Monday, November 5, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018: Reflections on Pittsburgh

Prophetic and Profound

Prophetic and profound voices making sense of hate-driven violence and charting paths to liberation.

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We will listen to moving reflections on the latest mass shooting, this one at a Pittsburgh synagogue, and consider how fighting the patriarchy can bring an end to hate violence.

Also on today's show:

Monday, October 29, 2018: Remembering Ntozake Shange

Prophetic and Profound: Ntozake Shange

Ntozake Shange, Reid Lecture,
Women Issues Luncheon,
Women’s Center, November 1978
We mourn the passing and celebrate the immortal contribution to our culture of Ntozake Shange, who, according to cultural critic Melissa Harris Perry, did more than any other artist to remind us that Black women's lives matter. Shange was unflinching in taking on domestic violence and patriarchy in the context of racism and classism, neither exempting African American men from critique nor allowing them to be scapegoated by white society. She was also groundbreaking in her creation of the "choreopoem," combining poetry, dance and music in her classic work, "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf" and subsequent works, which anticipated what we now call "spoken word." We'll listen to excerpts from readings by and interviews with Shange over the last 35 years.

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Monday, October 29, 2018: Kshama Sawant

Prophetic and Profound

We'll also talk with Seattle socialist city council member Kshama Sawant, whose election in 2014 paved the way for Seattle's becoming the first large US city to adopt a $15 minimum wage (with some exceptions). Sawant breaks down how she has achieved policy victories without sacrificing either personal integrity or movement accountability and outlines some strategies for current candidates like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Presley to follow in her footsteps.

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Also on today's show:
Ntozake Shange
Reflections on Pittsburgh

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018: Poet Heid E. Erdrich

On today’s show Sharon Sabotta talks to Litquake performer and poet Heid E. Erdrich. First up Heid performs a segment from her Autobiography as Mixed Tape. You can watch Heid perform her works on Vimeo. Heid is the editor of New Poets of a Native Nation, available from Gray Wolf Press and other on-line sources.

Pre-Occupied from Heid E. Erdrich on Vimeo.

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

Also on today's show:
Third i Film Festival

Monday, October 22, 2018: Third I Film Festival

Preeti Shekar talks to Anuj Vaidya, Vaishali Sinha and Indu Krishnan about the upcoming 3rd i Film Festival’s women’s films. Women filmmakers dominate this year's festival. 3rd i Film Festival begins November 1 thru November 4 in San Francisco and November 17 in Palo Alto. for tickets.

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Also on today's show:
Poet Heid Erdich

49 Years: Suppressed Histories Archives
Saturday, October 27, 7 pm
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists 1924 Cedar St, Berkeley, California 94709
Donation at the door benefits the Archives and the Berkeley Unitarian Universalist congregation. 
Everyone welcome, no one turned away for lack of funds.

39th Annual Spiral Dance Ritual


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018: The Space Between Us hosted by Jovelyn Richards

Every third Monday Jovelyn Richards hosts The Space Between Us where women from all over gather at the river to share stories. If you have stories to share email Jovelyn at The Space Between Us is a live, call-in show. If you missed Monday's show you can listen now. Click here to listen to the entire show. 59:50 min

Host Jovelyn Richards opens the hour with  Executive Director Lori Sokol of Women's eNews, Covering Women Issues/Changing Women's Lives.  Based on an article written by Sokol suggesting that white women take a knee in response to the Supreme Court hearing caused many women of color to suggest: Once again white women are attempting a take over from black peoples' protest.

Alex, Jalena, and Reaa of Breaktide Productions.

The second half of the how: Film makers Reaa Puri and Alex Bledsoe talk with Jovelyn Richards on ways in which their production team creates art to inspire women to heal from a intersectional, interconnected modality. Reaa and Alex along with Jalena Keane-Lee founded Breaktide Productions. Breaktide Productions is based in the Bay Area, owned and operated by Women of Color.

Southwest of Salem: the Story of the San Antonio Four documentary film
Saturday, October 20, 3 PM
New Parkway Theater
474 24th St
Oakland, CA
benefit for #MeTooBehindBars lawsuit

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Other Events for October 13th, 14th, and 18th


Saturday, Oct 13th
LitQuake presents Up All Night - The Page Turner
Saturday October 13, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm 
San Francisco Center for the Book 375 Rhode Island St., San Francisco, CA 94103
ADA Accessible Wheelchair accessible
Location Potrero Hill

Small-town mysteries, international thrillers, dystopian fiction, even nonfiction. Any book that tells a gripping yarn skillfully enough to keep a reader up all night qualifies as a page-turner. Tonight's panel discusses the fine art of tale-spinning. Featuring Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Julia Dixon Evans, Bonnie C Monte, and Kate Jessica Raphael. Moderated by Barbara Lane. 

FREE, $5-10 suggested donation

Barbara Lane has produced complex live events, interviewed cultural and political figures on-air and on-stage, managed staff and budget, and strategized marketing campaigns. She is also an experienced print journalist and copy editor.

Lucy Jane Bledsoe is the author of six novels, including A Thin Bright Line and The Evolution of Love. Her fiction has won a California Arts Council Fellowship in Literature, an American Library Association Stonewall Award, the Arts & Letters Fiction Prize, a Pushcart nomination, a Yaddo Fellowship, and two National Science Foundation Artists & Writers Fellowships. She is also author of three nonfiction books about Antartica. She lives in the Bay Area where she spends as much time as possible kayaking in the bay, as well as hiking and cycling in the hills.

JULIA DIXON EVANS lives in San Diego. How to Set Yourself on Fire is her first novel. Her fiction has appeared in Monkeybicycle, The Fanzine, Hobart, Paper Darts, and elsewhere. Her nonfiction work has appeared in Like The Wind Magazine and Barrelhouse. She is an editor and program director for the literary nonprofit and small press So Say We All.

Bonnie C Monte grew up in Brooklyn before it was the nexus of cool. After graduating from Brooklyn College, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she has enjoyed a long editorial career that has included a decade on the staff of a national magazine, editing gardening books, and copywriting for major retailers. The mother of two grown daughters, she lives with her husband, a dog of uncertain lineage, and a turtle. When not working, she gardens, writes fiction, hikes, volunteers, and watches British mysteries on TV.

Kate Raphael is a San Francisco Bay Area writer, feminist and queer activist and radio journalist, who makes her living as a law firm word processor. She lived in Palestine for eighteen months as a member of the International Women’s Peace Service, documenting human rights abuses and accompanying Palestinians as they attempted to live normal lives under occupation. At the end of her time in Palestine, she was imprisoned for over a month by the Israeli authorities and eventually deported. In 2011, she won a residency at Hedgebrook. She produces the weekly radio show, Women’s Magazine, on KPFA/Pacifica, which is heard throughout Northern and Central California. Her writing from Palestine has been included in the anthology Peace Under Fire (Verso), Reclaiming Quarterly, Left Turn, and websites including miftah and palestinemonitor.

Sunday, Oct 14th
Dedication of 3 Murals – International Solidarity w/ Palestine
Please join Clarion Alley Mural Project on Sunday, October 14th at 2 PM on Clarion Alley for the dedication of three new murals in solidarity with Palestine:

1. The Will to Live – Arab Liberation Mural
2. Bangkit Palestine (Arise Palestine)
3. End Apartheid B.D.S.

The Will to Live-Arab Liberation Mural celebrates tenacious Bay Area organizing against oppression. The mural features the portraits of five courageous Arab leaders who spent their lives speaking truth to power: Rasmea Odeh, Mehdi Ben Barka, Naji Daifullah, Leila Khaled, Basel Al Araj and Yasser Murtaja. Organized by Art Forces, Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC), Arab Youth Organizing (AYO!) with Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP), Priya Handa, Chris Ghazala, Nidal El Khairy, Margaret Marie, Fred Alvarado.

As part of Bangkit/Arise, an international arts exchange and residency between artists from the San Francisco/Bay Area and Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The participating Indonesian artists and two of the SF/Bay Area artists completed a memorial mural in honor of the 166 (to date) Palestinians killed by the State of Israel since The Great March of Return protests began on March 30, 2018 in the Gaza Strip. Bangkit/Arise stands in solidarity with Palestinians for peace, justice, and the right of return and claim to their land.

End Apartheid B.D.S.
Bangkit/Arise artist and CAMP co-director Megan Wilson replaced her recent mural on Clarion Alley with one also in solidarity with this effort as part of Bangkit/Arise – entitled: End Apartheid B.D.S.

Debke Dance
Al-Juthoor of the Arab Shatat
Poetry and Spoken Word
Genny Lim – Jazz Poet Laureate
Voulette Mansour Hattar- Winner Ghassan Kanafani Scholarship
Shareef Zakout- AROC
Zeyad Shamrouch- MECA
Lara Kiswani- AROC
Others TBA
San Francisco Poster Syndicate-

Event Organized by: Palestinian Youth Network, Art Forces
Endorsed by: Palestine Action Network, MECA

Thursday, Oct 18th


Join us at Books Inc. in Berkeley for a celebration of much-buzzed She Writes Press debut author Barbara Artson, discussing her compelling and beautiful novel, Odessa, Odessa. Barbara will be in conversation with San Francisco Bay Area writer, feminist and queer activist, and radio journalist, Kate Jessica Raphael.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:00pm
Books Inc.
1491 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA