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  • Womens Magazine – May 20, 2019 – Fund Drive: The Stonewall Era – Before, During and After
    "The Hairpin Drop Heard Round the World" Jovelyn Richards host of The Space Between Us features the amazing Stonewall retrospective that Corinne Smith [1] and others pulled together from Pacifica archival tape. Listen to the voices of people who were at the Stonewall 70 years ago when the bar was raided by a group of cops called the Moral Squad. But this night the drag queens, gay men and lesbians fought back. In the next part of the show Jovelyn talks with Carol Leigh and Erica Elena about the San Francisco Bay Area Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival [2] May 23-26. The movie marathon will be at the Roxie Theater on Saturday, May 25th. Check out the website for other events during the week. [1] [2]
  • Fund Drive Special: Socialist Feminism Past, Present and Future
    In April, the Socialist Feminist Working Group of Philadelphia DSA hosted a gathering of 200 leftist feminists from all over the U.S.  It was the first explicitly socialist feminist national convergence in this country since 1975, when more than 1500 women [1] gathered in Yellow Springs, Ohio for the first National Socialist Feminist Conference. Is socialist feminism making a comeback? As recent events concerning the International Socialist Organization [2] and Worker's World Party [3] illustrate, it is certainly badly needed.   On this fund drive special, we present a selection of interviews from our Socialist Feminist Pack, compiled by Kate Raphael and Lisa Dettmer. The pack includes authors Elana Dykewomon (Beyond the Pale), Helen Zia (Last Boat Out of Shanghai),  Tithi Bhattacharya (Feminism for the 99%; she was also the keynote speaker at the recent Philly conference), Zillah Eisenstein (The Audacity of Races and Genders), Seattle city council member Kshama Sawant, educator Lois Helmbold and activist Leslie Cagan.  They discuss the Yellow Springs conference, the resurgence of DSA, real and perceived splits between "socialists" (presumed male) and "feminists" (presumed bourgeois and white) and how women are organizing now toward a socialist future. Also included is a clip from the Third World Panel at the 1975 Socialist Feminist Conference. [1] [2] [3]
  • Four Non-Moms (and one who is)
    As people around the country prepare to celebrate Mother's Day, we contemplate the reality that U.S. women are having fewer children than ever before. What are the social conditions and personal decisions leading to this development, and how does it change our concepts of family and even of womanhood? We speak with Jenny Brown, organizer with National Women's Liberation [1] and author of Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight Over Women's Work; Nayomi Munaweera, author of Island of a Thousand Mirrors and What Lies Between Us; and Grace Talusan, author of The Body Papers. Then we lighten it up with comics Diane Amos, a mom and grandmother (and the internationally renowned Pine Sol Lady), and Lisa Geduldig, an honorary Jewish mother. They'll be performing Thursday night at Ashkenaz [2], along with comic moms Emily van Dyke, Karinda Dobbins and Brandi Brandes. [1] [2]
  • Kimberle Crenshaw talks with #MuteRKelly co-founder Kenyette Barnes and Margo Okazawa-Rey
    Kimberle Crenshaw talks with #MuteRKelly co-founder Kenyette Barnes and Margo Okazawa-Rey talks with Kimberle Crenshaw about her work at AAPF and on intersectionality Two recent true-crime docu-series about the sexual abuse by well-known singers have rocked the mainstream world. HBO's "Leaving Neverland" about Michael Jackson and Lifetime's "Surviving R. Kelly" about  acclaimed  singer  and producer R Kelly are causing another round of contentious debate in this time of #Me Too. Despite the revelations and  decades-long public discussions  of the alleged abuses of these two popular cultural giants, the documentaries seem finally to be breaking through the denial of the last 25 years.  But even so, there is resistance to hold the two accountable. This is partly because of Jackson and Kelly's beloved status and partly because of the country's history of lynchings and incarceration of black men based on transgressions fabricated by white women. This history is further complicated by the fraught history of white feminists failing to include race and racism centrally in their analyses of sexual violence. Both factors complicate accusations against black men. So today I present the views of three black feminist women who have have been working to address the denial of abuse in the black community and who discuss how white supremacy and Misogynoir can help prevent the abuse of black women by black men from getting the attention it deserves. In the first half of the show we will hear clips from a new podcast called "Intersectionality Matters" by renowned feminist and legal scholar Kimberle Crenshaw who  talks with #MuteRKelly co-founder Kenyette Barnes about her movement to expose R Kelly’s serial abuse of Black women and girls.           And then in the second half of the show renowned scholar, activist, and author Margo Okazawa-Rey talks to legal scholar and activist Kimberlé Crenshaw about how to understand and address the complex problem of sexual abuse and related trau …
  • Who Gets to Be Seen as an Artist?
    We speak with two powerful artists: Nell Painter, a prominent historian and author of the New York Times Bestseller, The History of White People, didn't do what many people do when they retire. At 64, after retiring from Princeton University, she entered art school, receiving a BFA from Mason Goss School of Art at Rutgers, and then heading to the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design for an MFA in painting. There, she developed a new appreciation for formalism, while coming to terms with the fact that age was the defining element of how her young classmates saw – or didn't see – her. She'll be speaking at the upcoming Bay Area Book Festival [1] about her memoir, Old In Art School, a National Critics' Circle Award Finalist, and about her understanding of how race, gender and age affect who gets to be called an artist. She'll also be joining a panel on The Legacy of Adrienne Rich and the Shape of Our Feminist Future [2]. BBQ Becky & Permit Patty go on trial! Jovelyn Richards, host of The Space Between Us on Women's Magazine, brings her play, 9-1-1 What's Your Emergency? The Verdict to La Pena next weekend, April 26-27. The first act of 9-1-1 What’s Your Emergency? premiered at La Peña Cultural Center in September 2018 as an artistic response to the local 9-1-1 calls that made BBQ Becky and Permit Patty infamous on a national level. In this second act, framed as a courtroom drama, Jovelyn asks, should these calls be seen as hate crimes? You – the audience – get to weigh in on the verdict. The show will be performed with a multicultural cast and a jazz orchestra. In our interview, we discuss how sexism blends with white supremacy to lead white women to call the cops on Black and Brown people's expressions of love and intimacy. Jovelyn's shows always sell out so get your tickets [3] early. [1] [2] https://www.bayboo …
  • Womens Magazine – April 15, 2019
    This hour long radio program presents and discusses women's lives and issues globally and locally from a radical, multiracial, feminist, mujerist, womanist perspective.
  • Lights, Camera, Action! Feminist Films at SFFILM
    SFFILM, the San Francisco International Film Festival [1], begins Wednesday, April 10 and runs through April 23 in multiple venues throughout the Bay Area. This year's festival includes films by 72 women directors. We talk with director Janice Engel about her new film, Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins, and with Kristina Motwani, co-editor of Midnight Traveler, a real time documentary of a two-filmmaker family's migration from Afghanistan to Europe. Director of Programming Rachel Rosen joins us to break down other highlights of this year's festival, which offers films from 52 countries, in 36 languages. [1]
  • Roderick Ferguson’s (Not) One-Dimensional Queer; Amy Foley Creates Feminist Dance
    In his new book, One-Dimensional Queer  [1](a homage to Herbert Marcuse), Roderick Ferguson counters orthodox portrayals of a gay movement narrowly focused on civil rights, and shows how queer liberation emerged out of various insurgent struggles crossing the politics of race, gender, class, and sexuality. Tracing the rise and fall of this intersectional politics, he argues that the mainstreaming of queerness intentionally, and falsely,placed critiques of racism, capitalism, and the state outside the remit of gay liberation.  A fascinating unearthing of seldom discussed LGBT history, including groups like STAR (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries) and the Philadelphia-area collective DykeTactics. Then, Amy Foley, one of the latest feminist choreographers on the Bay Area scene, talks about what it means to make feminist dance, challenging a tradition that imposes narrow constraints on the bodies and lives of women dancers. Foley's inaugural home show, Let Slip the Witches [2], includes three premieres – two she choreographed herself as well as a solo created for her by Bay Area treasure, Robert Moses, as well as her piece "Thighs and Wages," which explores society's devaluation of women. Let Slip the Witches shows Thursday-Saturday, [3] April 4-6, at ODC theater in San Francisco. [1] [2] [3]
  • Jennifer Eberhardt Racial Bias; Anasuya Sengupta, inequality on the web – March 25, 2019
    In the first part of our show we listen to a talk by Jennifer Eberhardt about  the dangers and effect of implicit  racial. bias in policing which is  inherently unintentional yet more pervasive than explicit bias but equally deadly.  Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt, one of the world’s leading experts on unconscious racial bias and the author of Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do will also be speaking at the JCC of SF on April 1st at 7pm. And in the second half of the show we look at sexual and racial bias in the internet  Today, nearly half the world is online. Nearly 75% of this half comprises the people of the global south. Women are 45% of online users. Yet, the digital footprint of women and girls, reflecting real world iniquities, is tiny,  More than 80 percent of the content produced on Wikipedia is written by 20% of people based in the global north. 1 in 10 wikipedia editors is a woman. Recently a small fierce group of feminist geeks at "Whose Knowledge" came along and have been working hard to change these stark statistical realities. Wikipedia entry by wikipedia entry, one digital step at a time. Whose Knowledge is a global campaign to center the knowledge of the marginalized communities to create a truly inclusive internet.  .  Preeti Shakar and Lisa Dettmer talk to co-director of "Whose Knowledge",  , to discuss the work they are doing to decolonize the web.
  • Womens Magazine – March 18, 2019: The Space Between Us hosted by Jovelyn Richards
    [1] Today's Space Between Us features two subjects. First Jovelyn discusses women and our minds with Barbara Berger author of Understanding How the Mind Works, Fast Food for the Soul [2] and more.* Next Jovelyn delves into education and youth. Hilary Roberts of Peer Advocates Training and Consulting [3] talks about empowering youth, schools and educators. Join Jovelyn and her guests  at the river for these interesting conversations. This a live, call-in show. First Voice KPFA Apprenticeship Program is accepting applications. If you're interested in learning media and broadcast skills contact the apprenticeship program at [4] or call 1-510-848-6767 ext 235. Click here [5] to listen to the show. 59:50 min * Go to this page [6] on Barbara's website for her free ebook, THE MENTAL LAWS, Understanding the Way the Mind Works. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]
  • Years of Love and Danger: Madonna Thunderhawk, Lise Weil and Renate Stendhal
    American Indian Movement leader (although she doesn't really accept that label) Madonna Thunderhawk joins us to discuss her life in the movement, activism to save the earth and the new film Warrior Women [1], featuring her and her daughter, Marcie. The film is available for free on PBS's The World [2] channel this month. Then I have a conversation with Lise Weil [3], author of In Search of Pure Lust, and Renate Stendhal [4], author of Kiss Me Again, Paris. Both of these elegantly written memoirs explore the role of lesbian desire in creating feminist culture and politics in the early days of the women's movement. (She Writes authors: Lise is one of us!) [1] [2] [3] [4]
  • Womens Magazine – March 4, 2019 – The Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry
    March 4 is the last Women's Magazine show during this fund drive. We will be speaking with author and scholar Imani Perry [1] about her brand new book [2], Looking for Lorraine: the radiant and radical life of Lorraine Hansberry, which makes use of recently released papers that fill in much of what's been hidden about Hansberry's life, including her Communist party and lesbian writings. We'll be offering Perry's book as a thank you gift for your pledge during this hour, or you can choose from any of the gifts on our website [3], or you can donate whatever you can at +1-800-439-5732 (HEY-KPFA). Thanks so much to all of you who have already supported us this year. We love you! KPFA Women will also be bringing you 18 hours of International Women's Day programming on Saturday, March 9, from 6:00 am to 12:00 midnight. Live music, interviews, features, speeches by Angela Davis and others, sound from the Women's Climate Summit. The full schedule is available now on Facebook [4] and on our blog [5]. From 2:00-3:15 pm, I will be curating a show on Socialist Feminism, including a lookback at the first National Socialist Feminist Conference held in 1975 in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Don't miss it! And finally, on Tuesday, March 5, at 6:45 pm we'll present She's Beautiful When She's Angry, Mary Dore's documentary about the Second Wave women's movement, at the New Parkway Theater in Oakland. Details. [6] Thanks so much for all your support, and Happy International Women's Day. Kate [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]
  • Womens Magazine – February 25, 2019 – Film: A Great Ride
    Monday February 25th KPFA [1] Radio’s Women’s Magazine offers a premium for fund drive [2]you don’t want to miss.    A Great Ride which was just featured at Frameline this year, looks at the lives of local older lesbians—the lesbian feminist Icon, Sally Gearhart, activist, Brenda Crawford, and several women who live in an LGBTQ-friendly retirement community in Santa Rosa—all who are aging with dynamism and zest for life, determination, and humor.  We will be talking with A Great Ride director Deborah Craig about her documentary, which is both inspiring and funny and not to be missed. And we talk with well known Socialist Feminist author and activist Professor Zillah Eisenstein [3] about what has happened with socialist feminism. Is it still alive and well or has it disappeared or merely changed since the heady days of the 1970’s. [1] [2] [3]
  • Womens Magazine – February 18, 2019: Safi Wa Nairobi presents an Audio Collage: Making Space Between Us
    [1] Audre Lorde, February 18, 1934 – November 17, 1992 Safi Wa Nairobi hosts KPFA Women's Magazine with a playlist of Black women's voices, spoken word and music. Listen to readings, poetry, essays of Audre Lorde, Maya Angelou, Angela Davis, Toni Morrison and more. Also we hear a portion of a panel talk about making space for transgender voices in the world of jazz music from the January Jazz Congress in NYC. Toni Morrison reads and comments on her writing. Safi interviews Catherine Russell [2], musician and vocalist who will be in the Bay Area for the San Jose Jazz Winter Fest [3] on February 24th. [1] [2] [3]
  • Black Feminism In Action; Turning Pain Into Power
    KPFA Women's Magazine speaks with historian Barbara Ransby about her new book, Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in the Twenty-First Century [1], an insider's account of how Black feminism has anchored the movement that has transformed U.S. political culture over the last five years.   Then we speak with Susan Swan, Executive Director of VDay, and Mary Owen of Bay Area Rising about this year's One Billion Rising/VDay event in Oakland, where they will screen City of Joy, a film about the leadership institute for sexual violence survivors in the Congo [2].  The film screening takes place Wednesday, February 13, at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland; it will be preceded by drumming and dancing with Afia Walking Tree and Destiny Arts, and followed by a discussion with playwright and VDay founder Eve Ensler and Christine  Schuler-Deschryver (Director of the City of Joy center and V-Day Congo). These One Billion Rising events usually sell out so get tickets now [3]! [1] [2] [3]

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