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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Caitlin Quinn and Zach Neeley on Parent Child Talks on Consent and Sex and Georgia Kelly on Conflict Resolution plus Pumpkin Fairy Godmother visit,  recorded on 11/5/18, 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 11/5/18 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Tuesday 11/6/18.

The link to the show’s archive webpage is


Verity Training for Parents and Children on Consent and Sex

Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution

Featuring Guests:

1. Claudia Levin, Pumpkin Fairy Godmother

2. Caitlin Quinn, Communications Coordinator, Verity

3. Zach Neeley, Prevention Specialist, Verity

4. Georgia Kelly, Founder and Executive Director of Praxis Peace Institute

Announcements (See links below)


1. Claudia Levin swoops in as the Pumpkin Fairy Godmother to start the show with a blessing.

About our Guest: Claudia Levin presents the Pumpkin Fairy Godmother.

Guest Link: PumpkinFairyGodmother@gmail.com

Pumpkin Fairy Godmother


 2. Caitlin Quinn and 3. Zach Neeley talk about the need for parents to talk to their children about sex at appropriate times.  Especially the role of consent in sexual activity needs to be discussed. This is  relevant given the recent mass killings by men obsessing over their frustration with their relationships with women. The whole Verity team is passionate about ending sexual violence in Sonoma County and all over the world. Both Caitlin and Zach will be facilitating a workshop for Parents and their teenagers How to Talk about Consent on Monday November 12th at the Sonoma County Library Santa Rosa Central Branch, 211 E St, at 7 – 8:30 PM.

Parent/Child Workshop: How to Talk About Consent Event Link:

Email Zach for information: zneeley@ourverity.org

Verity Rape Crisis Hotline 100% Confidential:  (707) 545-7723

About our Guest: Caitlin Quinn was raised in Sonoma County and attended UC Berkeley, where she became involved in anti-sexual violence work and was one of 31 students who filed a Title IX complaint against the university in 2013. Caitlin handles all of Verity’s communications work while supporting the administrative side of things.

About our Guest: Zach Neeley was raised in Texas and earned his JD from Fordham University in New York. He practiced law in New York and California before joining the Verity team. Zach provides prevention education throughout the county to kids, teens, and adults in classrooms and community groups all over.

Guest Link:  http://www.ourverity.org

www.ourverity.org/services/prevention to arrange for workshop

Verity Rape Crisis Hotline 100% Confidential:  (707) 545-7723

4. Georgia Kelly talks about her work in Conflict Resolution by Effective Communication.   Realizing the role of pride and overcoming its often immediate reactions is a big consideration, as are setting boundaries.  Georgia will be givng a workshop this coming Saturday, November 10th at the Sonoma Community Center from 12 noon to 5 PM. RSVP at the event link below.

Effective Communication and Conflict Transformation Workshop Event Link:  www.praxispeace.org/events

About our Guest: Georgia Kelly has a certificate in Conflict Resolution from Sonoma State University and has continued studies in the field with cultural anthropologist Angeles Arrien and Norwegian peace negotiator Johann Galtung. She has been deeply influenced by the inspiring work and writings of Jonan Fernandez, Director of the Department of Coexistence and Human Rights in the Basque Parliament in Spain. Georgia has directed think tank projects for Praxis and teaches conflict resolution workshops. In 2013, she edited and co-authored a cooperative book, Uncivil Liberties: Deconstructing Libertarianism, that is available online and through Praxis. She also writes a blog for the Huffington Post. Prior to founding Praxis, Georgia was a professional musician (harpist, composer, and recording artist). She is a member of TRANSCEND International, a Peace Development Environment Network. She is Founder and Executive Director of Praxis Peace Institute

Guest Link: www.praxispeace.org


Tuesday, November 6, Election Day, Polls open at 7 AM – 8 PM. Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked before or on Election Day and delivered to the Registrar of Voters office via USPS or a bona fide private mail delivery company no later than three days after Election Day.  http://vote.sonoma-county.org/

Saturday, November 10,  Effective Communication and Conflict Transformation Workshop with Georgia Kelly at the Sonoma Community Center from 12 noon to 5 PM. RSVP (FEE) at www.praxispeace.org/events

Monday November 12 Parent/Child Workshop: How to Talk About Consent at the Sonoma County Library Santa Rosa Central Branch, 211 E St, at 7 – 8:30 PM. FREE


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 Times They Are a Changing sung by The Brothers and Sisters from the Album Dylans Gospels (1969 Ode Records)

Vote sung by the Citizens Band from the Album Grab A Root and Growl (2012 The Citizens Band)

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