Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz with guests Nancy Rogers and Eshawn Zuniga with Juneteenth Reflections 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 6/22/2020 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 6/24/2020 at 11 AM.
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1. Nancy Rogers, Women’s Rights Attorney, Founding Partner of the firm Allred, Maroko & Goldberg
2. Eshawn Zuniga, Zoom Master, Webmaster, Videographer
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1. Nancy Rogers talks about how she first heard of Juneteenth when she moved out to Oakland, CA from her small town in Arkansas where she was raised in a black community, pretty sheltered as a child from Jim Crow laws by her parents. Juneteenth was introduced to her as the day freedom began for Blacks and is a festival that originated when Union troops under Major General Gordon Granger landed at Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1895 and announced the end of the Civil War, the surrender of General Robert E. Lee, and that the slaves were emancipated, 2 1/2 years after President Lincoln made his famous Proclamation that was made law. Juneteenth began to be celebrated in Santa Rosa 50 years ago under the leadership of Marteal Perry, aka Mother Perry, an evangelist, cosmetologist and beautician in Santa Rosa. Last year’s show on Juneteenth we featured Mother Perry’s granddaughter Syndi Davenport reminiscing about her. Nancy and her husband Harold Rogers eventually rose to become chief organizers for the Santa Rosa festival at Martin Luther King, jr, Park in Southwest Santa Rosa by the fairgrounds, and it has become a family picnic with live entertainment open to all. This year the celebration was done by Zoom internet video meeting because of the COVID-19 precautions, and Nancy was the MC. The Sonoma County Juneteenth Committee has a website with the program that was presented. One of the presenters was Dr. Kim D. Hester Williams, a professor of literature at Sonoma State University, whom was interviewed a couple of weeks ago on Women’s Spaces .
About our Guest: Nancy Rogers is the chair of the Juneteenth Festival that has been happening at the Martin Luther King jr Park in Southpark Santa Rosa for the last 50 years. She is a board member of the black Orem and Black Chamber of Commerce and President of Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow, a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships for young people of color, and co-owner, Red Rose Catering with her husband Harold Rogers. She is a mother, a grandmother and a great neighbor.
Sonoma County Juneteenth celebrates 50th year amid growing recognition nationwide, Press Democrat article of June 19, 2020: www.pressdemocrat.com/news/11036649-181/sonoma-county-juneteenth-celebrates-50th
2. Eshawn Zuniga was tasked this year to be the Zoom Master for the Sonoma County MLK/Juneteenth Festival. Her expertise in developing websites and videos for businesses came to the fore as she mastered this new online venue. She shares the challenges she met in preparation for Juneteenth, plus gives tips for aspiring Zoom masters. Eshawn also talks about the mentoring from her godmother who remembered hard times under Jim Crow in Louisiana and Mississippi, and reminded her of the sacrifices of people marching for her civil and voting rights. Eshawn’s natural parents immigrated from the Caribbean, where there was also slavery, and Eshwawn is a first generation American.
About our Guest: Eshawn Zuniga is a motivated person that enjoys using her creativity to assist individuals and small businesses. She has developed and maintained websites over the past 20 years. As web development changes, she constantly updates her skills to keep up with the latest tools available to assist her clients. She also worked in with a local public access station and various local organizations to produce and air their programs. Learning along the way how to complete multi-camera shots, interview and edit video. Eshawn enjoys helping others to “get the word out” about their business, whether via the web or through video. Her most recent event was directing the Sonoma County Juneteenth 50th Annual Festival on a Zoom meeting last Saturday.
Eshawn Zuniga’s Company http://ladiesprofessionalalliance.com/wordpress/eshawn-zuniga/
Email: zunigacompany at gmail.com
Check out important dates to remember in herstory at the National Women’s History Alliance
June 21, 1997 – The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) plays its first game.
June 23, 1972 – Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is signed by President Nixon, one of the most important legislation initiatives passed for women and girls since women won the vote in 1920. This legislation guarantees equal access and equal opportunity for female and male students in almost all aspects of our educational systems.
June 25, 1903 – Marie Curie defends her doctoral thesis on radioactive substances at Université de la Sorbonne in Paris, becoming the first woman in France to receive a doctoral degree
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August 26 – November 8, 2020, Petaluma’s Participation in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, Petaluma Library and Historical Museum The Petaluma Museum Association’s suffrage exhibit has been rescheduled. This postponement has provided the opportunity to coordinate the exhibit’s opening reception with the national celebration of “Women’s Equality Day”. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 26th, 5 to 8 pm! The exhibit will be dedicated to our former Congresswoman, Lynn Woolsey, and our former Mayor, Helen Putnam, and we are delighted to report that Mayor Barrett will be attending the opening to bestow the honors.
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/
The Woman in Your Life is You by Alix Dobkin from the album Living with Lavender Jane (Women’s Wax Works) – www.alixdobkin.com
Freedom Song sung by Vivian Richman from the album Songs of Freedom, Liberty and War (2017 Goldenlane Records)
We Shall Overcome sung by Mahalia Jackson from the album We Shall Overcome (2006 Charly Records)
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