Women’s Spaces Radio Show with guests Susan Jensen on the Sonoma Winecountry Country Games, and Dr. Jacqueline Lawwrence and Sydni Davenport on Juneteenth, recorded on 6/11/18, 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 6/11/18 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Tuesday 6/12/18.
The link to the show’s archive webpage is
1. Susan Jensen , Secretary, Board of Directors, Sonoma County Women’s Soccer League
2. Dr. Jacqueline Lawrence, Producer, Writer of the play Unshackled
3. Sydni Davenport, Actress, the play Unschakled
1. Susan Jensen shares the excitement of her soccer team winning the Silver Medal at the Sonoma Wine Country Games for 50+ in age. Susan talks about benefits of adult sports leagues, the friendships fostered, and the adaptability to age and handicap. The Games also benefitted the non-profit Rising Stars, a scholarship program for the handicapped at Sport City in Santa Rosa.
About our Guest: Susan Jensen is the Secretary of the Sonoma County Womens’s Soccer League and Co-Owner of Economy Plumbing in Santa Rosa. Susan the Women’s Spaces host Elaine’s daughter and was raised in Sonoma County. Susan is married to David Jensen and they are parents to two children, and in September will be grandparents.
Guest Links: Sonoma County Women’s Soccer League https://www.scwsl.net/
Economy Plumbing Santa Rosa http://economyplumbingsr.com/
2. Dr. Jacqueline Lawrence and 3. Sydni Davenport talk about the history of the Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863. Our guests share when they first encountered Juneteenth and when they found out its meaning. Sydni Davenport shares how her grandmother Evangelist Marteal Perry hosted the first Juneteenth in Sonoma County after moving from Texas and settling on a piece of land in Somoma County. Sydni will play a white slave owner’s daughter in the play Unschackled, produced by Dr. Jacqueline Lawerence, who also stars in the production presented at the Juneteenth Celebration in Santa Rosa at the Martin Luther King, jr, Park this Saturday at 10 am.
About our Guest: Dr. Jacqueline Lawrence was born and raised in Santa Rosa, California, the third of five children to Lamon and Sarah Lawrence. She attended Tuskegee University in Alabama and graduated in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and later earned her Masters in Theology and Doctorate in Christian Counseling from Sacramento Theological Seminary and Bible College.Dr. Jacqueline Lawrence is an author, playwright, and Founder and CEO of Legacy Showcases, featuring Heiress Choral Group, The Underground Railroad Pop Up Museum, and a variety of black history productions in honor of African Slaves.
Guest Link: https://www.facebook.com/heiressproductionsinc/
About our Guest: Sydni Davenport was born and raised in Sonoma county and her grandmother Evangelist Marteal Perry settled in Sonoma County after WWII and started hosting the first Juneteenth in Sonoma County at her homestead in 1953, having enjoyed the annual gathering from her Texas home town and wanting to recreate the experience for Black Americans in Sonoma County, of which at the time were only a few in number. In 1970 Sydni’s family decided to move the event to the park. Since Sydni’s father was white she was chossen to act as the white slave owner’s wife in the play Unshackled.
Saturday, June 16, 10 AM – 6 PM
Martin Luther King Park, 1671 Hendley St., Santa Rosa, CA
Special Activities: Live Entertainment, Food, Basketball Games, Arts and Crafts, Dominoes, Kids Activities, health and fitness presentations and more.
Special Entertainment: Unshackled 10am -noon presented by Legacy Showcases: This is a dynamic stage presentation produced by Dr. Jacqueline Lawrence giving one the feeling of what it was like for human beings to work under slavery. Included will be a facilitated discussion,
Special Schlorship Presentation by Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow (EOT) EOT is, specifically designed to provide support to local youth programs, mentoring and scholarships for high school and college students. At this event they will be providing three schlorships for students of Sonoma
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
Freedom Song sung by Vivian Richman from the album Songs of Freedom, Liberty and War (2017 Goldenlane Records)
Didn’t Ma Lawd Delibba Danya sung by Heiress Choral Group directed by Dr. Jacqueline Lawrence from the ablum The Spirit of Us (2016 Legacy Showcases)
We Shall Overcome sung by Mahalia Jackson from the album We Shall Overcome (2006 Charly Records)