Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Caroline Banuelos on the Latino Democratic Club and Colleen O’Neal on Measure P for Civil Review of the Sheriff’s Office, has been uploaded to the web archive.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Caroline Banuelos on the Latino Democratic Club and Colleen O’Neal on Measure P for Civil Review of the Sheriff’s Office, has been uploaded to the web archive.  The show was broadcast in the North Bay and streamed worldwide over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM  on Monday 10/19/2020 at 11 AM, repeats at 11 PM on KBBF, and then repeat broadcasts in Petaluma and streamed worldwide over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM on the following Wednesday 10/21/2020 at 11 AM.

Read description of the show and bios of the guests, see links referenced on the show and the playlist,  on its archive page at:

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA201019.html

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

Featuring Guests

1. Caroline Bañuelos, President of the Latino Democratic Club of Sonoma County

2. Colleen O’Neal, Attorney, Yes on Measure P for Civil Oversight of the Sheriff’s Office

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Featured Guest:

1. Caroline Bañuelos talks about the Latino Democratic Club of Sonoma County and its influence. Caroline talks of how the Club negotiated with the Sheriff to transform the Cinco de Mayo into a family friendly event and reduce the tensions between law enforcement and the Latino community around that event.  She also recalls the the Club’s push for District Elections in the city of Santa Rosa, given the lack of representation on the City Council and the City Commissions, which resulted in a law suit forcing the City to comply with the California Voting Rights Act.  Membership in the Latino Democratic Club is open to all and they meet on the 4th Thursday of the month.

About our Guest: Caroline Bañuelos is a 30+ resident of Sonoma County and I believe her roots in the community run deep. She was Chair of the Community and Local Law Enforcement Task Force (also known as the Andy Lopez Task Force CALLE commission where she recommend reforms in law enforcement, served four years on the Santa Rosa Planning Commission, six years on the Board of Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) and co-founded the Sonoma County Latino Democratic Club. She is also Board Vice President of KBBF and Co-Chair of Cinco de Mayo in Roseland for the last 15 years. She graduated from SRJC and then on to SSU where she earned her BA degree in Political Science.

Guest Link: facebook page: Sonoma County Latino Democratic Club

Caroline Bañuelos is a candidate for the Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees https://carolinebanuelos.com/

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2. Colleen O’Neal gives us a summary of Measure P, The Evelyn Cheatham Effective Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) Ordinance. Measure P promises greater transparency (data collection and reporting) and accountability (investigating) of the Sheriff’s Office, without adding more taxes and without defunding the Sheriff’s budget.

About our Guest: Colleen O’Neal graduated from New College of California School of Law in 1982 and moved to the community of Roseland. She opened a general law practice, the Roseland Community Law Office, in 1983. As part of the general law practice is. O’Neal brought numerous cases against the Sheriff’s Department and the Santa Rosa Police Department. She left practice in 1998 to serve as the Chief Administrative Officer of New College of California for two years. O’Neal served as the 5th District appointee to the Commission on the Status of Women for 6 years and was an early member of Supervisor Carpenter’s Roseland Advisory Committee. She served as the chair of the Sonoma County Chapter of the ACLU for a number of years and has been active in various other community organizations. . For the past several years she has been working with COLE (Citizens for Oversight of Law Enforcement), which has been meeting at the Arlene Francis Center since it’s inception, where she worked on Measure P.

Guest LInk:  https://yesonpsonomacounty.com/

See the Announcement below for the Zoom meeting on Measure P sponsored by NOW Sonoma County Chapter on Thursday 10/22/2020.

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Herstory

National Women's History Alliance

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

Herstory Events:

October 16, 1916 – Margaret Sanger opens the U.S.’s first birth control clinic in Brooklyn, New York.

Herstory Birthdays:

October 19, 1891 (1984) – Lois Meek Stolz, first president of Education of Young Children, (1929-31), urged Works Progress Administration to establish nursery schools.

October 22, 1834 (1915) – Abigail Scott Duniway, early western author and Pacific Northwest suffrage leader, (1871-1915), succeeded in winning woman suffrage in Oregon (1912), wrote Path Breaking (1914).

October 24, 1830 (1917) – Belva Lockwood, attorney, first woman admitted to practice law before Supreme Court (1879), ran for U.S. President in 1884 and 1888.

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Annnouncements

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

Thursday, October 22, 2020, NOW (Sonoma County Chapter) is hosting a Zoom Meeting to learn about Measure P – The Evelyn Cheatham Effective Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) Ordinance.
For more than twenty years, community members have been working towards achieving effective community oversight of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. After the killing of Andy Lopez by a sheriff’s deputy, a partial victory was achieved with the County’s creation of the Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO). But the office was created without the tools to be effective – no subpoena power, no independent investigatory power, no requirement that the Sheriff’s Office cooperate and not enough money to do the job. Measure P provides the remedy. 

Here is the zoom link for Measure P meeting:
Time: Oct 22, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7077383821
Meeting ID: 707 738 3821

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 Beginning October 8, 2020, 50,000 Mice, the Selena Solomons Story, online theatre presentation as part of the exhibit Petaluma’s Participation in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, Petaluma Library and Historical Museum, the link will be posted October 8th at https://www.petalumamuseum.com/petalumas-participation-in-the-womens-suffrage-movement/

50,000 Mice, the Selena Solomons Story

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19th Amendment Centennial Kickoff logo

Sonoma County 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project’s
19th Amendment Centennial Series

has occured with live online presentations from
Tuesday, August 18 to August 26, 2020.
Visit the Project’s YouTube channel main site for the 19th Centennial Series recordings of online presentationss at www.youtube.com/channel/UCqynwJCqhLMtPtjdDdsdQdQ

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The Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative is a collaboration of women-centered institutions, organizations, and scholars from across the US, works to ensure that this anniversary, and the 72-year fight to achieve it, are commemorated and celebrated throughout the United States.  www.2020centennial.org/.

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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. For details visit

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January 25, 2020 through (extended!) January 24, 2021,  From Suffrage to #MeToo at Museum of Sonoma County.  Please note: Fee is required for entry to museum. For more information, also for Covid precautions taken at museum, 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/ and at http://lwvsonoma.org/

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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

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

We Have Come a Long Way Ladies, sung by Earth Mama from the album Herstory (Released March 4, 2019 Rhm).

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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 Joyce Johnson Rouse on Earth Mama’s Mission, has been uploaded to the web archive.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Joyce Johnson Rouse on Earth Mama’s Mission, has been uploaded to the web archive.  The show was broadcast in the North Bay and streamed worldwide over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM  on Monday 10/12/2020 at 11 AM, repeats at 11 PM on KBBF, and then repeat broadcasts in Petaluma and streamed worldwide over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM on the following Wednesday 10/14/2020 at 11 AM.

Read description of the show and bios of the guests, see links referenced on the show and the playlist,  on its archive page at:

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA201012.html

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 Guest

1. Joyce Johnson Rouse, Musician and Songwriter Earth Mama

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Featured Guest:

1. Joyce Johnson Rouse, known as Earth Mama, a name given her by children for her children’s songs on being good stewards of the Earth.  Women’s Spaces has played many of Earth Mama’s songs over the years and is proud to present this interview. Joyce Rouse was inspired by her high school biology teacher and the first Earth Day in 1970 to dedicate her life to spreading Earth care and Ecology with the power of music.  Joyce reminds us that the Suffragists used songs to empower their movement to achieve the women’s right to vote.  Her song, Standing on the Shoulders, was included in a new album called Songs of the Suffragists, featured just after Helen Reddy’s I Am Woman and Aretha Franklin’s Respect. Joyce just releases a new Earth Mama album called HerStory, from which we play 3 songs  during this show, including a new release of Standing on the Shoulders.  Listen in on this uplifting interview with Earth Mama.

Joyce Johnson Rouse (Earth Mama)
Joyce Johnson Rouse (Earth Mama)

About our Guest: Joyce Johnson Rouse was born on an Iowa farm, near Cresco, and from the time her tiny little toes dug into the rich dirt of a cornfield, passion began to sprout.
The seeds of her passion were fertilized by her family; by teachers who invited her to use music to encompass and explore ideas from all disciplines; by experiences in 4-H, at summer camps, and in the meadows and streams of her family farm; at college, where her understanding was pushed to a higher level; and in communities of locality and faith.
Joyce’s young passion grew during her years in Nashville. Her work there strengthened her skills of songwriting and communication, and her advanced degree in science and environment became a trellis for the climbing tendrils of her beliefs.
The fruits of her efforts are the “Earth Mama” programs that use earth wisdom, music, and laughter to spread the message that the earth is a “Mama” for all of us. These programs are enjoyed by audiences of all ages and interests, twining together spirituality, education and entertainment, in celebration with the earth.
One of the most important aspects of Earth Mama’s work is the re-seeding that happens during her work with others: ideas are planted in the rich, fertile soil of our souls, music warms us like sunlight and spring, and humor is sprinkled on like a good, organic “tea” as she involves us all in her work to “help heal the planet, one song at a time.”

Guest Link: https://earthmama.org/

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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

Herstory Birthdays:

October 10, 1900 (1993) – Helen Hayes, actress and “First Lady of the Stage,” began in stock companies, at 17 starred as Pollyanna, in 1930s starred as Mary Queen of Scotland and Queen Victoria, won first Tony award in 1947.

October 11, 1884 (1962) – Eleanor Roosevelt, civil rights advocate, feminist, author, world diplomat, former First Lady (1933-45).

October 12, 1908 (1997) – Ann Petry, reporter for African-American newspapers in 1930s, wrote The Street, first African-American novel to sell more than a million copies (1946).

October 13, 1897 (1979) – Edith Sampson, lawyer, first black American to be appointed as a United Nations delegate, first to be elected U.S. circuit judge.

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Annnouncements

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

 Beginning October 8, 2020, 50,000 Mice, the Selena Solomons Story, online theatre presentation as part of the exhibit Petaluma’s Participation in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, Petaluma Library and Historical Museum, the link will be posted October 8th at https://www.petalumamuseum.com/petalumas-participation-in-the-womens-suffrage-movement/

50,000 Mice, the Selena Solomons Story

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19th Amendment Centennial Kickoff logo

Sonoma County 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project’s
19th Amendment Centennial Series

has occured with live online presentations from
Tuesday, August 18 to August 26, 2020.
Visit the Project’s YouTube channel main site for the 19th Centennial Series recordings of online presentationss at www.youtube.com/channel/UCqynwJCqhLMtPtjdDdsdQdQ

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The Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative is a collaboration of women-centered institutions, organizations, and scholars from across the US, works to ensure that this anniversary, and the 72-year fight to achieve it, are commemorated and celebrated throughout the United States.  www.2020centennial.org/.

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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. For details visit

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January 25, 2020 through (extended!) January 24, 2021,  From Suffrage to #MeToo at Museum of Sonoma County.  Please note: Fee is required for entry to museum. For more information, also for Covid precautions taken at museum, 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/ and at http://lwvsonoma.org/

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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


Standing on the Shoulders sung by Earth Mama from the album Herstory (Released March 4, 2019 Rhm).

Herstory sung by Earth Mama from the album Herstory (Released March 4, 2019 Rhm).

Made For These Times sung by Earth Mama from the album Herstory(Released March 4, 2019 Rhm).

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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 Jessica Litwak on Creating the Play: 50,000 Mice , the Selena Solomons Story for the Petalulma Museum, available for viewing October 8th, has been uploaded to the web archive.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Jessica Litwak on Creating the Play: 50,000 Mice , the Selena Solomons Story for the Petalulma Museum, available for viewing October 8th, has been uploaded to the web archive.  The show was broadcast in the North Bay and streamed worldwide over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM  on Monday 10/5/2020 at 11 AM, repeats at 11 PM on KBBF, and then repeat broadcasts in Petaluma and streamed worldwide over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM on the following Wednesday 10/7/2020 at 11 AM.

Read description of the show and bios of the guests, see links referenced on the show and the playlist,  on its archive page at:

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA201005.html

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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Featuring Guest

1. Jessica Litwak, RDT, PhD, Writer/Actor/Educator, Artistic Director of The H.E.A.T. Collective

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Featured Guest:

1. Jessica Litwak was commissioned by the Petaluma Museum to create a stage production of the life of a pioneering Petaluman Suffragist Selena Solomons for the Centennial of the 19th Amendment.  Solomons was active in moving California on October 10, 1911 to become the 6th state to give women the right to vote. The play will be available as an online presentation beginning October 8, 2020, since the pandemic has restricted in person theater. Jessica shares her path to theater and the challenges she had to overcome. She discovered her love for acting and theater and returned to school after failing high school to eventually achieved her doctorate and a Fullbright Scholarship. She tells the story of a teacher who recommended she smoke and drink a lot to age more quickly as she was not pretty enough for younger roles, but had the self-esteem to then proceed to write plays for herself to act. She became a leading advocate of socially Engaged Theater for Healing of soul and society with Activism, and formed The H.E.A.T. Collective.   Jessica treats us with a reading from her play: 50,000 Mice , the Selena Solomons Story. She lets us know why she chose this title, so be sure and listen.

About our Guest: Jessica Litwak, RDT, PhD is an award-winning playwright, an actor, a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT), an educator, a coach, a puppet builder, and an International leader in the field of socially engaged theatre. She is the Artistic Director of The H.E.A.T. Collective (www.theheatcollective.org), the founder of Artists Rise Up New York, and The New Generation Theatre Ensemble, a core member of Theatre Without Borders and a Fulbright Scholar. She has taught theatre at universities around the world. Her work has been published by TCG, Applause Books, Smith and Krause, No Passport Press, Amazon, and The New York Times. Her plays have been produced in Europe, South America, the Middle East, India, the UK and throughout the U.S. She is currently working on an international production of The FEAR Project (based on verbatim interviews) a UK tour of My Heart is in the East (a play about Muslim and Jewish relations), and 50,000 Mice , the Selena Solomons Story which was commissioned as a one woman play for the centennial of the 19th Amendment and is being produced by The Marsh Theatre.

Guest Link:

The H.E.A.T. Collective
www.theheatcollective.org

Event Link:
Beginning October 8, 2020, 50,000 Mice , the Selena Solomons Story, online theatre presentation as part of the exhibit Petaluma’s Participation in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, Petaluma Library and Historical Museum, the link will be posted October 8th at https://www.petalumamuseum.com/petalumas-participation-in-the-womens-suffrage-movement/

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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

Herstory Events:

October 3, 1904 – Mary McLeod Bethune opens her first school for African American students in Daytona Beach, Florida.

October 4, 1976 – Barbara Walters becomes the first woman co-anchor of the evening news (at ABC).

October 4, 1993 – Ruth Bader Ginsburg joins the U.S. Supreme Court as its second woman Justice.

October 8, 1993 – Toni Morrison becomes the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature

Herstory Birthdays:

October 3, 1897 (1982) – Ruth Bronson, Bureau of Indian Affairs official who got loans for Indian students, National Congress of American Indians forced authorities to honor treaties (1944), wrote Indians are People, Too.

October 4, 1908 (1995) – Eleanor Flexner, influential author, and historian, wrote Century of Struggle: The Women’s Rights Movement in the United States (1950) and Mary Wollstonecraft: A Biography (1972).

October 5, 1959 – Maya Lin, artist, and architect of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C. (1980-82) and other public sculptures, author of Boundaries (2000).

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Annnouncements

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

 Beginning October 8, 2020, 50,000 Mice , the Selena Solomons Story, online theatre presentation as part of the exhibit Petaluma’s Participation in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, Petaluma Library and Historical Museum, the link will be posted October 8th at https://www.petalumamuseum.com/petalumas-participation-in-the-womens-suffrage-movement/

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19th Amendment Centennial Kickoff logo

Sonoma County 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project’s
19th Amendment Centennial Series

has occured with live online presentations from
Tuesday, August 18 to August 26, 2020.
Visit the Project’s YouTube channel main site for the 19th Centennial Series recordings of online presentationss at www.youtube.com/channel/UCqynwJCqhLMtPtjdDdsdQdQ

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The Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative is a collaboration of women-centered institutions, organizations, and scholars from across the US, works to ensure that this anniversary, and the 72-year fight to achieve it, are commemorated and celebrated throughout the United States.  www.2020centennial.org/.

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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. For details visit

Petalulma Museium Women's Suffrage Exhibit 2020

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January 25 through (extended!) January 24, 2021,  From Suffrage to #MeToo at Museum of Sonoma County.  Please note: Fee is required for entry to museum. For more information, also for Covid precautions taken at museum, 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/ and at http://lwvsonoma.org/

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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


I Am Woman sung by Helen Reddy from the album Helen Reddy’s Greatest Hits (And More)  (Released 1975 – This compilation @ 1087 Capitol Records).

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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 presenting her 1975 graduation speech on Single Mothers Returning to School and guest Janeen Murray on GoLocal has been uploaded to the web archive.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz presenting her 1975 graduation speech on Single Mothers Returning to School and guest Janeen Murray on GoLocal has been uploaded to the web archive.  The show was broadcast in the North Bay and streamed worldwide over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM  on Monday 9/28/2020 at 11 AM, repeats at 11 PM on KBBF, and then repeat broadcasts in Petaluma and streamed worldwide over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM on the following Wednesday 9/30/2020 at 11 AM.

Read description of the show and bios of the guests, see links referenced on the show and the playlist,  on its archive page at:

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200928.html

Single Mothers Returning to School

GoLocal

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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.Elaine B. Holtz, Host and Co-producer of Women’s Spaces

2.Janeen Murray, Executive Director, Sonoma County GoLocal

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Featured

1. Elaine B. Holtz presents her speech that she made before her graduating class at Sonoma State.  Elaine was one of the pioneering students in the new Women’s Studies program, and even taught a course Survival as a Mother, since so many returning students, like her, were single mothers. Elaine describes some of the obstacles she had to overcome, including the ones of her own making, in reaching her academic goal. The recording of the speech was discovered in the Sonoma State University archives.

About: Elaine B. Holtz is the Host and Co-producer of Women’s Spaces.

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Featured Guest:

2. Janeen Murray shares her path to leading GoLocal, whose mission it is to strengthen the local economy.  Janeen mentions some of the benefits, not only locally owned businesses but to the community with their support of local non-profits.  She explains why your banking choice makes a huge impact on the local economy, and why locally owned banks or credit unions are your best choice.  Elaine describes how much of the NOW checking account with was emptied by fraudulent transactions in the summer, but because the Credit Union belonged to GoLocal, Elaine, as President of NOW, was able to talk directly to the President who assured her that NOW would not be liable and the money was restored.

About our Guest: Janeen Murray draws professional experience from both the business sector and the educational arena. Starting out as a junior high and high school teacher in Sonoma County public schools, she inspired a commitment to learning and sustainability in our youth. For the next decade she managed Operations and Marketing at two Sonoma County locally owned companies. Logging almost 10 years as GO LOCAL’s Co-Manager and Board Member, she now serves as Executive Director. Also, Manager of Sustaining Technologies, she works both organizations in tandem to develop programs and marketing consulting for locally owned businesses. You may also come across her wailing on her accordion around the county with The Hubbub Club street band.

Guest Link:GoLocal website:  https://sonomacounty.golocal.coop/

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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

Herstory Events:

September 25, 1981 – Sandra Day O’Connor is sworn in as the first woman U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

September 26, 1971 – Rep. Shirley Chisholm (D-New York) announces she will enter the Democratic presidential primaries.

September 29, 1988 – Stacy Allison becomes first American woman to reach the summit of Mt. Everest.

Herstory Birthdays:

September 30, 1875 (1951) – Anne Martin, helped win equal suffrage in Nevada, western suffrage leader, became first woman to run for the U.S. Senate in 1918.

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Annnouncements

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

Friday Oct 2 at 6:30 pm, via Zoom, Virtual Measure P Community Q&A and Fundraiser, with Speakers, poetry, and music. sponsored by Friends of the Arlene Francis Center. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82749539141

 Measure P is on the November ballot and is designed to increase the ability for the IOLERO (Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach) to provide transparent and effective oversight of our Sheriff department. IOLERO was established in 2016 as a result of community outrage after 13-year-old Andy Lopez was gunned down by Deputy Sheriff Gelhaus. This past year has shown us repeatedly why, more than ever, we need independent, effective oversight of the Sheriff. Leading the Discussion is Colleen O’Neal and John Mutz (bios below). There will be a forum for Community Q&A, as well as performances by local artists Bruce Speaks, The Crux, Krysta Cook, Eki Shola and Sierra Camille.

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19th Amendment Centennial Kickoff logo

Sonoma County 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project’s
19th Amendment Centennial Series

has occured with live online presentations from
Tuesday, August 18 to August 26, 2020.
Visit the Project’s YouTube channel main site for the 19th Centennial Series recordings of online presentationss at www.youtube.com/channel/UCqynwJCqhLMtPtjdDdsdQdQ

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The Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative is a collaboration of women-centered institutions, organizations, and scholars from across the US, works to ensure that this anniversary, and the 72-year fight to achieve it, are commemorated and celebrated throughout the United States.  www.2020centennial.org/.

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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. Participate via
this livestream which will be available on Zoom, YouTube and Facebook. For details visit

Petalulma Museium Women's Suffrage Exhibit 2020

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JJanuary 25 through (extended!) January 24, 2021,  From Suffrage to #MeToo at Museum of Sonoma County.  Please note: Fee is required for entry to museum. For more information, also for Covid precautions taken at museum, 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/ and at http://lwvsonoma.org/

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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

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

The Ones Who Came Before Us by Betsy Rose and the Women’s Choir 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 and guests Leslie Graves on the Vigil for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Santa Rosa and Deva Marie Proto, our Sonoma County Voter Registrar on Security and Ease of Voting has been uploaded to the web archive.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Leslie Graves on the Vigil for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Santa Rosa and Deva Marie Proto, our Sonoma County Voter Registrar on Security and Ease of Voting has been uploaded to the web archive.  The show was broadcast in the North Bay and streamed worldwide over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM  on Monday 9/21/2020 at 11 AM, repeats at 11 PM on KBBF, and then repeat broadcasts in Petaluma and streamed worldwide over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM on the following Wednesday 9/23/2020 at 11 AM.

Read description of the show and bios of the guests, see links referenced on the show and the playlist,  on its archive page at:

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200921.html

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Vigil Held for the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Sonoma County’s Voter Registrar on Security and Ease of Voting

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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. Leslie Graves, Organizer, Vigil for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and for the Women’s March in Santa Rosa.

2. Deva Marie Proto, Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters

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Featured Guests

1. Leslie Graves responded quickly on hearing September 18th of the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion for women’s rights, and organized a candelight vigil at Old Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa that attracted hundreds of mourners.  Leslie shares with us some of the spirit of the event, talking of the multiple traumas, from a needed abortion to inequality in the workplace, that were reawakened in people with Justice Ginsburg passing. Leslie announces that the Black Student Union of Santa Rosa JC is sponsoring a social justice rally in honor of Justice Ginsburg on this coming Saturday, 9/26/2020 at 2 pm at Old Courthouse Square. A 4-minute recording of Justice Ginsburg from a 60-Minutes interview was played:  How Ruth Bader Ginsburg interpreted the Constitution.

About our Guest: Leslie Graves is a member of the Sonoma County 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project steering committee. This is a year-long project to celebrate the centennial of the 19th amendment and create programs which explore the complex long history and continuing fight for inclusion of all women. The Project is a chapter of The California 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project which was created by The National Women History Alliance which was founded in Sonoma County, in order to support all 58 County California in creating celebration and educational opportunities for the public to engage in this historic moment. Leslie is also coordinator of the Women’s Marches that have taken place in January.

Guest Links:

https://www.facebook.com/srwomensmarch/

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg interpreted the Constitution, 60-Minutes interview. In 2008 Ginsburg told Lesley Stahl,
“the genius of the United States is that, over, now, the course of more than two centuries, the notion of 
we the people has become ever larger.” 
   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxZlreaXX8Y

Guest Event Link:

Black Student Union of Santa Rosa JC is sponsoring a social justice rally in honor of Justice Ginsburg, Saturday, 9/26/2020 at 2 pm at Old Courthouse Square.

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2. Deva Marie Proto, our county Registrar of Voters, shares with us the procedures of her office to secure the vote here in the county.  Expect the County Voter Guide as it will be mailed on Thursday Sepgtember 24th.  The mail-in ballots will be mailed on October 5th.  You can mail in the ballots after you receive them, and they are postpaid in California.  This year we can track our ballot by registering your email or text number at the Secretary of States website https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/ballot-status/wheres-my-ballot  Deva assures us that the extra ballot drop boxes added to various locations, listed on the website of the county registrar.of voters, are securely bolted to the ground and even have fire suppression built-in.  30 walk-in polling places will be open for voting from Saturday October 31 through Tuesday November 3.  Deva reminds citizens that they can still registrer to vote until October 20, and after that one can still register and vote conditionally.  California and Sonoma County makes it easy and secure for you to vote.

About our Guest: Deva Marie Proto is Sonoma County’s Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters. She has been employed with the County since 2007, and in the Clerk-Recorder-Assessor department since 2009. She grew up in Sonoma County, has a bachelor’s degree and a Master’s in Public Administration from Sonoma State University. Deva won the 2018 primary election, against two opponents, with over 64% of the vote and took office in January 2019. Since then, she has had to deal with a flood, a fire, and a pandemic.

Guest Links:

Registrar of Voters of Sonoma County

https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/CRA/Registrar-of-Voters/

Mail-In Ballots info: https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/CRA/Registrar-of-Voters/Vote-by-Mail/

List of Polling Places and Ballot Drop Boxes in Sonoma County https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/CRA/Registrar-of-Voters/Elections/11-03-2020/Locations/

Tracking Mail-In Ballots  https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/ballot-status/wheres-my-ballot

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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

Herstory Events:

September 20, 1973 – Billie Jean King defeats Bobby “No-Broad-Can-Beat-Me” Riggs in the battle of the sexes tennis match.

September 25, 1981 – Sandra Day O’Connor is sworn in as the first woman U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

Herstory Birthdays:

September 21, 1898 (1987) – Frances Albrier, disciple of Marcus Garvey, expanded his vision to include black women, organized waiters in Pullman Company, declared “Don’t Buy Where You Can’t Work,” one of first black women welders in 1942.

September 22, 1899 (1990) – Elsie Allen, preserved and revitalized the culture of the northern California Pomo Indians who made exquisite baskets from native plants.

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Annnouncements

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

Black Student Union of Santa Rosa JC is sponsoring a social justice rally in honor of Justice Ginsburg, Saturday, 9/26/2020 at 2 pm at Old Courthouse Square.

Image may contain: text that says 'Pradeh SRJO BSU PRESENTS The Sonoma County Social Justice Rally Dedicated To Chief Justice Ruth Ruth Bader Ginsburg A True Champion of Justice Saturday September 26,2020 2:00 PM Downtown Square N Santa Rosa 小心 GAUGR.COM GAUGR. COM MusicIntelligence Music Intelligence'

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19th Amendment Centennial Kickoff logo

Sonoma County 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project’s
19th Amendment Centennial Series

has occured with live online presentations from
Tuesday, August 18 to August 26, 2020.
Visit the Project’s YouTube channel main site for the 19th Centennial Series recordings of online presentationss at www.youtube.com/channel/UCqynwJCqhLMtPtjdDdsdQdQ

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The Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative is a collaboration of women-centered institutions, organizations, and scholars from across the US, works to ensure that this anniversary, and the 72-year fight to achieve it, are commemorated and celebrated throughout the United States.  www.2020centennial.org/.

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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. Participate via
this livestream which will be available on Zoom, YouTube and Facebook. For details visit

Petalulma Museium Women's Suffrage Exhibit 2020

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JJanuary 25 through (extended!) January 24, 2021,  From Suffrage to #MeToo at Museum of Sonoma County.  Please note: Fee is required for entry to museum. For more information, also for Covid precautions taken at museum, 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/ and at http://lwvsonoma.org/

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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

Imagine sung by Etta James from the album All the Way  (Sony BMG Music Entertainment).

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

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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 Debbie McKay on the upcoming League of Women Voters’ Candidate Forum for Santa Rosa City Council District One has been uploaded to the web archive.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Debbie McKay on the upcoming League of Women Voters’ Candidate Forum for Santa Rosa City Council District One has been uploaded to the web archive.  The show was broadcast in the North Bay and streamed worldwide over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM  on Monday 9/14/2020 at 11 AM, repeats at 11 PM on KBBF, and then repeat broadcasts in Petaluma and streamed worldwide over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM on the following Wednesday 9/16/2020 at 11 AM.

Read description of the show and bios of the guests, see links referenced on the show and the playlist,  on its archive page at:

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200914.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

Featuring

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

2. Elaine B. Holtz, Host of Women’s Spaces, reads one of her poems and plays songs relevant for today.

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Featured Guest

1. Debbie McKay continues the discussion on voting,  November 3, Tuesday, is Voting Day for California and for the first time there will be a District One election for a City Council seat, for which three candidates are running: Duane De Witt, Jorge Innocencio and Eddie Alvarez. On Wednesday, the League of Women Voters is offering an online candidate forum on September 16, 2020, 6:30 – 8:00 pm through the League’s facebook live video streaming page at https://www.facebook.com/lwvsonomacounty/live_videos/

Next week the candidate forum for Rohnert Park’s first time District Election races for City Council for Districts One, Three and Four on Monday September 21, 2020, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, via the League’s facebook live video stream page. If you miss the live events, this page also has past events listed for you to view the video.

About our Guest: Debbie Mckay is a lifelong resident of Sonoma County and has always been active in the community. Previously she served as the treasurer and president of the YWCA. Currently, she is the president of the League of Women Voters, and former Chair of the League’s Outreach Committee where she taught over 60 local community members how to register citizens to vote.

Guest Links:

League of Women Voters of Sonoma County has scheduled candidate debates/forums for local races and ballot measure discussions. See their webpage listing the events at  http://lwvsonoma.org/.

LWV facebook announcing events https://www.facebook.com/lwvsonomacounty/

LWV 2020 Candidate Forums live stream https://www.facebook.com/lwvsonomacounty/live_videos/

Community Action Partnership has Registering to Vote and Tracking Your Ballot information on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/capsonoma/

Registrar of Voters of Sonoma County https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/CRA/Registrar-of-Voters/Vote-by-Mail/

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2. Elaine B. Holtz reads her poem:

I Am Of the Old School

I’m from the old school
I believe in doing onto others, as you would have them do unto you.
Where are the voices that answered the phone?
As I sit and listen to a recorded voice say, “Press One,”
I miss real voices, I miss having someone ask me, “How is your day?”
Where are the young men who washed my windows, checked my oil and tires?
Back then it seemed there were human beings who showed they cared about me.
I miss Plotkins grocery store where I could find candy and gum galore.
I miss the time when I had limited choices
When there were only five stations on that mystical box that put new and exciting images in front of me.
I miss the sounds of children playing in the street.
Life seemed so simple back when gasoline was
29-9/10 cents a gallon.

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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

Herstory Events:

September 12, 1910 – Alice Stebbins Wells, a former social worker, becomes the first woman police officer with arrest powers in the U.S. (Los Angeles, CA).

September 14, 1964 – Helen Keller receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom along with 4 other women: Dr. Lena Edwards, Lynn Fontainne, Dr. Helen Taussig, and Leontyne Price
September 14, 1975 – Elizabeth Ann Seton is canonized and becomes the first American-born saint, founded the first U.S. Order of the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph.

September 14, 1830 (1910) – Emily Edson Briggs, became first woman White House correspondent during Lincoln’s administration, first president of Women’s National Press Association (1882).

September 14, 1879 (1966) – Margaret Sanger, pioneer in birth control and sex education, founded predecessor to Planned Parenthood.

September 14, 1917 (1994) – Joyce Chen, cookbook author, emigrated to Massachusetts from China in 1944, opened authentic North Chinese restaurant in 1958 with immediate success, taught, published the Joyce Chen Cook Book, and hosted the television program “Joyce Chen Cooks”.

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Announcements

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

19th Amendment Centennial Kickoff logo

Sonoma County 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project’s
19th Amendment Centennial Series

has occured with live online presentations from
Tuesday, August 18 to August 26, 2020.
Visit the Project’s YouTube channel main site for the 19th Centennial Series recordings of online presentationss at www.youtube.com/channel/UCqynwJCqhLMtPtjdDdsdQdQ

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The Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative is a collaboration of women-centered institutions, organizations, and scholars from across the US, works to ensure that this anniversary, and the 72-year fight to achieve it, are commemorated and celebrated throughout the United States.  www.2020centennial.org/.

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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. Participate via
this livestream which will be available on Zoom, YouTube and Facebook. For details visit

Petalulma Museium Women's Suffrage Exhibit 2020

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January 25 through September 20, 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/ and at http://lwvsonoma.org/

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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

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

Pale Moon, sung by Becky Hobbs  from the album Nanyegi – Beloved Woman of the Cherokee (2011 Becky Hobbs)

Prayer of St. Francis sung by Elira-Hari from the album Open Hand (2000 Elira-Hari)

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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 guests Debbie McKay on Voting and the League of Women Voters’ Candidate Forums and Delayshay Carmona Benson as a College Student To Be Part of the Change I Want in Society has been uploaded to the web archive.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz  and guests Debbie McKay on Voting and the League of Women Voters’ Candidate Forums and Delayshay Carmona Benson as a College Student To Be Part of the Change I Want in Society has been uploaded to the web archive.  The show was broadcast in the North Bay and streamed worldwide over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM  on Monday 9/7/2020 at 11 AM, repeats at 11 PM on KBBF, and then repeat broadcasts in Petaluma and streamed worldwide over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM on the following Wednesday 9/9/2020 at 11 AM.

Read description of the show and bios of the guests, see links referenced on the show and the playlist,  on its archive page at:

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200907.html

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LWV Santa Rosa District One Candidate Forum upcoming on Wednesday 9/16/20

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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 Guest

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

2, Delayshay Carmona Benson, President of the Black Student Union at Santa Rosa Junior College, Vice-President of Uplifting Black Leaders & President of Advocacy Inclusion Diversity Equity (A.I.D.E).

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Featured Guests

1. Debbie McKay talks of the 100-year history of the League of Women’s Voters, coming into existence with the passage of the 19th Amendment. The Sonoma County Chapter is 60 years old.  It is that time when the League offers candidate forums and debates, since Tuesday, November 3, is Voting Day for California and we have County Supervisor seats and City Council seats up for election. The League is also  offering an event called Make Your Voice Count, where candidates hear from the public their desires.  Check out the Leagues page event schedule at https://my.lwv.org/california/sonoma-county/electionsvoting.  The League is co-producing some events with Community Action Partnership. Debbie informs us that the County Registrar of Voters has arranged for Tracking of the mail-in ballots at their website, with their program Where is my Ballot, where you can sign up for email or text notices for when the ballot was mailed, received and counted : https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/CRA/Registrar-of-Voters/Vote-by-Mail/  The Registrar of Voters has also arranged for 24-hour drop boxes at its office in Santa Rosa, as well as at the Santa Rosa Veterans Bulding and the Petaluma Veterans Building, which can be used after the mail-in ballots have been mailed by the Registrar’s office up to November 3.

About our Guest: Debbie Mckay is a lifelong resident of Sonoma County and has always been active in the community. Previously she served as the treasurer and president of the YWCA. Currently, she is the president of the League of Women Voters, and former Chair of the League’s Outreach Committee where she taught over 60 local community members how to register citizens to vote.

Guest Links:

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

Community Action Partnership has Registering to Vote and Tracking Your Ballot information on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/capsonoma/

Registrar of Voters of Sonoma County https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/CRA/Registrar-of-Voters/Vote-by-Mail/

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2. Delayshay Carmona Benson was raised in a mostly white neighborhood in Chicago and felt very much in the minority while attending schools, and realizes through her experience how important it is to have culturally relevant teachers. She homeschooled her 7 children and when her children grew up she decided that she had to be part of the change she wanted in society and enrolled back in school at the Santa Rosa Junior College with most students half her age, a generation she says is ready for change and Black Lives Matter. There are less than 2%of the JC’s students that are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC). Delayshay noted that homelessness among students is about 25% with many facing food insecurity, yet we live in a county rich with vineyards and wineries.  Delayshay shares some of the activities she is engaged in and even demonstrationg leadership in, such as lobbying for the Family First Act and culturally competent staff at the Child Protection Services. 

 About our Guest: Delayshay Carmona Benson (She/ Her / Ella)  is Afro- Latina who was born in Puerto Rico and raised outside of Chicago. She wears many hats in the community. She is Vice President of Uplifting Black Leaders, President of Black Student Union and the President of A.I.D.E. (Advocacy, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity).Delayshay sits as the Vice President of Finance on our Student Government at SRJC. She is lead on a committee that is fighting for CPS (Child Protection Services) reform by supporting The Family First Act.
A mother of 7 children which include twins, she I went back to school at the age of 50. She is majoring in Humanities and American Sign Language (ASL).

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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

Herstory Events: Special for Labor Day

Francis Perkins: (born Fannie Coralie Perkins; April 10, 1880[1][2] – May 14, 1965) was an American sociologist and workers-rights advocate who served as the U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945, the longest serving in that position, and the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet. As a loyal supporter of her friend, Franklin D. Roosevelt, she helped pull the labor movement into the New Deal coalition. She and Interior Secretary Harold L. Ickes were the only original members of the Roosevelt cabinet to remain in office for his entire presidency.
During her term as Secretary of Labor, Perkins executed many aspects of the New Deal, including the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Public Works Administration and its successor the Federal Works Agency, and the labor portion of the National Industrial Recovery Act. With the Social Security Act she established unemployment benefits, pensions for the many uncovered elderly Americans, and welfare for the poorest Americans. She pushed to reduce workplace accidents and helped craft laws against child labor. Through the Fair Labor Standards Act, she established the first minimum wage and overtime laws for American workers, and defined the standard forty-hour work week. She formed governmental policy for working with labor unions and helped to alleviate strikes by way of the United States Conciliation Service. Perkins dealt with many labor questions during World War II, when skilled labor was vital and women were moving into formerly male jobs.

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Announcements

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

19th Amendment Centennial Kickoff logo

Sonoma County 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project’s
19th Amendment Centennial Series

has occured with live online presentations from
Tuesday, August 18 to August 26, 2020.
Visit the Project’s YouTube channel main site for the 19th Centennial Series recordings of online presentationss at www.youtube.com/channel/UCqynwJCqhLMtPtjdDdsdQdQ

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The Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative is a collaboration of women-centered institutions, organizations, and scholars from across the US, works to ensure that this anniversary, and the 72-year fight to achieve it, are commemorated and celebrated throughout the United States.  www.2020centennial.org/.

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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. Participate via
this livestream which will be available on Zoom, YouTube and Facebook. For details visit

Petalulma Museium Women's Suffrage Exhibit 2020

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January 25 through September 20, 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/ and at http://lwvsonoma.org/

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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
Forever Young sung by Andrea Mae and the Forest Rangers from the album Sons of Anarchy North Countyr EP (2009 20th Century for TV Records). Bella Ciao sung by Betsy Rose and the Womansong 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  and guest Dr. Harriet Fraad on Resisting Male Supremacy has been uploaded to the web archive. 

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz  and guest Dr. Harriet Fraad on Resisting Male Supremacy has been uploaded to the web archive.  The show was broadcast in the North Bay and streamed worldwide over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM  on Monday 8/31/2020 at 11 AM, repeats at 11 PM on KBBF, and then repeat broadcasts in Petaluma and streamed worldwide over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM on the following Wednesday 9/2/2020 at 11 AM.

Read description of the show and bios of the guests, see links referenced on the show and the playlist,  on its archive page at:

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200831.html

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Resisting Male Superiority

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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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Featuring Guest

1. Dr. Harriet Fraad, Mental health counselor and Hypnotherapist in practice in New York City, Author.

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Featured Guest

1. .Dr. Harriet Fraad and Elaine talk about 100 years of Women having the right to vote and the recent Republican Convention featuring an anti-abortion activist Abby Johnson, who favored Head of Household voting and tweeted that “In a Godly household, the husband would get the final say”.  Dr. Fraad pointed out that 42% of women are head of household as a single parent.  Elaine then plays  4 minutes of the speech in the House of Representatives of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Thursday morning, July 22, 2020, in which she delivered a candid rebuke of sexism in Congress and beyond in response to comments from Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., who had reportedly called her a vulgar insult. Dr. Fraad noted that sexual innuendos are used to humiliate women, but since the Me-Too movement has laid bare the abuse which women have experienced, this is no longer acceptable. Rep. Ted Yoho tried portray himself as a good husband and father of a daughter, but Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, noted that she was a daughter of loving parents and  countered, “Having a daughter does not make a man decent.”  Dr. Fraad notes that one out of three women have been beaten up by their husband or boyfriend. Observing the good record of women leaders in dealing with the Corona Virus, it appears that more women are needed in political leadership.

About our Guest: Dr. Harriet Fraad is a mental health Counselor and Hypnotherapist in private practice in New York City. She speaks regularly and writes about the intersecting crises in US relationships personal life, politics and economics. She was a founding member of the Second Wave women’s movement and has remained an activist for her entire life. She appears regularly on the radio for Economic Update, The Julianna Forlano Morning show, MK Mendoza, and Women’s Spaces. Her very latest written work appears in Knowledge, Class and Economics: Marxism, Without Guarantees (Routledge, 2019).

Guest Links:

 www.harrietfraad.com

Subscribe to Dr. Harriet Fraad’s Capitalism Hits Home podcast on iTunes at:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/capitalism-hits-home/id1435939485 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) Speech in House of Representatives, July 22, 2020, YouTube video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSZcdMCHn2o

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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

August 28, 1963 – More than 250,000 gathers for a march on Washington, DC, and listen to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

August 30, 1984 – Judith A. Resnick is the second U.S. woman in space, traveling on the first flight of the space shuttle Discovery.

Herstory Birthdays:

August 30, 1907 (1992) – Luisa Moreno, labor leader and Mexican-American civil rights activist, emigrated from Guatemala, helped organize “El Congress del Pueblo de Habla Espanola” (Spanish-Speaking People’s Congress) in 1938, worked for the United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing, and Allied Workers of America (UCAPAWA)

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Announcements

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

19th Amendment Centennial Kickoff logo

Sonoma County 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project’s
19th Amendment Centennial Series

has occurred with live online presentations from
Tuesday, August 18 to August 26, 2020.
Visit the Project’s YouTube channel main site for the 19th Centennial Series recordings of online presentationss at www.youtube.com/channel/UCqynwJCqhLMtPtjdDdsdQdQ 

 

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The Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative is a collaboration of women-centered institutions, organizations, and scholars from across the US, works to ensure that this anniversary, and the 72-year fight to achieve it, are commemorated and celebrated throughout the United States.  www.2020centennial.org/.

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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. Participate via
this livestream which will be available on Zoom, YouTube and Facebook. For details visit

https://www.petalumamuseum.com/calendar-event/suffrage-exhibit-opening-dedication/

Petalulma Museium Women's Suffrage Exhibit 2020

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January 25 through September 20, 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/ and at http://sonco.ca.lwvnet.org/

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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

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

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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 Laurie Gallian on Serving the Community and Running for a Local Political Office has been uploaded to the web archive. 

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz  and guest Laurie Gallian on Serving the Community and Running for a Local Political Office has been uploaded to the web archive.  The show was broadcast in the North Bay and streamed worldwide over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM  on Monday 8/24/2020 at 11 AM, repeats at 11 PM on KBBF, and then repeat broadcasts in Petaluma and streamed worldwide over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM on the following Wednesday 8/26/2020 at 11 AM.

Read description of the show and bios of the guests, see links referenced on the show and the playlist,  on its archive page at:

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200824.html

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Serving the Community and Running for a Local Political Office

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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 Guest

1. Laurie Gallian, President, Soroptomists International – Sonoma County Chapter; Minister of the Universal LIfe Church; former member of the City Council and Mayor of the City of Sonoma

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Featured Guest

1. Laurie Gallian recounts her path to running for a local political office on the City Council of Sonoma, where she eventually was elected as Mayor.  She broke free from past ghosts of a previous marriage, discovered her passion to help organizations required people contact, and committed to listening to her constituents in creating policies for a better way.  After leaving political office she became active in the Soroptomists International and now leads its chapter in Sonoma County.  Laurie gives good advice for aspiring women to run for local offices and bring about life enhancing policies. She also encourages people to choose volunteering activities that are right for them.

About our Guest: Laurie Gallian was elected 2008 to City Council member, involved directly in making policies for the City of Sonoma, where she was elected twice and served from
December 2008-2012, 2012-2016 and in 2011 she was elected as mayor and in 2015 selected by the Council to serve as  Mayor Pro Tem. Her education included the League of California Cities Advanced Leadership Graduate 2011; Laurie also attended training with Emerge California.
Presently Laurie is the president of the Soroptimist Sonoma County Chapter. She also serves as  member of the Board of Directors for The Praxis Institute.   Reverend Laurie Gallian
was ordained as Universal Life Church Minister in 2010 and  enjoys marrying couples in joy and love. She says: “The future of love and commitment is a very auspicious occasion and deserves a respectful, personal, and loving beginning. It is my honor to serve and marry. I have done many weddings to date of loving couples, same sex or not. It is better to love than judge.”

Guest Contact:

Laurie Gallian’s email: galbride at comcast.net

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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

Herstory Events:

On May 21, 1919, the House of Representatives passed the 19th amendment, and two weeks later, the Senate followed. When Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the amendment on August 18, 1920, the amendment was adopted. It reads: The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

The 19th Amendment reads, The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

When we shall have our amendment [for woman suffrage] . . . everybody will think it was always so . . . They have no idea of how every single inch of ground that she stands upon today has been gained by the hard work of some little handful of women of the past. —Susan B. Anthony, speech at the National-American Convention, 1894

August 26, 1920 – The 19th Amendment of the US Constitution is ratified granting women the right to vote.

August 26, 1970 – Betty Friedan leads a nationwide protest called the “Women’s Strike for Equality” in New York City on the fiftieth anniversary of women’s suffrage.

August 26, 1971 – The first Women’s Equality Day, initiated by Representative Bella Abzug, is established by Presidential Proclamation and reaffirmed annually.

August 28, 1963 – More than 250,000 gathers for a march on Washington, DC, and listen to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

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Women’s Suffrage Events Recording

19th Amendment Centennial Kickoff logo

 

A Voice of Her Own: Women’s Suffrage – A Readers Theater, written & narrated by Bill Trzeciak. Sponsored by Sonoma County 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project.

Performers include:

Shirley Bennett, Actress and Activist
Nanci Hoban, Santa Rosa Democratic Club and Activist
Jacqueline Lawrence, Legacy Showcases and Heiress Productions: Honoring the Slave
Bill Montgomery, Local Historian with Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery Preservation Committee
Millie Olson, Communications Chair, Sonoma County Democratic Party
Lee Pierce, Former City of Santa Rosa Council Member & President, North Bay Black Chamber of Commerce
and,
Janet Reynolds and Leslie Graves orchestrating the Zoom meeting.

View the video recording of this fine performance of August 23, 2020 on the Project’s YouTube Channel.

https://youtu.be/C72gIHoUHA4

Visit the Project’s YouTube channel main site for more recordings of online presentations in this 19th Amendment Centennial Series at www.youtube.com/channel/UCqynwJCqhLMtPtjdDdsdQdQ

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Announcements

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

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Tuesday, August 25 – HER STORY –An Oral History with Carol Kawase, a member of the Japanese American Citizens League facilitated by Bernice Espinoza of Sonoma County 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project. A presentation of Sonoma County 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project – 19th Amendment Centennial Series.   https://www.facebook.com/events/294802098509709/

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Wednesday, August 26 – A DISCUSSION ON INTERSECTIONAL FEMINISM ON WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY – Facilitator Bernice Espinoza and panelists: Kaiya Kramer, Lorelle Saxena, D’Mitra Smith and Jocelyn Toscano discuss what feminism means in relation to their multiple layers and intersections of identity. A presentation of Sonoma County 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project – 19th Amendment Centennial Series.  https://www.facebook.com/events/3136071656483673/

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19th Amendment Centennial Kickoff logoSonoma County 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project’s
19th Amendment Centennial Series

Tuesday, August 18 – August 26, 2020
Download the pdf with the list of events.

 

 

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The Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative is a collaboration of women-centered institutions, organizations, and scholars from across the US, works to ensure that this anniversary, and the 72-year fight to achieve it, are commemorated and celebrated throughout the United States.  www.2020centennial.org/.

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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. Participate via
this livestream which will be available on Zoom, YouTube and Facebook. For details visit

https://www.petalumamuseum.com/calendar-event/suffrage-exhibit-opening-dedication/

Petalulma Museium Women's Suffrage Exhibit 2020

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January 25 through September 20, 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/ and at http://sonco.ca.lwvnet.org/

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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

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

We Are The Women sung by Betsey 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  and guests Paula Freund on the Petaluma Museum exhibit on Women’s Suffrage and Leslie Graves on the 19th Amendment Centennial Series August 18 thru August 26 has been uploaded to the web archive.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz  and guests Paula Freund on the Petaluma Museum exhibit on Women’s Suffrage and Leslie Graves on the 19th Amendment Centennial Series August 18 thru August 26 has been uploaded to the web archive.  The show was broadcast in the North Bay and streamed worldwide over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM  on Monday 8/17/2020 at 11 AM. A series of technical glitches prevented a copy of the recording to be made.  Shows generally repeat at 11 PM on KBBF and repeat broadcast in Petaluma and streamed worldwide over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM on the following Wednesday  at 11 AM.

Read description of the show and bios of the guests, see links referenced on the show and the playlist,  on its archive page at:

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200817.html

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Women’s Suffrage Centennial Celebrations in Sonoma County

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We are sorry, but the Audio Recording of this show was not able to be made due to a perfect storm of device failures in the studio and the suspension of its 3rd-party web archive service.

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 Guest

1. Paula Freund, Curator, Petaluma Museum’s Women’s Suffrage Exhibit

2. Leslie Graves,  Co-Founder, Sonoma County 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project

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Featured Guest

1. Paula Freund reveals the history of curating and its presence in the digital world of museum exhibits. Her newest exhibit at the Petaluma Historical Museum is “Petaluma’s Participation in the Women’s Suffrage Movement“.  Paula will also be a featured speaker at the 19th Amendment Centennial Kick-Off, Online Zoom event hosted by Sonoma County Women’s Suffrage Project on Tuesday August 18, 5:30 to 6:30.

About our Guest: Paula Freund is a retired art historian living in Petaluma, California. She holds a master’s degree in art history from Washington University in St. Louis and undergraduate degrees in art history and Spanish from Southern Methodist University. In Texas she worked as a curatorial assistant at the Meadows Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas and taught art appreciation and art history in the Junior College system. In 2010 she moved to Petaluma, joined the board of directors of the Petaluma Museum Association and began curetting exhibits for the community. Her most recent exhibition, curated in 2018, “The Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, A Story of Civic Progress & Pride,” was dedicated to Lucy Kortum. Currently she is co-curator with Katherine Rinehart of the exhibit “Petaluma’s Participation in the Women’s Suffrage Movement” at the Petaluma Museum.

Guest Links:

https://www.petalumamuseum.com/petalumas-participation-in-the-womens-suffrage-movement/

Petalulma Museium Women's Suffrage Exhibit 2020

Event Link:

August 26, 2020 6:00 PM Opening Exhibit Dedication to former Mayor Helen Putnam and former Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey on Women’s Equality Day. Congressman Jared Huffman and Mayor Teresa Barrett will be participating in this livestream which will be available on Zoom, You Tube and Facebook. For details visit https://www.petalumamuseum.com/calendar-event/suffrage-exhibit-opening-dedication/

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2. Leslie Graves talks about some of the highlights of the several celebrations of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial, beginning August 18th, when 100 years earlier the last state needed to ratify the 19th Amendment, Tennessee, did so. On August 18 at 8:40 AM the  Board of Supervisors will announce a Gold Resolution  proclaiming August 26th to be both Women’s Equality Day and the Centennial of the 19th Amendment. The sponsors of the Gold Resolution are the Sonoma County Women’s Suffrage Project, National Organization for Women – Sonoma County Chapter, and the League of Women Voters in Sonoma County.  Download the pdf with the list of events. of the 19th Amendment Centennial Series orgainized by the Suffrage Project.

About our Guest:  Leslie Graves is a member of the Sonoma County 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project steering committee. This is a year-long project to celebrate the centennial of the 19th amendment and create programs which explore the complex long history and continuing fight for inclusion of all women. The Project is a chapter of The California 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project which was created by The National Women History Alliance which was founded in Sonoma County, in order to support all 58 County California in creating celebration and educational opportunities for the public to engage in this historic moment. Leslie is also coordinator of the Women’s March that took place in January.

Guest Links:

 https://socowomen2020.org/

 https://www.facebook.com/SoCoWomen2020/

Women's Suffrage Project 2020

19th Amendment Centennial Kickoff logo

 

Sonoma County 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project’s
19th Amendment Centennial Series

Tuesday, August 18 – August 26, 2020
Download the pdf with the list of events.

 

 

 

Event Link: August 18, 2020, 8:40 AM Gold Resolution, Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Meeting https://sonoma-county.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

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Related Link:

The Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative is a collaboration of women-centered institutions, organizations, and scholars from across the US, works to ensure that this anniversary, and the 72-year fight to achieve it, are commemorated and celebrated throughout the United States.  www.2020centennial.org/.

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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

Birthdays:

August 17, 1893 (1980) – Mae West, iconic actress and sex symbol, started in Vaudeville, starred in plays, movies, radio, and television.

August 17, 1906 (1998) – Hazel Bishop, chemist, created the first “kiss-proof” lipstick, founded a cosmetics company, Hazel Bishop, Inc.

August 17, 1927 (1997) – Elaine Hedges, educator, helped create the field of Women’s Studies, founding member of the National Women’s Studies Association, founded the Women’s Studies Program at Towson University, one of the oldest programs in the country, writer and editor for The Feminist Press.

August 18, 1911 (2015) – Amelia Boynton Robinson, activist who was a leader of the American Civil Rights Movement in Selma, Alabama, and a key figure in the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches.

August 18, 1927 – Rosalynn Carter, U.S. First Lady from 1977 to 1981, politically active while in the White House, focused on mental health, senior citizens, and community voluntarism, co-founded the Carter Center with her husband in 1982.

August 19, 1895 (1987) – Vera Weisbord, radical activist, labor organizer, and feminist, organized women textile worker strikes in the 1920s, active in the Civil Rights Movement, wrote her autobiography, A Radical Life, in 1977, also a painter.

August 19, 1920 (1999) – Donna Allen, founder of the Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press in 1972 to publicize and research women’s issues which she thought were ignored by the mainstream media.

Herstory Events:

On May 21, 1919, the House of Representatives passed the amendment, and two weeks later, the Senate followed. When Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the amendment on August 18, 1920, the amendment was adopted. It reads: The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

The 19th Amendment reads, The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

When we shall have our amendment [for woman suffrage] . . . everybody will think it was always so . . . They have no idea of how every single inch of ground that she stands upon today has been gained by the hard work of some little handful of women of the past. —Susan B. Anthony, speech at the National-American Convention, 1894

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Announcements

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

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 5:30 to 6:30 PM, 19th Amendment Centennial Kick-Off, Online Zoom event hosted by Sonoma County Women’s Suffrage Project, featuring Molly Murphy MacGregor of NWHA and Paula Freund, Curator of Women’s Suffrage Exhibit at the Petalulma Museum.  Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1674022199412318/

19th Amendment Centennial Kickoff Aug. 18

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19th Amendment Centennial Kickoff logo

 

Sonoma County 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project’s
19th Amendment Centennial Series

Tuesday, August 18 – August 26, 2020
Download the pdf with the list of events.

 

 

 

 

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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. Participate via
this livestream which will be available on Zoom, YouTube and Facebook. For details visit

https://www.petalumamuseum.com/calendar-event/suffrage-exhibit-opening-dedication/

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January 25 through September 20, 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/ and at http://sonco.ca.lwvnet.org/

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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

I Am Woman sung by Pink Martini from the single I Am Woman  (2018 Heinz Records).

Blood of the Ancients, sung by Betsey 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