Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Laura Gonzales on No Nazis, No KKK, No Fascist USA! March, Darcy Trotten on Communications and Social Justice Activism, and Molly Murphy MacGregor on Womens’s Equality Day, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 8/14/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.
1. Laura Gonzales, Co-Organizer: No Nazis, No KKK, No Fascist USA! March in Santa Rosa to protest the terrorism by the Alt-Right in Charlottesville, Virginia
2. Darcy Trotten, Founder, President, Activism Articulated, social justice consulting firm to the recent Oakland march in July Ain’t I A Woman
3. Molly Murphy MacGregor, Executive Director, Co-Founder, and Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Women’s History Project (NWHP)
1. Laura Gonzales on hearing the news of the acts of terrorism in Charlottesville, Virginia orgainized a local march with Carolyn Epple a member of Homeless Action, in
Santa Rosa and gathering at the Old Courthouse Square yesterday, Sunday afternoon, to protest the rise of hate groups emboldened by the election of President Donald Trump and his inflammatory remarks on Twitter and in public speeches. The march is named for what it called for in our country and locality: No Nazis, No KKK, No Fascist USA! Laura shares how she came to put out the call on social media and reap the harvest of ideas and encouragement in solidarity from some 300 folks who answered the call to express their feelings in this community action.
About our Guest: Laura Gonzales is a teacher for over 20 years and has proven herself a tireless advocate for public education. She has served as a California Teachers Association delegate to the National Educational Association Representative Assembly. She has also served as an elected member on the Santa Rosa School Board. She organized the gathering with Carolyn Epple a member of Homeless action and co founder of Camp Macilia, an encampment in Sonoma County for the Homeless.
2. Darcy Trotten talks about the need for good communications and organization when planning social justice events and marches. Darcy shares how her communicatons firm Activism Articulate was of help to the organizers of the Oakland march in July called Ain’t I A Woman.
About our Guest: After ten years in the field as a journalist, communications consultant, and PR manager, Darcy Trotten is devoted to illuminating often-overlooked voices. Her activism is deeply rooted in strategic communications efforts and the idea that bridging the gap between mainstream media access and progressive ideas is a big part of what it takes to change the world. Her firm Activism Articulate develops communications plans, offers training and workshops and helps small organizations craft effective messaging strategies for the fights they take on. She specializes in managing press efforts, message creation, image management and strategic communication planning.
Guest Link: www.activismarticulated.com
3. Molly Murphy MacGregor shares her life in founding the National Women’s History Projject, beginning with the pioneering Women’s Studies Program in Sonoma State 40 years ago. Molly talks about the Women’s Equality Day coming up on August 26, that commemorates the ratification in 1920 of the 19th Amendment of the US Constitution granting women the right to vote, as well as this day in 1970 that 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, A year later on August 26, 1971 the first Women’s Equality Day, initiated by Representative Bella Abzug, is established by Presidential Proclamation and reaffirmed annually.
About our Guest: Molly Murphy MacGregor co-founderd the National Women’s History Project here in Sonoma County in 1980. Molly is a former high school social studies teacher who has worked for over 35 years in the field of gender equity and women’s history. She conducts women’s history workshops and women’s historic sites tours throughout the country. She also works with state and national agencies on strategies and programs to help acknowledge and recognize the historic contributions of women. Her work in the field of multicultural women’s history has been widely recognized including awards from the National Education Association, the US Department of Education, and the National Association for Multicultural Education, and the Association for Gender Equity Leadership in Education Leadership.
Guest Link: National Women’s History Project www.nwhp.org
I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to be Free by Nina Simone from the Album: Freedom Songs from the Heart of America (Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.)
Battle Hymn of Women by Betsy Rosa and the Aurora Women’s Chorus from the Album: Welcome to The Circle (Paper Crane Music)