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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with guests Leslie Graves updating on the Women’s Rally, Cerrissa MacNichols and Estela Martinez on $5M Wildfire Immigrants grant. and DA Jill Ravitch on Family Justice Center, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 1/22/18, has been uploaded to the web archives.


Women’s Rally Update
CHDC $5M Wildfire Grant for Immigrants
Family Justice Center


1. Leslie Graves , Co-Organizer, Women’s Rally

2. Cerrissa MacNichols, Program Planner, California Human Development Corporation (CHDC)

3. Estela Martinez, Bilingual Case Manager, California Human Development Corporation (CHDC)

4. Jill Ravitch, District Attorney, Sonoma County, Family Justice Center


1. Leslie Graves updates us on the size and energy of the Women’s Rally in Santa Rosa.  5,000 is her estimate as an experienced event organizer at the Old Courthouse Square.  Congratulations all those who showed up at the marches or rallies for raising your voice and registering to vote.

About our Guest:  Leslie Graves began coordinating local events in Santa Rosa in 1996 while working at a local non-profit community organization and then moving onto managing events at other non-profits and corporate retailers. Currently she is the Market and Event Manager for the Wednesday Night Market in Downtown Santa Rosa. Leslie mixes a background of Health/Fitness, Marketing and Community Development,

Discussion of Event of January 20th in Sonoma at noon Link: Women’s March Sonoma Valley fb page

Link: Sonoma County Registrar of Voters

2. Cerrissa MacNichols and 3. Estela Martinez talk about the services of the California Human Development Corporation (CHDC) in Sonoma County and 30 other Northern California Counties.  Headquartered in Santa Rosa, CHDC has been fighting the war on poverty for 50 years, inspired by the farmworkers they serve.  They share some exciting news that needs to be acted on by February 7, 2018.  $5 Million in Emergency Wildfire Federal Aid for Immigrants has been grantedfor the California counties of Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Nevada, Napa, Sonoma, Orange, Yuba and Solano. CHDC has been named as the dispensing agency, and it subcontracts with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, On The Move, UpValley Family Centers of napa, Abode and UndocuFund Steering Committee that includes the North Bay Organizing Project, Graton Day Labor Center and North Bay Jobs with Justice. CHDC offers confidential and safe counselling for immigrants, documented or undocumented.  The deadline to apply is February 7, 2018.

About our Guest: Cerrissa MacNichols has been working for nonprofits that serve immigrants for over 20 years. She currently works as the program planner and grant writer for CHD. Cerrissa immigrated from Korea when she was 14 months old and has spent all of her adult life advocating for immigrant rights.

About our Guest:  Estela Martinez  worked as a case manager for seniors before coming to CHD. She has been employed as a bilingual case manager for CHD’s One-Stop Wildfire Relief and Resource center since December of last year.

Guest Link: https://californiahumandevelopment.org/

Wildfire Grant CDHC Tel. (707) 523-1155 x4740


4. District Attorney Jill Ravitch discusses the Family Justice Center (FJC), which serves as a one-stop agency addressing the needs of surviving victims of family violence to protect them and restore hope.  FJC is committed to helping survivors of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, Child Abuse, Elder Abuse, and Stalking.  No police report is required unless agreed to.  Immigration status is not requested.
About our Guest:   Jill Ravitch is the first woman to serve as District Attorney in Sonoma County. She took office in 2011, and is now serving her second term. A graduate of UC Berkeley, Ms. Ravitch attended the University of San Francisco Law School, and upon graduation in 1987 began her prosecutorial career at the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. Ms. Ravitch moved to Sonoma County in 1990 and joined the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office where she earned recognition for her prosecution skills, handling many complex and high profile sexual assault, domestic violence, gang violence and homicide cases. During Ms. Ravitch’s first term she opened the Family Justice Center, dedicated to providing wraparound services to victims of family violence, sexual assault, elder abuse and child abuse.

Guest Link: Family Justice Center: www.fjcsc.org

(707) 565-8255    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Mon – Fri


Announcement Links 


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 the Glee Cast from the Album: Glee the Music Vol. 2 (209 Twentieth Century Fox Television)

Singing for our Lives by Holly Near from the Album: And Still We Sing (Calico Tracks Music)

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