Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Week of March 11, 2018: Events

"Naila and the Uprising" film screening
Thursday, March 14, 7pm
Berkeley City College Auditorium
2050 Center Street, Berkeley
near downtown Berkeley BART
When a nation-wide uprising breaks out in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, a young woman in Gaza must make a choice between love, family, and freedom. Undaunted, she embraces all three, joining a clandestine network of women in a movement that forces the world to recognize the Palestinian right to self-determination for the first time. Naila and the Uprising chronicles the journey of Naila Ayesh and a fierce community of women on the front lines, whose stories weave through the most vibrant, nonviolent mobilization in Palestinian history – the First Intifada in the late 1980s.

This film brings out of anonymity these courageous women activists. Engaged at all levels of society, we learn what is possible when women take the lead in struggles for rights and justice and what we lose when they are stripped of their roles. We also witness the tremendous power of nonviolent organizing: massive street rallies, mobile health clinics, underground schools and concerted boycott campaigns, sustaining the uprising while generating indigenous self-sufficiency. We see how women-led civil resistance can stir the masses, put pressure on power-holders, and affect real structural change. Produced by Just Vision and directed by award-winning filmmaker Julia Bacha.

“In ‘Naila and the Uprising,” female activists are not shiny aberrations–they are the unseen spine holding up a movement.”

— The Daily Beast

A local Palestinian activist panel will speak briefly after the film!

TICKETS: $15, $25, $50, available through Eventbrite — Benefit for MECA

For info: 510-548-0542, meca@mecaforpeace.org, www.mecaforpeace.org

Wheelchair Accessible

Comedy at Ashkenaz! Women’s History Month Comedy
Thursday, March 14, 2019
8:00 PM  9:30 PM

Doors at 7:30 pm; Show at 8:00 pm

Tickets are $15 - $20 Sliding Scale

Bay Area comedian and comedy producer, Lisa Geduldig (of Kung Pao Kosher Comedy™), and Ashkenaz Music and; Dance Community Center joined forces in 2017 to bring the East Bay a new monthly (the second Thursday of the month) comedy series, Comedy at Ashkenaz!

The next show Comedy at Ashkenaz! Women’s History Month Comedy takes place on Thursday, March 14 and features a diverse line up of (African American, Indian American, Caucasian, Jewish, disabled, LGBT, physician-by-day…) comedians: Carla Clayy, Priyanka Wali, Jade Theriault, Lisa Geduldig.

Monday, March 11, 2019: Years of Love and Danger - Madonna Thunderhawk

KPFA Women's Magazine speaks with veterans of the movements of the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

Warrior Women was the opening night film for California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival. From left to right: Producer Anna Marie Pitman, Madonna Thunder Hawk, festival director Joely Proudfit, Marcella Gilbert, and director Elizabeth Castle

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, featuring her and her daughter, Marcie. The film is available for free on PBS's The World channel until March 25.

1000 Grandmothers Bay Area is working with Madonna Thunderhawk and Women of All Red Nations to winterize three homes. If you'd like to support this project contact 1000 Grandmothers Bay Area on FaceBook.

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

Also on today's show:
Lise Weil and Renate Stendhal

Monday, March 11, 2019: Years of Love and Danger - Lise Weil and Renate Stendhal

KPFA Women's Magazine speaks with veterans of the movements of the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

Find this book at Books, Inc or on line


Join Kate Raphael in a conversation with Lise Weil, author of In Search of Pure Lust, and Renate Stendhal, 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!) These books are available on line and at your local bookstore.

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

Also on today's show:
Madonna Thunderhawk

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

More Events for March celebrating International Women's Day

Events:

-Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry
7:00 pm-9:00 pm, Friday, March 8
Mills Hall Living Room
Professor Imani Perry will be joining the Mills College and wider Oakland and Bay Area communities to discuss the life of the late Lorraine Hansberry from her book, Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry. Professor Perry is an American interdisciplinary scholar of race, law, literature, and African American culture. She is currently the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University.

-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.  From 2:00-3:15 pm, Kate Raphael 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!

-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.

-Golden Thread’s annual celebration of International Women’s Day
WHAT DO THE WOMEN SAY?
ROOTS & REFLECTIONS
Friday, March 8, 2019 at 8pm
at Brava Theater Center (2781 24th Street, San Francisco)
Tickets are $15-$20.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Reem’s California will sell food in the lobby starting at 6pm.

Roots & Reflections showcases leading Middle Eastern women artists working at the crossroads of tradition and experimentation: master contemporary Maghreb dance artist Amel Tafsout will perform; stand-up comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh will share excerpts from her upcoming world premiere On Behalf of All Muslims, a Comedy Special; filmmaker Nadia Shihab will present an excerpt of her new feature JaddoLand about her Iraqi Turkmen family; and Golden Thread Resident Artist Nora El Samahy will perform Brass Knuckles by Yussef El Guindi, to be featured in ReOrient 2019. After the presentations, Founding Artistic Director Torange Yeghiazarian will facilitate a conversation with the participating artists and the audience.


-2019 International Working Women’s Day March & Celebration | Oakland
Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Fruitvale Village | 34th Avenue, Oakland, CA
Members of Gabriela Oakland invite you to join for a March & Celebration on Saturday, March 9th to commemorate the 111th International Working Women’s Day anniversary in honor of the first women strikers in 1908.

Join to Rise, Resist, and Unite to build the collective Resistance here and abroad. Take the streets as we rise up and say no to violence against women and trans people and resist militarization and state violence.

Monday, March 4, 2019: The Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry

Available for your pledge of $150
March 4 is the last Women's Magazine show during this fund drive.  Lisa Dettmer speaks with author and scholar Imani Perry about her brand new book, 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.

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

If you missed the show on Monday you can still pledge on-line and choose from any of the gifts on our website, 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!

Events:

Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry
7:00 pm-9:00 pm, Friday, March 8
Mills Hall Living Room
Professor Imani Perry will be joining the Mills College and wider Oakland and Bay Area communities to discuss the life of the late Lorraine Hansberry from her book, Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry. Professor Perry is an American interdisciplinary scholar of race, law, literature, and African American culture. She is currently the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University.

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.  From 2:00-3:15 pm, Kate Raphael 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.

Thanks so much for all your support, and Happy International Women's Day.

Friday, March 8, 2019: International Women's Day Event



Tired of not having anything meaningful to do on International’s women’s Day? Come to this fabulous event celebrating International women’s day on March 8th at 5pm to 7:30 at Oscar Grant Plaza. The powerful group Emma’s Revolution will be playing along with the fabulous Drag King Group Mamma’s Boyz. And lots of great speakers as well.

International Women’s Strike 2019- Bay Area Action
March 8th, 5:00 - 7:30PM
Oscar Grant Plaza
Oakland, CA

We invite the public to reclaim International Women's Day and honor its radical legacy. We are speaking out against sexism, racism, colonialism, capitalism and exploitation. We are coming together to listen to each other, heal, celebrate our resistance and invigorate our movement. In the spirit of the International Women's Strike, we join women and non binary people worldwide in the fight for an end to gender violence, freedom from borders, reproductive justice for all, labor rights, environmental justice, and an antiracist and anti-imperialist feminism.

Come ready to speak and listen as we affirm our collective power! Please note that this will be a family friendly event and childcare will be provided.

SPEAKERS:
Chaz Garcia, OEA Organizer
Rabab Abdulhadi, Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas/Race and Resistance Studies, SFSU
Huma Dar, South and South East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
Sthefany Bautista, El/La Para TransLatinas
Genuine Security
SF WAR & BA WAR
Maria Moore
Rachel West, US Prostitutes Collective
Margy Wilkinson, labor activist, South Berkeley
Jane Welford, Global Women's Strike

PERFORMERS:
Momma’s Boyz
Emma’s Revolution

This is the third year the national network International Women's Strike - US has called for March 8th actions in conjunction and solidarity with other actions and strikes all over the world (especially Argentina, Mexico, Spain, Poland and many other countries).

Weare seeking to develop a democratic and grassroots space that is geared towards education and collective action, and is independent of establishment parties and institutions.

Some of the most pressing problems specific to women identified and gender non-binary people - gender violence, reproductive rights, forced sterilization- connect to other larger struggles (labor, prison abolition, immigration, police violence, housing crisis, unemployment, etc) and to the contestation of capitalist society. In this speak-out we want to present these as FEMINIST issues. Join us in speaking out on March 8th and beyond!

We encourage the Bay Area to join us in taking action as part of a feminism for the 99 percent that brings together black and brown women, older women and youth; that encompasses cis-,trans- and gender non-binary workers; stands for the poor and the low-waged, for unpaid caregivers, and for sex workers and immigrants.

Organized by:
Colectiva Feminista Sur
East Bay Democratic Socialists of America Socialist Feminist Caucus
Berkeley High Women's Student Union
Global Women's Strike
Poor People's Campaign
US Prostitutes Collective
Priority African Network
Transnational Decolonial QTPOC

Endorsed by:
AFCSME 3299, AFT 2121, Berkeley Schools Labor Caucus, Berkeley Federation of Teachers, CFA-San Francisco State, Diablo for Peace, Global Women’s Strike, International Socialist Organization Northern California, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Socialist Action, SF Code Pink, Women's March San Francisco, UAW 2865 Berkeley, UC-AFT 1474, World Can't Wait

Sunday, March 3, 2019

KPFA Women present International Women's Day Program


Tune in on Saturday March 9, 2019 for KPFA's International Women's Day broadcast! From 6am - 12 midnight, we bring you a mix of music, culture and her-stories celebrating the courage, creativity and contributions of some of the most vulnerable and most powerful women on our planet. 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.  From 2:00-3:15 pm, Kate Raphael 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!

Hosted, produced and engineered by the women of KPFA.

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