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Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Leslie Graves on the Rosie Rally this Sunday 3/8, Molly Murphy MacGregor on the Story of the National Women’s History Month, and Jenny Chamberlain on Rising from the Comfort Zone, has been uploaded to the web archive.  The show was recorded, broadcast in the North Bay and streamed worldwide over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM  on Monday 3/2/2020 at 11 AM (repeats at 11 PM on KBBF) and repeat broadcast in Petaluma and streamed worldwide over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM on Wednesday 3/4/2020 at 11 AM.

Listen to the show at:



Upcoming Rosie Rally on Sunday

National Women’s History Month

Rising from the Comfort Zone


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Featuring Guests

1. Leslie Graves  Organizer, Santa Rosa Rosie Rally 2020 on March 8th; and Steering Committee member of Sonoma County Women’s Suffrage 2020 Project

2. Molly Murphy MacGregor, National Women’s History Alliance Executive Director and Co-Founder, Chair of the NWHA Board of Directors

3. Jenny Chamberlain, Author of The Comfort Zone, and Chief of Staff of District 3 Sonoma County Supervisor James Gore


Our Featured Guests

1. Leslie Graves give us a hint of the festivities to happen this Sunday March 8th at the Santa Rosa Rosie Rally 2020 on the Courthouse Square from  11 AM to 2 PM. The free event also recognizes International Women’s Day. Leslie encourages us to bring the whole family and your “We Can Do It” Spirit, dress up as Rosie the Riveter or as any groundbreaking female in history who inspires you.  Special Guests include two sisters who were original Rosie the Riveters during World War II, just 2 of the 19 million women who worked the factories during that national crisis.

We Can Do It!” by J. Howard Miller was made as an inspirational image to boost worker morale

About our Guest:  Leslie Graves is the Coordinator of the Women’s March in Santa Rosa and a member of the Sonoma County 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project steering committee. This is a year-long project to celebrate the centennial of the 19th amendment and create programs which explore the complex long history and continuing fight for inclusion of all women. They are a chapter of the California 2020 women’s suffrage project which was created by the national women history alliance which was founded in Sonoma County, in order to support all 58 County California in creating celebration and educational opportunities for the public to engage in this historic moment.

Guest Event Link for the Santa Rosa Rosie Rally 2020: https://www.facebook.com/events/2361861343850914/

Rosie the Riveter on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosie_the_Riveter


2. Molly Murphy MacGregor shares the history of the effort, beginning in Sonoma County, to proclaim National Women’s History Month.

About our Guest:   Molly Murphy MacGregor is a former high school social studies teacher who has worked for over 35 years in the field of gender equity and women’s history. MacGregor conducts women’s history workshops and women’s historic sites tours throughout the country. She also works with state and national agencies on strategies and programs to help acknowledge and recognize the historic contributions of women. Her work in the field of multicultural women’s history has been widely recognized including awards from the National Education Association, the US Department of Education, and the National Association for Multicultural Education, and the Association for Gender Equity Leadership in Education Leadership. Molly is accessible via email at nwhp1980@gmail.com

Guest Link: https://nationalwomenshistoryalliance.org/

National Women's History Alliance


3. Jenny Chamberlain shares her path as a Chicana from a 5th generation Texas family to become a leader in our Sonoma County community,  She mentions some of the women mentors who inspired her. Jenny reads some passages from her autobiographical story The Comfort Zone published in the book Destiny Talks – The Women Empowerment Edition.

About our Guest:  Jenny Chamberlain has made it her lifelong passion to serve her community and encourage people to go beyond their expectations setting the path forward for others to follow. She is the Chief of Staff to Sonoma County 4th District Supervisor James Gore, Past President of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Sonoma County and currently serves on the Executive Board of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce. She also served as past Vice-President of Los Cien Latino Leaders and former Human Rights Commissioner. Jenny was honored to be nominated by Assemblymember Jim Wood for the 2017 California State Assembly “Woman Of The Year” Award representing District 2. She has also received the 2018 New York Life Community Service Award and a recipient of the 2019 North Bay Business Journal’s Community Philanthropy Award. Jenny is one of the authors featured in Destiny Talks – The Women Empowerment Edition with her autobiographical story The Comfort Zone. She also writes two lifestyle blogs: www.writeyourstory707.com  a motivational blog and www.singlefabulousfostering.com  sharing her journey of becoming a single foster parent.

Guest Links:

Write Your Storywww.writeyourstory707.com

On Becoming a Single Foster Parent: www.singlefabulousfostering.com


This Week in Herstory

A larger Compilation is at the National Women’s History Alliance

National Women's History Alliance

March 1, 1978 – Women’s History Week is first observed in Sonoma County, California.

March 1, 1987 – Congress passes a resolution designating March as Women’s History Month.

March 3, 1913 – Women’s Suffrage Parade in Washington, DC, where over 8000 women gathered to demand a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to vote.

March 4, 1917 – Jeannette Rankin (R-MT) took her seat as the first female member of of Congress.

March 4, 1933 – Frances Perkins becomes United States Secretary of Labor, the first female member of the United States Cabinet.

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March 8, 2020 Santa Rosa Rosie Rally 2020 is celebrating International Women’s Day and kicking off National Women’s History Month on Sunday, March 8th. Bring your “We Can Do It” Spirit, dress up as Rosie the Riveter or as any groundbreaking female in history who inspires you… all are welcome at this FREE community event – bring the whole family! Music, food, fun and more.
Featuring The Swingin’ Blue Stars Singers – a trio known for their 3-part harmony of the songs of the WWII era– especially those made famous by The Andrews Sisters and groups like the McGuire Sisters and Sonoma County’s Legendary DJ Rob Cervantes spinning tunes. https://www.facebook.com/events/2361861343850914/


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Sunday, March 15, 2020, 1 to 6 PM, It’s Up to Us – 2020 Sonoma County Climate Activist Community Summit, Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave, Santa Rosa, https://www.facebook.com/events/895959717487236/



NOW 2020 Woman Suffrage Centennial Calendar

The NOW 2020 Woman Suffrage Centennial Calendar is available. Suggested donation $15. Contact NOW Sonoma at info@NOWSonoma.org


January 25 through September 13, 2020,  From Suffrage to #MeToo at Museum of Sonoma County.  Please note: Fee is required for entry to museum. For more information visit https://museumsc.org/suffrage-metoo/


League of Women Voters of Sonoma County has scheduled candidate debates and ballot measure discussions. See their webpage listing the events at https://www.facebook.com/lwvsonomacounty/


Sonoma County Women’s Suffrage Project  https://socowomen2020.org/
with Calendar of related Events at https://socowomen2020.org/calendar

Women's Suffrage Project 2020


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

I Am Woman sung by Pink Martini from the album I Am Woman – Single (Audiogram)

No More War sung by Becky Hobbs from the Album Songs From the Road of Life (2004 Beckaroo Records)


For music purchasing opportunity:

Link: Spinitron.com Playlist for Women’s Spaces Show