Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Therese Mughannam and Lois Pearlman on Care of our Future Growing in our Children, recorded on 12/3/18, 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 12/3/18 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Wednesday 12/5/18.
The Recording of the show is archived at http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA181203.html
Care of our Future Growing in our Children
1. Therese Mughannam, Member, North Coast Coalition for Palestine
2. Lois Perlman, Member, North Coast Coalition for Palestine
Elaine began the show with this Poem
1. Therese Mughannam and 2. Lois Pearlman talk with Elaine about the National Sabeel Conference in which they participated yesterday on, “Defending Our Children from Palestine to the USA.” The Conference was sponsored by Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA) and the North Coast Coalition for Palestine, of which Therese and Lois are members. Therese and Lois recount how they came to be active in expressing these concerns, not only of the harm being done to children in Palestine by the armed conflict but also in Yemen and other hot spots around the world, in in our own country and at its borders with the migrants with their children fleeing armed conflict, in which the USA has played a military role, and being detained in private prisons contracted by Homeland Security or tear-gassed. The budget prioritizing National Defense has resulted in the exponential growth of homelessness in the United States, which includes families of workers who are not making even a living wage from their employers. This begs the question,do we as a nation’s people really Care of our Future Growing in our Children?
About our Guest: Therese Mughannam is a Palestinian American, born in Jerusalem Palestine months before her country was partitioned by the UN in 1948 and over half of it given to the Jewish people to create the state of Israel. Like hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, Therese’s Christian family fled the war in Palestine and ended up in Jordan for the next ten years, until they came to America. Therese is a human rights activist, telling the story of Palestinians from a personal perspective and standing up for the rights of all humans who are oppressed.
About our Guest: Lois Pearlman is a theater artist, writer, singer and political activist. She is a founding member of North Coast Coalition for Palestine and the Pegasus Theater Company, and “chief chicken soup and matzo ball maker” for the Russian River Jewish Community. She recently presented a workshop about Jewish support for Palestine at a NorCal FOSNA conference and performs her solo show Last of the Red Hot Tenants in and outsidethe Bay Area.
Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA) https://www.fosna.org/
North Coast Coalition for Palestine: http://nccpal.org/
The Opening and Closing Theme song is with permission of the Composer and Singer
By My Silence sung by Ellen Bukstel and Nick Annis from the New Version Single (2008 Ellen Bukstel and Nick Annis)
We Are the World sung by the Countdown Kids from the Album Pop4 Kids You’ve Got a Friend (2002 Madacy Kids)