Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Maya Khosla on Sonoma County Climate Activists’ Community Summit Invitation has been uploaded to the web archive. The show was broadcast in the North Bay and streamed worldwide over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM on Monday 12/28/2020 at 11 AM, repeats at 11 PM on KBBF, and then repeat broadcasts in Petaluma and streamed worldwide over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM on the following Wednesday 12/30/2020 at 11 AM.
Read description of the show and bios of the guests, see links referenced on the show and the playlist, on its archive page at:
Sonoma County Climate Activists’ Community Summit Invitation
1. Maya Khosla, Wildlife Biologist, Spokesperson, Sonoma County Climate Activists’ Community Summit via Zoom on January 10, 2021
Commentary by Elaine B. Holtz
The last show of the month always features the Women’s Spaces Pledge. Elaine makes a special tribute to Helen Reddy who passed away in 2020 during the Centennial Year of Women’s Suffrage, by playing her song I Am Woman, released in 1975, that greatly influenced the Women’s Liberation Movement.
Discussion with Featured Guest:
1. Maya Khosla, a wildlife biologist, one of 3 selected as Sonoma County Conservation Council (SCCC) Environmentalist of the Year 2020, and Poet Laureate of Sonoma County 2018-2020, announces the Sonoma County Climate Activists’ Community Summit: It’s Up To Us!, to be held via Zoom on January 10, 2021. Maya invites you to take part in this coalition of organizations’ Sonoma County Climate Activists Network (SCCAN) event, whom she mentions during the interview and who are listed at the event website. Maya talks about the wildfires and floods that have plagued our county, nation and planet and their relation to a common cause, human induced climate change. Learn to get to know the various coalition organizations’ missions with the special lineup of speakers in this 3-hour event and how you can be involved. The event is free, and donations are welcome. From recognizing the value of traditional indigenous practices, to becoming aware of the dangers of relying on biomass, that includes felling Old Growth Trees, for energy generation, and to learn about regenerative agriculture, the danger of placing Gas Stations in sensitive zones, the Green New Deal, climate justice, racial and social justice all playing a part. In 2021 Sonoma County will review and change the General Plan, and informed activists are needed to lobby for vital changes.
About our Guest: Maya Khosla is a wildlife biologist and writer. Sonoma County Conservation Council (SCCC) has selected her as one of the three 2020 Environmentalists of the Year. Maya served as the Poet Laureate of Sonoma County (2018-2020), organizing a series of filmed readings to bring Sonoma’s communities together after the 2017 fires. Her poetry books include All the Fires of Wind and Light (Sixteen Rivers Press; 2020 PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award), Keel Bone (Bear Star Press; Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize), and Heart of the Tearing (Red Dust Press).
Maya has directed Searching for the Gold Spot, a short film about natural rejuvenation after wildfire in forests of the Sierra Nevada and Cascades Regions, supported by organizations including Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, Environment Now, Patagonia and From the Heart Productions. She was born in the United Kingdom, raised there and in India, Bhutan, and Myanmar, places that continue to inform her work.
SCCAN Summit It’s Up To Us website for description, donations, and RSVP for the Zoom Event on January 10, 2021 from 2 to 5 PM https://www.sonomacountycan.org/
Our history is our strength. Check out important dates to remember in herstory at the National Women’s History Alliance
December 28, 1894 (1988) – Burnita Matthews, suffragist, as a young law student in the District of Columbia learned that she could carry a banner outside the White House but would be arrested for not having a permit if she spoke, stayed silent and avoided arrest, gained admission to the bar in 1920, worked for the National Woman’s Party, chosen as Federal District Court Judge by President Truman in 1949.
December 31, 1900 (1995) – Selma Burke, sculptor, part of the Black Renaissance under Augusta Savage, created the artwork for the “Roosevelt dime,” established the Selma Burke Art Center in the early 1970s.
Check links in case of postponement, cancellations, or restrictions due to pandemic precautions:
January 10, 2021, 2 – 6 PM via Zoom, Sonoma County Climate Activists’ Community Summit: It’s Up to Us! Free Event, RSVP, Description, List of Speakers, Donations welcome at the website: https://www.sonomacountycan.org/
Beginning October 8, 2020, 50,000 Mice, the Selena Solomons Story, online theatre presentation as part of the exhibit Petaluma’s Participation in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, Petaluma Library and Historical Museum, at https://www.petalumamuseum.com/petalumas-participation-in-the-womens-suffrage-movement/
Sonoma County 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project’s
19th Amendment Centennial Series
has occured with online presentations from
Tuesday, August 18 to August 26, 2020.
Visit the Project’s YouTube channel main site for the 19th Centennial Series recordings of online presentationss at www.youtube.com/channel/UCqynwJCqhLMtPtjdDdsdQdQ
The Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative is a collaboration of women-centered institutions, organizations, and scholars from across the US, works to ensure that this anniversary, and the 72-year fight to achieve it, are commemorated and celebrated throughout the United States. www.2020centennial.org/.
August 26 – November 8, 2020 online video available, Petaluma’s Participation in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, Petaluma Library and Historical Museum The Petaluma Museum Association’s suffrage exhibit has been rescheduled. For details visit
January 25, 2020 through (extended!) January 24, 2021, From Suffrage to #MeToo at Museum of Sonoma County. Please note: Fee is required for entry to museum. For more information, also for Covid precautions taken at museum, visit https://museumsc.org/suffrage-metoo/
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 Helen Reddy from the album Helen Reddy’s Greatest (1987 Capitol Records).
The Times They Are A Changing, sung by Odetta from the album Odetta Sings Dylan (2016 Revolver Records).
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