Women’s Space Radio Show with our guests Julie Combs on CASA – Committee to House the Bay Area, Leslie Graves recaps the Women’s March in Santa Rosa and Nancy Vogl reports on MLK Holiday A Day On Not a Day Off, recorded on 1/21/19, 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 1/21/19 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Wednesday 1/23/19.
The Recording of the show is archived at http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA190121.html
Santa Rosa Women’s March 2019 Recap
Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., A Day On Not a Day Off.
CASA – Committee to House the Bay Area
1. Leslie Graves, Chief Organizer, Santa Rosa Women’s March 2019
2. Nancy Vogl, Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration: Love in Action;
3. Julie Combs, Commissioner, Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), former Chair of the Steering Committee of CASA – Committee to House the Bay Area; new Chair of the Regional Planning Committee for the 9 San Francisco Bay Counties; Santa Rosa City Councilperson
1. Leslie Graves gives us a recap of the Women’s Rally and March 2019 in Santa Rosa that drew 4,500 people with colorful costumes and thought-provoking and humorous opinions on posters and, of course, a many pussy hats adorning heads on Saturday morning. Elaine,B. Holtz, the host of Women’s Spaces, was honored to be one of the lead banner bearers, along with Dr. Jacqueline Lawrence of Legacy Showcase, her granddaughter Grace, Miss Sonoma County Tyler-Avery Lewis and Miss Sonoma County’s Outstanding Teen, Pinkeo Phongsa. Many booths dotted the square with information from many organizations serving the community. It was a good time to meet old friends and make new ones and enjoy the networking. Check out some photos further below on this page.
About our Guest: Leslie Graves got her first taste of coordinating local events while with the Sonoma County Family YMCA when she took a role of planning the Harvest Fair 10K/3K Run in 1996 and then moved onto managing events at other non-profits and corporate retailers in the field of Marketing. Mixing a background of Health/Fitness, Marketing and Community Development, Leslie is always up for helping to make a positive impact by bringing people together to celebrate community. In her spare time she adds her voice to a bevy of local events as the emcee around Sonoma County.
Guest Links: Women’s March in Santa Rosa 2019, https://www.facebook.com/events/269734966995428/
2. Nancy Vogl reports on Sunday’s annual Celebration of the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and talks of some of the Presentations of the Essays and Posters in the contest in the county schools on Dr. King’s legacy. Nancy also describes some of the Day On Not a Day Off activities organized for the Monday holiday at the Community Baptist Church in Santa Rosa, including the sewing of cloth sanitary pads for school girls in Uganda who cannot afford the pads and are ashamed to go to school during their menstruation.
About our Guest Nancy Vogl was a founding member of the one of the first lesbian bands of 2nd wave feminism, the Berkeley Women’s Music Collective, that recorded and toured together from 1973-79. She continued playing with Robin Flower, Barbara Higbie and Holly Near until moving to Sonoma County in 1984. Nancy served as Youth Service Director at the Volunteer Center for 7 years, and Co-Directed Sonoma County’s LGBTQQI youth group, Positive Images. She now offers private coaching in addiction recovery, and returned to music with a new CD, opening for friends on March 8th at Freight & Salvage in Berkeley. Her passion is healthy youth development, non-violence and community peace, studying with Dr. Ricky Shereover Marcuse, and James and Grace Boggs. She returned to the MLK committee this year.
Guest Link: MLK Celebration: www.facebook.com/events/520703188421760/
3. Julie Combs talks about her role as one of the 21 Commissioners of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), The MTC Commissioners, per their website, “shape policies to guide transportation and development in the Bay Area, and fund projects and programs to turn those policies into reality.” The MTC serves the 9 counties of the San Franciso Bay Area. The main project of MTC currently is called CASA – Committee to House the Bay Area, to address the regional homelessness crisis affecting all the communities. Julie was Chair of the steering committee of CASA and she describes some of the functions of CASA and how it will affect local affordable housing policies. Julie encourages Santa Rosa residents to show up and voice their opinions on housing or other needs the city should address with budget at the very important Budget Priorities meeting of the City Council on Tuesday, January 29th.
About our Guest: Julie Combs has been a Councilperson for the City of Santa Rosa since 2012. She has a degree in engineering and over 15 years experience in housing construction and building code work, which has helped inform her work on our housing crisis. Locally she serves on the very new Home – the Joint Santa Rosa City and Sonoma County Agency to fund the coordinated response to homelessness. More directly Julie has served on the CASA steering committee, and was chair of the Regional Housing Committee and was just elected to be the new Chair of the Regional Planning Committee for the 9 Bay Area Counties.
Guest Links: firstname.lastname@example.org
January 29, Tuesday, Budget Priorities, Santa Rosa City Council Chambers, City Hall, City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa. www.srcity.org/1322/City-Council
February 14, 2019 Petaluma, One Billion Rising and The Vagina Monologues (English & Spanish) https://www.facebook.com/events/201532364128702/
March 30-31, 2019, Founding Convention of the California Progressive Alliance (CPA) https://californiaprogressivealliance.org/2019-founding-convention/
The Opening and Closing Theme song is with permission of the Composer and Singer
I Am Woman sung by Pink Martini from the album I Am Woman Single (Wrasse Records)
Martin Luther King sung by Lori Nebo from the album I Am A Voice (Fandalism.com)
The House I Live In sung by Maxine Lineham from the album An American Journey (Honey Bun Records)