Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Sabra Briere on Indivisible Sonoma’s Impeach & Remove Rally on Tuesday 12/17 and Kolieka Seigle on the more inclusive California National Organization for Women and the Advancement of the ERA, 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 12/16/19 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 12/18/19 at 11 AM.
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Indivisible Sonoma’s Impeach & Remove Rally this Tuesday 12/17
National Organization for Women Advancing the Equal Rights Amendment and Becoming More Inclusive
1.Sabra Briere, Co-founder, Indivisible Sonoma,
2. Kolieka Seigle, President, National Organization for Women (NOW) California State; Executive Director, California NOW Foundation; Chair, California NOW Political Action Committee
Our Featured Guests
1. Sabra Briere shares the history and mission of Indivisible, the national movement formed in 2016 after the election to oppose the Trump agenda, and how the Sonoma County Chapter is implementing this in the county. Indivisible Sonoma members are presently calling individuals in those states with Republican Senators to contact their Senator on Removing the Impeached President when it comes to a Senate trial. Indivisible Sonoma and Move-On have called for the Impeach and Remove Rally on Tuesday 12/17/19 at 5:30 PM at Santa Rosa’s Old Courthouse Square, as one of many called for around the nation.
About our Guest: Sabra Briere served as a City Council Member of Ann Arbor, MI. In January 2017 Sabra and her husband moved to Santa Rosa to be closer to their son’s growing family. She immediately became involved in our community by becoming a member of Indivisible Sonoma County at their first general meeting in January 2017, and has become an active member of the local Democratic Party, and volunteers for the City of Santa Rosa. Sabra became leader of Indivisible Sonoma County last fall, following the resignaton of the founder, Karen D’Or. Sabra spoke at the Women’s Rally at the Old Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa on January 20, 2018. Passionate about free speech, education, the environment, and civic responsibilities, Sabra brings her energy and her insights to our local issues.
Guest Links: Indivisble Sonoma County www.indivisiblesoco.com
Guest Event Link, Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 5:30 PM, Impeach and Remove Rally, Old Courthouse Square,
Santa Rosa, fb event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/743282359502313/
2. Kolieka Seigle shares her path to leading the California National Organization for Women (NOW) and her quest as a woman of color and of the Millenial generation to make NOW more inclusive. She shares the exciting developments as recent elections in the final 3 states of Nevada, Illinois and Virginia changed the political atmosphere for these states to line up for the needed 3/4 of states or 38 states to ratify in the state legislature the Federal Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Kolieka talks of her mentor Prof. Kimberlé Crenshaw, a leading scholar in the field of critical race theory, who coined the term Intersectionality. According to Dr. Crenshaw Intersectionality is a lens through which you can see where power interlocks and intersects to deprive people of rights for some reason like race or gender preference. Kolieka is using this tool of Intersectionality to transform NOW for modern women’s needs.
About our Guest: Kolieka Seigle is intersectional feminist committed to political action, advocacy, and civic engagement, she has spent the bulk of her career seeking to promote democratic participation in underrepresented minorities and improve conditions in communities of color. She currently serves as the President of the California National Organization for Women and Executive Director of the California NOW Foundation. She also chairs the CA NOW Political Action Committee. Bringing to the CA NOW Board over a decade of experience and leadership in Sacramento and the Bay area in political consulting, pro choice visibility actions, and campaign management at the local, city and state level. Kolieka is a former Commissioner for the City of Berkeley – Commission on the Status of Women; Berkeley National Organization for Women, Vice President and other Non Profit Boards and Domestic Violence Coalitions. Through education and direct action, Kolieka seeks to reduce violence, reward women’s economic contributions, and develop and elect more women to office. She remains committed to ensuring women take their rightful place as equals and continues the fight to institutionalize gender equity and empower women and girls.
Guest Link: California NOW www.canow.org/
Guest Reference Links:
Article on Prof. Kimberlé Crenshaw and Intersectionality https://www.law.columbia.edu/news/2017/06/kimberle-crenshaw-intersectionality
TED Talk by Prof. Kimberlé Crenshaw on the urgency of Intersectionality www.ted.com/talks/kimberle_crenshaw_the_urgency_of_intersectionality
December 13, 1993 – Susan A. Maxman becomes first woman president of the American Institute of Architects in its 135 year history
December 14, 1961 – President’s Commission on the Status of Women is established to examine discrimination against women and ways to eliminate it
December 14, 1985 – Wilma Mankiller is sworn in as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma – the first woman in modern history to lead a major Native American tribe
December 17, 1993 – Judith Rodin is named president of Univ. of Pennsylvania, the first woman to head an Ivy League institution
Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 5:30 PM, Impeach and Remove Rally, Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa, https://www.facebook.com/events/743282359502313/
The NOW 2020 Woman Suffrage Centennial Calendar is available. Suggested donation $15. Contact NOW Sonoma at info@NOWSonoma.org
Saturday, January 25, 2020, Building Neighborhood Power, presented by Santa Rosa Together, Santa Rosa Housing for All, The Sonoma Intersections Coaltion and the City of Santa Rosa. Join neighbors as we begin defining the types of services, structures and support we want in our neighborhood. With well-defined neighborhood visions, we can better help policymakers and developers deliver the neighborhoods of our dreams! We will be led by world-renown community builder, Jim Diers, the former Dir. of the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and Professor at the University of Washington’s Asset-Based Community Development Institute. Eventbrite link.
The Woman in Your Life is You by Alix Dobkin from the album Living with Lavender Jane (Women’s Wax Works) – www.alixdobkin.com
Politik Kills sung by Manu Chao from the album La Radiolina (2013 Radio Bamba, exclusive license to Because Music)
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