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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Regina Brennan on the 2018 Youth Summit and Mara Ventura and Maria Guadalupe Garcia on North Bay Jobs With Justice, recorded on 9/17/18, 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 9/17/18 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Tuesday 9/18/18.

The link to the show’s archive webpage is


Announcements    (See Links below)

Featured Guests

1.Regina Brennan , Sonoma County Black Forum, Co-Coordinator of the 2018 Youth Summit Lead, Serve, and Thrive

2. Mara Ventura , Director, North Bay Jobs with Justice

3. Maria Guadalupe Garcia , Lead Organizer, North Bay Jobs with Justice


1. Regina Brennan shares her concern for preparing youth for a sustainable future and her path to helping form the Sonoma County Black Forum, the co-sponsor of the 2018 Youth Summit with the Sonoma State University Black Student Union this coming Saturday September 22. The all day event is free for youth of grades 9 -12 and their parents.  There will be workshops given for youth on coding, financial literacy, college and careers and also a workshop for parents. The Youth Summit was inspired by such annual summits at Stanford University, and it gives youth some glimpses into careers that encourage them to work for that goal and where to look for resources to support that mission.


About our Guest:  Regina Brennan decided to retire from the Santa Rosa City School District in 2017 after nearly 30 years as a classroom teacher. Her teaching career began at George Washington Middle School in Long Beach CA where she was Teacher of the Year in1993 and ended at Santa Rosa High School where for 18 years she taught a variety of World History classes. Retirement means developing her small gardening business, learning Spanish, spending more time with her family, and trying to stay relevant during uncertain times. She, along with a small group of educators and activists created the Sonoma County Black Forum.

Guest Link: http://sonomacountyblackforum.weebly.com/

2018 Youth Summit Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2071676142844640/a>


2.  Mara Ventura and 3. Maria Guadalupe Garcia talk of the need of their chapter North Bay Jobs With Justice, one of 52. of the national labor organization Jobs With Justice., that was founded 31 years ago. Mara and Maria also share their path into labor activism. They explain how jobs with just and safe working conditions and just  compensation are needed for a healthy work and family life. They also talk about Workers Rights Boards being set up in various localities and how it is a more just alternative for labor to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

 About our Guest:  Mara Ventura is the Director of North Bay Jobs with Justice, a local workers rights and immigrant rights organization. She’s been a student organizer for 4 years throughout Oregon and Washington, a labor union organizer for 6 years throughout the country, and has been organizing here with North Bay Jobs with Justice since January of 2017.

About our Guest: Maria Guadalupe Garcia is the Lead Organizer of North Bay Jobs With Justice. . Maria previously worked with the California Faculty Association on a statewide campaign called Students for a Quality Education, where students and faculty together are fighting for a free, accessible and quality education at all the California State Universities. Maria began as the Lead Organizer for North Bay Jobs With Justice after helping Sacramento put Rent Control on the ballot, this past Spring.

Guest links:  http://northbayjobswithjustice.org/




Saturday, September 22, at 8 AM, the 2018 Youth Summit at Sonoma State Universtiy, in Ballroom A, at 1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park. For details, call 707-235-1965. The all day event is free for youth of grades 9 -12 and their parents. hthttps://www.facebook.com/events/2071676142844640/


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

Let There Be Peace sung by Becky Hobbs from the Album Nanyehi Beloved Women of the Cherokee (2011 Becky Hobbs)

A Change is Gonna Come sung by Leila James
from the Album A Change is Gonna Come
(2005 Warner Brothers Records, Inc.)

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