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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with guests Susan Lamont on nationwide rallies April 15 No! to U.S. Wars at Home and Abroad and Rebecca Jones on the League of Women Voters events in Sonoma County,  recorded on 4/16/18, 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 4/16/18 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Tuesday 4/17/18.

The link to the show’s archive webpage is

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA180416.html

Announcements    (See Links below)

April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month (See Section below)

Featured

1. Susan Lamont , Activist, Report on No! to U.S. Wars at Home and Abroad Rally and March in Oakland on April 15

2. Rebecca Jones, President, League of Women Voters, Sonoma County Chapter

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1. Susan Lamont participated in the rally and march No! to U.S. Wars at Home and Abroad held Sunday April 15 in Oakland.  The nationwide action was planned in February as a voice of resistance to the increase in military action and budget of the United States in Syria and other places around the world.  Susan reports on the general mood of the crowd of 1000 that showed up in solidarity for a more peaceful and nurturing direction for the nation.

About our Guest:  Susan Lamont is a longtime peace and social justice activist, who is currently affiliated with Sonoma County’s Green Party, the Police Brutality Coalition and Veterans for Peace. She is also a writer, poet and photographer. Susan was my first guest on the Women’s Spaces television show in 2004 and a regular guest on the Women’s Spaces radio show.

Guest Link: https://www.facebook.com/susan.lamont.12

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2. Rebecca Jones talks about the League of Women Voters (LWV), founded in 1921, a year after the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution giving women the right to vote. The Sonoma County Chapter was founded in 1951. Rebecca talks about the mission of LWV to influence public policy through education and advocacy, yet LWV never supports or opposes any political party or candidate. We have an election coming up in the county on Tuesday, June 5, and the League has some events planned in April and May for citizens to register to vote and to learn about the candidates and issues in the county races.

About Our Guest: Rebecca Jones is a graduate of Sonoma State University where she earned a degree in Accounting, She worked at Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies for 25 years. Rebecca has always been interested in social and political issues but did not become significantly involved in local issues until she retired. Upon retiring, she joined the League of Women Voters in 2013 and has served as Secretary and now President. Originally from Montana she came to Sonoma County in 1975. She is married and has, two grown children and three grandchildren who all live in Sonoma County.

Guest Link:  League of Women Voters Sonoma County http://lwvsonoma.org/

LWC April Event Link: http://lwvsonoma.org/calendar.html

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 6-7:00pm Finley Center, Santa Rosa, Candidate Forum-Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters. Hear this views of the candidates for this office, important to voting in Santa Rosa County.

Monday, April 23, 2018, 6:30-7:30pm Sonoma Veterans Hall,
Sonoma, Sheriff Candidates Forum.

Monday, April 30, 2018, 6:30-8:00pm Santa Rosa Veterans Hall, Sheriff Candidates Forum.

Please viist the LWC Event page for more events in May related to the election. http://lwvsonoma.org/calendar.html

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Announcement Links

Event Link:  April 20-21, Women in Music: https://www.facebook.com/northbaywomeninmusiccollective/

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 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

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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

Strong Confident Woman sung by Ms. Taylor P. Collins from her Single: Strong Confident Woman (Ms. Taylor P. Collins)

One World sung by Roberta Donnay from the Album: One World (1998 Rainforest Records)

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