Sunday, May 24, 2015

Monday, May 25, 2015: Live Call-in with Vylma V and LisaMarie Rollins

Celebrating and Remembering Black Women

MUST READ: Powerful new ‪#‎SayHerName‬ report by the The African American Policy Forum on Black women and Black Queer folks harmed and killed by police.

Listen in on Monday's LIVE CALL IN show as Vymla V and LisaMarie Rollins discuss the ‪#‎SayMyName‬ actions in the Bay Area and across the nation. Call in and share your perspective on this powerful campaign. Click here to listen to this broadcast of KPFA Women's Magazine. 59:50 min
Kimberle Crenshaw talks about the large numbers of Black women and girls who are victimized by police brutality, how the facts are misreported. Women fall out of the frame she says. It is important to talk about how women experience racism.

Lisa Detmer, Women's Magazine Senior Producer reports on Monday's Emeryville action at Home Depot and the action in Oakland later that night. Click link above to listen to live audio from the rally and march.

Black Women standing in their power at May 21st SF Rally
Vylma V and LisaMarie host live call-in show about the May 21st action and the community reactions to the powerful and healing campaign.

Events and info:
Queer Rebels Festival, May 29-30, 7 PM, 762 Fulton St. San Francisco

Campaign to Release Oscar Lopez, Puerto Rican political prisoner held for 34 years: Rally and march Friday, May 29, 5 PM, Market and Powell. Saturday, May 30, 11 AM, Gather at Oakland library to march around the lake. For infor call Ricardo at 510-290-2312.

Call in again next month on June 22 at 1 PM

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015: Who Bombed Judi Bari?

25 years ago this week, a bomb blew up in the car of two of the most prominent Earth First! redwood activists: Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney – while they were driving through Oakland, CA. Judi and Darryl were on an organizing tour for Redwood Summer, the most ambitious campaign ever to save the old growth forest in Northern California. Judi was well known in labor, peace and feminist circles, as well as the originator of Redwood Summer. The FBI and Oakland Police immediately accused the pair of carrying the bomb and of being environmental terrorists.  The story played out for weeks in the press – the victims were the suspects.

Twelve years later, after Judi had died of breast cancer, the landmark court case to which she had dedicated the last years of her life went to trial – AND THEY WON!  The FBI and the Oakland Police were ordered to pay $4.1 million for violating the constitution, falsifying evidence and trying to frame the activists.

Monday on Women’s Magazine, we air part of the acclaimed documentary Who Bombed Judi Bari, by Mary Liz Thomson and Darryl Cherney.  We speak with Karen Pickett, long-time Earth First activist and close friend of Judi Bari, about the legacy of the bombing and the case and what is being done to commemorate it.

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Upcoming events:
-Next Monday KPFA Women's Magazine features our monthly live call-in show with Vylma V and Lisa Marie Rollins. Tune in at 1 PM on May 25th.

-Judi Bari Day: 25th anniversary of bomb attack on Earth First!
Sunday May 24, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Unitarian Fellowship Hall in Berkeley
For info contact or call 510-548-3113

May 24, 2015 is the 25th anniversary of the attack on Earth First! activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney by car bomb in Oakland in 1990 as Redwood Summer dawned. 

The Judi Bari Day event at Berkeley's U-U Hall will feature special guest performer LAURIE LEWIS, legendary songwriter, fiddler and vocalist. 

After comments and updates by musician and film-maker DARRYL CHERNEY and others, the documentary film “WHO BOMBED JUDI BARI?” will be screened. 

Karen Pickett will host the program, and facilitate a Q and A session after the film. 
Doors open at 7 PM; the program begins at 7:30 

**Earlier in the day on May 24, people will gather to mark the moment and place where the bomb blew up. The location is across from the intersection of E. 33rd and Park Blvd, in front of Oakland High. Gather 11:30 am—12:30 (the explosion was close to 12 noon). Bring signs, songs, drums for a speak out and commemoration.** 

-Thursday, May 21st, 4:30 to 6:30 PM, Invisible Victims: Black Women's Lives Matter at Home Depot, 3838 Hollis Ave. Emeryville, CA hosted by Anti Police-Terror Project

-Sunday, May 31st, 2 to 5 PM, Celebrate the Life of Leslie Feinberg, Revolutionary Transgender Warrior, Humanist Hall, 390 27th St, Oakland, cA

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Monday, May 11,2015: Dr. Tara Brach

Radical Self Acceptance

Dr. Tara Brach’s presenting her teachings on  Radical Self-acceptance; A Buddhist Guide to Freeing Yourself from Shame.

One of the deepest expressions of suffering is self aversion, a part of what Tara Brach calls the "the trance of unworthiness." Drawing on the wisdom of Buddhist teachings, illustrative stories and the transformative power of meditation, Tara guides us in healing the shame and fear that bind our hearts.

Hear excerpts from her talk on today's show.

Upcoming Event:
May 20th, 6:30 to 9 PM, Teach-in: Free West Papua. Social Movement for Self-Determination at the Intertriabal Friendship House, 523 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94606, 510-836-1955

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Monday, May 4, 2015: Nepal, Women Bear Brunt of Disaster

"The worse the disaster the bigger the gender disparity."

Dr. Renu Adhikari talks about the disparate impact of natural disasters on women, and how we can help make sure that the needs and voices of Nepali women are included in the reconstruction efforts. Dr. Adhikari is an OB/GYN and founder of the Women’s Rehabilitation Center, a leading organization addressing violence against women, as well as the National Alliance of Women Human Right Defenders in Nepal.

Listen now or Get MP3. 19:54 min

Below is a list of women-led organizations that have asked for support for their long-term responses to the crisis. They are already mobilizing their communities to take action and welcome donations at this time.

ACHA Himalayan Sisterhood – Funds will go to support recovery efforts for Tibetan refugees, and other minority groups, in Nepal.

The Global Fund for Women – Funds will go to support grassroots women’s groups in Nepal to assist women and girls impacted by this disaster.

The Nepal Women’s Fund (TEWA) – Funds will go to support community needs assessments and to mobilize grassroots women’s groups to rebuild and strengthen rural areas of Nepal.

The Women’s Rehabilitation Center (WOREC Nepal) – Funds will go to support essential services and infrastructure to women most in need, including new mothers and pregnant women.

Women’s Awareness Centre Nepal (WACN) – Funds will go to support recovery efforts for Indigenous women in rural areas of Nepal.

Also on today's show:

Monday, May 4, 2015: Mariposa & The Saint: From Solitary Confinement, a Play through Letters

Mariposa and the Saint: From Solitary Confinement, a Play Through Letters

In 2012, Mariposa was sentenced to fifteen months in solitary confinement. Three years later she is still there. Through letters with longtime friend and current collaborator, Julia Steele Allen, Mariposa brings her experience to the stage.

Kate speaks with writer/actor Julia Steele Allen about Mariposa and the Saint, the play she co-wrote with Sara (Mariposa) Fonseca, who is incarcerated in solitary confinement at the California Institution for Women.  Julia talks about the play, her collaboration with Mariposa, and the work of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners.

Listen now or Get MP3. 24:06

Join CCWP for two benefit performances of Mariposa & the Saint and a conversation about the shocking conditions in California’s women’s prisons and what can be done to change them.

Thursday, May 7th at Stagewerx, 446 Valencia St. at 16th, San Francisco

$15 advance thru Brown Paper Tickets, $20 at the door, no one turned away for lack of funds

Doors open at 7:00, Play begins promptly at 7:30

Sunday, May 10th at La Peña, 3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley

$15 advance thru Eventbrite, $20 at the door, no one turned away for lack of funds

Doors open at 7:00, Play begins promptly at 7:30

Also Jackie Barshak previews upcoming women-produced films at the SF International Film Festival running until May 7th.

Listen to Jackie's previews or Get MP3. 4:34 min

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

Also on today's show:
Nepal--Women Bear Brunt of Disaster

Monday, April 27, 2015: Four Twenty: Women's Magazine Explores Cannabis

Featuring KPFA Women's Magazine Live Call-in Show
Last Monday of every month at 1 PM with Vylma V

Vylma V discusses with Ramona Rubin and Isamarie Perez the therapeutic, recreational, and medicinal uses and benefits of Cannabis and its rapidly growing industry. Ramona and Isamarie talk about edible and topical uses and effects of cannabis products.

Doc Green's Therapeutic Healing Cream (purchase available with doctor's recommendation)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015: SF International Film Festival

Fifty-nine Women Directors at the 2015 SF International Film Festival

The San Francisco International Film Festival is coming up.  We talk with program director Rachel Rosen and filmmaker Jenni Olson.

Listen now or Get MP3. 19:44 min

Rachel Rosen is the director of programming for the San Francisco Film Society. She was director of programming for Film Independent and the Los Angeles Film Festival for eight years. Previously, Rosen was associate director of programming for the San Francisco International Film Festival where she programmed for seven years.  She has worked in various capacities for the New York Film Festival, New York’s Film Forum, and Tri-Star Pictures. A graduate of Stanford University’s Master of Arts program in Documentary Film, Rosen directed Serious Weather, a short documentary that was shown at the Vancouver and San Francisco International Film Festivals, and the British Short Film Festival. She is an occasional contributor on the subject of documentary film to Film Comment magazine.

Jenni Olson talks with Kate about her film, The Royal Road. A cinematic essay in defense of remembering, The Royal Road offers up a primer on Junipero Serra's Spanish colonization of California and the Mexican American War alongside intimate reflections on nostalgia, the pursuit of unavailable women, butch identity and Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo — all against a contemplative backdrop of 16mm urban California landscapes, and featuring a voiceover cameo by Tony Kushner.

The Royal Road, all programs and festival films:

Also on today's show: