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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with guest Sabra Briere on Indivisible Sonoma County, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 2/19/18, has been uploaded to the web archives.


Announcements  (See Links below)

February is Black History Month –  (see some tributes below)


1. Sabra Briere , Director, Indivisible Sonoma County


1. Sabra Briere turned her disappointment in last November’s election into community action, even when that is a new community. Sabra describes how she was attracted to join the all volunteer Indivisible Sonoma County at its first general meeting in January 2017 and what goals it has met in resisting the new Federal Administration by calling Senators and Representatives across the nation to voice opinion on issues selected by the membership.

About our Guest:  Sabra Briere served as a City Council Member of Ann Arbor, MI. In January 2017 Sabra and her husband moved to Santa Rosa to be closer to their son’s growing family. She immediately became involved in our community by becoming a member of Indivisible Sonoma County at their first general meeting in January 2017, and has become an active member of the local Democratic Party, and volunteers for the City of Santa Rosa. Sabra became leader of Indivisible Sonoma County last fall, following the resignaton of the founder, Karen D’Or. Sabra spoke at the Women’s Rally at the Old Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa on January 20th. Passionate about free speech, education, the environment, and civic responsibilities, Sabra brings her energy and her insights to our local issues.

Guest Link: www.indivisiblesoco.com


Guest Email: sabra.briere@gmail.com


Announcement Links 

Petaluma Historical Library and Museum Special Exhibit

Reflections 40 Years of Celebrating Black History Month
An exhibit which tells the story of Petaluma’s black population since the 1800’s and highlights major local and national events during the last 40 years. Feb.8-25, Open Thurs – Sat 10-4, Sun, 12-3. www.petalumamuseum.com


February is Black History Month

Marjorie Stewart Joyner (1896-1994): Inventor of a Permanent Hair-Wave Machine changed the game of hair styling with this machine that added curl to straight hair and could be used to straighten curly hair.  Marjorie became the National Supervisor for more than 200 beauty colleges owned by Madame C.J. Walker and eventually joined their board of directors.  Marjorie was the first Black woman in history to receive a patent for her work, but unfortunately all the royalties and rights to her invention went to Madame C.J. Walker’s business as a stipulation of her employment. In addition to her inventions, Marjorie worked tirelessly to improve the lives of her fellow beauticians and hair stylists. She did this by co-founding the United Beauty School Owners and Teachers Association in 1945 with Mary McLeod Bethune. She also raised money for Black colleges and founded the Alpha Chi Pi Omega sorority and fraternity to raise the standards for beauticians..


Loretta Ross has dedicated her career to feminist issues with a focus on women of color. She helped create the theory of Reproductive Justice, adding a human rights framework to include everyone in reproductive rights issues. Ross is a rape survivor and survivor of sterilization abuse.
She launched her feminist career in the 1970s as director of the D.C. Rape Crisis Center, one of the first centers primarily run by and for women of color. She launched the Women of Color Program for the National Organization for Women (NOW) in the 1980s, and was National Program Director of the National Black Women’s Health Project.
She is a visiting professor teaching courses on white supremacy, reproductive justice, and calling in practices at Hampshire tire College for the 2017 – 2018 academic years. She holds a B. A. From Agnes Scott College in women’s studies she holds an honorary doctorate of civil law awarded in 2003 from Arcadia University and a second honorary doctorate degree awarded in 2013 by Smith College.


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

Oh Freedom sung by Vivian Richman from the Album: Songs of Freedom, Liberty, and War
(2012 Goldenlane Records)

Harriet Tubman sung by Holly Near from the album And Still We Sing, the Outspoken Collection
 (1Calico Tracks Music)

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