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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with guests Kathleen Riley on Equal Pay Day and Dr. Amanda Morrison on Our House Intercultural Center SRJC Petaluma and We the Future Social Justice Conference,  recorded on 4/2/18, has been uploaded to the web archives. The show was recorded, broadcast and streamed over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM in the NorthBay on Monday 4/2/18 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Tuesday 4/3/18.

The link to the show’s archive webpage is


 Equal Pay Day 2018 on April 10
Our House Intercultural Center SRJC Petaluma
We the Future Social Justice Conference on April 13:
Feeding Ourselves, Feeding Our Souls


April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month (See Section below)


1. Kathleen Reily , Public Policy Chair, Healdsburg Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW)

2. Amanda Morrison, Ph.D, Coordinator of Our House Intercultural Center on the SRJC Petaluma’s campus,


1. Kathleen Reily talks about some of the activites of the Americann Association of Universtiy Women (AAUW) in Sonoma County, especially advocating for Equal Pay for women as is paid men for the same job.  AAUW holds an annual ‘Unequal Cookie Sale’ on Equal Pay Day every year to bring awareness to gender pay gap at the different city chapters of AAUW in the nation.  The next Equal Pay Day, according to the National Committee on Pay Equity, is Tuesday, April 10, 2018. This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. In 2016 it was on April 12th, so there has been a bit of an improvement.

About our Guest:  Kathleen Reily is was President of the WVIZ, Cleveland’s public television station’s, curriculum council; Beachwood Middle School IRC, Instructional Resource Center, Director
Discovery of J. Patrick Lewis Children’s poet laureate; Creation of the Ohio Computer Consortium; Writing Participant in the Ohio Guidelines for Effective School Library Media programs; Children’s Librarian for the highest-ranking school district in California, Orinda Unified
Founder of Windsor First Editions

Guest Link: https://healdsburg-ca.aauw.net/

Event: Equal Pay Day Cookie Sale at Big John’s Market in Healdsburg and Plank Coffee in Cloverdale on April 10th from 11:00 -1:00


2. Amanda Morrison, PhD, Coordinator of Our House Intercultural Center on the Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) Petaluma’s campus shares her path to interculturalism, that of cultures mixing and interacting with one another.  Amanda islead organizer in the second annual We the Future Social Justice Conference co-sponsored with the North Bay Organizing Project on April 13, 2018, calling this year’ theme Feeding Ourselves, Feeding Our Souls, to gather activists to network.  The keynote speaker will be Nikki Silvestri,who was named one of the 100 Most Influential African Americans by The Root magazine.

About Our Guest: Amanda Morrison is a California native and Sonoma County local. . Although she spent her childhood in a hippie enclave in Los Angeles called Topanga Canyon, she attended high school at Santa Rosa High and considers this area home. Amanda taught ethnic studies for over four years at Sonoma State University as well as cultural anthropology at UC Berkeley. She holds a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin with a specialization in Mexican-American studies and popular culture. Her dissertation focused on the Bay Area hip-hop scene; if you want to call her a “hip-hop scholar” she’s cool with that. She chose that topic because she’s interested in cultural forms that bridge differences and bring people together across racial and ethnic lines. Her vision is to cultivate that kind of space in Our House. Given her mixed Chicano/a and Anglo/a heritage, she sees herself as a bridge figure and community builder.

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

Event Link: We the Future Social Justice Conference: Feeding Ourselves, Feeding Our Souls https://wethefuture.santarosa.edu/


 April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month

April is a month dedicated to raising awareness about sexual violence and increasing the public’s understanding about sexual violence in our society. It also provides opportunities for the community to be directly involved in supporting victims and survivors, their families, and organizations that provide crisis intervention throughout the year. Sexual violence prevention requires many voices and roles. Prevention is possible and we all can make a difference. Here’s how YOU can make a difference, as we learned at the Panel Discussion after the Special Screening of the Film The Rape of Recy Taylor on March 29 last week at the Rialto Cinema in Sebastopol:
Intervene to stop concerning behavior
Speak up when you hear rape jokes or harmful comments
Believe and support survivors
Create prevention policies at your workplace or school
Coordinate a community event to raise awareness
Talk with neighbors about ways everyone can get involved
Email legislators to gain support for prevention and services
Support the agencies who provide services for survivors: DONATE


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

The Rose sung by LeAnn Rimes from theAlbum: You Light Up My Light  (2007 Holly O’Reilly

The Times They Are a Changing sund by Odetta from the Album Odetta Sings Dylan (2000 Camdon Record Label)

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