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Women’s Spaces Radio Show on KBBF-FM 89.1 with host Elaine B. Holtz commenting on the use of “Mother” to refer to the MOAB bomb and guests Marjorie Helm on the upcoming Petaluma Community Engagement Fair on May 7 and Dr. Amanda Morrison on the upcoming We the Future Social Justice Conference on April 28, broadcast on 4/17/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.


The show began today with

followed by
Commentary by Elaine B. Holtz and then her featured Guests:

Commentary: The use of “Mother-of-all-bombs” to describe the 11-ton MOAB  (officially Massive Ordnance Air Blast) is an affront on all mothers.


Featuring Guests:

1. Marjorie Helm, LCSW, Co-organizer, First annual Petaluma Community Engagement Fair

2.  Dr. Amanda Morrison ,Coordinator of SRJC Petaluma’s Intercultural Center and Chair of North Bay Organizing Project’s Education Justice Task Force

Guest  1.  Marjorie Helm talks about what led her to her involvement in planning the First annual Petaluma Community Engagement Fair to happen on May 7, 2017.  Margie is politically active in Petaluma and co-founded a cross-cultural celebration of El Dia de los Muertos now entering its 17th year. She was honored 2 years ago as Social Worker of the year for Sonoma County and 6 years ago as Petaluma Citizen of the Year. Ms. Helm came out of retirement after the election to work preserving and protecting human rights.
She is a founding member of the Petaluma Community Relations Council (PCRC) and Co-coordinator with her husband Chip Atkins of the Petaluma Community Engagement Fair to occur Sunday May 7, 12:00pm – 4:00pm. It is FREE.
PCRC and other co-sponsors are bringing together local community groups, faith based organizations and nonprofits, with volunteers and activists to encourage, celebrate and increase civic engagement in Petaluma.

Guest Event Link:   Petaluma Community Engagement Fair fb Event page May 7th

Guest Link: Petaluma Community Relations Council petalumacrc.org


Guest 2.  Dr. Amanda Morrison went to high school at Santa Rosa High, college at UC Santa Cruz, and completed a doctorate in cultural anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin, which includes degree specializations in Mexican American Studies and popular culture studies. She has taught ethnic studies and anthropology classes at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and Sonoma State University. In addition to her academic work, she has published articles on popular music and the arts in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, the Oakland Tribune, and other newspapers. She recently took a full-time position as Coordinator of SRJC Petaluma’s Intercultural Center which is known as “Our House.” Her passion is helping facilitate deep conversations about race and inequality. To this end, Dr. Amanda Morrison has begun advocating for more ethnic studies classes at SRJC and, in her work as Chair of North Bay Organizing Project’s Education Justice Task Force, she’s involved in the campaign to push for ethnic studies in local middle and high schools. Amanda announces the upcoming We the Future Social Justice Conference at the SRJC Petaluma campus on Friday April 28, 2017 from 8am to 6pm.

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

Guest Event:  Registration https://wethefuture.santarosa.edu
This day-long conference aims to raise consciousness and inspire action, reflected in its inaugural theme, “Get Woke Stay Woke.” For those feeling the call toward political action, the conference offers an opportunity to build solidarity among activists of color, working-class folks, interfaith allies, feminists, members of the LGBTQI community, immigrants and the undocumented, labor organizers, and environmentalists whose diverse work is united by a desire to build a more just, humane world.


Music Selections:

Masters of War sung by Tatiana Moroz from the album Love and Liberty (Tatiana Moroz label).

Get Together sung by the Indio Girls, music and lyrics by Chet Powers, originally recorded by the Kingston Trio   from the album Strange Fire (CBS Records, Inc label)

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