Women’s Spaces Radio Show with guests Susan Lamont on nationwide rallies April 15 No! to U.S. Wars at Home and Abroad and Rebecca Jones on the League of Women Voters events in Sonoma County, recorded on 4/16/18, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with guests Susan Lamont on nationwide rallies April 15 No! to U.S. Wars at Home and Abroad and Rebecca Jones on the League of Women Voters events in Sonoma County,  recorded on 4/16/18, has been uploaded to the web archives. The show was recorded, broadcast and streamed over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM in the NorthBay on Monday 4/16/18 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Tuesday 4/17/18.

The link to the show’s archive webpage is

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA180416.html

Announcements    (See Links below)

April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month (See Section below)

Featured

1. Susan Lamont , Activist, Report on No! to U.S. Wars at Home and Abroad Rally and March in Oakland on April 15

2. Rebecca Jones, President, League of Women Voters, Sonoma County Chapter

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1. Susan Lamont participated in the rally and march No! to U.S. Wars at Home and Abroad held Sunday April 15 in Oakland.  The nationwide action was planned in February as a voice of resistance to the increase in military action and budget of the United States in Syria and other places around the world.  Susan reports on the general mood of the crowd of 1000 that showed up in solidarity for a more peaceful and nurturing direction for the nation.

About our Guest:  Susan Lamont is a longtime peace and social justice activist, who is currently affiliated with Sonoma County’s Green Party, the Police Brutality Coalition and Veterans for Peace. She is also a writer, poet and photographer. Susan was my first guest on the Women’s Spaces television show in 2004 and a regular guest on the Women’s Spaces radio show.

Guest Link: https://www.facebook.com/susan.lamont.12

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2. Rebecca Jones talks about the League of Women Voters (LWV), founded in 1921, a year after the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution giving women the right to vote. The Sonoma County Chapter was founded in 1951. Rebecca talks about the mission of LWV to influence public policy through education and advocacy, yet LWV never supports or opposes any political party or candidate. We have an election coming up in the county on Tuesday, June 5, and the League has some events planned in April and May for citizens to register to vote and to learn about the candidates and issues in the county races.

About Our Guest: Rebecca Jones is a graduate of Sonoma State University where she earned a degree in Accounting, She worked at Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies for 25 years. Rebecca has always been interested in social and political issues but did not become significantly involved in local issues until she retired. Upon retiring, she joined the League of Women Voters in 2013 and has served as Secretary and now President. Originally from Montana she came to Sonoma County in 1975. She is married and has, two grown children and three grandchildren who all live in Sonoma County.

Guest Link:  League of Women Voters Sonoma County http://lwvsonoma.org/

LWC April Event Link: http://lwvsonoma.org/calendar.html

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 6-7:00pm Finley Center, Santa Rosa, Candidate Forum-Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters. Hear this views of the candidates for this office, important to voting in Santa Rosa County.

Monday, April 23, 2018, 6:30-7:30pm Sonoma Veterans Hall,
Sonoma, Sheriff Candidates Forum.

Monday, April 30, 2018, 6:30-8:00pm Santa Rosa Veterans Hall, Sheriff Candidates Forum.

Please viist the LWC Event page for more events in May related to the election. http://lwvsonoma.org/calendar.html

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Announcement Links

Event Link:  April 20-21, Women in Music: https://www.facebook.com/northbaywomeninmusiccollective/

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 April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month

April is a month dedicated to raising awareness about sexual violence and increasing the public’s understanding about sexual violence in our society. It also provides opportunities for the community to be directly involved in supporting victims and survivors, their families, and organizations that provide crisis intervention throughout the year. Sexual violence prevention requires many voices and roles. Prevention is possible and we all can make a difference. Here’s how YOU can make a difference, as we learned at the Panel Discussion after the Special Screening of the Film The Rape of Recy Taylor on March 29 last week at the Rialto Cinema in Sebastopol:
Intervene to stop concerning behavior
Speak up when you hear rape jokes or harmful comments
Believe and support survivors
Create prevention policies at your workplace or school
Coordinate a community event to raise awareness
Talk with neighbors about ways everyone can get involved
Email legislators to gain support for prevention and services
Support the agencies who provide services for survivors: DONATE

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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

Strong Confident Woman sung by Ms. Taylor P. Collins from her Single: Strong Confident Woman (Ms. Taylor P. Collins)

One World sung by Roberta Donnay from the Album: One World (1998 Rainforest Records)

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

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with guests Mandy Brooks on the upcoming Women in Music Benefit Concert and Dr. Jacqueline Lawrence reading Maya Angelou’s Phenomenal Woman, recorded on 4/9/18, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with guests Mandy Brooks on the upcoming Women in Music Benefit Concert and Dr. Jacqueline Lawrence reading Maya Angelou’s Phenomenal Woman,  recorded on 4/9/18, has been uploaded to the web archives. The show was recorded, broadcast and streamed over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM in the NorthBay on Monday 4/9/18 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Tuesday 4/10/18.

The link to the show’s archive webpage is

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA180409.html

Announcements    (See Links below)

April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month (See Section below)

Featured

1. Mandy Brooks , CEO of Mockingbird Productions Company; Founder of North Bay Women in Music Collective; Founder of Christian Creative North Bay

2. Jacqueline Lawrence, Doctor of Divinity, Christian Counsellor (DDC); Founder and CEO of Legacy Showcases

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1. Mandy Brooks shares her path into music, her mentors and where she gets her confidence to produce with the North Bay Women In Music Collective the upcoming Women in Music Benefit Concert in Santa Rosa on April 21 at the Arlene Francis Center with a panel and artist showcase on Sunday April 22.  Mandy has been able to attract women musicians who have influenced the women over the decades to perform at this concert. The Concert will benefit Verity and The Ron Martin Memorial Foundation Friends Helping Friends fund to support education of women musicians. Mandy came out with her premier CD album Move On Up in 2017,and we opened the interview with her rendition of the song People Get Ready

About our Guest:  Mandy Brooks grew up with a mother who was a professional singer, singing was a natural path for Mandy to follow. Throughout her teens and twenties, she studied music, recorded and performed. Her debut album, “Move on Up” was released in 2017. Currently, Mandy enjoys performing with her band, various co-writing projects and performing, writing and recording with her family band “Small Hat”. Mandy is CEO of Mockingbird Productions Company, Founder of North Bay Women in Music Collective and Founder of Christian Creative North Bay. Mandy is dedicated to helping others achieve their creative goals and making a positive change in her community.

Guest Link: https://www.mandybrooks.com/

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2. Dr. Jacqueline Lawrence is joining the North Bay Women In Music Collective for the weekend event of Women In Music in some spoken word presentations, one of which she reads on the show for us, the poem Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou. Jacqueline also talks about the upcoming Juneteenth celebration in Santa Rosa that occurs on Saturday June 16, 2018 in Martin Luther King Jr. Park, where she will present her play Unshackled at 10AM followed by discussion on slavery.

About Our Guest: Dr. Jacqueline Lawrence is an author, playwright, and Founder and CEO of Legacy Showcases, featuring Heiress Choral Group, The Underground Railroad Pop Up Museum, and a variety of black history productions in honor of African Slaves.

Guest Link: https://www.facebook.com/drjacquelinelawrence

Event Link for Women in Music: https://www.facebook.com/northbaywomeninmusiccollective/

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Announcement Links

Event Link: We the Future Social Justice Conference: Feeding Ourselves, Feeding Our Souls https://wethefuture.santarosa.edu/

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 April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month

April is a month dedicated to raising awareness about sexual violence and increasing the public’s understanding about sexual violence in our society. It also provides opportunities for the community to be directly involved in supporting victims and survivors, their families, and organizations that provide crisis intervention throughout the year. Sexual violence prevention requires many voices and roles. Prevention is possible and we all can make a difference. Here’s how YOU can make a difference, as we learned at the Panel Discussion after the Special Screening of the Film The Rape of Recy Taylor on March 29 last week at the Rialto Cinema in Sebastopol:
Intervene to stop concerning behavior
Speak up when you hear rape jokes or harmful comments
Believe and support survivors
Create prevention policies at your workplace or school
Coordinate a community event to raise awareness
Talk with neighbors about ways everyone can get involved
Email legislators to gain support for prevention and services
Support the agencies who provide services for survivors: DONATE

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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

People Get Ready sung by Mandy Brooks from her Album: Move On Up (2011 Mandy Brooks)

Brother Warrior sung by Sherry Austin from the Album: Love Still Remains  (Barking Topiary)

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

 

 

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with guests Kathleen Riley on Equal Pay Day and Dr. Amanda Morrison on Our House Intercultural Center SRJC Petaluma and We the Future Social Justice Conference, recorded on 4/2/18, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with guests Kathleen Riley on Equal Pay Day and Dr. Amanda Morrison on Our House Intercultural Center SRJC Petaluma and We the Future Social Justice Conference,  recorded on 4/2/18, has been uploaded to the web archives. The show was recorded, broadcast and streamed over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM in the NorthBay on Monday 4/2/18 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Tuesday 4/3/18.

The link to the show’s archive webpage is

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA180402.html

 Equal Pay Day 2018 on April 10
Our House Intercultural Center SRJC Petaluma
We the Future Social Justice Conference on April 13:
Feeding Ourselves, Feeding Our Souls

Announcements  

April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month (See Section below)

Featured

1. Kathleen Reily , Public Policy Chair, Healdsburg Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW)

2. Amanda Morrison, Ph.D, Coordinator of Our House Intercultural Center on the SRJC Petaluma’s campus,

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1. Kathleen Reily talks about some of the activites of the Americann Association of Universtiy Women (AAUW) in Sonoma County, especially advocating for Equal Pay for women as is paid men for the same job.  AAUW holds an annual ‘Unequal Cookie Sale’ on Equal Pay Day every year to bring awareness to gender pay gap at the different city chapters of AAUW in the nation.  The next Equal Pay Day, according to the National Committee on Pay Equity, is Tuesday, April 10, 2018. This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. In 2016 it was on April 12th, so there has been a bit of an improvement.

About our Guest:  Kathleen Reily is was President of the WVIZ, Cleveland’s public television station’s, curriculum council; Beachwood Middle School IRC, Instructional Resource Center, Director
Discovery of J. Patrick Lewis Children’s poet laureate; Creation of the Ohio Computer Consortium; Writing Participant in the Ohio Guidelines for Effective School Library Media programs; Children’s Librarian for the highest-ranking school district in California, Orinda Unified
Founder of Windsor First Editions

Guest Link: https://healdsburg-ca.aauw.net/

Event: Equal Pay Day Cookie Sale at Big John’s Market in Healdsburg and Plank Coffee in Cloverdale on April 10th from 11:00 -1:00

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2. Amanda Morrison, PhD, Coordinator of Our House Intercultural Center on the Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) Petaluma’s campus shares her path to interculturalism, that of cultures mixing and interacting with one another.  Amanda islead organizer in the second annual We the Future Social Justice Conference co-sponsored with the North Bay Organizing Project on April 13, 2018, calling this year’ theme Feeding Ourselves, Feeding Our Souls, to gather activists to network.  The keynote speaker will be Nikki Silvestri,who was named one of the 100 Most Influential African Americans by The Root magazine.

About Our Guest: Amanda Morrison is a California native and Sonoma County local. . Although she spent her childhood in a hippie enclave in Los Angeles called Topanga Canyon, she attended high school at Santa Rosa High and considers this area home. Amanda taught ethnic studies for over four years at Sonoma State University as well as cultural anthropology at UC Berkeley. She holds a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin with a specialization in Mexican-American studies and popular culture. Her dissertation focused on the Bay Area hip-hop scene; if you want to call her a “hip-hop scholar” she’s cool with that. She chose that topic because she’s interested in cultural forms that bridge differences and bring people together across racial and ethnic lines. Her vision is to cultivate that kind of space in Our House. Given her mixed Chicano/a and Anglo/a heritage, she sees herself as a bridge figure and community builder.

Guest Link: https://petaluma.santarosa.edu/our-house-intercultural-center

Event Link: We the Future Social Justice Conference: Feeding Ourselves, Feeding Our Souls https://wethefuture.santarosa.edu/

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 April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month

April is a month dedicated to raising awareness about sexual violence and increasing the public’s understanding about sexual violence in our society. It also provides opportunities for the community to be directly involved in supporting victims and survivors, their families, and organizations that provide crisis intervention throughout the year. Sexual violence prevention requires many voices and roles. Prevention is possible and we all can make a difference. Here’s how YOU can make a difference, as we learned at the Panel Discussion after the Special Screening of the Film The Rape of Recy Taylor on March 29 last week at the Rialto Cinema in Sebastopol:
Intervene to stop concerning behavior
Speak up when you hear rape jokes or harmful comments
Believe and support survivors
Create prevention policies at your workplace or school
Coordinate a community event to raise awareness
Talk with neighbors about ways everyone can get involved
Email legislators to gain support for prevention and services
Support the agencies who provide services for survivors: DONATE

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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

The Rose sung by LeAnn Rimes from theAlbum: You Light Up My Light  (2007 Holly O’Reilly

The Times They Are a Changing sund by Odetta from the Album Odetta Sings Dylan (2000 Camdon Record Label)

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

 

 

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with guest Sgt.(Ret.) Cheryl Dorsey on the Need to Change Police Culture, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 3/26/18, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with guest Sgt.(Ret.) Cheryl Dorsey on the Need to Change Police Culture, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 3/26/18, has been uploaded to the web archives.

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA180326.html

Retired LAPD Sergeant Cheryl Dorsey on the Need for
Change in the Culture within Law Enforcement Agencies

Announcements  (See Links below)

March is Women’s History Month –  (see some tributes below)

Featured

1.Cheryl Dorsey , Author, Retired Sergeant, LAPD

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1. Cheryl Dorsey shares her odyssey through the ranks of LAPD as a black woman beginning at the end of the 1970s at a time when women were first encouraged to join the police force amidst strong resentment by male officers in a traditionally all male force. She describes how supervisorial abuse abound especially due to bias of racism, sexism and reverse racism. She describes what she means by culture and the bond of officers who “have your back,” and the difficulty of accountability and transparency when reporting fails to happen for fear of retaliation at “breaking the bond”, forming what she called a Sheeple mentality. As a woman and single mom she avoided the after work social life of the male officers and this helped her not to be compromised in her conscience by the culture which presented so many obstacles to her. Cheryl honorably retired in 2000, but not without much disputing with the agency’s internal Board of Rights. Cheryl was proud to report that she never had to shoot a person, After a fellow officer went beserk after unfair treatment within the LAPD and took the lives of many innocent victims, Cheryl published her memoir Black & Blue: The Creation of a Manifesto  in 2013.  Sgt. Dorsey descibes what changes she sees necessary to lower the stress of officers to help prevent the horrific overreaction in confronting suspects, especially people of color. She encourages the agencies to hire more women and minorities, especially women for their natural nurturing attitude in confronting suspects, since she noticed male officers most often take it personal when a suspect resists arrest as a matter of male pride, heightening the tense situation with rage. This is a fascinating interview and not to be missed in light of the upcoming election for Sonoma County Sheriff, in which we for the first time in decades have more than one candidate to choose from. Maybe a change is coming?

 

About our Guest:  Cheryl Dorsey is a Los Angeles native and began a career in law enforcement in 1978 with the State of California, Department of Justice. Cheryl later joined the Los Angeles Police Department where she worked in all four bureaus of operation; South, Central, West and Valley. During her tenure on the LAPD, she worked exclusively in patrol and specialized units such as traffic, vice and the infamous gang unit known as Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums(C.R.A.S.H.) She retired after 20 years of service. As an LAPD insider, Cheryl Dorsey has written an autobiography, The Creation of a Manifesto, Black & Blue, which pulls the covers off the LAPD and provides an unfiltered look into the department’s internal processes along with offering suggestions of how to improve the culture. Cheryl is a much sought after police expert on important issues making national headlines; as such she has appeared as a guest expert with Tavis Smiley & on the Dr. Phil Show. Cheryl is a frequent commentator on CNN , HLN, MSNBC and KPCC.

Guest Link:https://sgtcheryldorsey.com/

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Announcement Links 

Women’s Spaces Sponsored Event: Film Screening: The Rape of Recy Taylor

sponsored by Sat On Her Case, a Sonoma County volunteer intitiative for the speedy processing of rape kits by law enforcement agencies.

Thursday, March 29, 6-9:00 PM at Rialto Cinemas in Sebastopol

www.facebook.com/events/247384775802412/

Screening of film Rape of Recy Taylor

Announcement Links 

Women’s History Month in Sonoma County

List of 2018 Honorees of the NWHP: www.nwhp.org/2018-theme-honorees/

National Women's History Project

Event Link: NWHP Honoree Luncheons

2018 Honoree Luncheon


**“Las Adelitas” Talk by SRJC History Instructor Laura Larqué
Tuesday, March 27, 9-10:30 AM
“Adelitas” were women who served as cooks, cleaners, scouts, and nurses during the Mexican Revolution. If their male relatives died in battle, these women took their place and started fighting in the army as Soldaderas. Larqué will share some of the untold stories of these valiant women and how their contributions to the revolution have been overlooked by historians because they were poor Indigenous or Mestiza ethnic background. For more info, visit: www.facebook.com/events/1986491074951737/

SRJC Petaluma – 680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Jacobs Hall PC 116, Petaluma

**“What if Women Built a Community College – and EVERYbody Came?”
Thursday, March 29, 12:00-1:00 PM
As the Santa Rosa Junior College campus and local communities reflect upon the College’s 100th anniversary, various historical events and demographic trends serve as a meaningful backdrop. Acclaimed local historian and journalist Gaye Le Baron will provide an insightful historical overview of Sonoma County shedding light on the role and legacy of Santa Rosa Junior College. In partnership with Arts and Lectures, and SRJC’s 100th Anniversary Committee.
Free and open to the public.
For more info, visit: https://pr.santarosa.edu/womens-history-month-2018

Parking permits are required, cost $4 and are available on campus lots.
Santa Rosa Junior College – Lawrence A. Bertolini Student Center, Santa Rosa

**Film Screening: The Rape of Recy Taylor
Thursday, March 29, 6-9:00 PM
Reception 6pm. 7-8:30pm Screening to benefit Verity. 8:30 Panel Discussion with District Attorney, Jill Ravitch, Verity Executive Director, Christine Castillo and Sonoma county National Organization for Women (NOW) President, Elaine B. Holtz. For more info, visit: www.facebook.com/events/247384775802412/

Rialto Cinemas – 6868 Mckinley St., Sebastopol

The Petaluma Museum has some great events for Women’s History Month:
www.petalumamuseum.com

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March is Women’s History Month

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Geraldine Ferraro (1935-2011)

Geraldine Ferraro was the first female vice-presidential candidate representing a major political party. Suffering multiple election defeats, she went on to serve as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. Visit the link below on the National Women’s HIstory Project website for more on the life of Geraldine Ferraro and other 2018 Honorees.

www.nwhp.org/2018-theme-honorees

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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

Ain’t Gonna Let Anyone Turn Me Around sung by Lydia Violet from theAlbum: Already Free  (2016 Lydia Violet

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

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with guest Jade de la Cruz on Women’s Self-Defense and the Verity Fundraiser/Film Screening of The Rape of Recy Taylor, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 3/19/18, has been uploaded to the web archives.

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with guest Jade de la Cruz on Women’s Self-Defense and the Verity Fundraiser/Film Screening of The Rape of Recy Taylor, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 3/19/18, has been uploaded to the web archives.

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA180319.html

Announcements  (See Links below)

March is Women’s History Month –  (see some tributes below)

Featured

1.Jade de la Cruz , Women’s Self-Defense Instructor, Panelist at Verity Fundraiser and Screening of the film The Rape of Recy Taylor on March 29

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1. Jade de la Cruz shares her awakening through a street-smart friend from New York City into the need for self-defense as a woman and how she obtained the confidence through teachers to defend herself but also to teach others these skills and heightened awareness. Jade relates how intuition can give us protective guidance in association with physical self-defense skills. Jade de la Cruz will be on the panel with DA Jill Ravitch,Verity E.D. Christina Castillo and Elaine B. Holtz of Women’s Spaces at the Verity Fundraiser and Screening of the film of The Rape of Recy Taylor on Thursday, March 29 at the Rialto in Sebastopol.

About our Guest:  Jade de la Cruz has been teaching women’s self-defense for 25 years and currently lives and teaches self-defense here in Sonoma County and surrounding areas. She holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology and a Certificate in Creative Expression from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University) in 2001. At that same time, she completed two years of professional training with Psychosynthesis Palo Alto. After moving to Sonoma County in 2003, Jade worked for West County Community Services and facilitated a Youth Diversion Program for at-risk youth. She is also a Transformational Life Coach, coaching individual teens and adults, couples and families. Jade is on a mission to empower people to find their their greatness, to tap into the deep well of power and strength that lies within, and to heal and transform any and all areas of their lives that hold them back in order to live a truly empowered, authentic and expanded life.

Guest Link: https://self-defenseforgirlsandwomen.com/

Guest Event: Film Screening: The Rape of Recy Taylor

sponsored by Sat On Her Case, a Sonoma County volunteer intitiative for the speedy processing of rape kits by law enforcement agencies.

Thursday, March 29, 6-9:00 PM at Rialto Cinemas in Sebastopol

www.facebook.com/events/247384775802412/

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Announcement Links 

Women’s History Month in Sonoma County

List of 2018 Honorees of the NWHP: www.nwhp.org/2018-theme-honorees/

National Women's History Project

Event Link: NWHP Honoree Luncheons

2018 Honoree Luncheon


**Sonoma County N.O.W. (National Organization for Women) Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, March 21, 1:00 PM
Mission: to bring women into full participation in American society. Monthly meeting on feminist issues and goals. For more info visit: www.nowsonoma.org  or call (707)545-5036 or email sonomacountynow@yahoo.com
Round Table Pizza – 1791 Marlow Rd., Santa Rosa

**“Las Adelitas” Talk by SRJC History Instructor Laura Larqué
Tuesday, March 27, 9-10:30 AM
“Adelitas” were women who served as cooks, cleaners, scouts, and nurses during the Mexican Revolution. If their male relatives died in battle, these women took their place and started fighting in the army as Soldaderas. Larqué will share some of the untold stories of these valiant women and how their contributions to the revolution have been overlooked by historians because they were poor Indigenous or Mestiza ethnic background. For more info, visit: www.facebook.com/events/1986491074951737/

SRJC Petaluma – 680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Jacobs Hall PC 116, Petaluma

**“What if Women Built a Community College – and EVERYbody Came?”
Thursday, March 29, 12:00-1:00 PM
As the Santa Rosa Junior College campus and local communities reflect upon the College’s 100th anniversary, various historical events and demographic trends serve as a meaningful backdrop. Acclaimed local historian and journalist Gaye Le Baron will provide an insightful historical overview of Sonoma County shedding light on the role and legacy of Santa Rosa Junior College. In partnership with Arts and Lectures, and SRJC’s 100th Anniversary Committee.
Free and open to the public.
For more info, visit: https://pr.santarosa.edu/womens-history-month-2018

Parking permits are required, cost $4 and are available on campus lots.
Santa Rosa Junior College – Lawrence A. Bertolini Student Center, Santa Rosa

**Film Screening: The Rape of Recy Taylor
Thursday, March 29, 6-9:00 PM
Reception 6pm. 7-8:30pm Screening to benefit Verity. 8:30 Panel Discussion with District Attorney, Jill Ravitch, Verity Executive Director, Christine Castillo and Sonoma county National Organization for Women (NOW) President, Elaine B. Holtz. For more info, visit: www.facebook.com/events/247384775802412/

Rialto Cinemas – 6868 Mckinley St., Sebastopol

The Petaluma Museum has some great events for Women’s History Month:
www.petalumamuseum.com

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March is Women’s History Month

Cristina Jiménez is a leader in the youth-led immigrant rights movement and instrumental in creating the DACA program. By sharing her own story of being undocumented, Jiménez inspired others to come forward, and helped change the discourse on immigration.

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Cristina Jiménez is Executive Director & Co-founder of United We Dream (UWD), the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the country. Originally from Ecuador, Jiménez came to the U.S. with her family at the age of 13, attending high school and college as an undocumented student. She has been organizing in immigrant communities for over a decade and was part of UWD’s campaign team that led to the historic victory of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2012 that protected close to a million young immigrants from deportation. Under Jiménez’s leadership UWD has grown to a powerful network of 55 affiliates in 26 states with over 400,000 members. Cristina is one of the 2018 National Women’s History Month Honorees.  Read her fascinating bio and accomplishments at

www.nwhp.org/2018-theme-honorees

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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

Ain’t Gonna Let Anyone Turn Me Around sung by Lydia Violet from theAlbum: Already Free  (2016 Lydia Violet

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

 

 

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with guest Molly Murphy MacGregor on the National Women’s History Project, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 3/12/18, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with guest Molly Murphy MacGregor on the National Women’s History Project, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 3/12/18, has been uploaded to the web archives.

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA180312.html

Announcements  (See Links below)

March is Women’s History Month –  (see some tributes below)

Featured

1. Molly Murphy MacGregor , Executive Director and Co-Founder, Chair of the NWHP Board of Directors

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1. Molly Murphy MacGregor talks about the birth of the National Women’s History Project in Sonoma County and her lobbying efforts to first have President Carter proclaim National Women’s History Week and then Congress to pass legislation declaring March to be National Women’s History Month.  Every year there is a luncheon on the East and West coasts to celebrate the achievements of special women, deceased and living.  This year the theme is Nevertheless, She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Molly discusses how Me,Too and the Black Lives Matter Movement influenced the theme.

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, the National Association for Multicultural Education, and the Association for Gender Equity Leadership in Education Leadership.

Guest Link and List of 2018 Honorees of the NWHP: www.nwhp.org

2018 NWHP Membership

Event Link: NWHP Honoree Luncheons

2018 Honoree Luncheon

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Announcement Links 

Women’s History Month in Sonoma County

**History of Women at SRJC: By the Numbers
Wednesday, March 14, 12:30-1:30 PM
SRJC Director of Institutional Research, KC Greaney will present the 100-year history of women as students, instructors, administrators, trustees, and more at SRJC. This session is held in conjunction with the celebration of SRJC’s 100th Anniversary. Free and open to the public.
For more info, visit: https://pr.santarosa.edu/womens-history-month-2018

Parking permits are required, cost $4 and are available on campus lots.
Santa Rosa Junior College – Frank P. Doyle Library, Room 4245, Santa Rosa

** Recognizing 38 Years: The National Women’s History Project
Thursday, March 15, 6:30 PM Reception, 7:00 PM Talk
Molly Murphy MacGregor, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Chair of the National Women’s History Project (NHWP) Board of Directors will give a talk about the History of NWHP, its impact on women, and its future. at the Sonoma County Museum, located at 425 7th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

**Sonoma County N.O.W. (National Organization for Women) Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, March 21, 1:00 PM
Mission: to bring women into full participation in American society. Monthly meeting on feminist issues and goals. For more info visit: www.nowsonoma.org  or call (707)545-5036 or email sonomacountynow@yahoo.com
Round Table Pizza – 1791 Marlow Rd., Santa Rosa

**“Las Adelitas” Talk by SRJC History Instructor Laura Larqué
Tuesday, March 27, 9-10:30 AM
“Adelitas” were women who served as cooks, cleaners, scouts, and nurses during the Mexican Revolution. If their male relatives died in battle, these women took their place and started fighting in the army as Soldaderas. Larqué will share some of the untold stories of these valiant women and how their contributions to the revolution have been overlooked by historians because they were poor Indigenous or Mestiza ethnic background. For more info, visit: www.facebook.com/events/1986491074951737/

SRJC Petaluma – 680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Jacobs Hall PC 116, Petaluma

**“What if Women Built a Community College – and EVERYbody Came?”
Thursday, March 29, 12:00-1:00 PM
As the Santa Rosa Junior College campus and local communities reflect upon the College’s 100th anniversary, various historical events and demographic trends serve as a meaningful backdrop. Acclaimed local historian and journalist Gaye Le Baron will provide an insightful historical overview of Sonoma County shedding light on the role and legacy of Santa Rosa Junior College. In partnership with Arts and Lectures, and SRJC’s 100th Anniversary Committee.
Free and open to the public.
For more info, visit: https://pr.santarosa.edu/womens-history-month-2018

Parking permits are required, cost $4 and are available on campus lots.
Santa Rosa Junior College – Lawrence A. Bertolini Student Center, Santa Rosa

**Film Screening: The Rape of Recy Taylor
Thursday, March 29, 6-9:00 PM
Reception 6pm. 7-8:30pm Screening to benefit Verity. 8:30 Panel Discussion with District Attorney, Jill Ravitch, Verity Executive Director, Christine Castillo and Sonoma county National Organization for Women (NOW) President, Elaine B. Holtz. For more info, visit: www.facebook.com/events/247384775802412/

Rialto Cinemas – 6868 Mckinley St., Sebastopol

The Petaluma Museum has some great events for Women’s History Month:
www.petalumamuseum.com

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March is Women’s History Month

The Statue was named “Liberty Enlightening the World” was a joint effort between America and France. The Statue of Liberty’s torch lights the way to freedom showing us the path to Liberty. Even the The statue’s official name represents her most important symbol “Liberty Enlightening the World.” Housed in New York is one of their top tourist attractions.
Emma Lazarus’s famous lines captured the nation’s imagination and continues to shape the way we think about immigration and freedom today. Written in 1883, her celebrated poem, “The New Colossus,” is engraved on a plaque in the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.
As a Jewish American woman, Emma Lazarus faced the challenge of belonging to two often conflicting worlds. As a woman she dealt with unequal treatment in both. The difficult experiences lent power and depth to her work. At the same time, her complicated identity has obscured her place in American culture.

The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free;
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless,
Tempest-tossed to me
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame is the imprisoned lightning,
And her name, Mother of Exiles.
From her beacon-hand glows world-wide welcome;
Her mild eyes command the air-bridged harbor
That twin cities frame.
“Keep, Ancient Lands, your storied pomp!”
Cries she with silent lips.
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free;
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless,
Tempest-tossed to me
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

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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

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor sung by West Los Angeles Childrens Choir from the Single: Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor  (Mrs. Music)

Hey Mr. Politican for our Lives sung by Ellen Bukstel from the album  Daddy’s Girl
(2008 Ellen Bukstel)

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

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with guests Attorney Gloria Allred on Empowering Women with Constituional Rights and Shekeyna Black on Peace and Justice updates, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 3/5/18, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with guests Attorney Gloria Allred on Empowering Women with Constituional Rights and Shekeyna Black on Peace and Justice updates, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 3/5/18, has been uploaded to the web archives.

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA180305.html

Announcements  (See Links below)

March is Women’s History Month –  (see some tributes below)

Featured

1.Gloria Allred , Attorney for Women’s Rights; Founder, Women’s Equal Rights Legal Defense and Education Fund

2. Shekeyna Black, Center Coordinator, Peace and Justice Center, Sonoma County

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1. Gloria Allred shares her journey from teacher to attorney advocating for women’s rights for 40 years. Gloria talks of what sustains her in her committment to social change.  Her hope is that this year will be known as the Year of Empowerment for Women, and she certainly is a mentor as she confronts rich and powerful men Harvey Weinstein, Judge Roy Moore, Bill Cosby, O.J. Simpson and even the President of the United States as she represents courageous but hurt women.

About Gloria Allred

About our Guest:  Gloria Allred was born n 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

Guest Link: www.gloriaallred.com

Link to new Netflix Film: Seeing Allred

SUMMER ZERVOS V. DONALD TRUMP CASE FUND Gloria Allred’s legal services on this case shall be fully donated by her at no compensation and no legal fees will be charged for her time.

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2. Shekeyna Black gives us an update on the Peace and Justice Center activities in Sonoma County. Shekeyna supplied us with the list of events around the county for Women’s History Month.

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Announcement Links 

Women’s History Month in Sonoma County

Next Week’s Women’s Spaces Show on March 12th features Molly Murphy MacGregor. on the 40th Anniversary of the National Women’s History Week,.which led to the celebration of National Women’s History Month in March, Tune in at 11 AM (repeats at 11 PM) to Radio KBBF 89.1 FM in the North Bay or streaming online at that hour at www.kbbf.org.

**Celebrating Women’s History Month: Extraordinary Women are Ordinary
Tuesday, March 6, 5:30-8:00 PM
Petaluma Community Relations Council & Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women to Host: “Nevertheless, She Persisted”. In recognizing achievements of women, the Petaluma Community Relations Council is partnering with the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women to co-sponsor a public forum celebrating Women’s History Month. Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women will hold its public meeting at 5:30 pm, which is open to the public. The Women’s History forum hosted by both SCCSW and PCRC will begin at 6:30 pm.
Claudia de la Peña, Petaluma Social Justice Advocate, will serve as moderator. Scheduled Speakers/panelists will include: 1. Lynn Woolsey, former U.S. Representative for California’s 6th congressional district 2. Dmitra Smith, Vice Chair of Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights 3. Molly MacGregor, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the National Women’s History Project (NWHP) The co-sponsored March forum is free and open to the public. Free childcare provided!
For more info, contact Erica Stuart at (559)676-9905 or Ericas@Petalumacrc.org
B’nai Israel Jewish Center – 740 Western Avenue, Petaluma

**Women in Sonoma County Politics: First Wave
Thursday, March 8, 3-5:00 PM
A panel discussion in honor of former Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, welcoming her congressional papers to Sonoma State University. Join us for a conversation moderated by columnist, Gaye LeBaron, featuring Lynn Woolsey, Deb Fudge and Teresa Barrett. This event is free and open to the public. For a complimentary parking pass for this event only, email library@sonoma.edu.
Sonoma State University Library – 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park

**“Las Adelitas” Talk by SRJC History Instructor Laura Larqué
Monday, March 12, 1-3:00 PM
“Adelitas” were women who served as cooks, cleaners, scouts, and nurses during the Mexican Revolution. If their male relatives died in battle, these women took their place and started fighting in the army as Soldaderas. Larqué will share some of the untold stories of these valiant women and how their contributions to the revolution have been overlooked by historians because they were poor Indigenous or Mestiza ethnic background. For more info, visit:https://pr.santarosa.edu/womens-history-month-2018
SRJC – Doyle 4245, Santa Rosa

**Together at the Table: Women’s Rights
Monday, March 12, 7-8:30 PM
Join us for a community conversation with experts from local organizations working on women’s rights and history in Sonoma County. Learn how you can get involved, and share your voice on this important topic.
For more info visit: sonomacounty.libcal.com/event/3851012

Sebastopol Regional Library – 7140 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol

**History of Women at SRJC: By the Numbers
Wednesday, March 14, 12:30-1:30 PM
SRJC Director of Institutional Research, KC Greaney will present the 100-year history of women as students, instructors, administrators, trustees, and more at SRJC. This session is held in conjunction with the celebration of SRJC’s 100th Anniversary. Free and open to the public.
For more info, visit: https://pr.santarosa.edu/womens-history-month-2018

Parking permits are required, cost $4 and are available on campus lots.
Santa Rosa Junior College – Frank P. Doyle Library, Room 4245, Santa Rosa

** Recognizing 38 Years: The National Women’s History Project
Thursday, March 15, 6:30 PM Reception, 7:00 PM Talk
Molly Murphy MacGregor, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Chair of the National Women’s History Project (NHWP) Board of Directors will give a talk about the History of NWHP, its impact on women, and its future. at the Sonoma County Museum, located at 425 7th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

**Sonoma County N.O.W. (National Organization for Women) Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, March 21, 1:00 PM
Mission: to bring women into full participation in American society. Monthly meeting on feminist issues and goals. For more info visit: www.nowsonoma.org  or call (707)545-5036 or email sonomacountynow@yahoo.com
Round Table Pizza – 1791 Marlow Rd., Santa Rosa

**“Las Adelitas” Talk by SRJC History Instructor Laura Larqué
Tuesday, March 27, 9-10:30 AM
“Adelitas” were women who served as cooks, cleaners, scouts, and nurses during the Mexican Revolution. If their male relatives died in battle, these women took their place and started fighting in the army as Soldaderas. Larqué will share some of the untold stories of these valiant women and how their contributions to the revolution have been overlooked by historians because they were poor Indigenous or Mestiza ethnic background. For more info, visit: www.facebook.com/events/1986491074951737/

SRJC Petaluma – 680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Jacobs Hall PC 116, Petaluma

**“What if Women Built a Community College – and EVERYbody Came?”
Thursday, March 29, 12:00-1:00 PM
As the Santa Rosa Junior College campus and local communities reflect upon the College’s 100th anniversary, various historical events and demographic trends serve as a meaningful backdrop. Acclaimed local historian and journalist Gaye Le Baron will provide an insightful historical overview of Sonoma County shedding light on the role and legacy of Santa Rosa Junior College. In partnership with Arts and Lectures, and SRJC’s 100th Anniversary Committee.
Free and open to the public.
For more info, visit: https://pr.santarosa.edu/womens-history-month-2018

Parking permits are required, cost $4 and are available on campus lots.
Santa Rosa Junior College – Lawrence A. Bertolini Student Center, Santa Rosa

**Film Screening: The Rape of Recy Taylor
Thursday, March 29, 6-9:00 PM
Reception 6pm. 7-8:30pm Screening to benefit Verity. 8:30 Panel Discussion with District Attorney, Jill Ravitch, Verity Executive Director, Christine Castillo and Sonoma county National Organization for Women (NOW) President, Elaine B. Holtz. For more info, visit: www.facebook.com/events/247384775802412/

Rialto Cinemas – 6868 Mckinley St., Sebastopol

The Petaluma Museum has some great events for Women’s History Month:
www.petalumamuseum.com

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March is Women’s History Month

To kick off Women’s History Month joining me on today’s show on the phone from her office in Los Angeles is Women’s Rights attorney, Gloria Allred and we will be talking about her career and importance of Women’s Rights and the contribution she has made. In watching the documentary, “Seeing Allred I just love this quote and in my mind gives one insight into who she is. The question that was asked was, “What do you consider to be your most outstanding feature?” Gloria Allred’s answer, “”I feel it’s my commitment, my commitment to making social change. I feel that if each one of us made that sort of commitment to other women; support other women that we would have social change very quickly,”

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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

Rise Up sung by Andrea Day from the Single: Rise Up -Mr. Rodgers Remix
(
2016 Warner Brothers Records)

We Are Singing for our Lives sung by Holly Near from the album  And Still We Speak Out Spoken Collection  (Calico Tracks Music)

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

 

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with guest Michelle Gervais on rallying for children’s safety and Carole L. Ellis, Joan Gatley,Don Gibbels on the stage producion Talking With by Jane Martin, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 2/26/18, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with guest Michelle Gervais on rallying for children’s safety and Carole L. Ellis, Joan Gatley,Don Gibbels on the stage producion Talking With by Jane Martin, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 2/26/18, has been uploaded to the web archives.

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA180226.html

Rally for Children’s Safety
Talking With of Jane Martin  – New Stage Production

Announcements  (See Links below)

February is Black History Month –  (see some tributes below)

Featured

1.Michelle Gervais , Organizer, Rally For Children’s Safety held in Santa Rosa February 17

2. Carole L. Ellis, Co-Producer of the Stage Presentation of Talking With  by Jane Martin

3. Joan Gatley, Actress performing on stage in Talking With

4. Don Gibbels, Co-Producer of the Stage Presentation of Talking With

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1. Michelle Gervais describes her reaction to the mass shooting at the Florida high school on Valentine’s Day as a mother, and the actions she took to call sponaneously a rally to happen at Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa on the following Monday, February 19, President’s Day and a school holiday.  Michelle use every contact she had in the county to support her call for a rally for the children’s safety, and is such short notice attracted a couple of hundred children and adults.

About our Guest:  Michelle Gervais has lived in Sonoma County for 20 years, has 9-year old twins and her own development consulting business, and volunteers extensively, having served as Chair of several boards dealing with business, housing and children.

Press Democrat Article on the Rally Link

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2. Carole L. Ellis, 3. Joan Gatley and 4. Don Gibbels discuss the stage production of the award-winning play Talking With by Jane Martin.  Joan Gatley recites a passage from the play which highlights the lives of 10 women in monologues. The special theater event is a fund-raiser for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and will be presented in the Auditorium named after Carole L. Ellis on the Petaluma Campus of the Santa Rosa Junior College on Friday March 2 and Saturday March 3, 7:30pm.

Event Link:  Stage Performance and Fundraiser Talking With

About our Guest: Carole L Ellis was born in Jackson, Fl She holds a Bachlors and Masters degree in Education and is currently working on her PHd. She started her education teaching career at Miller Creek Grade School in Marinwood, CA and went on to being a Principal in a variety of schools in Sonoma County. She is a Founding member Founding Member of Santa Rosa Community Baptist Church , for the past 12 years has served as a Santa Rosa Junior College Trustee and for the past 25 years served on the organizing committee for the Founding Member of Santa Rosa Community Baptist Church.

About our Guest: Don Gibble, talent manager and film critic, is happy to be living in Sonoma County after being in Los Angeles for 20 years. Don discovered many actors including Max Theriot and Mena Suvari. Max, from Occidental, stars on “Bates Motel” and Mena starred in “American Pie” and “American Beauty”. Don goes to 20 film festivals a year and loves to answer any questions regarding film and television. Don writes a Film & Theater Column in the Sonoma County Gazette. Email Don at dongibblecast@hotmail.com

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Announcement Links 

Next Week’s Women’s Spaces Show on March 5th features Gloria Allred, Attorney for Women’s Rights representing many women accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual abuse, Tune in at 11 AM (repeats at 11 PM) to Radio KBBF 89.1 FM in the North Bay or streaming online at that hour at www.kbbf.org.

2018 is the 40th anniversary of Women’s History Week (the week of March 8, 1978), which led to the celebration of National Women’s History Month in March, but few people know that since its inception in 1980, the National Women’s History Project (NWHP) has been headquartered here in Santa Rosa. In honor of Women’s History Month, Molly Murphy MacGregor, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Chair of the National Women’s History Project Board of Directors will give a talk about the History of NWHP, its impact on women, and its future. The event is happening Thursday, March 15th with a meet-the-speaker reception at 6:30pm and the talk beginning at 7:00pm at the Sonoma County Museum, located at 425 7th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

On March 29th at 7 pm in collorbaration with Emerge Radio and Women’s Spaces a special film “The Rape of Recy Taylor” will be shown at the Rialto Theatre as a fundraiser for Verity.

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February is Black History Month

Ruby Bridges (born September 8, 1954) became the first African-American child to integrate a white Southern elementary school. On November 14, 1960 amidst angry crowds, Ruby was escorted to class by her mother and U.S. marshals. The courage of Ruby and her family helped move the Civil Rights movement forward.

Biography of Ruby Bridges Link

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Music Selections:

The Opening and Closing Theme song is with permission of the Composer and Singer Alix Dobkin: The Woman in Your Life is You by Alix Dobkin from the album Living with Lavender Jane (Women’s Wax Works) – www.alixdobkin.com

For the Mothers sung by Betsy Rose and the Womensong Chorus from the Album: Welcome to the Circle
(Paper Crane Music

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

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

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with guest Sabra Briere on Indivisible Sonoma County, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 2/19/18, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with guest Sabra Briere on Indivisible Sonoma County, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 2/19/18, has been uploaded to the web archives.

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA180219.html

Announcements  (See Links below)

February is Black History Month –  (see some tributes below)

Featured

1. Sabra Briere , Director, Indivisible Sonoma County

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1. Sabra Briere turned her disappointment in last November’s election into community action, even when that is a new community. Sabra describes how she was attracted to join the all volunteer Indivisible Sonoma County at its first general meeting in January 2017 and what goals it has met in resisting the new Federal Administration by calling Senators and Representatives across the nation to voice opinion on issues selected by the membership.

About our Guest:  Sabra Briere served as a City Council Member of Ann Arbor, MI. In January 2017 Sabra and her husband moved to Santa Rosa to be closer to their son’s growing family. She immediately became involved in our community by becoming a member of Indivisible Sonoma County at their first general meeting in January 2017, and has become an active member of the local Democratic Party, and volunteers for the City of Santa Rosa. Sabra became leader of Indivisible Sonoma County last fall, following the resignaton of the founder, Karen D’Or. Sabra spoke at the Women’s Rally at the Old Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa on January 20th. Passionate about free speech, education, the environment, and civic responsibilities, Sabra brings her energy and her insights to our local issues.

Guest Link: www.indivisiblesoco.com

www.facebook.com/IndivisibleSonomaCounty

Guest Email: sabra.briere@gmail.com

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Announcement Links 

Petaluma Historical Library and Museum Special Exhibit

Reflections 40 Years of Celebrating Black History Month
An exhibit which tells the story of Petaluma’s black population since the 1800’s and highlights major local and national events during the last 40 years. Feb.8-25, Open Thurs – Sat 10-4, Sun, 12-3. www.petalumamuseum.com

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February is Black History Month

Marjorie Stewart Joyner (1896-1994): Inventor of a Permanent Hair-Wave Machine changed the game of hair styling with this machine that added curl to straight hair and could be used to straighten curly hair.  Marjorie became the National Supervisor for more than 200 beauty colleges owned by Madame C.J. Walker and eventually joined their board of directors.  Marjorie was the first Black woman in history to receive a patent for her work, but unfortunately all the royalties and rights to her invention went to Madame C.J. Walker’s business as a stipulation of her employment. In addition to her inventions, Marjorie worked tirelessly to improve the lives of her fellow beauticians and hair stylists. She did this by co-founding the United Beauty School Owners and Teachers Association in 1945 with Mary McLeod Bethune. She also raised money for Black colleges and founded the Alpha Chi Pi Omega sorority and fraternity to raise the standards for beauticians..

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Loretta Ross has dedicated her career to feminist issues with a focus on women of color. She helped create the theory of Reproductive Justice, adding a human rights framework to include everyone in reproductive rights issues. Ross is a rape survivor and survivor of sterilization abuse.
She launched her feminist career in the 1970s as director of the D.C. Rape Crisis Center, one of the first centers primarily run by and for women of color. She launched the Women of Color Program for the National Organization for Women (NOW) in the 1980s, and was National Program Director of the National Black Women’s Health Project.
She is a visiting professor teaching courses on white supremacy, reproductive justice, and calling in practices at Hampshire tire College for the 2017 – 2018 academic years. She holds a B. A. From Agnes Scott College in women’s studies she holds an honorary doctorate of civil law awarded in 2003 from Arcadia University and a second honorary doctorate degree awarded in 2013 by Smith College.

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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

Oh Freedom sung by Vivian Richman from the Album: Songs of Freedom, Liberty, and War
(2012 Goldenlane Records)

Harriet Tubman sung by Holly Near from the album And Still We Sing, the Outspoken Collection
 (1Calico Tracks Music)

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

 

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with guests Faith Ross and Gloria Robinson on 40 Years of Black History Month, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 2/12/18, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with guests Faith Ross and Gloria Robinson on 40 Years of Black History Month, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 2/12/18, has been uploaded to the web archives.

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA180212.html

Announcements  (See Links below)

Nancy Wang of the Redwood Empire Chinese Association calls in to announce the Year of the Dog Celebration at the beginning of the show – see the poster below under Announcements.

February is Black History Month –  (see some tributes below)

Featured

1. Faith Ross , Founding Member, Petaluma Blacks for Community Development

2. Gloria Robinson, Founding Member, Petaluma Blacks for Community Development

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1. Faith Ross and 2. Gloria Robinson discuss the history of African Americans in Petaluma that began in the 1800s and share some upcoming events in February for the 40th Anniversary of Black History Month in Petaluma. Both are founding members of the Petaluma Blacks for Community Development (PBCD), and talk about its programs in tutoring and Career Day.  Close ties with the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum allows for PBCD to share African American cultural heritage with the larger community in a special exhibit through February 25: Reflections – 40 Years of Celebrating Black History Month

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

About our Guest:  Gloria Robinson is one of the founders of Petaluma Blacks for Community Development and former Secretary and co founder of the NAACP chapter in Sonoma County. Born into Miami Florida’s segregated South, Gloria learned at an early age the injustice of segregation. By age twenty six she was married with four children. Her husband’s employment brought the family to San Francisco, then to  Marin County and finally settling in Petaluma. It was in Petaluma that she became active in the community. She was one of the first appointed members to the to the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) where she coordinated the Women of Color Task Force and developed the Women of Color section for the 1980 CSW report.

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

Petaluma Historical Library and Museum Special Exhibit

Reflections 40 Years of Celebrating Black History Month
An exhibit which tells the story of Petaluma’s black population since the 1800’s and highlights major local and national events during the last 40 years. Feb.8-25, Open Thurs – Sat 10-4, Sun, 12-3. www.petalumamuseum.com

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Announcement Links 

Nancy Wang of the Redwood Empire Chinese Association calls in to announce the Year of the Dog Celebration at the beginning of the show:

Redwood Empire Chinese Association link: www.recacenter.org/


February is Black History Month

We honor one of the co-founders of the National Organization for Women (NOW),  feminist Civil Rights Lawyer and Priest, Rev. Dr, Pauli Murray. Rev. Murray was an African-American civil rights activist, who was arrested for refusing to move to the back of the bus in Petersburg, Va. 15 years before Rosa Parks bus protest; and she organized restaurant sit-ins in Washington, D.C. 20 years before the Greensboro sit-ins. She was one of the most important thinkers and legal scholars of the 20th century, serving as a bridge between the civil rights and women’s rights movements. Reverend Murray was a feminist icon ahead of her time, who challenged race and gender discrimination in legal, societal, academic and religious circles. And yet today, not many would recognize the name of the Reverend, Dr. Pauli Murray – let alone her indelible impact on American law, civil rights and women’s rights. As a black, lesbian, feminist woman, Pauli Murray has been almost completely erased from the narrative. It is time she was recognized.
Something to think about: “If one could characterize in a single phrase the contribution of Black women to America, I think it would be ‘survival with dignity against incredible odds’…”– Pauli Murray, “Black Women-A Heroic Tradition and a Challenge” (1977)

We honor a second African American Woman, Ella Baker. Ella Baker was a dedicated civil rights activist, who worked with the NAACP, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee among other organizations. Spurred on by her grandmother’s tales of slave master cruelty, Ella spent her life fighting for equal rights while single-handedly taking care of her niece. A documentary chronicled her story in 1981 entitled ‘Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker’. ‘Fundi’ was her nickname, which came from the Swahili word for a person who passes down her craft to the next generation. Ella definitely left an impressive legacy behind for us to be grateful for.

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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

Ella’s Song sung by Anna Fritz from the Album: On A High Hill (2016 564490 Records DK) – a tribute to Ella Baker (1903-1986), African-American civil rights and human rights activist

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

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