Women’s Space Radio Show with our guest Connie Madden on Pachamama Alliance and its upcoming Drawdown Workshop to Reverse Global Warming,  recorded on 5/6/19, has been uploaded to the web archives. The show was recorded, broadcast in the North Bay and streamed worldwide over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM  on Monday 5/6/19 at 11 AM (repeats at 11 PM) and repeat broadcast in Petaluma and streamed worldwide over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM on Wednesday 5/8/19 at 11 AM.

Visit the show’s web archive page to listen to the audio recording:


Sonoma County Pachamama Alliance’s upcoming Drawdown Workshop to Reverse Global Warming

Featuring Guests

1. Connie Madden , co-Founder, Sonoma County Pachamama Alliance, on this Thursday’s Drawdown Workshop


Announcements (Click for links below)


 Our Featured Guests

1.Connie Madden shares her journey into activism and the eventual co-founding of the Sonoma County chapter of Pachamama Alliance. Connie will be one of the facilitators of the Drawdown Workshop to be given on Thursday May 9 at the Arlene Francis Center.  Paul Hawkins in his book Drawdown lists 100 solutions to help turn around the Climate Crisis in which people can get involved and this will be presented at the workshops. Connie emphasized that for  Pachamama whole systems thinking is important; you can’t fix the planet and its culture without deep understanding of the links between all living beings. Connie encourages us to read Charles Eisenstein’s book Climate: A New Story on regeneration with justice and resilient neighborhoods.

About our Guest:  Connie Madden has been an activist since age 5 when her Mom had her delivering fliers for Adlai Stevenson. While in college she started a Students for Democratic Society chapter and she helped former Gov, Jerry Brown do a local radio show on radio station KPFA. Along with her partner, Wayne, and others, she started the Sonoma County chapter of Pachamama Alliance. The group has been giving The DRAWDOWN workshops showing solutions to global warming with justice with the goal of presenting the workshop in each city in Sonoma County. With her partner Wayne she lives on Oasis Community Farm just outside Petaluma where they have a great community barn they use for dance, theater, political and music events, and for family and farm to table dinners.

Guest Links: https://connect.pachamama.org/group/sonoma


Guest  Event Link: Thursday May 9, 2019, 6-8:30 pm, Drawdown Introduction. Arlene Francis Center, Santa Rosa, hosted by Our Green Challenge and  Pachamama Alliance Sonoma County  fb Event page link

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www.drawdown.org Drawdown edited by Paul HawkinsLink for Paul Hawkin’s book Drawdown, 100 Solutions to Reverse Global Warming, and the Drawdown Project

Charles Eisenstein’s Climate: A New Story, Link to purchase book or read the online edition. https://charleseisenstein.org/books/climate-a-new-story/eng/prologue/



2019 Fifth Congressional District Art Competition Results

On May 3 Ken and I attended a high school student art exhibit at the Santa Rosa Arts Center at 312 South A St. in Santa Rosa, the city’s best-kept secret and an amazing place that I encourage folks to visit see some of the beautiful art that is in Sonoma County. The exhibit included eight students who were competing for the honor of having their art displayed in the hall of Congress for one year. I got to see the Sonoma County contenders. The winner for Sonoma County was Emma Chen her drawing was titled “Whispering.” For Sonoma County residents these pieces will be on display until the 24th of May.

Sonoma County Contestants:
Roseland Prep high school
1. Litzy Ariza Yepez – My Mind
2. Casandra Caberra – Forgive Don’t Forgive
3. Kelly Garcia – Wasting Time With Fear
4. Juan Diego Ruiz – Beauty
5. Diana Reyes – Impure Naivety
6. Favian Riza – Untitled
7. Ashley Basurto – The Representable Heart
Marie Carrillo high school
8. Emma Chen – Whispering – finalist for Sonoma County

Finalists from each county in the Fifth Congressional District were judged and a grand prize winner was selected. Nalani Marlowe from Kelseyville High School in Lake County as the 2019 Fifth Congressional District Art Competition Grand Prize Winner. Her art piece, A Day in the Life, will hang in the halls of the United States Capitol for one year and she will be honored at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. next month. Nalani and a guest will be flown to Washington, D.C. for an awards ceremony with winners from across our nation. Nalani’s artwork will also be displayed in the halls of the U.S. Capitol for one year. The 5th district encompasses much of California’s wine country. It consists of Napa County plus portions of Contra Costa, Lake, Solano, and Sonoma counties.


Thursday May 9, 2019, 6-8:30 pm, Drawdown Introduction. Arlene Francis Center, Santa Rosa, hosted by Our Green Challenge and  Pachamama Alliance Sonoma County  fb Event page link


Saturday, May 11,2019, 2 – 3 pm, Planet People Project Reading Circle , Northwest Library, 150 Coddingtown Center, Santa Rosa, East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative will discuss how People of Color, and allied communities can cooperatively finance, purchase, and occupy properties, taking them permanently off the speculative market.


Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 6-8:30 pm, Green New Deal Town Hall, Garret Hall, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Hosted by Sonoma County Conservation Action. Speakers will include: Leaders in urban systems, labor, agriculture, climate science, economics, students from the Sunrise Movement, with special messages from Congressmen Jared Huffman and Mike Thompson. http://www.conservationaction.org/gnd/

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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

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

Earth Song sung by India Carney from the Earth Song Performance Single  (India Carney)


For music purchasing opportunity:

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