Women’s Spaces Radio Show with guest Jade de la Cruz on Women’s Self-Defense and the Verity Fundraiser/Film Screening of The Rape of Recy Taylor, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 3/19/18, has been uploaded to the web archives.


Announcements  (See Links below)

March is Women’s History Month –  (see some tributes below)


1.Jade de la Cruz , Women’s Self-Defense Instructor, Panelist at Verity Fundraiser and Screening of the film The Rape of Recy Taylor on March 29


1. Jade de la Cruz shares her awakening through a street-smart friend from New York City into the need for self-defense as a woman and how she obtained the confidence through teachers to defend herself but also to teach others these skills and heightened awareness. Jade relates how intuition can give us protective guidance in association with physical self-defense skills. Jade de la Cruz will be on the panel with DA Jill Ravitch,Verity E.D. Christina Castillo and Elaine B. Holtz of Women’s Spaces at the Verity Fundraiser and Screening of the film of The Rape of Recy Taylor on Thursday, March 29 at the Rialto in Sebastopol.

About our Guest:  Jade de la Cruz has been teaching women’s self-defense for 25 years and currently lives and teaches self-defense here in Sonoma County and surrounding areas. She holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology and a Certificate in Creative Expression from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University) in 2001. At that same time, she completed two years of professional training with Psychosynthesis Palo Alto. After moving to Sonoma County in 2003, Jade worked for West County Community Services and facilitated a Youth Diversion Program for at-risk youth. She is also a Transformational Life Coach, coaching individual teens and adults, couples and families. Jade is on a mission to empower people to find their their greatness, to tap into the deep well of power and strength that lies within, and to heal and transform any and all areas of their lives that hold them back in order to live a truly empowered, authentic and expanded life.

Guest Link: https://self-defenseforgirlsandwomen.com/

Guest Event: Film Screening: The Rape of Recy Taylor

sponsored by Sat On Her Case, a Sonoma County volunteer intitiative for the speedy processing of rape kits by law enforcement agencies.

Thursday, March 29, 6-9:00 PM at Rialto Cinemas in Sebastopol


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Announcement Links 

Women’s History Month in Sonoma County

List of 2018 Honorees of the NWHP: www.nwhp.org/2018-theme-honorees/

National Women's History Project

Event Link: NWHP Honoree Luncheons

2018 Honoree Luncheon

**Sonoma County N.O.W. (National Organization for Women) Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, March 21, 1:00 PM
Mission: to bring women into full participation in American society. Monthly meeting on feminist issues and goals. For more info visit: www.nowsonoma.org  or call (707)545-5036 or email sonomacountynow@yahoo.com
Round Table Pizza – 1791 Marlow Rd., Santa Rosa

**“Las Adelitas” Talk by SRJC History Instructor Laura Larqué
Tuesday, March 27, 9-10:30 AM
“Adelitas” were women who served as cooks, cleaners, scouts, and nurses during the Mexican Revolution. If their male relatives died in battle, these women took their place and started fighting in the army as Soldaderas. Larqué will share some of the untold stories of these valiant women and how their contributions to the revolution have been overlooked by historians because they were poor Indigenous or Mestiza ethnic background. For more info, visit: www.facebook.com/events/1986491074951737/

SRJC Petaluma – 680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Jacobs Hall PC 116, Petaluma

**“What if Women Built a Community College – and EVERYbody Came?”
Thursday, March 29, 12:00-1:00 PM
As the Santa Rosa Junior College campus and local communities reflect upon the College’s 100th anniversary, various historical events and demographic trends serve as a meaningful backdrop. Acclaimed local historian and journalist Gaye Le Baron will provide an insightful historical overview of Sonoma County shedding light on the role and legacy of Santa Rosa Junior College. In partnership with Arts and Lectures, and SRJC’s 100th Anniversary Committee.
Free and open to the public.
For more info, visit: https://pr.santarosa.edu/womens-history-month-2018

Parking permits are required, cost $4 and are available on campus lots.
Santa Rosa Junior College – Lawrence A. Bertolini Student Center, Santa Rosa

**Film Screening: The Rape of Recy Taylor
Thursday, March 29, 6-9:00 PM
Reception 6pm. 7-8:30pm Screening to benefit Verity. 8:30 Panel Discussion with District Attorney, Jill Ravitch, Verity Executive Director, Christine Castillo and Sonoma county National Organization for Women (NOW) President, Elaine B. Holtz. For more info, visit: www.facebook.com/events/247384775802412/

Rialto Cinemas – 6868 Mckinley St., Sebastopol

The Petaluma Museum has some great events for Women’s History Month:


March is Women’s History Month

Cristina Jiménez is a leader in the youth-led immigrant rights movement and instrumental in creating the DACA program. By sharing her own story of being undocumented, Jiménez inspired others to come forward, and helped change the discourse on immigration.


Cristina Jiménez is Executive Director & Co-founder of United We Dream (UWD), the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the country. Originally from Ecuador, Jiménez came to the U.S. with her family at the age of 13, attending high school and college as an undocumented student. She has been organizing in immigrant communities for over a decade and was part of UWD’s campaign team that led to the historic victory of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2012 that protected close to a million young immigrants from deportation. Under Jiménez’s leadership UWD has grown to a powerful network of 55 affiliates in 26 states with over 400,000 members. Cristina is one of the 2018 National Women’s History Month Honorees.  Read her fascinating bio and accomplishments at



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

Ain’t Gonna Let Anyone Turn Me Around sung by Lydia Violet from theAlbum: Already Free  (2016 Lydia Violet

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