Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz  with guests Sydni Davenport on her song Black Lives Matter and Dr. Kim D. Hester Williams Part 3 Feminism and Black Lives Matter has been uploaded to the web archive. 

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz  with guests Sydni Davenport on her song Black Lives Matter and Dr. Kim D. Hester Williams on Feminism and Black Lives Matter, Part 3: Early Feminists Were Abolitionists 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 7/6/2020 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 7/8/2020 at 11 AM.

Listen to the show on its archive page at:

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200706.html

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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

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Local Sonoma County Black Lives Matter Song

Feminism and Black Lives Matter,  Part 3: Early Feminists Were Abolitionists

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Featuring

1. Sydni Davenport,  Composer, Black Lives Matter song; Music Director, Prayer Chapel Singers

2. Dr. Kim D. Hester Williams, Professor, African American Literature, Sonoma State University; Author

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Our Featured Guests

1. Sydni Davenport talks of her family’s beginnings in Santa Rosa and the composing of the song Black Lives Matter, which she sung with her granddaughters accompanying her in order to mentor them in history and the possibility of a better world. Sydni’s first experience of racism began in grammar school.

About our Guest: Sydni Davenport is a board of the Juneteenth Festival and member of the Sonoma County NAACP and the Sonoma County CHANCE horse rescue. A native of Sonoma County she is the first Grand Child of Evangelist Marteal Perry. She is a member of the Gospel Group, The Prayer Chapel Singers, The group just released their first Single called, “God’s got it which Sydni wrote. She describes herself as a country girl at heart and love cowboy boots. She is a mother, grandmother and wife and has been married for 30 years to a wonderful partner she loves to be outdoors and garden. For the past 20 years she has been a foster parent for the mentally ill.

Guest Link:

Black Lives Matter song on Youtube: https://youtu.be/KjH6VfjvLL4

Related Link:

Press Democrat article of June 19, 2020 on Sydni Davenport and her grandmother Evangelist Marteal Perry, founder of the Prayer Chapel Outreach Mission Church in west Santa Rosa https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/sonoma-county-juneteenth-celebrates-50th-year-amid-growing-recognition-nati/?gallery=8763D7A7-3800-4F1E-97D4-8ED1206FB2FF

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2.  Dr. Kim D. Hester Williams returns for a 3rd interview on Feminism and Black Lives Matter. She mentions how much the poet Lucille Clifton influenced her with her poem homage to my hips as tribute to blackness and celebrations of women in her poetry book Two-Headed Woman. Lucille Clifton was the first author to be twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in the same year 1988, one for her book of poems Good Woman: Poems and a Memoir: 1969–1980, and the second for Next: New Poems. Dr. Bettina Aptheker was another feminist who made a mark on Dr. Williams while studying at University of Santa Cruz. Feminists are primarily interested in human life and the early feminists like Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) and the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1906) were abolitionists. Dr. Williams goes more into depth on intersectionalism that was first written about by Dr. Kimberly Crenshaw in the 1980s in recognizing the multifacets of inequality such as in economics relegating peoples to poor and polluted neighborhoods, social life, judicial, educational opportunities and media portrayals of stereotypes, Black Live Matter is a movement of insisting “no more messing around!”, to put it politely by Dr. Williams. The Me-Too movement was a similar cry of “enough is enough.” Now with the pandemic, Me-too and Black LIve Matter have the time to reflect and to protest for a better nation and world. Dr.William’s favorite science fiction author Octavia Butler stresses community in her writings, which is enabled by compassion, empathy, and care for one another to survive.

About our Guest: Dr. Kim D. Hester Williams is a Professor of English and American Multicultural Studies (AMCS) at Sonoma State University. She currently serves as Chair of American Multicultural Studies in addition to teaching nineteenth-century American literature, African American literature and culture. And is an affiliate faculty in Film Studies and Women and Gender Studies at Sonoma State University. She is co-editor, with LeiLani Nishime, of Racial Ecologies, a book collection of interdisciplinary essays on race and environment, published by the University of Washington Press in 2018. Her poetry is grounded in the long tradition of African American Womanist poetics. She is also currently an active member of the American Canyon Soroptimist Association, an organization that supports the economic empowerment and vitality of all women through education, training, and solidarity. Dr. Hester Williams takes great pride in merging her teaching, scholarship, and research about racial and gender equality with her commitment to community service, social justice, and enacting an equitable, sustainable society—in both personal and communal practice.

Guest Links:

https://english.sonoma.edu/faculty-staff/kim-d-hester-williams

Email:  kim.hester.williams at sonoma.edu

Racial Ecologies, Edited by Leilani Nishime and Kim D. Hester Williams (University of Washington Press 2018) https://uwapress.uw.edu/book/9780295743738/racial-ecologies/

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Related Links:

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) biography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Cady_Stanton

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1906) biography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Beecher_Stowe

Lucille Clifton biography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucille_Clifton#Two-Headed_Woman:_%22homage_to_my_hips%22

Octavia E. Butler biography https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octavia_E._Butler

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Other Women’s Spaces Shows with Dr. Kim D. Hester Williams:

Feminism and Black Lives Matter, Part 1: Octavia Butler and Modern Feminism on May 11, 2020,  hhttp://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200511.html

Feminism and Black Lives Matter, Part 2: Historical and Feminist Perspective on June 8, 2020,  http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200608.html

 Herstory

Check out important dates to remember in herstory at the National Women’s History Alliance

National Women's History Alliance

July 4,1876 – Suffragists crash the Centennial Celebration in Independence Hall to present the Vice President with the Declaration of the Rights of Women written by Matilda Joselyn Gage.

The following description is from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declaration_of_the_Rights_of_Woman_and_of_the_Female_Citizen

The Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen (French: Declaration des droits de lafemme et de la citoyenne), also known as the Declaration of the Rights of Woman, was written on 5 September in 1791 by French activist, feminist, and playwright Olympe de Gouges in response to the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. By publishing this document, de Gouges hoped to expose the failures of the French Revolution in the recognition of gender equality, but failed to create any lasting impact on the direction of the Revolution. As a result of her writings (including The Declaration
of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen), de Gouges was accused, tried and convicted of treason, resulting in her immediate execution, along with the Girondists in the Reign of Terror (one of only three women beheaded during the Reign of Terror – and the only executed for her political writings). The Declaration Of the Rights ofWoman is significant because it brought attention to a set of feminist concerns that collectively reflected and influenced the aims of many French Revolution activists.

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Announcements

Check links in case of postponement, cancellations, or restrictions due to pandemic precautions:

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August 26 – November 8, 2020, Petaluma’s Participation in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, Petaluma Library and Historical Museum The Petaluma Museum Association’s suffrage exhibit has been rescheduled. This postponement has provided the opportunity to coordinate the exhibit’s opening reception with the national celebration of “Women’s Equality Day”. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 26th, 5 to 8 pm! The exhibit will be dedicated to our former Congresswoman, Lynn Woolsey, and our former Mayor, Helen Putnam, and we are delighted to report that Mayor Barrett will be attending the opening to bestow the honors. 
https://www.petalumamuseum.com/2020/04/18/petalumas-participation-in-the-womens-suffrage-movement/

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January 25 through September 13, 2020,  From Suffrage to #MeToo at Museum of Sonoma CountyPlease 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

Black Lives Matter, written and sung by Syndi Locke Davenport   and her Granddaughters from the single Black Lives Matter (2020 Syndi Locke Davenport). YouTube Link to music video

Welcome to the Circle, sung by Betsy Rose and The Women’s Chorus from the album Welcome to the Circle (2006 Paper Crane Music)

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For music purchasing opportunity:

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

 

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz  with guest Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen on the Millionth Circle in the Midst of Crisis has been uploaded to the web archive.

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz  with guest Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen on the Millionth Circle in the Midst of Crisis 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 6/29/2020 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 7/1/2020 at 11 AM.

Listen to the show on its archive page at:

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200629.html

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New as of 1/1/2020: Subscribe for Podcasts of the Show
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Featuring

Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.

1. Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.,  Psychiatrist, Jungian Analyst, Author of The Millionth Circle and other popular books on self-discovery.

 

 

 

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 Our Featured Guest

 

1. Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen shares how she was mentored by Jungian supervisors as she earned her degrees in medicine and psychiatry. She comments on this “in between time” the world has been cast into through the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests, a threshold of something new, and the importance of remembering gratitude in our path to help others. Grassroots movements enter into the archetypal consciousness of us all. Dr. Bolen talks how Dr. Carl Jung’s ideas on archetypal patterns of human behavior and sense of being and his thoughts on synchronicity came together for her in her writing her first book The Tao of Psychology—Synchronicity and the Self and then onto her book Goddesses in Every Women, so that women could understand their strengths and weaknesses without the dependence on male archetypes.  Dr. Bolen feels for herself a strong connection to sisterhood and she encourages the gathering of women to tap their highest Self, that divinity throughout the ages, in healing circles, as describe in her book The Millionth Circle: How to Change Ourselves and The World–The Essential Guide to Women’s Circles, and her sequel Moving Toward the Millionth Circle, that good can come out of crisis, whether personal  or global. Dr. Bolen shares some tips on forming a circle, enabled today with online video meetings in the midst of the precautions for the pandemic, and she invites listeners to join her newsletter list through her website www.jeanbolen.com.

About our Guest: Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.  is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, an internationally known speaker and author of thirteen influential books in over one hundred foreign editions: The Tao of Psychology, Goddesses in Everywoman, Gods in Everyman, Ring of Power, Crossing to Avalon, Close to the Bone, Goddesses in Older Women, Crones Don’t Whine, The Millionth Circle, Like A Tree, Urgent Message From Mother, Moving Toward the Millionth Circle, and Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman. She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a past Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco, and a former board member of the Ms. Foundation for Women, the Association for Transpersonal Psychology, and the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. She is a leading advocate for the 5th World Conference on Women-India 2022.

Guest Links:

Join Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen’s newsletter list and read her blog at www.jeanbolen.com

The Millionth Circle website: https://millionthcircle.org/

 Herstory

Check out important dates to remember in herstory at the National Women’s History Alliance

National Women's History Alliance

June 28, 1946 (1989) – Gilda Radner, comedian, and original cast member of Saturday Night Live.

June 29, 1858 (1932) – Julia Lathrop, social reformer in the area of education, social policy, and children’s welfare. The first woman ever to head a United States federal bureau when she served as director of the United States Children’s Bureau (1912-1922).

June 29, 1897 (1992) – Kazue Togasaki, physician who pioneered a place in medicine for women of Japanese ancestry and was one of the few physicians allowed to practice medicine in the Japanese Interment Camps during World War.

June 30, 1883 (1970) – Dorothy Tilly, civil rights reformer, devoted her life to reforming southern race relations.

June 30, 1917 (2010) – Lena Horne, singer, first African American woman to sign long-term Hollywood contract, fought for contracts guaranteeing African Americans could attend her shows.

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Announcements

Check links in case of postponement, cancellations, or restrictions due to pandemic precautions:

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August 26 – November 8, 2020, Petaluma’s Participation in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, Petaluma Library and Historical Museum The Petaluma Museum Association’s suffrage exhibit has been rescheduled. This postponement has provided the opportunity to coordinate the exhibit’s opening reception with the national celebration of “Women’s Equality Day”. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 26th, 5 to 8 pm! The exhibit will be dedicated to our former Congresswoman, Lynn Woolsey, and our former Mayor, Helen Putnam, and we are delighted to report that Mayor Barrett will be attending the opening to bestow the honors.
https://www.petalumamuseum.com/2020/04/18/petalumas-participation-in-the-womens-suffrage-movement/

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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

How Could Anyone Tell You, sung by Betsey Rose and The Women’s Choir from the album Welcome to the Circle (2006 Paper Crane Music)

Welcome to the Circle, sung by Betsy Rose and The Women’s Chorus from the album Welcome to the Circle (2006 Paper Crane Music)

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For music purchasing opportunity:

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

 

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz  with guests Nancy Rogers and Eshawn Zuniga with Juneteenth Reflections has been uploaded to the web archive. 

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz  with guests Nancy Rogers and Eshawn Zuniga with Juneteenth Reflections 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 6/22/2020 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 6/24/2020 at 11 AM.

Listen to the show on its archive page at:

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200622.html

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Featuring

1. Nancy Rogers, Women’s Rights Attorney, Founding Partner of the firm Allred, Maroko & Goldberg

2. Eshawn Zuniga, Zoom Master, Webmaster, Videographer

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Our Featured Guests

1.  Nancy Rogers talks about how she first heard of Juneteenth when she moved out to Oakland, CA from her small town in Arkansas where she was raised in a black community, pretty sheltered as a child from Jim Crow laws by her parents. Juneteenth was introduced to her as the day freedom began for Blacks and is a festival that originated when Union troops under Major General Gordon Granger landed at Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1895 and announced the end of the Civil War, the surrender of General Robert E. Lee, and that the slaves were emancipated, 2 1/2 years after President Lincoln made his famous Proclamation that was made law.  Juneteenth began to be celebrated in Santa Rosa 50 years ago under the leadership of Marteal Perry, aka Mother Perry, an evangelist, cosmetologist and beautician in Santa Rosa. Last year’s show  on Juneteenth we featured Mother Perry’s granddaughter Syndi Davenport reminiscing about her.  Nancy and her husband Harold Rogers eventually rose to become chief organizers for the Santa Rosa festival at Martin Luther King, jr, Park in Southwest Santa Rosa by the fairgrounds, and it has become a family picnic with live entertainment open to all. This year the celebration was done by Zoom internet video meeting because of  the COVID-19 precautions, and Nancy was the MC.  The Sonoma County Juneteenth Committee has a website with the program that was presented. One of the presenters was Dr. Kim D. Hester Williams, a professor of literature at Sonoma State University, whom was interviewed a couple of weeks ago on Women’s Spaces  .

About our Guest: Nancy Rogers is the chair of the Juneteenth Festival that has been happening at the Martin Luther King jr Park in Southpark Santa Rosa for the last 50 years. She is a board member of the black Orem and Black Chamber of Commerce and President of Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow, a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships for young people of color, and co-owner, Red Rose Catering with her husband Harold Rogers.  She is a mother, a grandmother and a great neighbor.

Guest Links:

www.sonomacountyjuneteenth.com

Sonoma County Juneteenth celebrates 50th year amid growing recognition nationwide, Press Democrat article of June 19, 2020:    www.pressdemocrat.com/news/11036649-181/sonoma-county-juneteenth-celebrates-50th

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2. Eshawn Zuniga was tasked this year to be the Zoom Master for the Sonoma County MLK/Juneteenth Festival. Her expertise in developing websites and videos for businesses came to the fore as she mastered this new online venue. She shares the challenges she met in preparation for Juneteenth, plus gives tips for aspiring Zoom masters. Eshawn also talks about the mentoring from her godmother who remembered hard times under Jim Crow in Louisiana and Mississippi, and reminded her of the sacrifices of people marching for her civil and voting rights. Eshawn’s natural parents immigrated from the Caribbean, where there was also slavery, and Eshwawn is a first generation American.

About our Guest:  Eshawn Zuniga is a motivated person that enjoys using her creativity to assist individuals and small businesses. She has developed and maintained websites over the past 20 years. As web development changes, she constantly updates her skills to keep up with the latest tools available to assist her clients. She also worked in with a local public access station and various local organizations to produce and air their programs. Learning along the way how to complete multi-camera shots, interview and edit video. Eshawn enjoys helping others to “get the word out” about their business, whether via the web or through video. Her most recent event was directing the Sonoma County Juneteenth 50th Annual Festival on a Zoom meeting last Saturday.

Guest Links:

Eshawn Zuniga’s Company http://ladiesprofessionalalliance.com/wordpress/eshawn-zuniga/

Email:  zunigacompany at  gmail.com

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 Herstory

Check out important dates to remember in herstory at the National Women’s History Alliance

National Women's History Alliance

June 21, 1997 – The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) plays its first game.

June 23, 1972 – Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is signed by President Nixon, one of the most important legislation initiatives passed for women and girls since women won the vote in 1920. This legislation guarantees equal access and equal opportunity for female and male students in almost all aspects of our educational systems.

June 25, 1903 – Marie Curie defends her doctoral thesis on radioactive substances at Université de la Sorbonne in Paris, becoming the first woman in France to receive a doctoral degree

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Announcements

Check links in case of postponement, cancellations, or restrictions due to pandemic precautions:

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August 26 – November 8, 2020, Petaluma’s Participation in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, Petaluma Library and Historical Museum The Petaluma Museum Association’s suffrage exhibit has been rescheduled. This postponement has provided the opportunity to coordinate the exhibit’s opening reception with the national celebration of “Women’s Equality Day”. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 26th, 5 to 8 pm! The exhibit will be dedicated to our former Congresswoman, Lynn Woolsey, and our former Mayor, Helen Putnam, and we are delighted to report that Mayor Barrett will be attending the opening to bestow the honors.
https://www.petalumamuseum.com/2020/04/18/petalumas-participation-in-the-womens-suffrage-movement/

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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

Freedom Song 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)

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

 

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz  with guest Gloria Allred on aka Jane Roe and Women’s Rights has been uploaded to the web archive.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz  with guest Gloria Allred on aka Jane Roe and Women’s Rights 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 6/15/2020 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 6/17/2020 at 11 AM.

Listen to the show on its archive page at:

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200615.html

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Featuring

 Gloria Allred

 

1. Gloria Allred, Women’s Rights Attorney, Founding Partner of the firm Allred, Maroko & Goldberg

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Our Featured Guests

1.  Gloria Allred shares her passion for justice for women with as she calls it “45 years of fighting for #MeToo justice.”  Ms. Allred has taken on very powerful and rich men who have abused women. She talks of her friend and client Norma McCorvey, the “Jane Roe” whose unwanted pregnancy led to the 1973 case that legalized abortion nationwide, Roe v. Wade, who is portrayed with her “deathbed confession” in the FX film aka Jane Roe, of switching from the volunteer and unpaid poster child of the Pro-Choice movement to become the paid-with-over-$450,000 poster child of the Pro-Life of Fetus movement Operation Rescue. Ms. Allred asserts, as does Norma in her confession that she was always Pro-Choice.  Gloria Allred also comments on the Netflix documentary on her life, Seeing Allred, that has won film acclaim.

About our Guest: Gloria Allred was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She earned her B.A. with honors in English from the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her M.A. from New York University and her J.D. cum laude from Loyola University School of Law in Los Angeles. She was also awarded an honorary J.D. from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law.
Ms. Allred is a founding partner of the law firm Allred, Maroko & Goldberg(AM&G). Her firm handles more women’s rights cases than any other private firm in the nation and has won hundreds of millions of dollars for victims. Ms. Allred also founded and is currently president of the Women’s Equal Rights Legal Defense and Education Fund (WERLDEF).
in 2017 Netflix announced Seeing Allred an original documentary about Ms. Allred and her battles for justice which launched globally on Netflix in February 2018 after its world premiere in the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
In addition to being an attorney, Ms. Allred holds California life credentials in secondary school education and supervision. She taught in public schools for 6½ years and was a lecturer at the University of Southern California for several years.
Ms. Allred is the author of Fight Back and Win: My Thirty-Year Fight Against Injustice — And How You Can Win Your Own Battles.  Gloria Allred was iInducted into National Women’s Hall of Fame – 2019.

Guest Links:

www.gloriaallred.com

Seeing Allred the film: www.netflix.com/Title/80174367

aka Jane Roe the film:  www.fxnetworks.com/shows/aka-jane-roe

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 Herstory

Check out important dates to remember in herstory at the National Women’s History Alliance

National Women's History Alliance

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Announcements

Check links in case of postponement, cancellations, or restrictions due to pandemic precautions:

June 20, 2020, Juneteenth Celebration in Santa Rosa marks its 50th Year of family gathering. Usually this occurs at Martin Luther King, jr, Park but this year due to the COVID-19 precautions the event will be a free Zoom online event. Register to participate at https://www.sonomacountyjuneteenth.com/

Juneteenth 50th in Santa Rosa June 20, 2020

Sonoma County Juneteenth celebrates 50th year amid growing recognition nationwide, Press Democrat article of June 19, 2020:    www.pressdemocrat.com/news/11036649-181/sonoma-county-juneteenth-celebrates-50th

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August 26 – November 8, 2020, Petaluma’s Participation in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, Petaluma Library and Historical Museum The Petaluma Museum Association’s suffrage exhibit has been rescheduled. This postponement has provided the opportunity to coordinate the exhibit’s opening reception with the national celebration of “Women’s Equality Day”. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 26th, 5 to 8 pm! The exhibit will be dedicated to our former Congresswoman, Lynn Woolsey, and our former Mayor, Helen Putnam, and we are delighted to report that Mayor Barrett will be attending the opening to bestow the honors.
https://www.petalumamuseum.com/2020/04/18/petalumas-participation-in-the-womens-suffrage-movement/

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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

Yes We Can Can, sung by The Pointer Sisters from the album Favorites (Released March 2013 @ 2013 Sabrina Steczko)

I Believe I can Fly sung by Etta James from the album All The Way (RCA Victor)

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For music purchasing opportunity:

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

 

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz  with guests Susan Lamont on Petition for Effective Citizen Oversight of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and Dr. Kim D. Hester Williams on Black Lives Matter: Historical and Feminist Perspective has been uploaded to the web archive.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz  with guests Susan Lamont on Petition for Effective Citizen Oversight of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and Dr. Kim D. Hester Williams on Black Lives Matter: Historical and Feminist Perspective 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 6/8/2020 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 6/10/2020 at 11 AM.

Women’s Spaces Radio Show of 6/8/2020 with guests Susan Lamont on Petition for Effective Citizen Oversight of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and Dr. Kim D. Hester Williams on Black Lives Matter: Historical and Feminist Perspective – Show ID: WSA200608

Listen to the show on its archive page at:

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200608.html

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Citizen Oversight of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office

Black Lives Matter: Historical and Feminist Perspective

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New as of 1/1/2020: Subscribe for Podcasts of the Show
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Featuring

1. Susan Lamont,  Member, Evelyn Cheatham Committee To Support An Effective Iolero; Local Activist on Police Accountability

2. Dr. Kim D. Hester Williams, Professor, African American Literature, Sonoma State University; Author

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 Our Featured Guests

 

1.  Susan Lamont  shares reasons why the Evelyn Cheatham Ordinance to Support An Effective IOLERO (The Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach), is necessary in our county for more accountability of the Sheriff’s Office. An online petition on Change.org has been started last Tuesday to encourage the County Board of Supervisors to pass the amendment to the ordinance for IOLERO or place it on the ballot in November, By the time of this show already 5,000 have signed the petition. Passage of this new ordinance for the County will give suppoena power to IOLERO to force the Sheriff to comply with requests for information and records. This is the time to act as protests against police brutality and racism continue for the 10th day in our county and around the nation and world. Listeners are urged to sign the online petition and also call their county supervisor to voice their support at (707) 565-2241. The history of IOLERO, the changes to make it more effective, and the link to the online petition can be found on the Committee’s website at https://socoeffectiveoversight.org/

About our Guest: Susan Lamont is a longtime peace and social justice activist, who is currently affiliated with Sonoma County’s Green Party, Police Brutality Coalition and Veterans for Peace. She is also a writer, poet and photographer.

Guest Links:

 Evelyn Cheatham Committee To Support An Effective IOLERO link, information on the proposesd ordinance amendment and link to the online petition:
https://socoeffectiveoversight.org/

Making IOLERO Stronger Petition Link to Save Direct Democracy: Place Stronger Community Oversight of Law Enforcement on the Ballot  Petition to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors at this link:
Change.org Petition .

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2.  Dr. Kim D. Hester Williams returns to share how the the 9 -minute strangulation of George Floyd by a police officer as 3 police officers assisting him affected her as a Black woman, mother and educator.  She draws our attention to the fact that the officer who kept applying his knee to George Floyd’s neck kept his hands in his pockets, as if this just another casual killing of a Black person, encouraged by historical racism in the USA and even the Supreme Court.. She reminds us of the Dred Scott decison in 1857, which in the majority opinion of the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Taney stated:

“They [people of African ancestry] had for more than a century before been regarded as beings of an inferior order, and altogether unfit to associate with the white race, either in social or political relations; and so far inferior, that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect; and that the negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery.”

Given the 400 year history of this White Supremacy attitude, and the laws to support it,  Dr. Williams wonders if ten years from now we are not still addressing this divide among the people of this nation.  She calls for a united front of black, white and all colors of skin together,  against racism, and is hopeful at the response of white people in showing up and supporting the protests these last 10 days. She recommends some books about women of color feminism which we list below to further our education in this regard.

About our Guest: Dr. Kim D. Hester Williams is a Professor of English and American Multicultural Studies (AMCS) at Sonoma State University. She currently serves as Chair of American Multicultural Studies in addition to teaching nineteenth-century American literature, African American literature and culture. And is an affiliate faculty in Film Studies and Women and Gender Studies at Sonoma State University. She is co-editor, with LeiLani Nishime, of Racial Ecologies – a book collection of interdisciplinary essays on race and environment, published by the University of Washington Press in 2018. Her poetry is grounded in the long tradition of African American Womanist poetics. She is also currently an active member of the American Canyon So optimist Association, an organization that supports the economic empowerment and vitality of all women through education, training, and solidarity. Dr. Hester Williams takes great pride in merging her teaching, scholarship, and research about racial and gender equality with her commitment to community service, social justice, and enacting an equitable, sustainable society—in both personal and communal practice.

Guest Links:

https://english.sonoma.edu/faculty-staff/kim-d-hester-williams

Book recommended by our Guest:

This Bridge Called my Back; But Some Of Us Are Brave: All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men: Black Women’s Studies, an anthology of feminist studies. Co-edited by Akasha Gloria Hull, Patricia Bell-Scott, and Barbara Smith, 1982, Feminist Press. Wikipedia link

Dred Scott v. Sanford case of 1857, Majority Opinion by Supreme Court Chief Justice Taney https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/865

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 Herstory

Check out important dates to remember in herstory at the National Women’s History Alliance

National Women's History Alliance

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Announcements

Check links in case of postponement, cancellations, or restrictions due to pandemic precautions.

August 26 – November 8, 2020, Petaluma’s Participation in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, Petaluma Library and Historical Museum The Petaluma Museum Association’s suffrage exhibit has been rescheduled. This postponement has provided the opportunity to coordinate the exhibit’s opening reception with the national celebration of “Women’s Equality Day”. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 26th, 5 to 8 pm! The exhibit will be dedicated to our former Congresswoman, Lynn Woolsey, and our former Mayor, Helen Putnam, and we are delighted to report that Mayor Barrett will be attending the opening to bestow the honors.
https://www.petalumamuseum.com/2020/04/18/petalumas-participation-in-the-womens-suffrage-movement/

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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

Black Lives Matter by Lovely Hoffman from the Single Black Lives Matter (Release 2017 – 100 Decibels Music Group)

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For music purchasing opportunity:

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

 

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz  with guests Sabryyah Abdulah on upcoming Juneteenth Celebration and Susan Lamont on Empowering Accountability of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office has been uploaded to the web archive. 

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz  with guests Sabryyah Abdulah on upcoming Juneteenth Celebration and Susan Lamont on Empowering Accountability of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office 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 6/1/2020 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 6/3/2020 at 11 AM.

Listen to the show on its archive page at:

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200601.html

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Juneteenth Celebration on June 20th

Law Enforcement Accountability 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

1. Sabryyah Abdulah , Member, Planning Committee for the Juneteenth Celebration in Santa Rosa; Host and Producer, Rebel Blues Radio with Sisterfriend on Radio KWTF

2. Susan Lamont, Local Activist on Police Accountability; Member, Evelyn Cheatham Committee To Support An Effective Iolero

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Our Featured Guests

1.  Sabryyah Abdulah shares with us the history of the Juneteenth Celebration, marking when Black slaves were first notified they were free in Galveston, Texas  a couple months before General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Confederate Army and ended the Civil War.  She talks of the beginning of the celebration in Santa Rosa 50 years ago, and the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of celebrating Juneteenth in Santa Rosa this year under Shelter-in-Place orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic with a ZOOM meeting on Saturday, June 20, 2020, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.

About our Guest: Sabryyah Abdulah is on the Planning Committee for the Juneteenth Celebration in Santa Rosa. She also is the host and producer of Rebel Blues Radio with Sista Friend  at Radio KWTF 881 FM (Bodega Bay) and streaming live worldwide at https://www.kwtf.net/. Sabraraya is on the Board of Directors of Radio KWTF.

Guest Link:

 Rebel Blues Radio with Sista Friend on Radio KWTF 88.1 FM in Bodega Bay and streaming worldwide at
https://www.kwtf.net/?shows=rebel-blues

Guest’s Event Link:

Santa Rosa Juneteenth 50th Anniversary Celebration, Saturday, June 20, 2020, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Free, Register, and receive ZOOM meeting ID and password, by emailing Nancy Rogers at nr0000@aol.com

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2. Susan Lamont is a long time activist for police accountability. She shares some events occuring on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 honoring what would have been the 20th birthday of Andy Lopez, the 13-year old boy shot by Sheriff Deputy Eric Gelhaus on Moorland Avenue southwest of Santa Rosa. Since that killing, the empty lot where he was shot has been purchased by the County and transformed into a beautiful neighborhood park and named Andy’s Unity Park in his memory. Andy’s mother has invited all who loved Andy to meet there in his memory on Tuesday at 4 PM and she asks folks to practice social distancing and wear masks, and of course, non-violence. Another gathering to grieve Andy and the lack of police accountability and oversight will take place on Tuesday at the Dollar Tree parking lot in the Roseland district of Santa Rosa from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Susan also gives us an update on the Evelyn Cheatham Ordinance to Support An Effective IOLERO (The Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach), whose petition to place it on the November ballot was aborted due to the Shelter-in-Place orders. Now the emphasis is to encourage the County Board of Supervisors to pass the amendment to the ordinance for IOLERO or place it on the ballot in November, which would require no physical gathering of signatures, by means of an online Change.org petition. Listeners are urged to sign the online petition and also call their county supervisor to voice their support.

About our Guest: Susan Lamont is a longtime peace and social justice activist, who is currently affiliated with Sonoma County’s Green Party, Police Brutality Coalition and Veterans for Peace. She is also a writer, poet and photographer.

Guest Links:

Andy Lopez Community fb page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1463022127256745/

Grief Gathering in the Memory of Andy Lopez, George Floyd, Brionna Taylor and Ahmaud Arberyy and too many to mention  at the Dollar Tree parking lot at 777 Sebastopol Road in Santa Rosa, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 5:00 to 7:00 PM.  Masks required, 6’+ distancing, no touching, respect life.

 Evelyn Cheatham Committee To Support An Effective IOLERO link, information on the proposesd ordinance amendment:
https://socoeffectiveoversight.org/

Amending IOLERO Petition Link: Save Direct Democracy: Place Stronger Community Oversight of Law Enforcement on the Ballot  Petition to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Change.org .

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 Herstory

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

National Women's History Alliance

June 1, 1993 – Connie Chung becomes the second woman to co-anchor the evening news, 17 years after Barbara Walters became the first in 1976.

Her Birthdays This Week

June 2, 1907 (1998) – Dorothy West, writer, novelist during the Harlem Renaissance.

June 3, 1924 (1991) – Colleen Dewhurst, actress, winner of 4 Emmy Awards, 2 Tony Awards, 2 Obie Awards, and 2 Gemini awards.

June 3, 1924 (1991) – Colleen Dewhurst, actress, winner of 4 Emmy Awards, 2 Tony Awards, 2 Obie Awards, and 2 Gemini awards.

June 3, 1916 (1995) – Gloria Martin, socialist, feminist organizer who began Shakespeare & Martin Booksellers.

June 3, 1919 (1989) – Elizabeth Koontz, first African-American president of the National Education Association.

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Announcements

Check links in case of postponement, cancellations, or restrictions due to pandemic precautions.

August 26 – November 8, 2020, Petaluma’s Participation in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, Petaluma Library and Historical Museum The Petaluma Museum Association’s suffrage exhibit has been rescheduled. This postponement has provided the opportunity to coordinate the exhibit’s opening reception with the national celebration of “Women’s Equality Day”. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 26th, 5 to 8 pm! The exhibit will be dedicated to our former Congresswoman, Lynn Woolsey, and our former Mayor, Helen Putnam, and we are delighted to report that Mayor Barrett will be attending the opening to bestow the honors.
https://www.petalumamuseum.com/2020/04/18/petalumas-participation-in-the-womens-suffrage-movement/

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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

Sojourner Truth sung by New Harmony Sisterhood Band e from the Album Ain’t I A Woman (Paredon Records 1977)

For What It’s Worth
sung by Miriam Makeba  from the album Keep Me In Mind (2017 Strut Records)

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz  Commenting on Memorial Day with her Poetry and Songs of Women has been uploaded to the web archive. 

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz  Commenting on Memorial Day with her Poetry and Songs of Women 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 5/25/2020 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 5/27/2020 at 11 AM.

Listen to the show on its archive page at:

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200525.html

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Memorial Day Commentary with Poetry and Song

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Featuring

1. Elaine B. Holtz, Host and Co-Producer, Women’s Spaces, presents her Commentary and Poetry for Memorial Day

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Our Featured Presentations

1.  Elaine B. Holtz, Host of Women’s Spaces, presents a commentary on Memorial Day spiced with her poetry and songs by women singers.  She reflects on the origins of Memorial Day that began with Abraham Lincoln setting aside a day to remember the fallen soldiers on both sides of the Civil War and of Mother’s Day that began with women cleaning the Civil War battlefields of amputated arms and legs which inspired Julia Ward Howe to make her Mother’s Day Proclamation.  Elaine reads two of her poems, Stopping the Next War and Why What Does All This Mean:

Stopping the Next War by Elaine B. Holtz

Why, what does all this mean? by Elaine B.Holtz

For more of Elaine’s poetry visit the web page Poetry: I Am Woman

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 Herstory

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

National Women's History Alliance

May 29, 1977 – Janet Guthrie becomes the first woman to qualify for and complete the Indy 500 car race

May 29, 1943 – “Rosie the Riveter” by Norman Rockwell appears on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post

Her Birthdays This Week

May 26, 1951 (2012) – Sally Ride, astrophysicist, first American woman astronaut

May 27, 1907 (1964) – Rachel Carson, scientist and environmentalist, wrote Silent Spring which became a cornerstone of the modern environmental protection movement

May 31, 1912 (1997) – Chien-Shiung Wu, renowned physicist, first Chinese-American elected to National Academy of Science (1958), first woman elected President of American Physical Society (1975), received National Medal of Science (1975)

May 31, 1924 (1985) – Patricia Harris, lawyer and ambassador, first African-American woman to hold a Cabinet position, Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare (1979-83), serve as an Ambassador (Luxembourg, 1965), and head a law school (Howard University, 1969)

May 31, 1928 – Sonia Pressman Fuentes, NOW co-founder, first woman attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at the EEOC

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Announcements

Check links in case of postponement, cancellations, or restrictions due to pandemic precautions.

August 26 – November 8, 2020, Petaluma’s Participation in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, Petaluma Library and Historical Museum The Petaluma Museum Association’s suffrage exhibit has been rescheduled. This postponement has provided the opportunity to coordinate the exhibit’s opening reception with the national celebration of “Women’s Equality Day”. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 26th, 5 to 8 pm! The exhibit will be dedicated to our former Congresswoman, Lynn Woolsey, and our former Mayor, Helen Putnam, and we are delighted to report that Mayor Barrett will be attending the opening to bestow the honors.
https://www.petalumamuseum.com/2020/04/18/petalumas-participation-in-the-womens-suffrage-movement/

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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

Mother’s Day Proclamation: by Julia Howe recited by Ghizela Rowe from the Album The Female Poet – Vol #3 (Portable Poetry 2011)

Travelin Soldier
sung by Dixie Chicks from the album Top of the World Tour Live (2003 Columbia Records, A Division of Sony Music Entertainment)

The Rose sung by LeAnn Rimes from the album You Light Up My Light (Released 2007 Holly O’Reilly

Let There Be Peace by Becky Hobbs from the album Nanyehi (Released 2011@ 2011 Becky Hobbs)

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

 

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz  and guests Susan Jensen of Economy Plumbing and Janeen Murray of GoLocal on Small Businesses Adapting with Precautions for COVID-19 has been uploaded to the web archive. 

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz  and guests Susan Jensen of Economy Plumbing and Janeen Murray of GoLocal on Small Businesses Adapting with Precautions for COVID-19 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 5/18/2020 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 5/20/2020 at 11 AM.

Listen to the show at:

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200518.html

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Small Businesses Adapting to COVID-19 Precautions

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New as of 1/1/2020: Subscribe for Podcasts of the Show
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Featuring

1. Susan Jensen , Co-Owner, Economy Plumbing in Santa Rosa

2. Janeen Murray, Executive Director of Sonoma County Go Local

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Our Featured Presentations

1.  Susan Jensen shares the concerns and steps her company, considered essential to stay open during the Shelter-in-Place order, has taken on protecting her company’s six employees and the customers they visit on plumbing calls.  Susan also talks of the process she went through to procure a Small Business Loan through her bank and the federal online sites as advised by her accountant and local bank loan officer. She reports that the company did not receive any service calls the first three weeks of social distancing orders, and then, as the need became too great for those with stopped up sewers or broken pipes, the calls began to come in, but still business is slow.  Economy Plumbing is a member of GoLocal, which helps with marketing their essential presence in the community.

About our Guest:  Susan Jensen is co-owner of Economy Plumbing for 20 years and the company has been serving Sonoma County customers for 40 years. Susan was raised in Sonoma County by her mom Elaine, the host of this show. Susan is an avid Soccer player and competes around the state. She lives in Santa Rosa with her husband David, and is the mother of two children and is also a new grandmother.

Guest Link:  Economy Plumbing  http://economyplumbingsr.com/

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2.  Janeen Murray discusses how locally owned businesses are vital for the local economy, allowing the money paid for goods and services to recirculate in the community.  GoLocal is a collective of locally owned businesses, and you can see the GoLocal logo on many of their storefronts.  The local business members are listed in the quarterly print catalog and in the directory of GoLocal’s website, so whenever a county resident needs a particular service or goods a visit to the website and search will bring up the possibilities of dealing locally. Many small businesses are expanding their services to adapt to the virus precautions in place to include curbside pickups, food carryout, and even store-to-door delivery.

About our Guest: Janeen Murray started out as a junior high and high school teacher for several years, then for the next decade she managed Operations and Marketing at two local companies. Then spending 10 years as GoLocal’s Co-Manager and Board Member, she now serves as Executive Director. She also manages Sustaining Technologies, LLC, and both organizations work together to provide marketing consulting and resources for locally owned businesses, and to remind the public the importance of going local. Janeen also serves as a member of the Sonoma County Food System Alliance and plays accordion in the Hubbub Club street band.

Guest Link:  Go Local https://sonomacounty.golocal.coop/

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 Herstory

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

National Women's History Alliance

May 21, 1932 – Amelia Earhart Putnam becomes the first woman to complete a solo-transatlantic flight by flying 2,026 miles from Newfoundland to Ireland in just under 15 hours

Her Birthdays This Week

May 19, 1921 (2014) – Yuri Kochiyama, civil rights and political activist, influenced by her Japanese American family’s internment and her association with Malcolm X, she advocated for many causes, including Black separatism, the anti-war movement, Maoist revolution, reparations for Japanese-American internees, and the rights of people imprisoned by the U.S. government

May 19, 1930 (1965) – Lorraine Hansberry, first African-American woman to write a Broadway play, A Raisin in the Sun (1959)

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Announcements

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

August 26 – November 8, 2020, Petaluma’s Participation in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, Petaluma Library and Historical Museum The Petaluma Museum Association’s suffrage exhibit has been rescheduled. This postponement has provided the opportunity to coordinate the exhibit’s opening reception with the national celebration of “Women’s Equality Day”. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 26th, 5 to 8 pm! The exhibit will be dedicated to our former Congresswoman, Lynn Woolsey, and our former Mayor, Helen Putnam, and we are delighted to report that Mayor Barrett will be attending the opening to bestow the honors.
https://www.petalumamuseum.com/2020/04/18/petalumas-participation-in-the-womens-suffrage-movement/

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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

Let’s Get Together sung by Kate Wolf from the Album Evening in Austin (Rhino Entertainment Company, A Warner Music Group Company)

Buy Local”,
sung by KJ and Friends from the album Farms, Food and Fun (2007 KJ)

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For music purchasing opportunity:

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

 

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz  and guest Dr. Kim D. Hester Williams on the author Octavia Butler and Modern Feminism has been uploaded to the web archive. 

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz  and guest Dr. Kim D. Hester Williams on the author Octavia Butler and Modern Feminism 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 5/11/2020 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 5/13/2020 at 11 AM.

Listen to the show at:

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200511.html

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 Octavia Butler and Modern Feminism

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Featuring

1. Dr. Kim D. Hester Williams, Professor, African American Literature, Sonoma State University; Author

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Our Featured Presentations

 

1.  Dr. Kim D. Hester Williams shares her path to profess expertise on African American Literature and Multicultural Studies from Black sharecropping grandparents to being bused as a student in the 1970’s to integrate schools in Los Angeles County through hour-long rides from L.A. to San Fernando Valley, which enabled her to make friends with students with different backgrounds. The sacrifice of Dr. Hester Williams’ ancestors and the history of racism in this country drew her to study English Literature and the contributions of authors from different ethnic backgrounds. Kim talks about the impact on American Literature of Octavia Butler, considered to be the Grand Dame of American Science Fiction and a beacon in other literature realms, as well, who imagined worlds where African American women were heroes and helped build just communities. Dr. Hester Williams discusses Feminism and Intersectionality, which expands the mission of the Women’s Movement, embracing everyone in the community. Feminism addresses power and the fact that self-interest, possessive individualism and extractive capitalism belie the fact that we are interconnected.

About our Guest:  Dr. Kim D. Hester Williams is a Professor of English and American Multicultural Studies (AMCS) at Sonoma State University. She currently serves as Chair of American Multicultural Studies in addition to teaching nineteenth-century American literature, African American literature and culture. And is an affiliate faculty in Film Studies and Women and Gender Studies at Sonoma State University. She is co-editor, with LeiLani Nishime, of Racial Ecologies—a book collection of interdisciplinary essays on race and environment, published by the University of Washington Press in 2018. Her poetry is grounded in the long tradition of African American Womanist poetics. She is also currently an active member of the American Canyon So optimist Association, an organization that supports the economic empowerment and vitality of all women through education, training, and solidarity. Dr. Hester Williams takes great pride in merging her teaching, scholarship, and research about racial and gender equality with her commitment to community service, social justice, and enacting an equitable, sustainable society—in both personal and communal practice.

Guest Links: 

Dr. Kim D. Hester Williams, SSU site:  https://english.sonoma.edu/faculty-staff/kim-d-hester-williams

Racial Ecologies (2018) – The book collection includes a chapter Dr. Kim D. Hester Williams authored titled, “Earthseeds of Change: Post-Apocalyptic Mythmaking, Race, and Ecology in The Book of Eli and Octavia Butler’s Womanist Parables.”  https://uwapress.uw.edu/book/9780295743738/racial-ecologies/

Octavia Butler site:  https://www.octaviabutler.com/

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 Herstory

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

National Women's History Alliance

May 10, 1872 – Victoria Woodhull is nominated as the first woman candidate for U.S. president for the Equal Rights Party

May 12, 1968 – A 12-block Mother’s Day march of “welfare mothers” is held in Washington, D.C., led by Coretta Scott King accompanied by Ethel Kennedy

May 15, 1970 – Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington officially receive their ranks as U.S. Army Generals, becoming the first women to do so

Her Birthdays This Week

May 10, 1958 – Ellen Ochoa, engineer, former astronaut and the current Director of the Johnson Space Center, the first Hispanic woman in the world to go to space when she served aboard the shuttle Discovery

May 11, 1875 (1912) – Harriet Quimby, first American woman to become a licensed airplane pilot (1911), first woman to fly across the English Channel (1912)

May 11, 1894 (1991) – Martha Graham, modern dance innovator and choreographer, first dancer to perform at the White House

May 11, 1906 (1975) – Ethel Weed, military officer in the Women’s Army Corp., promoted women’s rights and suffrage in Japan

May 12, 1900 (1994) – Mildred H. McAfee, first director of the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) in the United States Navy during World War II, first woman commissioned in the U.S. Naval Reserve and the first woman to receive the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, first woman to serve on the boards of New York Life Insurance, the New York Public Library, and RCA, she served as president of Wellesley College, a U.S. delegate to the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and co-chair of President John F. Kennedy’s Women’s Committee for Civil Rights

May 12, 1907 (2003) – Katharine Hepburn, actor, performed for more than 60 years, won four Academy Awards for best actress including The Philadelphia Story and On Golden Pond, named top American screen legend of all time by American Film Institute (1999)

May 14, 1890 (1983) – Margaret Naumburg, progressive educator, founded the Walden School in New York, early pioneer of art therapy, developed Dynamically Oriented Art Therapy

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Announcements

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

August 26 – November 8, 2020, Petaluma’s Participation in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, Petaluma Library and Historical Museum The Petaluma Museum Association’s suffrage exhibit has been rescheduled. This postponement has provided the opportunity to coordinate the exhibit’s opening reception with the national celebration of “Women’s Equality Day”. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 26th, 5 to 8 pm! The exhibit will be dedicated to our former Congresswoman, Lynn Woolsey, and our former Mayor, Helen Putnam, and we are delighted to report that Mayor Barrett will be attending the opening to bestow the honors.
https://www.petalumamuseum.com/2020/04/18/petalumas-participation-in-the-womens-suffrage-movement/

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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

For The Mothers, sung by Betsey Rose and the Women’s Choir from the Album Welcome to the Circle (2006 Paper Crane Music)

Sending you Light
sung by Betsy Rose and the Women’s Chorusfrom the album Welcome to the Circle (2006 Paper Crane Music)

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For music purchasing opportunity:

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

 

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B Holtz  with guests Dorothy Battenfeld on SRJC Adapting for Student Safety and Hilary Moore of Off the Page Readers Theater has been uploaded to the web archive. 

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B Holtz  with guests Dorothy Battenfeld on SRJC Adapting for Student Safety and Hilary Moore of Off the Page Readers Theater 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 5/4/2020 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 5/6/2020 at 11 AM.

Listen to the show at:

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200504.html

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 SRJC Adapts for Students’ Safety

Off the Page Readers Theater

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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

1. Dorothy Battenfeld , Vice-President, Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) Board of Trustees

2. Hilary Moore,  Co founder of Off the Page, a Sebastopol- based Readers Theater group

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Our Featured Presentations

1.  Dorothy Battenfeld shares her journey to be a leader in education, beginning with the mentoring of her mother who was active in politics and elected to  a public office, teaching Social Scence at Montgomery High School for 30 years and then succesfully elected to the Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees. Dorothy talks of the recent changes made at the JC in responding the the CoronaVirus, having had to transform 95% of the classes to online platforms.  Over 300 laptops were loaned to students to accomodate those students without such devices.  Hot spots for WiFi access to the internet classes have been set up around the county for those with poor reception of internet.  The recent federal CARES Act allows for $500 emergency grants for students with Social Security Numbers suffering econmic hardship because of the pandemic . The SRJC Foundation has set up  a Student Crisis Fund, and  donations can be given through the SRJC Foundation’s website.  Dorothy reminds us that we are today building our future with education of our community members.

About our Guest:  Dorothy Battenfeld, elected to the Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees in 2014, currently serves as Board Vice-President. She lives in Santa Rosa and represents the Santa Rosa-Rohnert Park area on the seven-member Board. She serves on the California Community College Advisory Committee on Legislation and on the Affordability, Food and Housing Access Taskforce. Dorothy chairs the Santa Rosa Board of Trustees Finance Committee and is a member of the Scholarship Committee. A Social Science teacher at Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa for 30 years, Dorothy coordinated Montgomery’s highly regarded International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, which she helped to found in 1995. In 2012, she was named International Baccalaureate Teacher of the Year by the California Association of IB World Schools, and has been awarded two Fulbright fellowships. She is a strong supporter of community colleges and public education and promoting better access and equity for all students.

Guest Links: 

SRJC Foundation Student Crisis Fund:  https://foundation.santarosa.edu/home

Santa Rosa Junior College: https://www.santarosa.edu/

SRJC Board of Trustees: https://trustees.santarosa.edu/

 Information for Students of SRJC
eg. CARES Act funds, Remote Classes, Social Distancing:  https://pr.santarosa.edu/faqs-students

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2.  Hilary Moore shares her journey to co-founding the Off the Page Readers Theater (OTPRT) in Sebastopol.  Also a bit of background, just before Hilary came on we heard  the song No Sin to Be Poor sung and composesd by Pi Jacobs, who is Hilary Moore’s daughter. Hilary talks of the putting out the call for essays and writings from local authors on a certain theme, making selections from these submissions for the final script, and then presenting this at venues around the county.  Hilary reads a piece she has written for the show Detour, originally scheduled for June but postponed indefinitely to be announced via the OTPRT’s website or Facebook page.  Her essay recalls her “detour” delivering mail for the US Postal Service.

About our Guest:  Hilary Moore is co-founder of Off the Page, a Sebastopol based Readers Theater group that is dedicated to supporting the works of local writers and actors. Performances span a wide range of material from comic, tragic, dark, light, and beautiful.  Hilary had humble beginnings; her early roots were in Hunter’s Point Housing Project in San Francisco. After several moves and upgrades, the family moved to Corte Madera…..quite a change! After graduating high school, she lived in Mexico City for 5 months, became bilingual, and started a lifelong love of Latino culture. Hilary married at age 20, had their daughter at 21. She worked as a waitress, mail carrier, and teacher while raising her daughter as a single mom in SF, and later in Graton. Her acting performances began in Improv in 1983. She moved to Redding, to Port Townsend WA., and finally back to Sonoma Co. Since retirement she’s been teaching Spanish at home, and producing, directing, and acting in Off the Page Readers Theater.

Guest Links:

Off the Page Readers Theater page https://www.facebook.com/OTPRT/

OFTPRT website: https://www.offthepagetheater.com/

Contact Hilary to be added to a list of folks wishing to be informed of show dates and for submissions: sonomacountyoffthepage@gmail.com

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 Herstory

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

National Women's History Alliance

May 1, 1950 – Gwendolyn Brooks becomes the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, named Library of Congress’s Consultant in Poetry (later called Poet Laureate) in 1985

May 5, 1938 – Dr. Dorothy H. Andersen presents results of her medical research identifying the disease cystic fibrosis at a meeting of the American Pediatric Association

May 6 – 12 Nurses Week

May 8, 1914 – President Woodrow Wilson signs a Proclamation designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day
May 10, 1872 – Victoria Woodhull is nominated as the first woman candidate for U.S. president for the Equal Rights Party

Her Birthdays This Week

May 1, 1830 (1930) – Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, labor leader and organizer

May 1, 1924 – Evelyn Boyd Granville, the second African-American woman to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics from an American University (Yale, 1949)

May 3, 1898 (1987) – Septima Clark, educator, civil rights activist, called “The Grandmother of the Civil Rights Movement”

May 3, 1901 (1981) – Estelle Massey Osborne, first African-American nurse to earn a master’s degree, integrated the American Nurses Association and served on its board of directors (1948-52)

May 3, 1912 (1995) – May Sarton, prolific writer, poet, and memoirist, published in Poetry magazine at 17 years of age, she also taught at several universities including Harvard and Wellesley

May 5, 1921 (2008) – Del Martin, lesbian rights pioneer, who along with her wife Phyllis Ann Lyon founded the Daughters of Bilitis in San Francisco (1955) the first social and political organization for lesbians in the U.S., they were the first same-sex couple to be married in California (2004 and 2008)

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Announcements

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

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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

Shed a Little Light sung by Diana Jarkuff from the Album All Around the World in One Bloody Night (2006 ATS – Records)

No Sin to Be Poor
sung by Pi Jacobs from the album Two Truths and A Lie (2020 That Crazy Chick Music /ASCAP)

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For music purchasing opportunity:

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