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Women’s Spaces Radio Show on KBBF-FM 89.1 with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Shekeyna Black on Peace & Justice Centers annual celebration Building Bridges in the Community and Dr. Jacqueline Lawrence on her musical The Spirit of Us retracing the path to freedom for Black slaves,  broadcast on 4/18/16, has been uploaded to the web archives.


Featuring Guests:

1. Shekeyna Black  ,  Center Coordinator, Sonoma County Peace & Justice Center; CEO, A Miracle Production (AMP)

2.  Jacqueline Lawrence, CEO, Heiress Productions, Inc., Author,


Guest 1.  Shekeyna Black shares with us events coming up at the Peace & Justice Center, including the annual Awards Celebration and Fundraiser this Saturday evening, April 23 from 5-10pm.

Guest Link:
Buiding Bridges in the Community

Shekeyna also had some live theatre to announce.

Guest Links:
Bob. A Life in Five Acts, Directed by Sheri Lee Miller at Main Stage West in Sebastopol, May 6 through 22.

Macbeth by Shakespeare, July 1-23
and The Plot Against Shakespeare – a comedy by David Beckman, August 12-27
Check the website for the dates and more information


Guest 2. Dr, Jacqueline Lawrence shares what moved her to write and produce the musical The Spirit of Us, a play that retraces the slavery and the Underground Railway to freedom through songs
from Negro spirituals to Gospel, to Rap and Hip Hop,

Guest Link: http://heiressproductions.webs.com/

Music Selections:
Women’s rights suffrage song-Standing on the Shoulders
 (on YouTube)

Hoe Emma Hoe   An example of Call and Response songs, These songs helped the slaves synchronize group tasks at the master’s insistence, but also served a way to  communicate through poetry and lyrics.  (on YouTube)