Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Susan Lamont on the 9th Circuit Andy Lopez decision and IOLERO, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 9/25/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Susan Lamont on the 9th Circuit Andy Lopez decision and IOLERO, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 9/25/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA170925.html

Announcements  (See Links below)

Featured Guests

1. Susan Lamont,  Sonoma County Police Brutalitry Coalition

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1.  Susan Lamont discusses the Andy Lopez decision from the Federal 9th Circuit Appellate Court and what that means at this point, trial, settlement or going to the supreme court. Part 2 – We will be talking about the Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach known as IOLERO, its formation, continuation and value to our community.

About our Guest:  Susan Lamont  is a longtime peace and social justice activist, who is currently affiliated with Sonoma County’s Green Party, Police Brutality Coalition and Veterans for Peace. She is also a writer, poet and photographer.

Guest Link: Police Brutallity Coaliton of Sonoma County fb page: www.facebook.com/PBCSonomaCounty

Email Contact: slamont@sonic.net

On Sonoma County Gazette site see the

1 minute video:  Judge declares Andy Lopez Decison of 9th Circuit Court

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9th District Circuit Court Ruling

A list of 4-years of Women’s Spaces Shows covering the killing of 13-year old Andy Lopez by Sheriff Deputy Erik Gelhaus in October 2013 and resulting consequences in the community is found on the home page

Link to the Sonoma County Board Meeting of 9/26/2017 Citizen Comments (including those of Elaine B. Holtz and Susan Lamont, and a blessing on the activitsts read by Evelina Molina by the mother Suchay Lopez on the Andy Lopez Decsion starts at 2:30:00 into the meeting and lasts about 45 minutes.

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Announcement Links

National Organization for Women (NOW) &
National Women’s History Project (NWHP) Planning Event for Anniversary of passage of the 19th Amendment and gaining the right to vote for women. 
Special Guest Speaker: Molly Murphy MacGregor (Co-Founder of NWHP)
“Our History is Our Strength – How We Got The Vote.”

Wednesday – October 18. 2017, 4:00 – 6:00pm
Redwood Credit Union Community Room
3033 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa, CA

Dolores the movie info

9/28/17 Candidate Forum for Sonoma County Sheriff fb page

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 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

Everybody Knows performed by Holly Figueroa (music by Leonard Cohen) from the Album: Gifts and Burdens
(Holly O’Rielly)

The Body Electric by Hurray for the Riff Raf  from the Album: Small Town Heros  (ATO Records LLC)

Link to Spinitron.com Playlist of the Women’s Spaces Show

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest River King on Tiny Houses, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 9/18/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest River King on Tiny Houses, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 9/18/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA170918.html

Announcements

Featured Guests

1. River King,  Project Partner, Tiny Houses for Humanity

Poems Read by Elaine B. Holtz

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1.  River King talks about her journey from college graduation with a music degree, and the struggles to earn enough as a music instructor as a single mom and keep her home.  She did not feel secure with her child in the San Rosa Safe Parking Program for the homeless, sleeping in her Volvo.  Together River and Jay Shafer are proposing a project to move the homeless into Tiny Houses.  Rfiver descrives some success stories using of this model and hopes that many villages can be raised providing permanent homes for our local displaced residents: single people, couples, families, students, veterans… She asks that you join her in raising the first village of Tiny Houses for Humanity in Sonoma County.

About our Guest:  River King  has experienced losing her home and the absurdity of trying to provide warmth, water and food for her two year old son within the cramped space of their Volvo while surviving Santa Rosa’s Safe Parking Lot program. This propelled her to action. Ever since, she has been working tirelessly as a Sonoma County Homeless Advocate. with Jay Shafer, world-renowned Tiny House Designer and Founder of Four Lights Tiny House Company. Together they are on the cusp of raising a village of Tiny Houses for those without a place to call home here in Sonoma County.

Jay Shafer and his Tiny House

Jay Shafer and his Tiny House

 

Guest Link: www.hatchfund.org/project/tiny_houses_for_humanity

Email Contact: asariverking@gmail.com

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Reading of Poems by Elaine B. Holtz

1. Power

2. Why, What Does All This Mean?

1. Power

“There are but two powers in the world, the sword and the mind. In the In the long run, the sword is always beaten by the mind.” Napoleon

The greatest power of all is not in ruling others or commanding great wealth, but in commanding the brain’s thinking process. That is where all power begins. The wonderful thing is that this power is available to each of us–if only we try. How can you harness your brainpower? Let’s look at what “power” is.
P – power is purpose. Ideas, dreams, goals, any product of the mind’s eye harnessed to a purpose will produce a storehouse of power.
o- power is open-mindedness. It is having a mind open to new ideas.
It is thinking unfettered by preconceived notions.
W- power is wisdom. It means strength, tempered by good judgment, combined with learning and knowledge.
E- power is energy. It is the engine of work, the force of human expression, the capacity for action.
R- power is responsibility. The greater the power, the greater the responsibility. Power without responsibility leads to corruption and evil. Power united to responsibility is the source of good works and the increased well-being of all.
POWER is the ability, the vigor, the strength to influence others and to control one’s own destiny.

Elaine B. Holtz

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2. Why, What Does All This Mean?

A child sat by a lake one day, asking what does this all mean?
Who am I? Where am I going? How do I fit into the scheme?
I sat down beside him, looked into his eyes,
And saw the reflections of so many whys

I’ve, too, questioned, my child, there’s so much to say,
But in all my searching and knowing, I can’t show you the way.
I can only try to explain what I see.
Maybe you can show me, how it should be?

You see, life has many a game.
The hardest to play is the one for fame.
When we look for fame, we look for power.
In this quest, you might say, man has wasted many a life, many an hour;
Are we all so ant-like and insecure,
That for fame and power so much we endure?

The game of war, it’s not hard to understand –
It’s just fighting and killing, man to man.
What is hard to understand, are the men who are willing.
They fight In the name of pride and nation,.

PRIDE & NATION, my God!
I see no reason for this frustration.
The amazing, yet saddest part is
All wars are fought in the name of PEACE.
So you see my dear child – I too ask why.

Elaine B. Holtz

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 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

The House I Live In performed by Maxine Linehan from the Album: An American Journey Live (Honey Bun Records)

Singing for Our Lives by Holly Near  from the Album: And Still We Sing – The Out Spoken Collection   (2002 Calico Tracks Music)

No More Wars sung by Becky Hobbs from the album The Road of Life (2004 Beckaroo Records)

Link to Spinitron.com Playlist of the Women’s Spaces Show

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Misti Harris the new Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office Community Engagement Liaison and Lilliana Gallelli on the new DACA rules, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 9/11/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Misti Harris the new Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office Community Engagement Liaison and Lilliana Gallelli on the new DACA rules, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 9/11/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA170911.html

Announcements

Featured Guests

1. Misti Harris,  Community Engagement Liaison, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office

2. Lilliana Gallelli, Immigration Attorney with Kerosky, Purves and Bogue on
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

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1.  Misti Harris began her role as the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office Community Engagement Liaison in March 2017. Her duties include building community relationships, expanding outreach, and providing education about the Sheriff’s Office policies. Misti shares how she builds bridges of understanding with the community through face-to-face interactions, traditional media, and social media. The office came through the work of the Community and Local Law EnforcementTask Force formed by the Board of Supervisors after the klling of 13-year old Andy Lopez by a Sheriff Deputy.in October 2013.

About our Guest:  Misti Harris  was born and raised in Truckee, California. She moved to Sonoma County in 2001 to attend Sonoma State University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies and Planning with a minor in Spanish. She worked as a land use planner at the City of Cotati and Sonoma County for 13 years before working at the Sheriff’s Office. Her professional experience includes land use planning, public policy, and community outreach. She focuses her volunteer efforts at the Food For Thought food bank as a board member and serving clients in English and Spanish. Misti’s favorite activity is riding her motorcycle, especially when she’s on an adventure with her husband
Guest Link: www.sonomasheriff.org

Email Contact: sheriff-outreach@sonomacounty.org

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2. Lilliana Gallelli comes from immigrant parents and now serves immigrant clients as an immigrant attorney in meeting the legal challenges to their status to work or live in the USA. She updates on the latest executive order of  President Trump to rescind DACA, the  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act, and offers a list of suggestions for the “Dreamers” .

About our Guest:  Lilliana Gallelli  has been practicing law since 2004. Her experience includes immigration law, estate planning, closely-held businesses and non-profit organizations. Before joining Kerosky Purves & Bogue, Ms. Gallelli practiced transactional law at Toews Law in San Luis Obispo, CA and later joined her brother at the Gallelli & Gallelli, Inc., law firm in Beverly Hills, CA. Gallelli earned a Bachelor of Arts in French Language and Literature from California State University Northridge and a Juris Doctor degree from University of La Verne Law School. Affiliations include membership in the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the advisory council of the Sonoma County Human Rights Commission, and for the Sonoma County Latino Service Providers, Board Member of My American Dreams Foundation, and past Board Member of Help A Life Foundation, Inc. Ms. Gallelli speaks fluent Spanish and French and speaks conversational Italian, Portuguese and Lithuanian.

Guest Link: www.kpbimmigrationlawfirm.com

Guest Email Contact: Lgallelli@kpblawyers.com

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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

Get Together performed by Indigo Girls from the Album: Strange Fire  (Epic)

Hold On – Keep Your Eye on the Prize by Barbara Daneu and Lightening Hopkins from the Album: Sometimes I Believe She Loves Me
(1966 @ 1996 Arhoolie Productions)

Link to Spinitron.com Playlist of the Women’s Spaces Show

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Lisa Maldonado and Maddy Hirschfield on Labor Day and Unions, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 9/4/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Lisa Maldonado and Maddy Hirschfield on Labor Day and Unions, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 9/4/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

 

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA170904.html

Announcements

Featured Guests

1. Lisa Maldonado,  Area Director, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)1021

1a. Maddy Hirschfield, Political Director, North Bay Labor Council

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1.  Lisa Maldonado and Maddy Hirschfield join us in the studio, where outside the North Bay Labor Council was finishing its annual Labor Day breakfast at the Carpenter’s Union in Santa Rosa to talk about the origins of Labor Day and their personal journeys into the firght for labor rights. Lisa shares how her immigrant parents were able to get an opening to joining the Middle Class through her dad’s struggle to join and to keep his union job. The 8-hour day and 40-hour week are common today because of workers orgainizing to bargain as a collective unit with the employers leveraging power with their wealth profiting off the labor. Lisa and Maddy also discuss the lobbying efforts around the bill being debated in the State Assembly AB1250,  Project Labor Agreements,and the the trhreat of the “Right To Work” movement to destroy union solidarity in the workplace.

About our Guest:  Lisa Maldonado is the Area Director at SEIU1021 a public employee union representing working people in the North Bay. SEIU1021 represents over 4500 city, county, non-profit and municipal workers and is a strong force for social justice for all working people, leading on campaigns to fight for increased wages, pensions and paid sick leave for all. Lisa is an attorney and has previously worked as Field Director of the ACLU of Northern California where she coordinated field campaigns on issues such as racial profiling, the death penalty, marriage equality and immigrant’s rights. She is also a member of the Board of Directors at KBBF.
Guest Link: SEIU1021 www.seiu1021.org/category/where-we-work/counties/sonoma-county/

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About our Guest:  Maddy Hirschfield  has lived and been active in public life in Sonoma County for more than thirty years. Maddy has a long record of involvement in progressive politics at the local level, having served as manager and/or consultant to dozens of Sonoma County candidate and ballot measure campaigns to protect the environment, health care services, worker rights, transportation and equal rights for all. In 2002 she was voted Sonoma County Democrat of the Year and is Former Chair of the Sonoma County Democratic Party. Over 12 years she served two state legislators as primary speech writer and District Director. She is currently the Political Director for the North Bay Labor Council of the AFL-CIO, that reprepresents over 70 unions.

Guest Links:

North Bay Labor Council
https://unionhall.aflcio.org/nblc

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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

We Were There performed by Bev Grant from the Album: We Were There: Songs of Women Labor History  (Human Condition Music)

Bread and Roses by Bobbie McGee from the Album: Classic Labor Songs from Smithsonian Folkways  (2006 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)

Which Side are you On by Bev Grant  from the Album: We Were There: Songs of Women Labor History  (Human Condition Music)

Link to Spinitron.com Playlist of the Women’s Spaces Show

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Caroline Bañuelos on District Elections for Santa Rosa and Laura Wells on Public Banking, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 8/28/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Caroline Bañuelos on District Elections for Santa Rosa and Laura Wells on Public Banking, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 8/28/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA170828.html

Announcements

Featured Guests

1. Caroline Bañuelos,  Advocate for District Elections in Santa Rosa; President of the Sonoma County Latino Democratic Club

2. Laura Wells, Advocate for Public Banking; former gubernatorial candidate, Green Party

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1.  Caroline Bañuelos has been an advocate for District Elections in Santa Rosa since 2004.  The City Council put the issue before the voters as Measure Q in 2012 but it failed.  Now the City is being threatened with a lawsuit. On Tuesday evening August 29, 2017 the City Council will consider to support one of two resolutions on this issue of District Elections. The Santa Rosa School Board just voted to move to trustee area elections for three board seats by November 2018.

About our Guest:  Caroline Bañuelos has lived in Sonoma County for over 30 years and has a BA from Sonoma State University in Political Science. Caroline has served on many nonprofit boards including Social Advocates for Youth, Community Support Network, and Routes for Youth and the Konocti Girl Scout Council. She has also served on many civic boards including Santa Rosa Planning Commission, Santa Rosa Board of Community Services and the Santa Rosa Community Advisory Board. Most recently she served as the Chair of the Community and Local Law Enforcement Task Force (also known as the Andy Lopez Task Force). Caroline is the Co-Chair of Santa Rosa Cinco de Mayo Committee and President of the Sonoma County Latino Democratic Club. Caroline has worked for Ceres Community Project for the last four years as their Volunteer Relations Manager. Caroline is committed to human rights, social justice and empowering youth.

Guest Article:  Close to Home:
Santa Rosa, school board should embrace district elections
by Alicia Roman and Caroline Bañuelos,  Press Democrat, August 4, 2017

Guest Link: Sonoma County Latino Democratic Club facebook page

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2.   Laura Wells talks about her journey to support Public Banking.  She explains the concept and a working example in North Dakota.  Laura reports of success in Oakland for city funding of a feasibility study for a Public Bank of Oakland.

About our Guest:  Laura Wells ran for State Controller and also fo rGovernor on the Green Party ticket. Her key proposals are that we Tax the Rich, and that we establish a State Bank to invest in California not Wall Street. She is a co-founder of the No Corporate Money Campaign, with the mission to build a critical mass of candidates who pledge to run with no corporate money, and voters who declare their intentions to vote for candidates who do not take corporate money.

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Guest Links:

www.publicbankinginstitute.org

https://friendsofpublicbankofoakland.org/

Guest Contact: laurawells510@gmail.com

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Music Selections:

The Times They are a Changing performed by The Brothers and Sisters from the Album: Dylans Gospel (Epic 1969)

Brother Can You Spare a Dime by Spanky and Our Gang from the Album: Spanky and Our Gang (Mercury Records)

Link to Spinitron.com Playlist of the Women’s Spaces Show

 

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Laura Gonzales on No Nazis, No KKK, No Fascist USA! March, Darcy Trotten on Communications and Social Justice Activism, and Molly Murphy MacGregor on Womens’s Equality Day, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 8/14/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Laura Gonzales on No Nazis, No KKK, No Fascist USA! March, Darcy Trotten on Communications and Social Justice Activism, and Molly Murphy MacGregor on Womens’s Equality Day, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 8/14/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA170814.html

Announcements

Featured Guests

1. Laura Gonzales, Co-Organizer: No Nazis, No KKK, No Fascist USA! March in Santa Rosa to protest the terrorism by the Alt-Right in Charlottesville, Virginia

2. Darcy Trotten, Founder, President, Activism Articulated, social justice consulting firm to the recent Oakland march in July Ain’t I A Woman

3. Molly Murphy MacGregor, Executive Director, Co-Founder, and Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Women’s History Project (NWHP)

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1.  Laura Gonzales on hearing the news of the acts of terrorism in Charlottesville, Virginia orgainized a local march with Carolyn Epple a member of Homeless Action, in
Santa Rosa and gathering at the Old Courthouse Square yesterday, Sunday afternoon, to protest the rise of hate groups emboldened by the election of President Donald Trump and his inflammatory remarks on Twitter and in public speeches. The march is named for what it called for in our country and locality: No Nazis, No KKK, No Fascist USA!  Laura shares how she came to put out the call on social media and reap the harvest of ideas and encouragement in solidarity from some 300 folks who answered the call to express their feelings in this community action.

About our Guest:  Laura Gonzales is a teacher for over 20 years and has proven herself a tireless advocate for public education. She has served as a California Teachers Association delegate to the National Educational Association Representative Assembly.  She has also served as an elected member on the Santa Rosa School Board. She organized the gathering with Carolyn Epple a member of Homeless action and co founder of Camp Macilia, an encampment in Sonoma County for the Homeless.

Guest Link: Facebook event page for comments on the past event No Nazis, No KKK, No Fascist USA!

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2.  Darcy Trotten talks about the need for good communications and organization when planning social justice events and marches.  Darcy shares how her communicatons firm Activism Articulate was of help to the organizers of the Oakland march in July called Ain’t I A Woman.

About our Guest: After ten years in the field as a journalist, communications consultant, and PR manager, Darcy Trotten is devoted to illuminating often-overlooked voices. Her activism is deeply rooted in strategic communications efforts and the idea that bridging the gap between mainstream media access and progressive ideas is a big part of what it takes to change the world. Her firm Activism Articulate develops communications plans, offers training and workshops and helps small organizations craft effective messaging strategies for the fights they take on. She specializes in managing press efforts, message creation, image management and strategic communication planning.

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Guest Link: www.activismarticulated.com

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3. Molly Murphy MacGregor shares her life in founding the National Women’s History Projject, beginning with the pioneering Women’s Studies Program in Sonoma State 40 years ago. Molly talks about the Women’s Equality Day coming up on August 26, that commemorates the ratification in 1920 of the 19th Amendment of the US Constitution granting women the right to vote, as well as this day in 1970 that Betty Friedan leads a nationwide protest called the “Women’s Strike for Equality” in New York City on the fiftieth anniversary of women’s suffrage,  A  year later on August 26, 1971 the first Women’s Equality Day, initiated by Representative Bella Abzug, is established by Presidential Proclamation and reaffirmed annually.

About our Guest: Molly Murphy MacGregor co-founderd the National Women’s History Project  here in Sonoma County in 1980. Molly 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. She 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.

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Guest Link: National Women’s History Project www.nwhp.org

Celebrate Women’s Equality Day

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Music Selections:

I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to be Free by Nina Simone from the Album: Freedom Songs from the Heart of America (Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.)

Battle Hymn of Women by Betsy Rosa and the Aurora Women’s Chorus from the Album: Welcome to The Circle (Paper Crane Music)

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Celeste Austin on the Living Room Program and Debora Hammond on the Sonoma County Climate Change Activists Summit, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 8/7/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Celeste Austin on the Living Room Program and Debora Hammond on the Sonoma County Climate Change Activists Summit, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 8/7/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA170807.html

 

The Living Room
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Sonoma County Climate Change
Activists’ Summit

 

Announcements

Commentary by Elaine B. Holtz

1.  Letters to the two women GOP Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski who voted against the three GOP Healthcare Bills that would have caused millions to become uninsured.

2.  Unveiling of the Mural for Andy Lopez which was revised by the lead artist Mario Uribe upon hearing from the mother and the community of the pain still felt about the injustice to 13-year old Andy Lopez shot and killed by a Sheriff deputy and of the fear that this could happen to other children.

Featured Guests

1. Celeste Austin, Director of Special Programs at the Living Room Program in Santa Rosa.br />
2. Debora Hammond, Participant, Sonoma County Climate Change Activists’ Summit of July 31, 2017
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1.  Celeste Austin shares her story of rising out of a period of addiction through channeling her talents into helping others find their true footing in society.  Celeste worked her way out and up through non-profit service organizations.  The Living Room is the only day center in Sonoma County specifically serving homeless and at-risk women and their children. Elaine gave a workshop on the Women’s Spaces Pledge at the Living Room Program in Santa Rosa and she shares her deep discussion with a woman in the class.

About our Guest:  Celeste Austin is currently the Director of Special Programs at the Living Room Program in Santa Rosa California. She has 25+ years working with various non profits and has been with the Living Room for almost a decade. She has a BA in Multicultural Studies from Sonoma State, a MSW from San Francisco State and AA from SRJC in psychology.  Celeste recently received recognition for her work from AAUW as an “Unsung Heroine of Sonoma County,” alnd was included in the Press Democrat Series, “Sonoma Gives.”  Celeste is actively involved in various social justice causes including homelessness, LGBTQI, Black Lives Matters, NAACP and Women Rights.

Guest Link: www.thelivingroomsc.org

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2.  Debora Hammond reports on the Sonoma County Climate Change Activists’ Summit of July 31, 2017, which was organized by Occupy Sonoma County and co-sponsored by 350Sonoma. It allowed folks to network with one another, since they are often isolated in their own organization’s mission from other organizations in the county that could work better together if networking channels were opened.  Followup summits will take place every time there is a 5th Monday of the Month, with the the next summit planned for October 30, 2017.

About our Guest: Debora Hammond Debora Hammond recently retired from her position as Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies at Sonoma State University, where she has been teaching since 1996. In both her teaching and research she is concerned with issues of social justice and ecological sustainability. She completed her doctoral work in the history of science at the University of California at Berkeley, focusing on the history of systems thinking. Debora has been involved with Sonoma Solidarity with Standing Rockin resisting the Dakota Access Pipe LIne since November of 2016

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Guest Links:

Occupy Sonoma County www.facebook.com/OccupySonomaCounty

Sonoma Solidarity with Standing Rock
https://www.facebook.com/SonomaNoDAPL/

Music Selections:

It’s A Good Day performed by Anna Marie Kaufman from the Album: Electro Swing Revolution (Lola’s World Records)

Welcome to the Circle by Betsy Rosa and the Aurora Women’s Chorus
from the Album: Welcome to The Circle (Paper Crane Music)

Link to Spinitron.com Playlist of the Women’s Spaces Show

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Linda Hemenway on Organizing For Action and Erin Chmielewski on the Petaluma Progressive Festival , broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 7/31/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA170731.html

Our Lives on the Line
Organizing For America and Indivisible,
and
The Petaluma Progessive Festival

Announcements

Featured Guests

1. Linda Hemenway, Sonoma County Chapter  Coordinator, Organizing For Action (OFA)

2. Erin Chmielewski, Volunteer, Petaluma Progressive Festival
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1.  Linda Hemenway reports on the gathering that happened two days ago on Saturday July 29th at Congressman Mike Thompson’s office called, Our Lives On The Line. The event was co-produced with Indivisible- Sonoma County as part of the Nationwide Day of Action to address to resist the Republican attack on the Affordable Care Act and the endangerment of millions of Americans to lose health coverage. Since the 3 Republican Senators, two women Senator Susan Collins and Senator Lisa Murkowski, and Senator John McCain who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer, with the Democats defeated the Senate Bill, the gathering was partly celebratory, as well as networking for the fight ahead for equitalble health plan like Single Payer.

About our Guest:  Linda Hemenway is the lead person for Organizing for Action– Sonoma County Chapter that was the outgrowth of  the community orgainizing project of the Democratic Party to mobilize supporters in favor of Obama’s legislative priorities.

Guest Link: OFA-Sonoma County fb page https://www.facebook.com/OFA-Sonoma-County-550009998392969/

OFA- Sonoma County Telephone: (707) 843-6110

Indivisible Sonoma County https://www.indivisiblesoco.com/

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2.  Erin Chmielewski shares her journey of discovering how to be an activist for a just society and how folks can get involved with producing or networking at the Petaluma Progressive Festival on this Sunday August 6th at Walnut Park in Petaluma from noon to 5pm.

About our Guest: Erin Chmielewski decided to became an activist after the last Presidential Election.  She looked around locally in Sonoma County and joined up as voulunteer for some organizations, one around for 20 years, the Petaluma Progressive Festival, one started after the Election nationwide with a chapter in Sonoma County, Indivisible, inspired by IndivisibleGudie.com, and Huddle Groups that formed in Rohnert Park and Petaluma after the Women’s March.

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Guest Link Email:  erin4womensmarch@gmail.com

Guest Event: Petaluma Progessive Festival www.progressivefestival.org

Music Selections:
Standing on the Shoulders by Earth Mama from the Album: Love Large (Rouse House, LLC)

The Times They Are A Changing sung by Odetta
from the Album: Odetta Sings Dylan (RCA Camden)

Link to Spinitron.com Playlist of the Women’s Spaces Show

 

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Zen Honeycutt of Moms Across America plan to prevent Gyphosate in Communities, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 7/24/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Zen Honeycutt of Moms Across America plan to prevent Gyphosate in Communities, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 7/24/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA170724.html

Announcements

Commentary by Elaine B. Holtz on the Ignored Voice of Women in the GOP Design of their National Health Care Bill.

Featured Guests

1. Zen Honeycutt, Founder, Executive Director, Moms Across America

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1.   Zen Honeycutt talks about her path to founding Moms Across America (MAA).  MAA has been a leading voice on the dangers of GMO foods (Genetically Modified Organism) and the pesticide chemical Glyphoate upon which they depend in Monsanto’s system of planting Round-Up Ready GMO seeds that are made immune to the use of Round-up herbicide that kills other plant and microbial life. Zen encourages towns to follow the template of action of MAA’s National Toxin Free Town Campaign for removing roundup from their community.

About our Guest: 
Zen Honeycutt
is the mother of three boys who struggled with allergies and autism symptoms until their diet was GMO Free and organic. She is the creator of Moms Across America, a national coalition of unstoppable moms to raise awareness about GMOs and related pesticides.
Moms Across America now has had over 600 local leaders create more than 850 events in the past 4 years, raising awareness with millions, shifting the market place to organic and creating healthy communities across the country and around the world.
Zen has been featured on CNN, the Dr.Oz show, the Wall Street Journal, CSPAN, ABC 7, and Moms Across America has been on Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, The Hill and more. She is an international speaker and writer.

Guest Link: www.momsacrossamerica.com

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Guest Activity Links
: National Toxin Free Town Campaign http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/toxin_free_town_campaign

 National Toxin Free Town Campaign of Moms Across America

Moms Across America: Communities Rising Instructive Videobr /> hhttp://www.momsacrossamerica.com/communities-rising

Communites Rising film by Moms Across America

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Announcements Link:  Here is the contact for 3D-Edddy’s studio in Santa Rosa.
3D Eddy Junk Art Open Gallery on Sundays in the Summer:  http://artatthesource.org/artists/3d-edddy/

 http://www.3dedddy.biz/about-us


Art by 3D Edddy

Music Selections:
By My Silence by Ellen Bukstell and Nick Annis from the Album: What a Wonderful World!

Colors of the Wind by Vanessa Williams
from the Album: Pocahontas (original soundtrack)  (Buena Vista Distributors)

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Jodi Reid of California Alliance of Retired Americans and Maddy Hirschfield of North Bay Labor Council on Protecting Medicare, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 7/17/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Jodi Reid of California Alliance of Retired Americans and Maddy Hirschfield of North Bay Labor Council on Protecting Medicare, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 7/17/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA170717.html

Federal Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security

Announcements

Featured Guests

1. Jodi Reid, Founder, Director and Northern California Organizer,California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA)

2. Maddy Hirschfield, Political Director, North Bay Labor Council

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1.   Jodi Reid talks about the work of CARA, especially lately around the national debate around  Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

2.  Maddy Hirschfield shares her work with the North Bay Labor Council of the AFL-CIO and her collaboration with CARA for the upcoming free educational event Protect Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security on Saturday, Saturday, July 29th, 2-4 pm  at the Plumbers Hall in Santa Rosa..

About our Guests: 
Jodi Reid
is the founding director of California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA), which is California’s largest grassroots senior advocacy organization, representing close to 1 million members throughout the state.  CARA  will celebrate its 14th Anniversary this fall. Jodi has over 35 years of organizing experience, staring with the United Farm workers, and working with housing rights organizations, neighborhood organizations, and health justice organizations at local, statewide and national levels. She has worked with seniors for most of her organizing career, and founded the Senior Action network in San Francisco (now called Senior Disability Action) as well as Metro Seniors in Action in Chicago.

Maddy Hirshfield has lived and been active in public life in Sonoma County for more than thirty years. Maddy has a long record of involvement in progressive politics at the local level, having served as manager and/or consultant to dozens of Sonoma County candidate and ballot measure campaigns to protect the environment, health care services, worker rights, transportation and equal rights for all. In 2002 she was voted Sonoma County Democrat of the Year and is Former Chair of the Sonoma County Democratic Party. Over 12 years she served two state legislators as primary speech writer and District Director. She is currently the Political Director for the North Bay Labor Council.

Guest Links:

CARA www.californiaalliance.org

North Bay Labor Council
https://unionhall.aflcio.org/nblc
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Event Link:
Protect Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security https://www.facebook.com/events/1867140936941540

 

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Music Selections:

Heal the World by Maharlike from the Album: What a Wonderful World!

I Ain’t Afraid by Betsy Rose
from the Album: Welcome to the Circle (Paper Crane Paper)

Link to Spinitron.com Playlist of the Women’s Spaces Show