Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and co-producer Ken Norton on Discernment and guest Community Engagement Liaison Misti Wood on the Sonoma County Sheriff Department’s Enforcement of Health Officer Directives,, has been uploaded to the web archive.

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Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and co-producer Ken Norton on Discernment and guest Community Engagement Liaison Misti Wood on the Sonoma County Sheriff Department’s Enforcement of Health Officer Directives,, has been uploaded to the web archive.  The show was recorded, broadcast in the North Bay and streamed worldwide over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM  on Monday 3/23/2020 at 11 AM (repeats at 11 PM on KBBF) and repeat broadcast in Petaluma and streamed worldwide over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM on Wednesday 3/25/2020 at 11 AM.

Listen to the show at:

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200323.html

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Discernment

Sonoma County Sheriff Department Enforcement of Health Officer Directives

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New as of 1/1/2020: Subscribe for Podcasts of the Show
via  this link for iTunes or via this link for Podcasts.com

Featuring Guests

1. Ken NortonProducer, Scent of Light; Co-producer of Women’s Spaces  

2.Misti Wood,  Community Engagement Liaison, Sonoma County Sheriff Office

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Our Featured Guests

1. Ken Norton, talks on Discernment. Other than co-producing Women’s Spaces and sitting silently beside Elaine at the soundboard during the broadcast, produces the 5-minute episodes on the Scent of Light twice a month as a radio segment and podcast. Today he presents his episode called Discernment, for helping us with our decisions when traditional assumptions have to be let aside like in this time of our community response to slow the pandemic rate of infection so as not to overwhelm the medical system.

 About our Guest:  Ken Norton is co-producer of Women’s Spaces and its webmaster and soundman. He has been producing his 5-mnute episodes on the Scent of Light since May 2018, which are broadcast during the Radio Spotlight Magazine the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the Month on Radio KOWS 82.5 FM-LP in Santa Rosa, and available as podcasts.  Ken assisted his mentor Professor Dr. William Hermanns for 19 years, helping him edit and publish his works, and Dr. Hermanns death in 1990 became Trustee of the Wiliam Hermanns Trust. Ken constructed and maintains a website in his honor. Ken has his degrees in Materials Science and Engineering: B.S. San Jose State University and M.S. Stanford University.

Guest Links:

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

                     Discernment episode on the Scent of Light
http://kennethenorton.com/SOL/SOL200322.html

William Hermanns – Life and Works  http://www.williamhermanns.com/

Elaine B. Holtz recited the Ten Words to the Creative Spirit

Ten Words to the Creative Spirit by William Hermanns

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2.  Misti Wood, Community Engagement Liaison, talks of the precautions the Sonoma County Sheriff Department is taking in responding in a support role to the directives being given by the Interim County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase in her Shelter-in-place order to delay the spread of the Coronavirus to not overload the medical system with more cases than beds or other equipment. The Sheriff Department enforces county laws and directives in the unincorporated areas of the county and the police enforce the laws in their respected cities, but Misti assures us of the agencies staying in communication with each other and assisting one another when needed. Misti also stressed that bilingual operators will be available when calling the Sheriff  or the general Help line 2-1-1 for where to seek services in the county.  She reminded us of the county’s website socoemergency.org which has much information on the current situation in regard to this pandemic sweeping our county and the globe and behaving as safe as possible.

About our Guest:   Misti Wood 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 worked as a land use planner at the City of Cotati and Sonoma County for 13 years before working at the Sheriff’s Office. Her professional experience includes land use planning, public policy, and community outreach. She focuses her volunteer efforts at the Food For Thought food bank as a board member and serving clients in English and Spanish.

Guest Links: https://www.sonomasheriff.org/

  Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information  https://socoemergency.org/

2-1-1 Sonoma County, a program of United Way of the Wine Country, is the comprehensive information and referral service for Sonoma County. We connect Sonoma County callers, website-users and texters each year with information about health and human services available to them.
BY TEXT: Text your zip code to 898-211
https://211sonoma.org/

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This Week in Herstory

A larger Compilation is at the National Women’s History Alliance

National Women's History Alliance

March 21, 1986 – Debi Thomas becomes first African American woman to win the World Figure Skating Championship

March 23, 1917 – Virginia Woolf establishes the Hogarth Press with her husband, Leonard Woolf.

Her Birthdays

March 23, 1884 (1966) – Florence Ellinwood Allen, the first woman to serve on a state supreme court and one of the first two women to serve as a United States federal judge.

March 23, 1897 (1984) – Margaret Farrar, joined the New York World in 1921 with responsibility to get the crossword puzzle mistake-free, also edited Simon & Schuster puzzle books for 60 years, became crossword editor for the New York Times in February 1942.

March 23, 1908 (1997) – Dominique De Menil, collector of modern art, medieval art and tribal artifacts, escaped Paris with her children and settled in Houston around 1942, strong supporter of civil rights, created Carter-Menil Human Rights Foundation with former President Jimmy Carter.

March 23, 1924 (1980) – Bette Nesmith Graham, invented Liquid Paper correction fluid which became an office staple, created two foundations to support women’s businesses and art.

March 24, 1826 (1898) – Matilda Joslyn Gage, suffragist, women’s rights and Native American rights activist, historian, founding member of the National Woman Suffrage Association.

March 24, 1912 (2012) – Dorothy Height, served over 40 years as President of the National Council of Negro Women

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Announcements

Check links in case of postponements or cancellations due to pandemic precautions.

 CANCELLED  April 19, 2020, 7 to 9 PM, Rachel Carson Returns, starring Lilith Rogers. Presented by Sonoma County NOW and the Arlene Francis Center.
While you are Sheltering -in-Place, check out a website devoted to Rachel Carson: https://rachelcarson.org/

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January 25 through September 13, 2020,  From Suffrage to #MeToo at Museum of Sonoma County.  Please note: Fee is required for entry to museum. For more information visit https://museumsc.org/suffrage-metoo/

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League of Women Voters of Sonoma County has scheduled candidate debates and ballot measure discussions. See their webpage listing the events at https://www.facebook.com/lwvsonomacounty/

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Women's Suffrage Project 2020Sonoma County Women’s Suffrage Project  https://socowomen2020.org/
with Calendar of related Events at https://socowomen2020.org/calendar

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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

Circle of Life sung by Carmen Cusack, Chorus and David Shannan  from the Album The Best of the West End (2006 JAY Productions Ltd.)

We Are The Women by Betsy Rose from the album Welcome to the Circle (Paper Crane)

We Shall Overcome sung by Mahalia Jackson from the album We Shall Overcome (2006 Charly Records)

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For music purchasing opportunity:

Link: Spinitron.com Playlist for Women’s Spaces Show

Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Vesta Copestakes on publishing the Sonoma County Gazette and Karleen Arnink-Pate on Rising to Leadership in Media, has been uploaded to the web archive.

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Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Vesta Copestakes on publishing the Sonoma County Gazette and Karleen Arnink-Pate on Rising to Leadership in Media, has been uploaded to the web archive.  The show was recorded, broadcast in the North Bay and streamed worldwide over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM  on Monday 3/16/2020 at 11 AM (repeats at 11 PM on KBBF) and repeat broadcast in Petaluma and streamed worldwide over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM on Wednesday 3/18/2020 at 11 AM.

Listen to the show at:

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200316.html

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Women in Media

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New as of 1/1/2020: Subscribe for Podcasts of the Show
via  this link for iTunes or via this link for Podcasts.com

Featuring Guests

1. Vesta CopestakesGraphic Designer and Publisher, Sonoma County Gazette  

2. Karleen Arnink-Pate,  Chief Revenue Officer, Sonoma Media Investments; Founder, Sonoma County Women in Conversation speaker series

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Our Featured Guests

1. Vesta Copestakes shares her path, mentored as a young girl by Brenda Starr in the comic strip that first appeared in the newspapers in 1947, to be educated as a graphic artist.  Vesta took over the Freestone Chamber of Commerce newsletter in September 2001 as the 911 Terror was unfolding and she used the newsletter to give voice to concerned readers who authored the articles. It was an experiment in citizen journalism. Vesta bought the newsletter in 2003 to publish it as the the Sonoma County Gazette. She describes herself as a marketer, bringing local businesses to the attention of readers through ad supporting the publication of the free monthly newspaper. In December Vesta sold the newspaper to the locally owned Sonoma Media Investments, owner of the Press Democrat and other brands in radio and online, but will remain as Publisher until she can be replaced.

 About our Guest:  Vesta Copestakes is a Graphic Designer and Publisher for the Sonoma County Gazette was Influenced by the comic strip Brenda Star as a young girl Vesta took the path of doing what she loves which lead her to Publishing a newspaper an idea which was never h on her to-do list and believes it was her graphic design and editorial skills led right to it. She has taken the path of doing what I love which has lead her to working within the community of exceptional individuals. To Vesta nothing is more fulfilling for her than connecting people through the pages of my newspaper.
Vesta owned and published the Sonoma County Gazette from 2003 until December 2019  when she sold the paper to Sonoma Media and the formal announcement was made on December 17, 2019. Vesta will remain publisher until they find a person to fill her shoes.

Guest Link: Sonoma County Gazette https://www.sonomacountygazette.com/

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2.  Karleen Arnink-Pate describes her path to leadership in the media industry, first mentored by her mother, who was a working mom. Karleen found work with her art degree in an advertising firm and she quickly realized there was opportunity for her in this field.  She became a firm believer in the power of outreach, which made her sales approach convincing.  After leadership positions in the San Francisco Chronicle and Gannet Company, Karleen joined Sonoma Media Investments.  Karleen was chosen to work on the purchasing deal of Sonoma County Gazette with Vesta Copestakes because of her experience with other small papers.

About our Guest:   Karleen Arnink-Pate is the Chief Revenue Officer for locally owned Sonoma Media Investments, publishers of the Press Democrat and a variety of other brands found online and in print. Previously Karleen served as the Vice President of Strategic Revenue at the San Francisco Chronicle and sfgate.com/Hearst, and she served the Hawaii and Nevada markets as Advertising Director for Gannett Company (publishers of USA Today and over 100 Print, Digital and Television brands nationwide).
Recognized as an industry leader, Karleen was a national Folio “Top Women in Media 2019” Honoree, in the Change Maker category & described as “a woman who has successfully altered the course of their brand or the industry for the better.” She founded the popular Sonoma County Women in Conversation speaker series and serves on the board of Sonoma County CASA and the Steering Committee for United Way, Women United.

Guest Link: Sonoma Media Investments https://www.sonomamediainvestments.com/

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This Week in Herstory

A larger Compilation is at the National Women’s History Alliance

National Women's History Alliance

Media Herstory

January 4, 1739: Elizabeth Timothy became the first female in the American colonies to assume the role of publisher of a newspaper, the South Carolina Gazette, after her husband, Lewis Timothy, died. She turned the role over to her son, Peter, in May 1746, and died in April 1757.

Sarah Joseph Hale, who began her journalism career at age 40, while impoverished and raising five children, became the first female magazine editor of a nationally recognized publication, when she moved to Philadelphia in 1837 to became literary editor of Godey’s Lady Book, a monthly magazine devoted to morality issues, literature, and fashions..
Margaret Fuller became literary critic for a major daily newspaper at the New York Herald Tribune, when Horace Greeley hired her as the paper’s first female staff member. In 1846, she became a foreign correspondent for the Tribune, when she traveled to Europe and reported on the Italian revolution of 1847.

Kathryn Elizabeth Smith, known professionally as Kate Smith and The First Lady of Radio, was an American singer, a contralto, well known for her rendition of Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America”. She had a radio, television, and recording career spanning five decades, which reached its pinnacle in the 1940s.

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Announcements

Check links in case of postponements or cancellations due to pandemic precautions.

April 19, 2020, 7 to9 PM, Rachel Carson Returns, starring Lilith Rogers. Presented by Sonoma County NOW and the Arlene Francis Center, at the Arlene Francis Center, 99 6th St., Santa Rosa, $10 Donation,  No one turned away.
Tel. (707)528-3009 or info@nowsonoma.org
arlenefranciscenter.org

Rachel Carson Returns starring Lilith Rogers

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NOW 2020 Woman Suffrage Centennial Calendar

The NOW 2020 Woman Suffrage Centennial Calendar is available. Suggested donation $15. Contact NOW Sonoma at info@NOWSonoma.org

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January 25 through September 13, 2020,  From Suffrage to #MeToo at Museum of Sonoma County.  Please note: Fee is required for entry to museum. For more information visit https://museumsc.org/suffrage-metoo/

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League of Women Voters of Sonoma County has scheduled candidate debates and ballot measure discussions. See their webpage listing the events at https://www.facebook.com/lwvsonomacounty/

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Women's Suffrage Project 2020

 

Sonoma County Women’s Suffrage Project  https://socowomen2020.org/
with Calendar of related Events at https://socowomen2020.org/calendar

 

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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

She Will Rise sung by Sandy  from the Single: She Will Rise (2014 Sandy Rapp)

Keep a Song in Your Soul sung by Mamie Smith from the album Crazy Blues – The Best of Mamie Smith (Originally recorded 1921 & Released in 2004 Sony Entertainment)

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For music purchasing opportunity:

Link: Spinitron.com Playlist for Women’s Spaces Show

 

Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests D.A. Jill Ravitch and former Mayor Sharon Wright on Becoming Leaders, has been uploaded to the web archive.

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Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests D.A. Jill Ravitch and former Mayor Sharon Wright on Becoming Leaders, has been uploaded to the web archive.  The show was recorded, broadcast in the North Bay and streamed worldwide over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM  on Monday 3/9/2020 at 11 AM (repeats at 11 PM on KBBF) and repeat broadcast in Petaluma and streamed worldwide over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM on Wednesday 3/11/2020 at 11 AM.

Listen to the show at:

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200309.html

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Women Leaders on Becoming Leaders

New as of 1/1/2020: Subscribe for Podcasts of the Show
via  this link for iTunes or via this link for Podcasts.com

Featuring Guests

1. Jill Ravitch  District Attorney, Sonoma County (First Woman DA in the County)

2. Sharon Wright,  Governmental Relations and Public Affairs consultant, Past (3 Terms) Mayor of Santa Rosa

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Our Featured Guests

1. Jill Ravitch and 2. Sharon Wright share their motivations to run for office and the challenges and opportunities they met as women. They both experienced defeat the first time election but persisted to win the next elections. Sharon and Jill discuss the belief in self that is needed and the learning from failed attempts. To mark International Women’s Day, they talk of the mentors in their lives that were sources of encouragement.  Sharon shares how she and Dorothy Hutchinson became the first woman members of the Rotary Club in Sonoma County after the Supreme Court decision to open men’s clubs to women. Jill talks about her role in forming the Family Justice Center as a collaborative effort of agencies in Sonoma County to address the needs of domestic violence victims. Both guests demonstrate the value of electing women to office.

 About our Guest:  Jill Ravitch is the first woman to serve as District Attorney in Sonoma County. She took office in 2011, and is now serving her third term. A graduate of UC Berkeley, Ms. Ravitch attended the University of San Francisco Law School, and upon graduation in 1987 began her prosecutorial career at the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.
Jill moved to Sonoma County in 1990 and joined the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office where she earned recognition for her prosecution skills, handling many complex and high profile sexual assault, domestic violence, gang violence and homicide cases.
During Jill’s first term she opened the Family Justice Center, dedicated to providing wraparound services to victims of family violence, sexual assault, elder abuse and child abuse. She also established a dedicated elder protection unit and began an adult truancy program to hold parents accountable.
Under her leadership the Human Trafficking Task Force has become a model for other counties due to the collaboration of many agencies to engage in outreach, prevention and prosecution of offenders. Ms. Ravitch serves as an advisory member on many local boards, and is an adjunct professor teaching criminal law to first year students at Empire Law School.

Guest Link: Sonoma County District Attorney http://da.sonoma-county.org/

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About our Guest:   Sharon Wright is a Governmental Relations and Public Affairs consultant in Sonoma County; she served on the Santa Rosa City Council for 12 years and an unprecedented 3 terms as Mayor. During that time, she served 10 years representing the 9 cities and County on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. . Currently she serves on the Board of Directors of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and Burbank Housing Development Corporation and in April she will be seated on the Summit State Bank Board of Directors.
Her community activities include Leadership Santa Rosa, founding Director of Tomorrow’s Leaders Today and Goodwill Industries. In 2002, she was the first person to be named as the Best Community Business Leader by the readers of Sonoma Business magazine and was named Distinguished Citizen of the Year in 1996.

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This Week in Herstory

A larger Compilation is at the National Women’s History Alliance

National Women's History Alliance

March 8:  International Women’s Day.    In 1909 the first National Woman’s Day was observed in the United States on 28 February. The Socialist Party of America designated this day in honor of the 1908 garment workers’ strike in New York, where women protested against working conditions. The International Women’s Day date was moved to March 8 in 1913. The day aimed to help nations worldwide eliminate discrimination against women. It also focused on helping women gain full and equal participation in global development.

 March 12, 1912 – Juliette Gordon Low assembled 18 girls together in Savannah, Georgia, for the first-ever Girl Scout meeting

March 12, 1993 – Janet Reno is sworn in as the first woman U.S. Attorney General

March 13, 1986 – Susan Butcher won the first of 3 straight and 4 total Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Races in Alaska

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Announcements

Saturday, March 14, 2020 – 2:00 to 3:30 PM, Film Showing of California Women Win the Vote, Windsor Regional Library. The League is offering an historical movie event in partnership with the Sonoma County Library in Windsor. California women won the right to vote in 1911, nine years before the Federal Amendment. This fast paced 39 minute movie is about the hard fought campaign carried out by women and the men who supported them, as well as a look back in time of California history. There will be a discussion to follow. Come join us.
https://my.lwv.org/california/sonoma-county/event/movie-california-women-win-vote%E2%80%9D

California Women win the right to vote

A Film by Martha Wheelock (2011)

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Saturday, March 14, 2020, 2 to 3 PM, Roundtable on Intersectional Feminism, Santa Rosa JC Lawrence A. Bertolini Student Center, presented by the Sonoma County Women’s Suffrage Project 2020  https://www.facebook.com/events/2818248364937459/

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It's Up to Us - Sonoma County Climate Activist Community SummitSunday, March 15, 2020, 1 to 6 PM, It’s Up to Us – 2020 Sonoma County Climate Activist Community Summit, Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave, Santa Rosa, https://www.facebook.com/events/895959717487236/

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April 19, 2020, 7 to9 PM, Rachel Carson Returns, starring Lilith Rogers. Presented by Sonoma County NOW and the Arlene Francis Center, at the Arlene Francis Center, 99 6th St., Santa Rosa, $10 Donation,  No one turned away.
Tel. (707)528-3009 or info@nowsonoma.org ; also arlenefranciscenter.org

Rachel Carson Returns starring Lilith Rogers

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The NOW 2020 Woman Suffrage Centennial Calendar is available. Suggested donation $15. Contact NOW Sonoma at info@NOWSonoma.org

NOW 2020 Woman Suffrage Centennial Calendar

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January 25 through September 13, 2020,  From Suffrage to #MeToo at Museum of Sonoma County.  Please note: Fee is required for entry to museum. For more information visit https://museumsc.org/suffrage-metoo/

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League of Women Voters of Sonoma County has scheduled candidate debates and ballot measure discussions. See their webpage listing the events at https://www.facebook.com/lwvsonomacounty/

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Women's Suffrage Project 2020

Sonoma County Women’s Suffrage Project  https://socowomen2020.org/
with Calendar of related Events at https://socowomen2020.org/calendar

 

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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

Angels Among Us sung by Becky Hobbs from the Album Best of the Beckaroo (2011 Beckaroo Records)

Standing on the Shoulders sung by Earth Mama from the album Love Large (1996 Rouse House LLC)

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For music purchasing opportunity:

Link: Spinitron.com Playlist for Women’s Spaces Show

 

Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Leslie Graves on the Rosie Rally this Sunday 3/8, Molly Murphy MacGregor on the Story of the National Women’s History Month, and Jenny Chamberlain on Rising from the Comfort Zone, has been uploaded to the web archive. 

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Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Leslie Graves on the Rosie Rally this Sunday 3/8, Molly Murphy MacGregor on the Story of the National Women’s History Month, and Jenny Chamberlain on Rising from the Comfort Zone, has been uploaded to the web archive.  The show was recorded, broadcast in the North Bay and streamed worldwide over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM  on Monday 3/2/2020 at 11 AM (repeats at 11 PM on KBBF) and repeat broadcast in Petaluma and streamed worldwide over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM on Wednesday 3/4/2020 at 11 AM.

Listen to the show at:

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200302.html

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Upcoming Rosie Rally on Sunday

National Women’s History Month

Rising from the Comfort Zone

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New as of 1/1/2020: Subscribe for Podcasts of the Show
via  this link for iTunes or via this link for Podcasts.com

Featuring Guests

1. Leslie Graves  Organizer, Santa Rosa Rosie Rally 2020 on March 8th; and Steering Committee member of Sonoma County Women’s Suffrage 2020 Project

2. Molly Murphy MacGregor, National Women’s History Alliance Executive Director and Co-Founder, Chair of the NWHA Board of Directors

3. Jenny Chamberlain, Author of The Comfort Zone, and Chief of Staff of District 3 Sonoma County Supervisor James Gore

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Our Featured Guests

1. Leslie Graves give us a hint of the festivities to happen this Sunday March 8th at the Santa Rosa Rosie Rally 2020 on the Courthouse Square from  11 AM to 2 PM. The free event also recognizes International Women’s Day. Leslie encourages us to bring the whole family and your “We Can Do It” Spirit, dress up as Rosie the Riveter or as any groundbreaking female in history who inspires you.  Special Guests include two sisters who were original Rosie the Riveters during World War II, just 2 of the 19 million women who worked the factories during that national crisis.

We Can Do It!” by J. Howard Miller was made as an inspirational image to boost worker morale

About our Guest:  Leslie Graves is the Coordinator of the Women’s March in Santa Rosa and a member of the Sonoma County 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project steering committee. This is a year-long project to celebrate the centennial of the 19th amendment and create programs which explore the complex long history and continuing fight for inclusion of all women. They are a chapter of the California 2020 women’s suffrage project which was created by the national women history alliance which was founded in Sonoma County, in order to support all 58 County California in creating celebration and educational opportunities for the public to engage in this historic moment.

Guest Event Link for the Santa Rosa Rosie Rally 2020: https://www.facebook.com/events/2361861343850914/

Rosie the Riveter on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosie_the_Riveter

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2. Molly Murphy MacGregor shares the history of the effort, beginning in Sonoma County, to proclaim National Women’s History Month.

About our Guest:   Molly Murphy MacGregor is a former high school social studies teacher who has worked for over 35 years in the field of gender equity and women’s history. MacGregor conducts women’s history workshops and women’s historic sites tours throughout the country. She also works with state and national agencies on strategies and programs to help acknowledge and recognize the historic contributions of women. Her work in the field of multicultural women’s history has been widely recognized including awards from the National Education Association, the US Department of Education, and the National Association for Multicultural Education, and the Association for Gender Equity Leadership in Education Leadership. Molly is accessible via email at nwhp1980@gmail.com

Guest Link: https://nationalwomenshistoryalliance.org/

National Women's History Alliance

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3. Jenny Chamberlain shares her path as a Chicana from a 5th generation Texas family to become a leader in our Sonoma County community,  She mentions some of the women mentors who inspired her. Jenny reads some passages from her autobiographical story The Comfort Zone published in the book Destiny Talks – The Women Empowerment Edition.

About our Guest:  Jenny Chamberlain has made it her lifelong passion to serve her community and encourage people to go beyond their expectations setting the path forward for others to follow. She is the Chief of Staff to Sonoma County 4th District Supervisor James Gore, Past President of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Sonoma County and currently serves on the Executive Board of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce. She also served as past Vice-President of Los Cien Latino Leaders and former Human Rights Commissioner. Jenny was honored to be nominated by Assemblymember Jim Wood for the 2017 California State Assembly “Woman Of The Year” Award representing District 2. She has also received the 2018 New York Life Community Service Award and a recipient of the 2019 North Bay Business Journal’s Community Philanthropy Award. Jenny is one of the authors featured in Destiny Talks – The Women Empowerment Edition with her autobiographical story The Comfort Zone. She also writes two lifestyle blogs: www.writeyourstory707.com  a motivational blog and www.singlefabulousfostering.com  sharing her journey of becoming a single foster parent.

Guest Links:

Write Your Storywww.writeyourstory707.com

On Becoming a Single Foster Parent: www.singlefabulousfostering.com

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This Week in Herstory

A larger Compilation is at the National Women’s History Alliance

National Women's History Alliance

March 1, 1978 – Women’s History Week is first observed in Sonoma County, California.

March 1, 1987 – Congress passes a resolution designating March as Women’s History Month.

March 3, 1913 – Women’s Suffrage Parade in Washington, DC, where over 8000 women gathered to demand a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to vote.

March 4, 1917 – Jeannette Rankin (R-MT) took her seat as the first female member of of Congress.

March 4, 1933 – Frances Perkins becomes United States Secretary of Labor, the first female member of the United States Cabinet.

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Announcements

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March 8, 2020 Santa Rosa Rosie Rally 2020 is celebrating International Women’s Day and kicking off National Women’s History Month on Sunday, March 8th. Bring your “We Can Do It” Spirit, dress up as Rosie the Riveter or as any groundbreaking female in history who inspires you… all are welcome at this FREE community event – bring the whole family! Music, food, fun and more.
Featuring The Swingin’ Blue Stars Singers – a trio known for their 3-part harmony of the songs of the WWII era– especially those made famous by The Andrews Sisters and groups like the McGuire Sisters and Sonoma County’s Legendary DJ Rob Cervantes spinning tunes. https://www.facebook.com/events/2361861343850914/

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Sunday, March 15, 2020, 1 to 6 PM, It’s Up to Us – 2020 Sonoma County Climate Activist Community Summit, Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave, Santa Rosa, https://www.facebook.com/events/895959717487236/

 

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NOW 2020 Woman Suffrage Centennial Calendar

The NOW 2020 Woman Suffrage Centennial Calendar is available. Suggested donation $15. Contact NOW Sonoma at info@NOWSonoma.org

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January 25 through September 13, 2020,  From Suffrage to #MeToo at Museum of Sonoma County.  Please note: Fee is required for entry to museum. For more information visit https://museumsc.org/suffrage-metoo/

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League of Women Voters of Sonoma County has scheduled candidate debates and ballot measure discussions. See their webpage listing the events at https://www.facebook.com/lwvsonomacounty/

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Sonoma County Women’s Suffrage Project  https://socowomen2020.org/
with Calendar of related Events at https://socowomen2020.org/calendar

Women's Suffrage Project 2020

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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 (Audiogram)

No More War sung by Becky Hobbs from the Album Songs From the Road of Life (2004 Beckaroo Records)

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For music purchasing opportunity:

Link: Spinitron.com Playlist for Women’s Spaces Show

 

Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Jenny Baker on the Coalition Opposing New Gas Stations (CONGAS) in Sonoma County has been uploaded to the web archive. 

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Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Jenny Baker on the Coalition Opposing New Gas Stations (CONGAS) in Sonoma County has been uploaded to the web archive.  The show was recorded, broadcast in the North Bay and streamed worldwide over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM  on Monday 2/24/2020 at 11 AM (repeats at 11 PM on KBBF) and repeat broadcast in Petaluma and streamed worldwide over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM on Wednesday 2/26/20 at 11 AM.

Listen to the show at:

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200224.html

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Coalition Opposing New Gas Stations (CONGAS) in Sonoma County

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New as of 1/1/2020: Subscribe for Podcasts of the Show
via  this link for iTunes or via this link for Podcasts.com

Featuring Guests

1. Jenny Blaker member, Coalition Opposing New Gas Stations (CONGAS)

Our Featured Guests

1. Jenny Blaker shares her path to activism from cleaning the creeks by her home in Cotati that feed the Laguna to realizing the environmental danger of a new station on 116 at Stoneypoint to the Laguna, and then to joining with other concerned citizens in Sonoma County to oppose the building of any new gasoline stations. The Coalition Opposing New Gas Stations (CONGAS) held a protest the morning of this broadcast at a proposed new gas station on Middle Rincon Road at Highway 12. CONGAS does not want any more fossil fuel infrastructure to be built because of the increasing impact of Climate Change resulting from fossil fuel use.

 About our Guest:  Jenny Blaker spent her childhood in India and before moving to Cotati twenty four years ago with her husband she lived in England. She earned her MA degree in Conservation Psychology from SSU’s “Action for a Viable Future” program. She is active with CONGAS and other local groups and issues including Sonoma Solidarity with Standing Rock, and advocating for pedestrian and bicycle safety and connectivity. She is active with CONGAS and other local groups and issues including Sonoma Solidarity with Standing Rock, and advocating for pedestrian and bicycle safety and connectivity. For several years Jenny was Outreach Coordinator of a habitat restoration group, Cotati Creek Critters, whose mission was to engage the local community in planting native trees and shrubs along the Laguna de Santa Rosa in Cotati, and encouraging a sense of environmental stewardship.

Guest Link:

https://www.facebook.com/NoMoreGasoline/

Reference Link:

CONGAS Protest Monday morning 2/24/2020 https://winewaterwatch.org/2020/02/congas-protest-monday-morning/

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This Week in Herstory

A larger Compilation is at the National Women’s History Alliance

National Women's History Alliance

February 27, 1897 (1993) – Marian Anderson, opera singer, first African-American member of the New York Metropolitan Opera (1955).

February 28, 1898 (1992) – Molly Picon, Yiddish actress, performed around the world beginning with “Baby Margaret” at age 5, entertained troops in Korea and Japan during World War II, renowned for her somersaults and flips well into her seventies, wrote one-woman show, “Hello, Molly” (1979), and an autobiography, Molly (1980)

Black History Month – Herstory

Daisy Bates was a complex, unconventional and largely forgotten heroine of the civil rights movement who led the charge to desegregate the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., in 1957.

Dr. Alexa Canady became the first Black woman neurosurgeon in the U.S. in 1981, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. She helped save thousands of lives — mostly children, according to Changing the Face of Medicine — during her 20-year career. Her home state of Michigan recognized her milestones by inducting her into the Woman’s Hall of Fame in 1989, and she was named Teacher of the Year by the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

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Announcements

Vote

Special County Supervisor Candidate Forum presented by Radio KBBF, 89.1 FM on February 21, 2020 is now available online as separate recordings for each candidate on the 2020 Political Page of our website. Elaine B. Holtz, host of Women’s Spaces, interviewed each of the 6 candidates vying for the 1st, 3rd, and 5th County Supervisor Districts. Inform your decison when voting absentee ballot by mail or at the polling place on Tuesday March 3rd.

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Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 7 PM, End of the American Dream? Eyewitness Accounts of the Humanitarian Crisis at the Border and in our Own Backyard, Congregation Shomrei Torah 2600 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. Free to the public. https://pacificsun.com/event/the-end-of-the-american-dream/

End of the American Dream?

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Sunday, March 1, 2020, 3 to 5 PM, Honoring Their Service: Women Veterans Sharing Stories, Forum Room, Central Library, 211 E St., Santa Rosa. Free. https://sonomacounty.libcal.com/event/6117819

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Sunday, March 15, 2020, 1 to 6 PM, 2020 Sonoma County Climate Activist Community Summit, Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave, Santa Rosa, https://www.facebook.com/events/895959717487236/

 

NOW 2020 Woman Suffrage Centennial Calendar

The NOW 2020 Woman Suffrage Centennial Calendar is available. Suggested donation $15. Contact NOW Sonoma at info@NOWSonoma.org

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January 25 through September 13, 2020,  From Suffrage to #MeToo at Museum of Sonoma County.  Please note: Fee is required for entry to museum. For more information visit https://museumsc.org/suffrage-metoo/

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League of Women Voters of Sonoma County has scheduled candidate debates and ballot measure discussions. See their webpage listing the events at https://www.facebook.com/lwvsonomacounty/

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Sonoma County Women’s Suffrage Project  https://socowomen2020.org/
with Calendar of related Events at https://socowomen2020.org/calendar

Women's Suffrage Project 2020

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

Oh Freedom sung by Vivian Richman from the album Songs of Freedom, Liberty and War  (2017 Goldenlane Records)

We Shall Overcome sung by Mahalia Jackson from the album We Shall Overcome  (2006 Charly Records)

The Galaxy Song sung by Clint Black from the album D’Lectrified (1999 BNG Entertainment)

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For music purchasing opportunity:

Link: Spinitron.com Playlist for Women’s Spaces Show

 

Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Pat Sabo on Participation in the Sonoma County Democratic Party has been uploaded to the web archive.

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Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Pat Sabo on Participation in the Sonoma County Democratic Party has been uploaded to the web archive.  The show was recorded, broadcast in the North Bay and streamed worldwide over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM  on Monday 2/17/2020 at 11 AM (repeats at 11 PM on KBBF) and repeat broadcast in Petaluma and streamed worldwide over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM on Wednesday 2/19/20 at 11 AM.

Listen to the show at:

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200217.html

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Participation in the Sonoma County Democratic Party

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New as of 1/1/2020: Subscribe for Podcasts of the Show
via  this link for iTunes or via this link for Podcasts.com

Featuring Guests

1.  Pat Sabo Chair, Sonoma County Democratic Party Central Committee

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Our Featured Guests

1.   Pat Sabo shares her early attraction to political campaigns as a 6-year old enthused by seeing the Democratic Party Convention nominate Adlai Stevenson in 1956 and promptly making a sign to march up and down her neighborhood street. Now as a retired teacher and coach from Healdsburg High School, Pat is on the County Central Committee for the Democratic Party, which means also participation at the Party’s State Central Committee. Pat reveals how citizens in the county who registered as affiliated with the Democratic Party can volunteer for various campaign acitivities like postcard writing and telephoning, as well as apply for a seat on the County Central Committee or for a seat on their Assembly District Central Committee per the Bylaws of the California Democratic Party.  Monthly dinner meetings and special events offer opportunities for networking and bringing up issues that may require legislation.

About our Guest: Pat Sabo has been a resident of Sonoma County since 1973and received her teaching credential from SSU in 1976. She taught mathematics in the Healdsburg Unified School District. until her retirement in 2013. While teaching she became active in ther local Teacher’s union, serving as President and Bargaining Chair for her local teachers union and was active at the regional and statewide level with CTA and worked on major statewide campaigns and propositions. After her retirement and helping a former student run for the CA State Senate after his election she worked part time as a district representative in his Santa Rosa office and she retired in 2019. She began working with the Central Committee in 2002-2008 then from 2014 and became party chair in February 2019.

Guest Links: Sonoma County Democratic Party https://sonomademocrats.org/

https://sonomademocrats.org/democratic-party-structure/

Democratic Party County Party Campaign Headquarters: 635 5th Street, Santa Rosa, CA, Tues – Friday, noon -6 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM, Telephone: (707) 575-3029

https://www.facebook.com/SonomaDemocrats/

California Democratic Party Bylaws:All persons who disclose a preference for the Democratic Party on their voter registration card, pursuant to the laws of the State of California, are members of the California Democratic Party and are entitled to participate in the offical organization of the California Democratic Party as provided by the laws of the State and these By-Laws.
The By-Laws shall govern the organization, operation and functions of that political party known as the California Democratic Party (the Party).

https://cadem.org/our-party/by-laws

Guest Event Link:

Phone banking, postcard wiriting, meetings https://sonomademocrats.org/events/month/

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This Week in Herstory

A larger Compilation is at the National Women’s History Alliance

National Women's History Alliance

February 17, 1870 – Esther Hobart Morris in Wyoming became the first American woman Justice of the Peace

Black History Month – Herstory

Harlotte Vandine Forten, Sr: (1785 – 1884)
An abolitionist and suffragist, Charlotte Forten came to Washington, D. C. in the late 1870s with her husband, James Forten, a Black abolitionist. Charlotte worked in the government and taught school. She had been a founder and member of the interracial Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society, many of whose members became active in the women’s rights movement.

Margaretta Forten (1806 -1875):
Margaretta was an educator and abolitionist. She and her mother, Charlotte Forten ,and her sister, Harriet, were founders and members of the interracial Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society. The Forten sisters had never been enslaved.

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Announcements

Vote

Friday, February 21, 2020, 6 to 8 PM, Special County Supervisor Candidate Forum presented by Radio KBBF, 89.1 FM or streaming at https://kbbf.org/. Elaine B. Holtz, host of Women’s Spaces, will  interview each of the 6 candidates vying for the 1st, 3rd, and 5th County Supervisor Districts. Tune in to help inform your decison when voting absentee ballot by mail or at the polling place in your precinct on March 3rd. Women’s Spaces will archive a copy of the special show on our 2020 Political Page.

KBBF-FM 89.1 logo and link to its website

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Sunday, February 23, 2020, A Discussion on Privilege, Sonoma County Museum, 3:00 to 4:00 PM, Free to the public, Spanish translation, The right to vote is directly correlated with privilege. This discussion will center around understanding what privilege means and how it operates, as well as explore how we can choose to disrupt privilege to create access. This program is presented by the Sonoma County 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project’s Social Justice & Advocacy Committee.
Featuring guest panelists:
Courtney Reed – Deputy Public Defender, Solano County
Martha Sullivan – Thornton Marketing, Business Development Coach
Victoria Fleming – Vice Mayor, City of Santa Rosa
https://museumsc.org/events/?eid=6292

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Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 7 PM, End of the American Dream? Eyewitness Accounts of the Humanitarian Crisis at the Border and in our Own Backyard, Congregation Shomrei Torah 2600 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. Free to the public. https://pacificsun.com/event/the-end-of-the-american-dream/

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Sunday, March 1, 2020, 3 to 5 PM, Honoring Their Service: Women Veterans Sharing Stories, Forum Room, Central Library, 211 E St., Santa Rosa. Free. https://sonomacounty.libcal.com/event/6117819

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Sunday, March 15, 2020, 1 to 6 PM, 2020 Sonoma County Climate Activist Community Summit, Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave, Santa Rosa, https://www.facebook.com/events/895959717487236/

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NOW 2020 Woman Suffrage Centennial Calendar

The NOW 2020 Woman Suffrage Centennial Calendar is available. Suggested donation $15. Contact NOW Sonoma at info@NOWSonoma.org

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January 25 through September 13, 2020,  From Suffrage to #MeToo at Museum of Sonoma County.  We will gather from 5 – 5:15PM in the 7th Street parking garage, 521 Seventh Street and walk to the Museum together as Modern Suffragists. Wear your suffrage outfits and gear or borrow a suffrage sash from our stash of sashes. Please note: Fee is required for entry to museum. For more information visit https://museumsc.org/suffrage-metoo/

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League of Women Voters of Sonoma County has scheduled candidate debates and ballot measure discussions. See their webpage listing the events at https://www.facebook.com/lwvsonomacounty/

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Sonoma County Women’s Suffrage Project  https://socowomen2020.org/
with Calendar of related Events at https://socowomen2020.org/calendar

Women's Suffrage Project 2020

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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

Hold On – Keep Your Eye on the Prize  sung by Barbara Daneu and Lightening Hopkins from the album Sometimes I Believe She Loves Me  (Released 1966 @ 1996 Arhoolie Productions)

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

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For music purchasing opportunity:

Link: Spinitron.com Playlist for Women’s Spaces Show

 

Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Debbie McKay and DeeDee Bridges on the League of Women Voters Centennial, and Anne Jacopetti and Maya Khosla on the upcoming Sonoma County Climate Activist Community Summit on March 15th has been uploaded to the web archive. 

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Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Debbie McKay and DeeDee Bridges on the League of Women Voters Centennial, and Anne Jacopetti and Maya Khosla on the upcoming Sonoma County Climate Activist Community Summit on March 15th has been uploaded to the web archive.  The show was recorded, broadcast in the North Bay and streamed worldwide over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM  on Monday 2/10/2020 at 11 AM (repeats at 11 PM on KBBF) and repeat broadcast in Petaluma and streamed worldwide over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM on Wednesday 2/12/20 at 11 AM.

Listen to the show at:

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200210.html

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League of Women Voters Centennial

Sonoma County Climate Activist Community Summit on March 15th

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New as of 1/1/2020: Subscribe for Podcasts of the Show
via  this link for iTunes or via this link for Podcasts.com

Featuring Guests

1.  Debbie McKay President, Sonoma County Chapter of the League of Women Voters

2. DeeDee Bridges, Out Reach Coordinator, Sonoma County Chapter of the League of Women Voters

3. Anne Jacopetti,  Member of the Steering Committee, 350 Sonoma

4. Maya Khosla,  Wildlife Biologist, Filmmaker, Author, Currently the Poet Laureate of Sonoma County (2018 – 2020)

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Our Featured Guests

1.  Debbie McKay and 2. DeeDee Bridges talk of their path to dedicating their lives now to the mission of the League of Women Voters (LWV) in their work for the League’s Sonoma County Chapter. The mission reads: The League of Women Voters encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate.  The Chapter began with that for the City of Santa Rosa founded in 1951 and became the official Chapter for the whole county in1978. This year on February 14th the League marks the100th Anniversary of its Founding, the same year as women’s right to vote was assured by the 19th Amendment.  LWV celebrates with a birthday party at the Rohnert Park Library with a lecture on Winning Political Power for Women: Carrie Chapman Catt and the League of Women Voters by author Robert P. J. Conney, Jr. at 10:30 AM to Noon.  Debbie and DeeDee talk of some of the local activities supported by the League, including the debates of candidates running for office and the informative LWV website on measures on the ballot.

About our Guest: Debbie McKay is a native of Sonoma County and is married and has two grown sons. She is currently the President of the League of Women Voter of Sonoma County. The League is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to voter registration and education. Before retiring she was the Human Resources Director at the Sonoma Office of Education for 13 years. Prior to that she was a labor rep with SEIU for about 16 years. During her college years she helped start the Economic Opportunities program at the Santa Rosa Junior College after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She has always been active in her community and is a past President of the YWCA of Sonoma County.

About our Guest: DeeDee Bridges is a native Californian who deeply cares about the state and a retired teacher. Since 2006. She grew up in Concord and attended CA State Chico. And after experience many places in Northern California settled down with her husband Max in Santa Rosa. When she retired from teaching in 2006, she joined the League of Women Voters of Sonoma County. Dee Dee has served on the Board in a number of capacities, including Voting Service Chair, Editor of The Voter (the League newspaper) President, and now and she is currently the Outreach Chair.

Guest Links:  League of Women Voters Sonoma County Chapter http://sonco.ca.lwvnet.org/

https://www.facebook.com/lwvsonomacounty/

Guest Event Link:

Saturday, February 15, 2020 – 10:30am to 12:00pm,  Rohnert Park Library; Winning Political Power for Women: Carrie Chapman Catt and the League of Women Voters; Please join Robert P. J. Conney, Jr., author of “Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement,” as he discusses the final years of the women’s suffrage movement and the formation of the League of Women Voters. We will celebrate the 100th Birthday of LWV! https://my.lwv.org/california/sonoma-county/event/winning-political-power-women-carrie-chapman-catt-and-league-women-voters

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3. Anne Jacopetti and 4. Maya Khosla share their paths to being active in raising awareness of human induced climate change. Both Anne and Maya are founding members of the  Sonoma County Climate Activist Network, a coaltition of groups and concerned individuals. Maya was named Poet Laureate of Sonoma County just after the ravages of the Tubbs Wildfire in October 2017 and as a wildlife biologist was able to observe the aftermath of the fire in the field as new growth appeared in the midst of the ashes.  Her poetry is moved by this experience. Maya will be one of the presenters at the the 2020 Sonoma County Climate Activist Community Summit on March 15th from 1 to 6 PM at the Odd Fellows Hall in Santa Rosa.

About our Guest: Anne Jacopetti is a member of 350 Sonoma and active in the environmental and social justice movement. She is a retired teacher and to her credit pioneered the Summerfield Waldorf High School in Santa Rosa. Before retiring she was Education Director at Woodland Star Charter School in Sonoma. She is passionate about preserving and restoring our environment. She loves working with children and sees them as her best teachers as they let her know what they need in order to grow, learn and live productive lives and believes the time is now to ensure them they will have an equitable and sustainable future.

Guest Links: https://350sonoma.org/

About our Guest: Maya Khosla is a wildlife biologist and writer. She is serving as the Poet Laureate of Sonoma County (2018-2020), bringing Sonoma’s communities together for a filmed reading series: the Legacy Project. She was born in the United Kingdom, Trained in the biological sciences, the wild grounds her writing – most recently, thousands of field hours spent in untouched post-fire forests that grow full of life. Her book include All the Fires of Wind and Light (Sixteen Rivers Press), Keel Bone (Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize from Bear Star Press), and Heart of the Tearing, from Red Dust Press. Her poems have been featured in documentary films, nominated for Pushcart Prizes and featured in River Teeth, Poem, and other journals. Her short film projects have been supported by organizations including Patagonia, Leonardo Di Caprio Foundation, Environment Now, California Humanities and Creative Sonoma.

Guest Links:

All the Fires of Wind and Light by Maya Khosla  https://sixteenrivers.org/authors/maya-khosla/

Sonoma County Climate Activist Network https://www.facebook.com/SonomaCountyCAN/

Guest Event Link: 2020 Sonoma County Climate Activist Community Summit https://www.facebook.com/events/895959717487236/

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This Week in Herstory

A larger Compilation is at the National Women’s History Alliance

National Women's History Alliance

February 9, 1944 – Alice Walker, writer, first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, for The Color Purple.

February 10, 1907 – 1992– Grace Hamilton, first African-American in the Deep South’s state government, elected to the Georgia General Assembly 1966-84, credited with Andrew Young’s victory in Georgia’s Congressional election in 1980

February 15, 1820 (1906) – Susan B. Anthony, inspirational leader of 19th century women’s right movement, national suffrage strategist, lecturer, activist

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Annnouncements

Saturday, February 15, 2020 – 10:30am to 12:00pm,  Rohnert Park Library; Winning Political Power for Women: Carrie Chapman Catt and the League of Women Voters; Please join Robert P. J. Conney, Jr., author of “Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement,” as he discusses the final years of the women’s suffrage movement and the formation of the League of Women Voters. https://my.lwv.org/california/sonoma-county/event/winning-political-power-women-carrie-chapman-catt-and-league-women-voters

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Sunday, March 15, 2020, 1 to 6 PM, 2020 Sonoma County Climate Activist Community Summit, Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave, Santa Rosa, https://www.facebook.com/events/895959717487236/ 

NOW 2020 Woman Suffrage Centennial Calendar

The NOW 2020 Woman Suffrage Centennial Calendar is available. Suggested donation $15. Contact NOW Sonoma at info@NOWSonoma.org

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January 25 through September 13, 2020,  From Suffrage to #MeToo at Museum of Sonoma County.  We will gather from 5 – 5:15PM in the 7th Street parking garage, 521 Seventh Street and walk to the Museum together as Modern Suffragists. Wear your suffrage outfits and gear or borrow a suffrage sash from our stash of sashes. Please note: Fee is required for entry to museum. For more information visit https://museumsc.org/suffrage-metoo/

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League of Women Voters of Sonoma County has scheduled candidate debates and ballot measure discussions. See their webpage listing the events at https://www.facebook.com/lwvsonomacounty/

Women's Suffrage Project 2020

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Sonoma County Women’s Suffrage Project  https://socowomen2020.org/
with Calendar of related Events at https://socowomen2020.org/calendar 

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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 Rimes from the album What a Wonderful World  (2004 Curb Records Inc.)

Happy Birthday sung by Countdown Kids from the album 100 Sing Along Favorites  (2004 Madacy Special Products)

Vote sung by The Citizens Bank from the album Grab a Root and Growl (2012 The Citizens Band)

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For music purchasing opportunity:

Link:Spinitron.com Playlist for Women’s Spaces Show

Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Cecile Querbin recapping Building Neighborhood Power Workshop and Katherine Rinehart on the History of the Women’s Suffrage Movement in Sonoma County, has been uploaded to the web archive.

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Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Cecile Querbin recapping Building Neighborhood Power Workshop and Katherine Rinehart on the History of the Women’s Suffrage Movement in Sonoma County, has been uploaded to the web archive.  The show was recorded, broadcast in the North Bay and streamed worldwide over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM  on Monday 2/3/2020 at 11 AM (repeats at 11 PM on KBBF) and repeat broadcast in Petaluma and streamed worldwide over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM on Wednesday 2/5/20 at 11 AM.

Listen to the show at:

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200203.html

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Building Neighborhood Power Recap

The History of Women’s Suffrage Movement in Sonoma County

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New as of 1/1/2020: Subscribe for Podcasts of the Show
via  this link for iTunes or via this link for Podcasts.com

Featuring Guests

1. Cecile Querubin Member, Community Advisory Board of Santa Rosa

2. Katherine Rinehart , Manager, Sonoma County History and Genealogy Department and Sonoma County Archive, Sonoma County Library

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Our Featured Guests

1.  Cecile Querubin and Elaine discuss the Building Neighborhood Power workshop, which they attended last Saturday. The workshop was led by Jim Diers, Professor at the University of Washington’s Asset-Based Community Development Institute in a manner that was lively and kept interest. It was learned that coming together to act on a project is an excellent way to get to know one another and to become united in lobbying for neighborhood goals.

About our Guest: Cecile Querubin has a passion for community outreach and engagement. Cecile engages community members in productive work to help residents understand the needs of their own neighborhoods, learning the long-term and fulfilling commitment to engaging in democracy.
She holds a MA in Psychology with an emphasis in Organization Development from Sonoma State University, works at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital where she facilitates leadership development, enrichment, and learning and engagement programs. She has spent the past ten years working with nonprofits and community organizations on issues of homelessness, equity, transparency and collaborative teamwork with groups such as Santa Rosa Together and as a member of the Community Advisory Board of Santa Rosa.

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2. Katherine Rinehart talks about her work as historian at the Sonoma County Library in managing the Sonoma County History and Genealogy Department and the fascinating finds in the history of the Women’s Suffrage Movement in the County. Katherine shares some of the events coming up at the Library related to women and the right to vote.  She reminds us that the League of Women Voters celebrates the Centennial of their founding on February 14th.

About our Guest: Katherine Rinehart received her MA in History from Sonoma State University in 1994. For the past 21 years, Ms. Rinehart has worked in various positions within the fields of Cultural Resource Management and Historic Preservation. Since 2002, Katherine has been employed by the Sonoma County Library where she is the current manager of the Sonoma County History and Genealogy Department and Sonoma County Archive. She serves as chair of the Sonoma County Historical Records Commission and the Sonoma County Heritage Network and is currently the co-chair of the Sonoma County 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project History & Education committee.

Guest Links:

Sonoma County Historical Records Commission: https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Historical-Records-Commission/   Monthly meeting of the Commission on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 4:00 – 5:00 PM

The Sonoma County Heritage Network: https://www.sonomacountyhistory.org/heritage-network

Sonoma County Women’s Suffrage Project  https://socowomen2020.org/

Guest Event Link:

Saturday, February 15, 2020 – 10:30am to 12:00pm,  Rohnert Park Library; Winning Political Power for Women: Carrie Chapman Catt and the League of Women Voters; Please join Robert P. J. Conney, Jr., author of “Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement,” as he discusses the final years of the women’s suffrage movement and the formation of the League of Women Voters. https://my.lwv.org/california/sonoma-county/event/winning-political-power-women-carrie-chapman-catt-and-league-women-voters

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This Week in Herstory

Compilation by the National Women’s History Alliance

National Women's History Alliance

Herstory Events:

February 4, 1987 – First “National Women in Sports Day” is celebrated by Presidential Proclamation.

February 11, 1989 – Rev. Barbara Harris became the first woman bishop in the American Episcopal Church and in the Anglican Communion worldwide.

Herstory Birthdays:

February 3, 1821 (1910) – Elizabeth Blackwell, the first fully accredited female doctor in the U.S. (1849), along with her sister Emily, founded the first medical school for women.

February 3, 1874 (1946) – Gertrude Stein, poet, author, art critic, famous for her phrase, “A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.”

February 4, 1865 (1921) – Lila Valentine, Southern suffrage leader, introduced kindergartens and vocational training into public education in Virginia, recognized health needs with the Visiting Nurse Association fighting tuberculosis, supported the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia and the National American Woman Suffrage Association after visiting England and realizing that many health issues required women’s voice, made 100 speeches in Virginia.

February 4, 1913 (2005) – Rosa Parks, “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement,” her arrest after refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama, sparked a boycott of the bus system, which eventually led to the Supreme Court decision to integrate buses.

February 4, 1918 (1995) – Ida Lupino, prolific American woman director and actress, born in England, emigrated to Hollywood in the 1930’s, involved with movies dealing with social issues, bigamy, polio, unwed mothers, and rape more than 40 years before the topics were widely discussed.

February 4, 1921 (2006) – Betty Friedan, author and activist, wrote The Feminine Mystique (1963), cofounded the National Organization for Women (NOW) in 1966.

February 5, 1905 (1999) – Mirra Komaroysky, Russian born, fled first to Kansas and then to Brooklyn, studied effect of male unemployment in families and conflicts in women’s lives, wrote Women in the Modern World (1953), predating Betty Friedan by 10 years.

February 5, 1914 (1994) – Hazel Smith, Mississippi journalist, first woman to win Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing (1954), although a segregationist, she supported law and justice and wrote that society must follow the law on integration, which led to bankruptcy and extreme poverty, a TV movie, “A Passion for Justice,” (1994) was based on her life.

February 6, 1887 (1985) – Florence Luscomb, architect and reformer, first woman to graduate from MIT (as an architectural graduate) in 1909, gave 222 speeches for woman suffrage in 14 weeks, learned to drive and repair her party’s touring car, sold copies of “The Woman’s Journal,” ardent outdoorswoman, joined ACLU in 1919, helped to derail anti-communism crusade in Massachusetts, NAACP official (1948), ardent opponent of the Vietnam War.

February 7, 1867 (1957) – Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of beloved Little House books.

February 7, 1918 (1997) – Ruth Sager, scientist, graduate of the University of Chicago, worked on corn genetic research in plants, studied cancer research after 1975, became professor of cellular genetics and chief of the Cancer Genetics Division at Harvard Medical School.

February 8, 1911 (1979) – Elizabeth Bishop, poet and writer, graduate of Vassar, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1956, struggled with depression, alcoholism and asthma, wrote on a variety of subjects, probably her most enduring work is Geography III (1976).

February 9, 1849 (1941) – Laura Clay, anti-slavery proponent from childhood, woman’s rights advocate from 1869, president of Kentucky Woman Suffrage Association (1881) and the Kentucky Equal Rights Association, popular lecturer for suffrage but states’ rights position led her to oppose the 19th amendment in Tennessee in 1920.

February 9, 1944 – Alice Walker, writer, first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, for The Color Purple (1983).

February 10, 1883 (1959) – Edith Clarke, first woman to earn an M. S. in electrical engineering from MIT (1919), first woman professor of electrical engineering (1947), invented the Clarke Calculator, a graphical device for solving power transmission line equations.

February 10, 1901 (1992) – Stella Adler, family fled from Russia in 1892 when Yiddish plays were prohibited, debuted in 1922 in New York, developed 2-year curriculum at Stella Adler Acting Studio in New York and Los Angeles, graduates include Marlin Brando and Robert De Nero.

February 10, 1907 (1992) – Grace Hamilton, first African-American in the Deep South’s state government, elected to the Georgia General Assembly 1966-84, credited with Andrew Young’s victory in Georgia’s Congressional election in 1980
February 10, 1927 – Leontyne Price, Grammy Award winning opera singer.

February 11, 1925 (1998) – Aki Kurose, interned in 1942, the American Friends Service Committee funded her college work, anti-war projects included treatment for cancer victims of Hiroshima, taught peace education in Seattle schools where she used Martin Luther King’s nonviolent example.

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Annnouncements

Saturday, February 15, 2020 – 10:30am to 12:00pm,  Rohnert Park Library; Winning Political Power for Women: Carrie Chapman Catt and the League of Women Voters; https://my.lwv.org/california/sonoma-county/event/winning-political-power-women-carrie-chapman-catt-and-league-women-voters

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Friday, February 7, 2020, Petaluma Historical Library and Museum; Grand Opening: Black History – Remember, Educate, Celebrate; Presented by Petaluma Blacks for Community Development. Donations of $10 are requested; no one will be turned away. Students 18 and under FREE. The Exhibit runs through Sunday, March 15, 2020.
https://www.petalumamuseum.com/calendar-event/exhibit-grand-opening-black-history-remember-educate-celebrate/

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

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Friday, February 7, 2020, 5-8pm , 19th Amendment Art Exhibit Artist Reception, Music by Dessert First, Santa Rosa Arts Center, 312 South A St., Santa Rosa. Exhibit runs through March 27, 2020. https://santarosaartscenter.org/index.php/the-19th-amendment/

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Sunday, February 9, 2020, 1 – 2:30 PM, Black Suffragists, Lecture by Dr. Kim D Hester Williams, Professor of English and American Multicultural Studies at Sonoma State University. Venue: Petaluma Historical Library and Museum, 20 Fourth St., Petaluma This program is presented by Petaluma Blacks for Community Development; https://www.petalumamuseum.com/calendar-event/black-suffragists-lecture-by-dr-kim-d-hester-williams/

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

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NOW 2020 Woman Suffrage Centennial Calendar

The NOW 2020 Woman Suffrage Centennial Calendar is available. Suggested donation $15. Contact NOW Sonoma at info@NOWSonoma.org

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January 25 through September 13, 2020,  From Suffrage to #MeToo at Museum of Sonoma County.  We will gather from 5 – 5:15PM in the 7th Street parking garage, 521 Seventh Street and walk to the Museum together as Modern Suffragists. Wear your suffrage outfits and gear or borrow a suffrage sash from our stash of sashes. Please note: Fee is required for entry to museum. For more information visit https://museumsc.org/suffrage-metoo/

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League of Women Voters of Sonoma County has scheduled candidate debates and ballot measure discussions. See their webpage listing the events at https://www.facebook.com/lwvsonomacounty/

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Sonoma County Women’s Suffrage Project  https://socowomen2020.org/
with Calendar of related Events at https://socowomen2020.org/calendar

Women's Suffrage Project 2020

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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

Library Magic sung by Head and Heart from the album Signs of Light (2016 Warner Records)

Break The Chain sung by 1 Billion Rising from the album Break The Chain – Single Record (2012 Tina Clark Productions)

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For music purchasing opportunity:

Link:Spinitron.com Playlist for Women’s Spaces Show

 

Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Jan Blaock on Voices of Sonoma County Women’s Project Listening Session, and Renee Riggs and Cecile Querubin on Building Neighborhood Power workshop this Saturday Feb. 1 , has been uploaded to the web archive.

Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Jan Blaock on Voices of Sonoma County Women’s Project Listening Session, and Renee Riggs and Cecile Querubin on Building Neighborhood Power workshop this Saturday Feb. 1 , has been uploaded to the web archive.  The show was recorded, broadcast in the North Bay and streamed worldwide over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM  on Monday 1/27/2020 at 11 AM (repeats at 11 PM on KBBF) and repeat broadcast in Petaluma and streamed worldwide over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM on Wednesday 1/29/20 at 11 AM.

Listen to the show at:

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200127.html

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Voices of Sonoma County Women’s Project Listening Session

Building Neighborhood Power

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New as of 1/1/2020: Subscribe for Podcasts of the Show
via  this link for iTunes or via this link for Podcasts.com

Featuring Guests

1. Jan Blaock Immediate Past Chair, Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women

2. Renee Riggs, Community Activist for Neighborhood Improvements

3. Cecile Querubin, Member, Community Advisory Board of Santa Rosa

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Announcements (Click for section below)

Herstory (Click for section below)

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Our Featured Guests

1.  Jan Blaock calls in to announce a special event at the Cental Library in Santa Rosa caled the Listening Session for the Voices of Sonoma County Women’s project.  A confidential survey of women will then be presented to the Board of Supervisors. It is a free event this evening Monday January 27th.

About our Guest: Jan Blaock was appointed to the Commission on the Status of Women by first district Supervisor Susan Gorin in 2015. She is a two term Past Chair of the Commission, is a Junior Commission mentor, member of the Sonoma County Human Trafficking Task Force and Northern California Representative for the Association of California Commissions for Women. Jan is a member of the National Association of Commissions for Women and, having successfully launched the Voices of Sonoma County Women Project, was invited to collaborate with the NACW on a National project and was honored to present the project with the team at the 2019 NACW conference in Chicago.

Guest Event Link:  Listening Session for the Voices of Sonoma County Women’s project hhttps://www.facebook.com/events/461519134539655/

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2. Renee Riggs and 3. Cecile Querubin talk about a coming event on Saturday February 1, called Building Neighborhood Power, sponsored by Santa Rosa Together, Santa Rosa Housing For All, the Sonoma Intersections Coalition and the City of Santa Rosa. The workshop will be led by Jim Diers, the former Dir. of the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and Professor at the University of Washington’s Asset-Based Community Development Institute. Jim Diers is a world-renown community builder, who will help neighborhoods define their vision to better help policymakers and developers satisfy their dreams for the neighborhood.

About our Guest: Renee Riggs is a Santa Rosa resident for the past 12 years. She works to organize neighborhoods with the goal of influencing public policy that impacts where we live. She is involved in several civic endeavors including, Southeast Greenway, Santa Rosa Together and local political and bond measures. I first met Renee when she did a meet up with Santa Rosa City Council where she put me to work as a volunteer greeting and meeting people and for the next several years I was on her list and enjoyed every moment supporting and helping her whenever I got the call. We need more Renee Riggs in our community.

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About our Guest: Cecile Querubin has a passion for community outreach and engagement. Cecile engages community members in productive work to help residents understand the needs of their own neighborhoods, learning the long-term and fulfilling commitment to engaging in democracy.
She holds a MA in Psychology with an emphasis in Organization Development from Sonoma State University, works at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital where she facilitates leadership development, enrichment, and learning and engagement programs. She has spent the past ten years working with nonprofits and community organizations on issues of homelessness, equity, transparency and collaborative teamwork with groups such as Santa Rosa Together and as a member of the Community Advisory Board of Santa Rosa.

Guest Event Link: Building Neighborhood Power, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM, at Santa Rosa Water Operations complex, 35 Stony Point Rd in Santa Rosa   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-neighborhood-power-tickets-73015498321

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This Week in Herstory

Compilation at the National Women’s History Alliance

National Women's History Alliance

January 29, 1926 – Violette Neatly Anderson is the first black woman to practice law before the U.S. Supreme Court.

January 29, 1926 – Violette Neatly Anderson is the first black woman to practice law before the U.S. Supreme Court.

February 1, 1978 – First postage stamp to honor a black woman, Harriet Tubman, is issued in Washington, DC.

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Annnouncements

NOW 2020 Woman Suffrage Centennial Calendar

The NOW 2020 Woman Suffrage Centennial Calendar is available. Suggested donation $15. Contact NOW Sonoma at info@NOWSonoma.org

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January 25 through September 13, 2020,  From Suffrage to #MeToo at Museum of Sonoma County.  We will gather from 5 – 5:15PM in the 7th Street parking garage, 521 Seventh Street and walk to the Museum together as Modern Suffragists. Wear your suffrage outfits and gear or borrow a suffrage sash from our stash of sashes. Please note: Fee is required for entry to museum. For more information visit https://museumsc.org/suffrage-metoo/

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Saturday, February 1, 2020,  9:30 – 1:00 PM, Building Neighborhood Power, presented by Santa Rosa Together, Santa Rosa Housing for All, The Sonoma Intersections Coaltion and the City of Santa Rosa, at 35 Stony Point Rd, Santa Rosa, CA. Free to the public.  Spanish translation & children activities provided!    Eventbrite link.

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January 25 through September 13, 2020,  From Suffrage to #MeToo at Museum of Sonoma County.  We will gather from 5 – 5:15PM in the 7th Street parking garage, 521 Seventh Street and walk to the Museum together as Modern Suffragists. Wear your suffrage outfits and gear or borrow a suffrage sash from our stash of sashes. Please note: Fee is required for entry to museum. For more information visit https://museumsc.org/suffrage-metoo/

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League of Women Voters of Sonoma County has scheduled candidate debates and ballot measure discussions. See their webpage listing the events at https://www.facebook.com/lwvsonomacounty/

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Sonoma County Women’s Suffrage Project  https://socowomen2020.org/

Women's Suffrage Project 2020

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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

Bella Ciao sung by Betsy Rose and the Womansong Chorus from the album Welcome to the Circle (Released July 2007 @ 2006 Paper Crane Music)

The House I Live In sung by Maxine Linehan from the album An American Journey – Live  (2014 Feminist Recording Studio)

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For music purchasing opportunity:

Link:Spinitron.com Playlist for Women’s Spaces Show

 

 

Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Leslie Graves on the Women’s March in Santa Rosa on Saturday Jan.18th, Melssa Willaby and Maria Dwyer on the Martin Luther King jr Celebration on Sunday Jan. 19th, and Janet Reynolds on the Santa Rosa Democratic Club meeting and Supervisor Candidate debate on Jan.22nd, has been uploaded to the web archive. 

Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Leslie Graves on the Women’s March in Santa Rosa on Saturday Jan.18th, Melssa Willaby and Maria Dwyer on the Martin Luther King jr Celebration on Sunday Jan. 19th, and Janet Reynolds on the Santa Rosa Democratic Club meeting and Supervisor Candidate debate on Jan.22nd, has been uploaded to the web archive.  The show was recorded, broadcast in the North Bay and streamed worldwide over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM  on Monday 1/13/2020 at 11 AM (repeats at 11 PM on KBBF) and repeat broadcast in Petaluma and streamed worldwide over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM on Wednesday 1/15/20 at 11 AM.

Listen to the show at:

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200113.html

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Women’s March in Santa Rosa on January 18th

Martin Luther King, jr, Living the Legacy, Celebration on January 19th

Santa Rosa Democratic Club 3rd District Supervisor Candidate Debate

Featuring Guests

1. Leslie GravesCoordinator for the Women’s March Santa Rosa; and Member, Steering Committee for the Sonoma County 2020 Suffrage Project

2. Melissa Willaby, Martin Luther King, Jr, Celebration Committee

3. Maria Dwyer, Executive Assistant at Community Baptist Church; Martin Luther King, Jr, Celebration Committee; Day On Not Day Off, Community Baptist Church

4. Janet Reynolds, Vice-President of Communications, Santa Rosa Democratic Club

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Announcements (Click for section below)

Herstory (Click for section below)

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Our Featured Guests

1.  Leslie Graves reports on how the Women’s March and Rally is shaping up for this Saturday January 18th in Santa Rosa’s Old Courthouse Square, with the featured line up of speakers and the booths to expect.

About our Guest: Leslie Graves is the Coordinator of the Women’s March in Santa Rosa and a member of the Sonoma County 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project steering committee. This is a year-long project to celebrate the centennial of the 19th amendment and create programs which explore the complex long history and continuing fight for inclusion of all women. They are a chapter of the California 2020 women’s suffrage project which was created by the national women history alliance which was founded in Sonoma County, in order to support all 58 County California in creating celebration and educational opportunities for the public to engage in this historic moment.

Guest Links:

Women’s March Santa Rosa fb page: https://www.facebook.com/srwomensmarch/

 Guest Referenced Link:  Sonoma County Women’s Suffrage Project  https://socowomen2020.org/

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2. Melissa Willaby and  3. Maria Dwyer talk of some of the events planned for the celebration of the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sunday January 19th. The theme this year is Living the Legacy. This is the 39th annual celebration of this holiday in the Santa Rosa High School Auditorium, featuring the winners of the annual oratory contest among high school students and the display of the children’s poster contest entries and winners. Maria shares some of the actities of community service that will happen during the 20th annual Day On Not Day Off activities coordinated by the Community Baptist Church over next weekend, and in the church itself on Monday, January 20th.

About our Guest: Melissa Willaby is retired from teaching at Brook Hill Elementary school in Santa Rosa. Influenced by her own mother’s activism and influence she grew up believing in diversity and equality. , She brought her daughter to the Santa Rosa Dr. King Celebrations, beginning 35 years ago, and later joined the Celebration Committee to head the children’s Poster Contest.

 About our Guest: Maria Dwyer is the executive assistant to r pastor, rev. dr. h. lee turner at community Baptist Church. Her roles include both administrative and ministry roles at the church. The Biblical Studies Director- working with all ages. As well as being the coordinator for, Feeding the Homeless Picnic in Doyle Park, and Four Seasons of Giving, which- through donations, provides those in need in our community with clothing, household items. She also oversees “A Day on Not A Day Off” MLK birthday celebration and day of service.

Guest Links:  Martin Luther King, jr, Committee of Sonoma County https://www.facebook.com/MLKcommittee/

Community Baptist Church of Santa Rosa https://www.cbcsr.org/

Guest Event:  hhttps://www.facebook.com/events/3029481643857412/

Martin Luther King, jr Celebration in Santa Rosa 2020

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4. Janet Reynolds first reads us a selection from her husband’s play, A Voice of Her Own: Women’s Suffrage by Bill Trzeciak in honor of the Centennial. It can be read below.  Janet shares how she became active in the Democratic Party and what attracted her to change from the party of her parents.  She leads in the organizing of the monthly dinner meetings for the Santa Rosa Democratic Club, which is the largest Democratic Club in Sonoma County, and announces the next gathering on Wednesday evening, January 22nd at the Santa Rosa Veteran’s Hall, which will feature a debate between the two candidates for the 3rd District County Supervisor office, Shirley Zane running for her 4th term, and former Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Coursey.

About our Guest: Janet Reynolds is VP of Communications for Santa Rosa Democratic Club – the oldest and largest Democratic club in Sonoma County. Janet currently serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for Sonoma County Democratic Party’s 2020 Campaign Headquarters. Her club duties include the club’s Facebook page, website, monthly dinner announcement and the club’s newsletter, The Donkey Tale. . Her main focus as a Democratic Activist has been in voter registration.

Guest Link:  Santa Rosa Democratic Club http://democlub.org

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                A Voice of Her Own: Women’s Suffrage

                                                                                                                    by Bill Trzeciak

An amendment to the United States Constitution that would allow women to vote in our national elections was first introduced on the floor of the United States Senate in 1878. It read:

“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States, or by any state, on account of sex.”

Those few words were written by suffragists Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

In 1872, in Rochester, New York, Susan B. Anthony and fourteen other women voted in the Presidential election in violation of the law.

“May it please the Court and Gentlemen of the Jury: On the 5th of November, 1872, there was held in this State a general election. The defendant, Miss Susan B. Anthony voted for a representative in the in the Congress of the United States. At that time, she was a woman …”

And that is what she was guilty of – being a woman.

By 1911 the vote for women was on the California ballot, and on October 10, 1911, California became the sixth state to allow equal suffrage. A Santa Rosa Press Democrat article wrote:
“Sonoma county won by 4 points. Petaluma, Sonoma, Windsor and Healdsburg all voted against allowing women to vote; local support was only enthusiastic in Santa Rosa, where male voters approved by a 14-point margin.”

Finally, in 1919, the Nineteenth Amendment was adopted by Congress.

When the measure hit Tennessee in 1920, it was a toss-up whether that state would carry it forward to achieve full ratification.

It seemed clear that the men in the statehouse had enough votes to deny it, but one man had a telegram from his mother, Phoebe Burn. “Dear Son: … Don’t forget to be a good boy and put the “rat” in ratification. Your mother.”

He listened to his mother and the Nineteenth Amendment was finally enacted, by one fateful vote.

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This Week in Herstory

Compilation at the National Women’s History Alliance

National Women's History Alliance

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Annnouncements 

NOW 2020 Woman Suffrage Centennial Calendar

The NOW 2020 Woman Suffrage Centennial Calendar is available. Suggested donation $15. Contact NOW Sonoma at info@NOWSonoma.org

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Saturday, January 18, 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM, Women’s March Santa Rosa, Old Courthouse Square, one of many around the nation: https://www.facebook.com/events/old-courthouse-sq-santa-rosa-ca-95404-united-states/womens-march-santa-rosa-2020/509576082928288/

Women’s March Santa Rosa fb page: https://www.facebook.com/srwomensmarch/

Women's March Santa Rosa

Women’s March Santa Rosa January 2019.  Photo by Leslie Graves

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020, Sonoma County 3rd District Supervisor Debate, Santa Rosa Democratic Club Meeting and Dinner, Doors open at 5:45 PM followed by the business meeting and dinner, with the debate beginning at 7:30 PM. The meeting is free but there is a cost for the dinner. RSVP at http://democlub.org/; Submit questions by Wednesday, January 15th for the 3rd District Supervisor candidates Zane and Coursey at http://democlub.org/node/402 .

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Friday, January 24, 2020 Opening Reception, From Suffrage to #MeToo at Museum of Sonoma County.  We will gather from 5 – 5:15PM in the 7th Street parking garage, 521 Seventh Street and walk to the Museum together as Modern Suffragists. Wear your suffrage outfits and gear or borrow a suffrage sash from our stash of sashes. Please note: Fee is required for entry to museum. For more information visit https://museumsc.org/events/?eid=6193. Questions about this gathering to attend the reception direct to socowomen2020@gmail.com

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Saturday, January 25, 2020, Building Neighborhood Power, presented by Santa Rosa Together, Santa Rosa Housing for All, The Sonoma Intersections Coaltion and the City of Santa Rosa. Join neighbors as we begin defining the types of services, structures and support we want in our neighborhood. With well-defined neighborhood visions, we can better help policymakers and developers deliver the neighborhoods of our dreams! We will be led by world-renown community builder, Jim Diers, the former Dir. of the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and Professor at the University of Washington’s Asset-Based Community Development Institute. Eventbrite link.

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League of Women Voters of Sonoma County has scheduled candidate debates and ballot measure discussions. See their webpage listing the events at https://www.facebook.com/lwvsonomacounty/

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Sonoma County Women’s Suffrage Project  https://socowomen2020.org/

Women's Suffrage Project 2020

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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

Come By Here Dr. Martin Luther King sung by Kristin Lems from the album Imagine That – Songs for Creative Teachers(2006 Caroldatter Productions)

Up Where we Belong sung by Buffy Sainte-Marie from the album The Best of Buffy St. Marie (1987 Vanguard Records A Welk Music Group)  

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For music purchasing opportunity:

Link:Spinitron.com Playlist for Women’s Spaces Show