. Faith Ross,   Petaluma Blacks for Community Development (PBCD

4. Gloria Robinson   Co-Founder, Petaluma Blacks for Community Development (PBCD); Co-founder, NAACP, Sonoma County Chapter

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Announcements (Click for links below)

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1. Rhonda Black and 2. Stephanie Melnik update us on the production of the event One Billion Rising (OBR) and The Vagina Monologues (TVM) in Petaluma on Valentine’s Day February 14th.  Rhonda shares what moves her to take on this production and direction of  OBR and TVM, with the TVM being done in English and another one in Spanish, both of which will be translated into American Sign Language for the deaf.  Stephanie reads one of the TVM monologues that she will be performing on stage on February 14th in Petaluma at The Mentor Me Center, 426 8th Street.

About our Guest:  Rhonda Black refers to herself as a local do gooder, who believes that mentoring and working towards ending violence against women and children is the best way to change our world for the better. She has been involved with The Vagina Monologue (TVM) for ten years and One Billion Rising (OBR) since its beginning in 2012. She’s helped with marches, taught Flash mobs, art shows, organized OBR’s and TVM over the years. This year she is producing and directing The Vagina Monologues in Petaluma. Through the program Mentor Me she has mentored one young boy for six years and two sets of four teenage women who are part of the Commission on the Status of Women Junior Commission. She has a passion for the arts, activism and strengthening community through mentoring.

About our Guest: Stephanie Melnik recently moved up to Petaluma after living in San Francisco for a decade. She is a small business owner with her sister, and sells her handcrafted granola bars, called Awesome Bars. She will be performing a couple pieces in The Vagina Monologues. This is her first on
stage performance and she is thrilled to have finally found a space to
exercise her voice in a powerful way! … and that she is amused and excited
to say vagina so many times to a public audience.

 Guest Link:  One Billion Rising and The Vagina Monologues (English & Spanish), February 14, 2019, Petaluma https://www.facebook.com/events/201532364128702/

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3. Faith Ross and 4. Gloria Robinson talk about the annual events offered in Petaluma by the Petaluma Blacks for Community Development (PBCD) for Black History Month in collaboration in part with the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum. This year the theme is on the Black Migration from 1910 to 1970, shifting the center of African American social, economic, political and cultural life from the rural South.

About our Guest:  Faith Ross is currently involved in her community of Petaluma through Petaluma Blacks for Community Development (PBCD), Petaluma Historical Library and Museum, and the Petaluma Christian Church. Faith is alos a member of the Sonoma County Human Rights Commission. A native of California but raised in Louisiana, Ross graduated from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with a degree in Business Administration. Ross retired from the Auditor/Assessor’s Office at the County of Sonoma after working in public service for X years. She continues to learn new material, taking courses at local colleges in San Francisco and Sonoma County. Ross has been the curator of several successful exhibitions at the museum including “Women who fought for Civil Rights” and “The Many Faces of Petaluma – The Ethnic and Cultural Diversity of our City.” As one of the founding members of PBCD, Ross has helped to promote an understanding of black history and culture by providing a free community Black History Program, and other events during February which is Black History Month. Ross teaches Sunday school and is the Treasurer for Petaluma Christian Church.

About our Guest: Gloria Robinson is a long time member of the county, one of the founders of Petaluma Blacks for Community Development (PBCD) and former Secretary and co founder of the NAACP here in our county. Born into Miami Florida’s segregated south Gloria learned at an early age the injustice of segregation. By age twenty six she was married with four children. Her husband’s employment brought the family to San Francisco, then Marin Co and finally settling in Petaluma. It was in Petaluma that she became active in the community. She was one of the first appointed members to the to the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women where she coordinated the Women of Color Task Force and developed the Women of Color section for the 1980 CSW report and the NAACP, the National Association for t he Advancement for Colored People where she served as secretary and volunteer coordinator.

Guest Link:  Petaluma Blacks for Community Development  https://www.facebook.com/pb4cd/
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Announcements

February 7, 2019 Thursday, Exhibit: The Great Black Migration 1910 to 1970.  Petaluma Historical Library and Museum, 20 Fourth St, Petaluma. FREE Open to the public.

February 10, 2019 Sunday 1:00 – 2:30 PM, Sharon McGriff-Payne, author of John Grider’s Century: African Americans in Solano, Napa and Sonoma Counties, 1845-1925, will be giving a lecture as part of Black History Month on the theme of “The Great Migration” in the Bay Area. Petaluma Historical Library and Museum, 20 Fourth St, Petaluma. FREE Open to the public.

For further Black History Month Activities in February of the Petaluma Blacks for Community Developmentt (most are free and open to the public) download the pdf of the brouchure (Click Here for pdf) or check out https://www.facebook.com/pb4cd/

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February 6, 2019 Wednesday  6 to 8 PM,  Unshackled – monthly racial discussion group facilitated by Dr. Jacqueline Lawrence. Arlene Francis Center, Santa Rosa, CA https://www.facebook.com/IamUnshackled/

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February 14, 2019 Thursday  4:30 – 9:00 PM, The Mentor Me Center, 426 8th St, Petaluma, CA, One Billion Rising and The Vagina Monologues (English & Spanish) Tickets available to purchase for TVM https://www.facebook.com/events/201532364128702/

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February 23, 2019 Saturday 5:30 PM, 41st Annual Black History Program, Theme of the Black Migration 1910-1970 with special tribute to Arethra Franklin, the Queen of Soul. Auditorium of New Life Christian Fellowship, 1310 Clegg St., Petaluma.  Free and Open to the Public

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Febrruary 24, 2019,Sunday 4 PM, Annual Gospel Hour, Petaluma Christian Church, 1160 Schuman Lane, with participation of local churches. Free and Open to the Public

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March 3, 2019 Sunday 2f PM, Lecture by Dr. Martha C. Taylor, author of From Labor to Reward. No other author has chronicled the rich religious experiences of black church beginnings in the Bay Area from 1849 through 1972. Dr. Taylor captures the joys, frustrations, and unity of black people who left the segregated Deep South, came to the Bay Area seeking freedom only to face similar adversities of segregation, racism and other social-political barriers. Free and Open to the Public

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March 30-31, 2019, Founding Convention of the California Progressive Alliance (CPA)  https://californiaprogressivealliance.org/2019-founding-convention/

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Music Selections:

The Opening and Closing Theme song is with permission of the Composer and Singer

Alix Dobkin: The Woman in Your Life is You by Alix Dobkin from the album Living with Lavender Jane (Women’s Wax Works) – www.alixdobkin.com

 Rising Up* by I Billion Rising  from the single  (Released March 2013 @ 2013 Sabrina Steczko)

Ella’s Song sung by Anna Fritz from the album On A High Hill (2016 564490 Records DK)

* Rising Up is a tribute to V-Day One Billion Rising, Sabrina Steczko founder of Sexual Alchemy, the first organizer of Montreal’s first V-Day One Billion Rising event in 2013, felt inspired and sparked this collective creation. Sabrina approached 14 women worldwide to partake in this song project. Seed lyrics: Areeya Marie (Las Vegas), Mel Shapcott (Arizona) and Sabrina Steczko (Montreal). Vocal collaborations: Caroline Harsha Crasto (India), Areeya Marie (Las Vegas), Mel Shapcott (Arizona), Abbi Spinner McBride (Las Vegas), Dale Allen (Connecticut), Marsia Shuron Harris (Massachusetts), Alisa Starkweather (Massachusetts), Oceana LeBlanc (Massachusetts), Angelia Crasto (Montreal), Sabrina Steczko (Montreal), Elaine Lemire (Montreal), Isabelle Renaud (Montreal) and Lea Longo (Montreal). Studio and Producer: Rad Crasto (Montreal) producer, multi-instrumentalist, sound engineering, and music and song writer has re-arranged the lyrics, and wrote and played all the music for Rising Up. This collective creation is a response back to Break-the-Chain, anthem song for One Billion Rising international dance flashmob. Collaborating studios for snipets of women’s voices in the US: in Las Vegas Abbi Spinner McBride, in Massachusetts Brett & Lisa Brumby, in Connecticut Walt (? last name), in Las Vegas Eric Gallagan, in Arizona (name). and in India FireFly Studio.

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For music purchasing opportunity:

Link to Spinitron.com Playlist of the Women’s Spaces Show

 

 

 

Women’s Space Radio Show with our guests Zahyra Garcia and Amber Szoboszlai on respect for queer identities and Rhonda Black on Valentine’s Day OBR and TVM event, recorded on 1/28/19, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Space Radio Show with our guests Zahyra Garcia and Amber Szoboszlai on respect for queer identities and Rhonda Black on Valentine’s Day OBR and TVM event, recorded on 1/28/19, has been uploaded to the web archives. The show was recorded, broadcast and streamed over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM in the NorthBay on Monday 1/28/19 at 11 AM (repeats at 11 PM) and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Wednesday 1/30/19 at 11 AM.

The Recording of the show is archived at   http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA190128.html

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Respect for Queer Identies

Valentine’s Day OBR and TVM in Petaluma

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Featuring Guests

1. Amber Szoboszlai,  Queer activist, scientist

2. Zahyra Garcia, Co-founder, North Bay LGBTQI Families; parent

3. Ronda Black,  Producer, One Billion Rising and The Vagina Monologues (English & Spanish) in Petalulma February 14th

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Announcements (Click for links below)

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1. Amber Szoboszlai and 2. Zahyra Garcia talk about the LBGTQI community in Sonoma County and their struggles to be accepted as identities other than just male and female, also known as non-binary identities.  They share their personal journey to becoming activists in this community, in their professions, in their education and in their work supporting families with non-binary members and parents through North Bay LGBTQI Families. Zahra draws our attention to the California FAIR Education Act, championed by State Senator Jay Leno and signed into law in 2011 to mandate “Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful reference to contributions by people with disabilities and members of the LGBT community in history and social studies curriculum.”

About our Guest:  Amber Szoboszlai is a community activist and organizer who works to empower people in Petaluma who are impacted by injustice. She is co-chair of the North Bay Organizing Project Petaluma chapter. Professionally, she is a trained scientist who harnesses the power of big data to improve fisheries management in the Pacific Ocean. She has the methodical thinking of a scientist and the spirit of an organizer. She’s queer, she loves spreadsheets, and she can be seen riding her bike around town.

Guest Link:  www.500queerscientists.com  “A new visibility campaign for LGBTQ+ people and their allies working in STEM* and STEM-supporting jobs — a group that collectively represents a powerful force of scientific progress and discovery.

*STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)

About our Guest: Zahyra Garcia is Co-chair to Indivisible Petaluma and Co-chair of the Petaluma Chapter of the North Bay Organizing Project.  Zahyra is part of the core group of parents who formed North Bay LGBTQI Families, a fiscally sponsored project of Our Family Coaltion, an organization representing and advocating for Sonoma County’s LGBTQI parent-led families and their children. Her work with North Bay LGBTQI Families is as a community organizer, activist and vital support for the group’s annual events: the Family Formation Symposium, the Family Pride Campout, and the LGBTQI Family Contingent in the Sonoma County Pride Parade. Zahyra focuses on intersectionality within the Sonoma County LGBTQI Family community and is dedicated to raising awareness of queer families and their unique needs in rural Sonoma County. Zahrya is a mother of a boy and a girl.

Guest Links:   CA FAIR Education Act and its history (see About tab) http://www.faireducationact.com/

https://www.facebook.com/NorthBayLGBTQIFamilies/

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3. Ronda Black gives a short update to the production of the event One Billion Rising (OBR) and The Vagina Monologues (TVM) in Petaluma on Valentine’s Day February 14th. Volunteers are still needed for this fun and inspiring annual event.

About our Guest: Rhonda Black refers to herself as a local do gooder, who believes that mentoring and working towards ending violence against women and children is the best way to change our world for the better. She has been involved with The Vagina Monologue (TVM) for ten years and One Billion Rising (OBR) since its beginning in 2012. She’s helped with marches, taught Flash mobs, art shows, organized OBR’s and TVM over the years. This year she is producing and directing The Vagina Monologues in Petaluma. Through the program Mentor Me she has mentored one young boy for six years and two sets of four teenage women who are part of the Commission on the Status of Women Junior Commission. She has a passion for the arts, activism and strengthening community through mentoring.

Guest Links:  One Billion Rising and The Vagina Monologues (English & Spanish), February 14, 2019, Petaluma https://www.facebook.com/events/201532364128702/

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Annnnouncements

January 29, Tuesday, Budget Priorities, Santa Rosa City Council Chambers, City Hall, City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa. www.srcity.org/1322/City-Council

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February 1, 2019 6:30 pm 7th Annual Jazz Concert begins Black History Month Activities of the Petaluma Blacks for Community Development, Petaluma Historic Library and Museum. Purchase tickets online at https://www.petalumamuseum.com/calendar-event/7th-annual-jazz-concert-celebrating-black-history-month/

For further Black History Month Activities activies in February of the Petaluma Blacks for Community Development (most are free and open to the public) check out https://www.facebook.com/pb4cd/

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February 6, 2019 Wenesday  6 to 8 PM,  Unshackled – monthly racial discussion group facilitated by Dr. Jacqueline Lawrence. Arlene Francis Center, Santa Rosa, CA https://www.facebook.com/IamUnshackled/

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February 14, 2019  4:30 – 9:00 PM, The Mentor Me Center, 426 8th St, Petaluma, CA, One Billion Rising and The Vagina Monologues (English & Spanish) https://www.facebook.com/events/201532364128702/

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March 30-31, 2019, Founding Convention of the California Progressive Alliance (CPA)  https://californiaprogressivealliance.org/2019-founding-convention/

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Music Selections:

The Opening and Closing Theme song is with permission of the Composer and Singer

Alix Dobkin: The Woman in Your Life is You by Alix Dobkin from the album Living with Lavender Jane (Women’s Wax Works) – www.alixdobkin.com

I Am Woman sung by Pink Martini from the album  I Am Woman Single (Wrasse Records)

Link to Spinitron.com Playlist of the Women’s Spaces Show

Women’s Space Radio Show with our guests Julie Combs on CASA – Committee to House the Bay Area, Leslie Graves recaps the Women’s March in Santa Rosa and Nancy Vogl reports on MLK Holiday A Day On Not a Day Off, recorded on 1/21/19, has been uploaded to the web archives. The show was recorded, broadcast and streamed over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM in the NorthBay on Monday 1/21/19 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Wednesday 1/23/19.

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Women’s Space Radio Show with our guests Julie Combs on CASA – Committee to House the Bay Area, Leslie Graves recaps the Women’s March in Santa Rosa and Nancy Vogl reports on MLK Holiday A Day On Not a Day Off, recorded on 1/21/19, has been uploaded to the web archives. The show was recorded, broadcast and streamed over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM in the NorthBay on Monday 1/21/19 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Wednesday 1/23/19.

The Recording of the show is archived at   http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA190121.html

Santa Rosa Women’s March 2019 Recap  

Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., A Day On Not a Day Off.

CASA – Committee to House the Bay Area

 

Featuring Guests

1. Leslie Graves,  Chief Organizer, Santa Rosa Women’s March 2019

2. Nancy Vogl, Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration: Love in Action;

3. Julie Combs,  Commissioner, Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), former Chair of the Steering Committee of CASA – Committee to House the Bay Area; new Chair of the Regional Planning Committee for the 9 San Francisco Bay Counties; Santa Rosa City Councilperson

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Announcements (Click for links below)

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1. Leslie Graves gives us a recap of the Women’s Rally and March 2019 in Santa Rosa that drew 4,500 people with colorful costumes and thought-provoking and humorous opinions on posters and, of course, a many pussy hats adorning heads on Saturday morning. Elaine,B. Holtz, the host of Women’s Spaces, was honored to be one of the lead banner bearers, along with Dr. Jacqueline Lawrence of Legacy Showcase, her granddaughter Grace, Miss Sonoma County Tyler-Avery Lewis and Miss Sonoma County’s Outstanding Teen, Pinkeo Phongsa.  Many booths dotted the square with information from many organizations serving the community.  It was a good time to meet old friends and make new ones and enjoy the networking. Check out some photos further below on this page.

About our Guest: Leslie Graves  got her first taste of coordinating local events while with the Sonoma County Family YMCA when she took a role of planning the Harvest Fair 10K/3K Run in 1996 and then moved onto managing events at other non-profits and corporate retailers in the field of Marketing.  Mixing a background of Health/Fitness, Marketing and Community Development, Leslie is always up for helping to make a positive impact by bringing people together to celebrate community. In her spare time she adds her voice to a bevy of local events as the emcee around Sonoma County.

Guest Links:   Women’s March in Santa Rosa 2019, https://www.facebook.com/events/269734966995428/

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Santa Rosa Women's Rally and March 2019 lead banner

Elaine,B. Holtz, host of Women’s Spaces, was honored to be one of the lead banner bearers of the Santa Rosa Women’s March 2019 which drew 4,500 marchers along with Dr. Jacqueline Lawrence of Legacy Showcase, her granddaughter Grace, Miss Sonoma County Tyler-Avery Lewis and Miss Sonoma County’s Outstanding Teen, Pinkeo Phongsa.                                                                                                                                             Photo by Leslie Graves

Click here for more Photos of the Women’s March further below on this page.

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2. Nancy Vogl reports on Sunday’s annual Celebration of the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and talks of some of the Presentations of the Essays and Posters in the contest in the county schools on Dr. King’s legacy.  Nancy also describes some of the Day On Not a Day Off activities organized for the Monday holiday at the Community Baptist Church in Santa Rosa, including the sewing of cloth sanitary pads for school girls in Uganda who cannot afford the pads and are ashamed to go to school during their menstruation.

About our Guest Nancy Vogl was a founding member of the one of the first lesbian bands of 2nd wave feminism, the Berkeley Women’s Music Collective, that recorded and toured together from 1973-79. She continued playing with Robin Flower, Barbara Higbie and Holly Near until moving to Sonoma County in 1984. Nancy served as Youth Service Director at the Volunteer Center for 7 years, and Co-Directed Sonoma County’s LGBTQQI youth group, Positive Images. She now offers private coaching in addiction recovery, and returned to music with a new CD, opening for friends on March 8th at Freight & Salvage in Berkeley. Her passion is healthy youth development, non-violence and community peace, studying with Dr. Ricky Shereover Marcuse, and James and Grace Boggs. She returned to the MLK committee this year.

Guest Link: MLK Celebration www.facebook.com/events/520703188421760/

Community Baptist_A Day On Not Day Off Sanitary napkins for Uganda schoolgirls_Namirembe Phionah_ Photo by KenNorton

The Community Baptist Church of Santa Rosa on the Monday Holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. hosts A Day On Not Day Off  and one service done was the sewing of cloth sanitary napkins for Uganda schoolgirls. Namirembe Phionah is from Uganda brough up the need to the Church and now realizes the action taken.         2019  Photo by Ken Norton

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3. Julie Combs talks about her role as one of the 21 Commissioners of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC),  The MTC Commissioners, per their website, “shape policies to guide transportation and development in the Bay Area, and fund projects and programs to turn those policies into reality.” The MTC serves the 9 counties of the San Franciso Bay Area.  The main project of MTC currently is called CASA – Committee to House the Bay Area, to address the regional homelessness crisis affecting all the communities.  Julie was Chair of the steering committee of CASA and she describes some of the functions of CASA and how it will affect local affordable housing policies.  Julie encourages Santa Rosa residents to show up and voice their opinions on housing or other needs the city should address with budget at the very important Budget Priorities meeting of the City Council on Tuesday, January 29th.

About our Guest: Julie Combs  has been a Councilperson for the City of Santa Rosa since 2012. She has a degree in engineering and over 15 years experience in housing construction and building code work, which has helped inform her work on our housing crisis. Locally she serves on the very new Home – the Joint Santa Rosa City and Sonoma County Agency to fund the coordinated response to homelessness.  More directly Julie has served on the CASA steering committee, and was chair of the Regional Housing Committee and was just elected to be the new Chair of the Regional Planning Committee for the 9 Bay Area Counties.

Guest Links: jcombs@srcity.org

CASA https://mtc.ca.gov/our-work/plans-projects/casa-committee-house-bay-area

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Photos of the Women’s March 2019 in Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa Women's Rally 2019 speaker Celeste Austin Photo by Janeane Rose Sanborn

Santa Rosa Women’s Rally and March 2019: Left Photo is of speaker Celeste Austin – Photo by Janeane Rose Sanborn.

Santa Rosa Women's Rally 2019 speaker Celeste Austin Photo by Janeane Rose Sanborn

Participants in the Women’s Rally and March 2019 .                   Photo by Leslie Graves.

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Speakers at the Santa Rosa Women’s Rally and March 2019: Photo by Leslie Graves.

 

Santa Rosa Womens March and Rally booth NOW WS Legacy Showcase

Santa Rosa 2019 Womens March and Rally booth with Eileen Bill of NOW, Elaine B. Holtz of Women’s Spaces and Dr. Jacqueline Lawrence of Legacy Showcase.                                                                                                                                                                    Photo by Ken Norton

 

Annnnouncements

January 29, Tuesday, Budget Priorities, Santa Rosa City Council Chambers, City Hall, City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa. www.srcity.org/1322/City-Council

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February 14, 2019  Petaluma, One Billion Rising and The Vagina Monologues (English & Spanish) https://www.facebook.com/events/201532364128702/

 

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March 30-31, 2019, Founding Convention of the California Progressive Alliance (CPA)  https://californiaprogressivealliance.org/2019-founding-convention/

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Music Selections:

The Opening and Closing Theme song is with permission of the Composer and Singer

Alix Dobkin: The Woman in Your Life is You by Alix Dobkin from the album Living with Lavender Jane (Women’s Wax Works) – www.alixdobkin.com

I Am Woman sung by Pink Martini from the album  I Am Woman Single (Wrasse Records)

Martin Luther King sung by Lori Nebo from the album I Am A Voice (Fandalism.com)

The House I Live In sung by Maxine Lineham from the album An American Journey (Honey Bun Records)

Link to Spinitron.com Playlist of the Women’s Spaces Show

Women’s Space Radio Show with our guests Leslie Graves updates the January 19th Women’s March, SoCo Sheriff Community Engagement Liason Misti Harris, and Nancy Vogl and Melissa Willaby on the Legacy of Martin Luther King jr Celebration this Sunday, recorded on 1/14/19, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Space Radio Show with our guests Leslie Graves updates the January 19th Women’s March, SoCo Sheriff Community Engagement Liason Misti Harris, and Nancy Vogl and Melissa Willaby on the Legacy of Martin Luther King jr Celebration this Sunday, recorded on 1/14/19, has been uploaded to the web archives. The show was recorded, broadcast and streamed over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM in the NorthBay on Monday 1/14/19 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Wednesday 1/16/19.

The Recording of the show is archived at   http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA190114.html

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Santa Rosa 1/19/19 Women’s March Planning Update

Sonoma County Sheriff Communtiy Engagement Liason

Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration: Love in Action

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Featuring Guests

1. Leslie Graves,  Chief Organizer, Santa Rosa Women’s March on January 19, 2019

2. Misti Harris, Communtiy Engagement Liason, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office

2. Nancy Vogl, Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration: Love in Action;

4. Melissa Willaby,  Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration: Love in Action

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Announcements (Click for links below)

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1. Leslie Graves updates us with the plans for this Saturday’s 2019 Women’s March on January 19th. The Santa Rosa march is continuing with broad representation of our community in the line-up of speakers and booths at the rally beginning at 10 AM in the Old Courthouse Square, followed by the march at noon. Bring your daughters and granddaughters!

Guest Links:   Women’s March in Santa Rosa, January 19th, https://www.facebook.com/events/269734966995428/

Links to Women’s Marches in the th SF Bay Area Click here to download pdf

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2. Misti Harris,  since March 2107, has been the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office Community Engagement Liaison, the first person to hold the office since its creation as part of the Sheriff’s Office response to the Sheriff deputy killng of a 13-year old boy, Andy Lopez in October 2013.  Misti gives us an update to the Sheriff Office, now led by the newly elected Sheriff Mark Essick..

About our Guest:  Misti Harris was born and raised in Truckee, California. She moved to Sonoma County in 2001 to attend Sonoma State University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies and Planning with a minor in Spanish. She focuses her volunteer efforts at the Food For Thought food bank as a board member and serving clients in English and Spanish. She began her role as the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office Community Engagement Liaison in March 2017. Her duties include building community relationships, crisis communications, and providing education about the Sheriff’s Office policies. She connects with the community through face-to-face interactions, media, and social media. Misty’s favorite activities are riding her motorcycle and spending time with her dog.

Guest Links:  www.sonomasheriff.org

Misti Harris’ email: Sheriff-outreach@sonomasheriff.org

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3. Nancy Vogl and 4. Melissa Willaby talk about this Sunday’s annual Celebration of the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Santa Rosa High School Auditorium, featuring Presentations of the winning Essays and Posters in the contest in the county schools on Dr. King’s legacy.  Both Nancy and Melissa talk of their journey into activism for more inclusive civil rights.

About our Guest Nancy Vogl was a founding member of the one of the first lesbian bands of 2nd wave feminism, the Berkeley Women’s Music Collective, that recorded and toured together from 1973-79. She continued playing with Robin Flower, Barbara Higbie and Holly Near until moving to Sonoma County in 1984. Nancy served as Youth Service Director at the Volunteer Center for 7 years, and Co-Directed Sonoma County’s LGBTQQI youth group, Positive Images. She now offers private coaching in addiction recovery, and returned to music with a new CD, opening for friends on March 8th at Freight & Salvage in Berkeley. Her passion is healthy youth development, non-violence and community peace, studying with Dr. Ricky Shereover Marcuse, and James and Grace Boggs. She returned to the MLK committee this year.

About our Guest Melissa Willaby is a native San Franciscan where she attended college the 60s and 70s.  Moving to Santa Rose she retired after 27 years of service. There, she met fellow teacher, Patricia Louise Clark, who encouraged her to join her in promoting the annual Poster Contest for Sonoma County Youth as a part of the Martin Luther King Celebration Committee.

Guest Link: MLK Celebration www.facebook.com/events/520703188421760/

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Annnnouncements

January 19, 2019, Saturday, 10 AM to 1:30 PM, Women’s March in Santa Rosa, sponsored by the Sonoma County Peace and Justice Center and Leslie Graves. https://www.facebook.com/events/269734966995428/

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Links to Women’s Marches in the th SF Bay Area Click here to download pdf

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January 20, 2019, Sunday,  6:30 PM- 8:30 PM,  Love In Action – the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.., Santa Rosa High School Auditorium 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

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February 14, 2019  Petaluma, One Billion Rising and The Vagina Monologues (English & Spanish) https://www.facebook.com/events/201532364128702/

Image may contain: 10 people, people smiling, people standing and outdoor

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March 30-31, 2019, Founding Convention of the California Progressive Alliance (CPA)  https://californiaprogressivealliance.org/2019-founding-convention/

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Music Selections:

The Opening and Closing Theme song is with permission of the Composer and Singer

Alix Dobkin: The Woman in Your Life is You by Alix Dobkin from the album Living with Lavender Jane (Women’s Wax Works) – www.alixdobkin.com

Heal the world sung by Connie Talbot from the album Beautiful World (2012 Eversound)

Come by Here, Martin Luther King sung by Kristin Lems from the Imagine That Songs for Creative Teachers   (2006 Carolsdatter Production)

Link to Spinitron.com Playlist of the Women’s Spaces Show