Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016: Reproductive Health and Trans/Feminist Conflict

Becoming Trans Inclusive


Today on KPFA Radio's Women's Magazine we will look at a current issue in the conflict that's been brewing between the feminist and trans community for many years.  We will  hear a talk by UC Berkeley Professor Wendy Brown on the war between some larger reproductive rights groups and with trans activists that demand that reproductive groups  drop the word "woman" and replace it  with "reproductive autonomy for all people" because using the word "woman" can exclude trans men from inclusion in reproductive language. Find the complete videos of Professor Brown's lecture, Women Dissolved or Defended? The Naming Debate in Reproductive Freedom at Symposium: Feminist Change and the University.


Click here to listen now. 59:50 min

Also on today's show:

Events for Bay Area Feminists for the week of June 20th

Tuesday, June 21, 7 to 9 PM 
Dated Emcees
Chinaka Hodge

City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
celebrating the release of Dated Emcees
published by City Lights Books (Sister Spit Imprint). With Tongo Eisen-Martin & RyanNicole.

Wednesday, June 22, 6:30 PM
Justice and the Generals

Little Roxie, 3117 16th Street in SF
Get tickets/register now!

Friday and Saturday, June 24-25, 6pm – 11pm
In The Musical Prostitute, a young man and Freddie Mercury are unexpectedly taken on a phantasmagorical live musical journey exploring the reality of free love vs. fear of love.
Peter Griggs and Lysol Tony-Romeo create a provocative multi-dimensional backdrop for a world with AIDS and a world without.

Buriel Clay Theatre
Lead artists:  Burning Monk Collective
Tickets:  $15-20 sliding scale
              www.QCC2.org

All Qcc CQC events always have a No One Turned Away Policy!

Click here to listen now. 59:50 min

Also on today's show:
Reproductive Health and Trans/Feminist Conflict
MAJOR, the film



Monday, June 20, 2016: MAJOR, the film



Kate Raphael speaks with well know trans activist Miss Major Griffin Gracy and StormMiguel Florez about the new film, MAJOR. This film which is premiering tonight in Piedmont, documents Miss Major's life and work to dismantle the prison industrial complex and support trans women in and out of prison.

Click here to listen now. 59:50 min

Also on today's show:
Reproductive Health and Trans/Feminist Conflict
Events for Bay Area Feminists for the week of June 20th


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016: Love Your Fat & Let It All Hang Out

Monday on KPFA Women's Magazine, we listen to an interview with Sarai Walker, author of the fabulous radical feminist novel, Dietland.  Walker's novel, one of Entertainment Weekly's Top 10 of 2015, draws on her Ph.D. research focused on normative femininity of the body; the fat female body; consciousness-raising and the ‘personal is political’ in feminist practice and as a literary aesthetic; and critical theory, particularly Michel Foucault.  Don't miss this great interview by Meghan Murphy of Feminist Current, produced by Women's International News Gathering Service.

Click here to listen to the interview with Sarai Walker. 28:44 min

"We're Fat! We're Mean! We don't eat lean quizine!"

Next Kate Raphael talks with long-time feminist fat activist Deeg Gold about fat dyke activism in the seventies, eighties and nineties, including Let It All Hang Out Day in 1989 and 1990 in San Francisco.

"It kind of isn't healthy to discriminate against people."

Listen now to the interview with Deeg Gold or Get MP3. 11:32 min






Click here to listen to the entire show. 59:50 min

Also on today's show:
Previewing the Black Queer Arts Festival
Women's Community Calendar

Monday, June 13, 2016: The Women's Community Calendar


Tuesday, June 14th, 6 to 8:30 PM: Martuni's Open Mike presents Hysteria! Featuring Mary Bushee at 4 Valencia St, SF. For more info go to Facebook.com/HysteriaComedy

Wednesday, June 15th, 7:30pm: The National Queer Arts Fest 2016 presents Still Here IV with Cristina Mitra/Natalia Vigil and more at the African American Arts and Culture Complex, 762 Fulton St, SF.
In its fourth year, Still Here takes on disPLACEment with a moving cast of artists that re-imagine and reinvent the meaning of home within a rapidly changing San Francisco, both past and present. For more info visit QCC2.org.

Tickets: $12-$25, NOTA
Brown Paper Tickets Link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2546843
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/StillHereSanFrancisco

Saturday, June 18th, 10 to 11:30 AM: Transgender parent's Support Group at the SFLGBT Center, 1800 Market St, SF. For more info go to SFCenter.org

Also on today's show:
Love Your Fat and Let It All Hang Out
Previewing the Black Queer Arts Festival

Click here to listen to entire show. 59:50 min.

Monday, June 13, 2016: Previewing the Black Queer Arts Festival

We preview the 2016 Black Queer Arts Festival with founder and producer Kinfolkz.  The festival starts off next Monday night, June 20th with the Oakland red carpet premiere of MAJOR, documenting the extraordinary life and work of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy.

Spectrum Queer Media, founded by Kin Folkz/Monica Anderson, is an internationally recognized, Oakland California USA based, social justice community engagement and media literacy/advocacy group that empowers LGBTQIA + Ally communities by acknowledging and celebrating authentic LGBTQIA + Ally voices, visions and viewpoints; and creating inclusive, collaborative projects that support sustainable LGBTQIA + Ally community stake holding.

Spectrum Queer Media's founding contributions include the Oakland LGBTQ Pride Creative Arts and Film Festival, Spectrum LGBTQIA Film Screenings and Curated Conversations, Sista2Sista - a wellness workshop series for Queer Women and Gender Non Conforming Folkz, The Rhythm Sistas Healing Drum Circle and The LGBTQIA Young Filmmakers Digital Storytelling Project.




MONDAY • JUNE 20th 7pm • MAJOR! @The Black Queer Arts Fest THE RED CARPET PREMIERE Piedmont Theater EARLY BIRD TIX to Opening night and other films in the Fest: SpectrumQueerMedia.com


Listen now or Get MP3. 16:06 min



 


Click here to listen to the entire show. 59:50 min

Also on today's show:
Love Your Fat & Let It All Hang Out
Women's Community Calendar

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Monday, June 6, 2016: Echo Brown talks about Black Virgins Are Not for Hipsters

The Art of the Outsider


Listen now or Get MP3. 28:20 min







Echo Brown discusses her long-running one-woman show, Black Virgins Are Not for Hipsters, playing at the Marsh Berkeley through June 18. Humor shot through with some very serious moments, Brown's autobiographical show looks at the intersections of racism, colorism, sexism, poverty, dating and the Ivy League.  Oh, and hipsterism, of course.

"...plugging in and merging with the audience."

Hailed as a "transformational storyteller," Echo Brown is a writer, performer, & actress from Cleveland, Ohio. Echo’s meteoric rise in the San Francisco art scene with her hit one-woman show, Black Virgins Are Not for Hipsters, has been widely praised. Attracting the attention of TV networks and literary agencies, Echo continues to garner critical praise for her stunning debut.



Click here to listen to the show. 59:50 min.


Also on today's show:
Virgie Tovar
The Women's Community Calendar