Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017: Disability activist and writer Aurora Levins Morales

Today on KPFA’s Women’s Magazine we talk to writer, artist, historian, chronic illness survivor and revolutionary activist and healer Aurora Levins Morales about her work and her life.  


Aurora has fought against chronic illness and toxicity of 21st century Capitalism for decades and continues to tell stories with medicinal powers to shift our consciousness and change how we think about ourselves, each other and the world.  Her writing is lyrical and powerful.


Today we talk to her about her work and in particular her book "Kindling:Writings on the Body” where she explores the meanings of sickness and healing, suffering and pleasure, through the story of her own body, of all of our bodies, of the body of the planet.

Learn more about Aurora's self-designed, environmentally safe, moving home at Vehicle for Change.



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

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017: The Space Between Us

Jovelyn Richards hosts The Space Between Us every 3rd Monday. This is a live call-in show. Join us at the River with your story every 3rd Monday at 1 PM on KPFA Women's Magazine.


Rainbow is a consultant, trainer, and mediator working with groups and individuals to heal what divides us. She learned much about human needs and interactions working in early childhood education for 36 years. Growing up as a fat child and as an adult walking in this world as a fat lesbian who does not alter her body, Rainbow has her own perspective on oppression.

With her Masters degree in Non Profit Administration, Rainbow has used her expertise
to assist countless Non Profit organizations in all aspects of running a successful business.

Rainbow is a Master Trainer with StirFry Seminars & Consulting, facilitating Unlearning Racism, Unlearning Sexism, and Train the Trainer workshops, while also facilitating Color of Fear and Last Chance for Eden seminars.

Thanks to all of you who called in today and shared your story on The Space Between Us.

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

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Monday, June 12, 1017: Aging With Dignity - Marginalized Workers Young & Old Take Charge

This week on Women's Magazine, we focus on some of the most challenged workers in today's workforce:  domestic workers and young women of color. 



At one end of the age spectrum, we talk to members of La Colectiva de Mujeres, the San Francisco Women's Collective, part of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, about their Aging With Dignity campaign. The campaign draws attention to the situation of over half a million workers over 50 who have no retirement benefits.

Domestic workers in the U.S. are 93% female, 20% without high school diplomas, and the median age is 44.  In California, 75% of the 336,000 domestic workers (doing childcare, elder care and housecleaning) are women of color.  Because domestic work is excluded from the Social Security Act, only 2% of domestic workers have any retirement benefits.

On today's show we pay tribute to Judy Brady, author of the classic article, "I Want a Wife." Judy Brady died on May 14, 2017. She was 80 years old.

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

Also on today's show:
Mamacitas Cafe - Marginalized Women Workers Organize!


Monday, June 12, 1017: Mamacitas Cafe - Marginalized Women Workers Organize!

This week on Women's Magazine, we focus on some of the most challenged workers in today's workforce:  domestic workers and young women of color. 


Young workers also face an uphill battle to find employment that not only pays a living wage, but offers a path to leadership and training.  Mamacitas Cafe is dedicated to changing those odds in Oakland, by creating well-paid jobs, with mentorship and training opportunities, for young women of color 18-24, especially women transitioning out of the criminal justice or child welfare system.

The three-year-old grassroots project started with popups and opened a brick-and-mortar cafe in 2015.  Thanks to its success, the cafe is now fundraising to lease a bigger space and expand its staff. Find them on Facebook, Twitter and the web. Help Mamacitas Cafe with their Kickstarter campaign.

"Donuts and glazes and more made by hand in house!"


On today's show we pay tribute to Judy Brady, author of the classic article, "I Want a Wife."

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


Also on today's show:
Aging With Dignity -  Marginalized Workers Young & Old Take Charge

Event:
Black LGBT Historical Society Presents
5th Annual Black LGBT Historical Society Celebration
Honoring LENN KELLER
Showcasing Bay Area Lesbian Archives Mobile Exhibit.
Saturday, 6/17/2017, 1:00 - 3:30
Koret Auditorium
Main Library
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA

Monday, June 12, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017: Giovanna Capone, editor of Dispatches from Lesbian America

Lisa Dettmer speaks with Giovanna Capone, one of the editors of the new anthology Dispatches from Lesbian America: 42 Short Stories and Memoir by Lesbian Writers. Giovanna and her coeditors,

Xequina Berber and Rome Cheela Smith, will be reading at Laurel Books in Oakland this Saturday, June 10, at 5:00 pm. And on Friday, June 23 they will be at Folio Books in San Francisco's Noe Valley.

Get MP3 of this program. 16:11 min




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


THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO DONATED DURING THE RECENT FUND DRIVE. WE LOVE YOU!

Also on today's show:
Black Lives Matter Cofounder Alicia Garza 

Monday, June 5, 2017: Black Lives Matter Cofounder Alicia Garza

Alicia Garza from her website https://aliciagarza.com"
"Be mindful that elections are the battlefield on which most people in this country know how to engage." Alicia Garza

For a longer version of Monday's interview with Alicia Garza Get MP3. 40:16 min

In this broadcast on Women's Magazine, we kick off LGBT Pride month with Alicia Garza, Black queer organizer and writer and cofounder of the Black Lives Matter Network and Special Projects Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. Garza offers a nuanced and concrete analysis of the current situation and what we can do to change it.

Click here to listen to the entire broadcast. 59:50

Also on today's show:
Giovanna Capone, editor of Dispatches from Lesbian America

Event:

Emily Hobson will talk about and read from her book Lavender and Red: Liberation and Solidarity in Gay and Lesbian Left on Thursday, June 22 at 7PM Alley Cat Books on 24th Street in San Francisco.

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO DONATED DURING THE RECENT FUND DRIVE. WE LOVE YOU!






Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017: Restorative Justice



KPFA’s Women’s Magazine looks at the practice of Restorative Justice and how that practice of justice based on healing provides an alternative to the punitive systems we have in our society today. Unlike the punitive system of justice we have, Restorative Justice focuses on healing and transforming the wounds of victims, offenders and communities caused by the wrongdoing through truth telling, apology, making amends, and reconciliation.



We talk to three leaders in Restorative Justice in the Bay Area. Jodie Geddes, Community Organizer Coordinator at Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY), Rose Elizondo, co-founder of the San Quentin Prison RJ interfaith group and of the North Oakland Restorative Justice Council, and Malachi Scott, the Re-entry and Community Restorative Justice Coordinator at RJOY and co-founder of the North Oakland Restorative Justice Council.

Click here to listen now. 59:50 min

Events:
National Association of Community and Restorative Justice: Sixth National Conference – June 16-18, 2017

Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, California 94607
United States
1-510-451-4000
Phone: 2102187159

Please join practitioners and scholars from around the world at the 2017 Sixth National Conference of the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice in Oakland, CA at the Oakland Marriott. Hosted by Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY), this year’s theme is Moving Restorative Justice from Margins to Center — elevating historically marginalized voices, promoting radical inclusivity and healing, and exploring the intersections of RJ with other contemporary social justice movements. With healing spaces, circles, youth-led activities, field trips as well as plenaries and panels, we are planning a provocative, participatory, and creative conference in Oakland, the birthplace of the Black Panther Party, and an international cultural and culinary mecca. We look forward to your participation.