Thursday, December 26, 2019

Monday, December 23, 2019 - The Invisible Knapsack of Race, Gender and Class Privilege

Sharon Sobotta speaks with Peggy McIntosh, the anti-racist feminist activist and scholar author of the seminal 1989 article “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.” Years before the idea of "checking your privilege" became ubiquitous on college campuses, McIntosh's own experience of unconscious oppressive behavior by "very nice" men led her to examine how her own "unearned assets" her African American colleagues' experience in working with her. McIntosh is adamant that her concept of privilege is not meant to shame or blame, but simply to make us conscious of things we take for granted which get in the way of the changes we want to make in society.

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In the first half hour of today's show, Dr. Ella Henry on restoring Maori land and cultural autonomy

Monday, December 23, 2019 - Restoring Maori Land and Cultural Autonomy

As part of her Indigenous Women and the Land series, Women's Magazine host Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu talks to Dr. Ella Henry, a Maori scholar and community leader from New Zealand, about her work with her tribe to get the New Zealand government to return their ancestral homelands. Dr. Henry also discusses the grief and losses that colonial violence created for the Maori and how women are working to promote Maori cultural revitalization and self determination in New Zealand. 
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In the second part of today's show: Peggy McIntosh on the Invisible Knapsack of Privilege

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Monday, November 25, 2019: Holistic Approach to Women's Health Care

Tarita Thomas

Tanya Leake
Health care in the unfortunately both sexist and racist. As a result Women have struggled and suffered with health issues,  often unnecessarily,  because of the bias in health care that understudies women’s health issues, especially sexual and reproductive health issues  and then  ignores, dismisses  and shames women when they need help.  Today we talk to Wellness experts Tanya Leake and Tarita Thomas who have been offering a holistic alternative to women’s health for over a decade, that they created after struggling with their own health issues, and now are co creating a revolutionary peer-centered information platform to address the misinformation and dismissal of  women’s health issue by providing a space called WeKnow (Women embracing the Knowledge Necessary for Our Wellness) where women can share their own stories with Cramps, Fibroids & Endometriosis.  This is revolutionary because we know sharing our stories and supporting each other is the way we take control of our own bodies and create a new notion of health based in our own intuitive and shared knowledge as women.

Tarita Thomas was diagnosed with Endometriosis at the age of 12. None of the options her doctors offered helped, so she spent the next 30 years suffering, researching answers and seeking relief.  Her passion for Women’s Wellness is rooted in the impact that journey has had on her schooling, career and financial life.  She is the author of First Blood: Women’s Stories of their First Period, Founder of The pms Telethon designed to eradicate cramps, fibroids & endometriosis, and Founder of Pussy the Seminar: Creating Safe Space Dialogue About Our Most Sacred and Controversial Body Part.  A credentialed coach, facilitator, participatory researcher, data scientist and 20-year veteran of Human Resources and Diversity Consulting, Tarita is invested in driving authentic, vulnerable, critical conversations. Tarita is co-facilitator of #coochieconversations and co-founder and Chief Evangelist of WeKNOW.

A Black girl transplanted from Harlem, NY and now living in Atlanta, GA, Tanya Leake is a holistic wellness coach, consultant and educator who specializes in holistic nutrition, self-care, dance and fitness. Founder of her own brand of holistic wellness under EmBODY WELL, Tanya is a certified ACE (American Council on Exercise) health coach and group fitness instructor. She holds specialty certifications in behavior change, women’s health, natural health, sports and exercise nutrition and nutrition therapy. Tanya is a former senior consultant with Accenture’s Information Management Services group, with a background in computer programming, systems and data architecture. Tanya is co-facilitator of #coochieconversations and co-founder and CEO of WeKNOW.

WeKNOWus is also on Facebook and Twitter.

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

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Monday, November 11, 2019: Excavating Uruguayan Lesbian Herstory

courtesy Carolina de Robertis
Kate Raphael speaks with novelist Carolina de Robertis about her stunning new book, Cantoras, a story based on the real experiences of Uruguyan lesbians making a place for themselves and each other amidst the secrets and terror of the military dictatorship. The New York Times calls the book "brazenly hopeful ... a revolutionary fable, ideal for this moment." Carolina and I met over empanadas at Oakland's Cafe Santana; so you'll also learn the difference between Platense empanadas (those from the Rio de la Plata region of Argentina and Uruguay) and those from Chile, Peru and the Philippines.

Event: Meet the Authors, 20th Anniversary of NANOWRIMO at the SF Main Library, Wed, Nov 13 at 6 PM. Carolina will participate with a panel of writers to talk about their writing process and what it is like to write 50,000 words in a month.

Note from Kate Raphael:
This will likely be the last time I will host Women's Magazine. Tune in to find out about what I'll be doing instead! Thanks to all of you for all your support over these many years, and I hope you will continue to be avid listeners and supporters of Women's Magazine. (Keep in touch with Kate at Click on contact and sign up for Kate's newsletter.)

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

Also on today's show:
Solo Moms Building Community

Monday, November 11, 2019: Solo Moms Building Community

In this segment Kate sits down with Marika Lindholm, founder of the online community Empowering Solo Moms Everywhere (ESME), and one of the editors of We Got This: Solo Mom Stories of Grit, Heart and Humor. We'll also hear from contributors to the anthology Lennlee Keep (Dad Day: When Death Is a Holiday) and Sharisse Kimbro (For My Sisters).

Message from Kate:
This will likely be the last time I will host Women's Magazine. Tune in to find out about what I'll be doing instead! Thanks to all of you for all your support over these many years, and I hope you will continue to be avid listeners and supporters of Women's Magazine. (Keep in touch with Kate at Click on contact and sign up for Kate's newsletter.)

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

Also on today's show:
Excavating Uruguayan Lesbian Herstory


NOURA ERAKAT, celebrating her new book, “Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine”
Tuesday, November 12, 7pm, Berkeley
In Conversation with Lara Kiswani

Berkeley City College Auditorium
Tuesday, November 12, 7pm
2050 Center Street
(near downtown Berkeley BART)

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Monday, October 28, 2019: Climate Justice Activist Mishka Banuri; Gaum Senator Sabina Flores Perez Fights Colonialism

Today we talk focus on climate justice.  We talk  to 18 year old Climate Justice activist Mishka Banuri from Utah who helped craft and pass the Utah Climate Resolution, the first of its kind in a traditionally conservative state.
Mishka is the co-founder of the Utah Youth Environmental Solutions, a youth-led group that engages with their community on environmental issues. She has also been an organizer for the Utah People’s Climate March in 2016. The focus of her work is to empower youth to hold statewide organizations and institutions accountable to climate change and build the youth climate movement in Utah. As a Pakistani Muslim American, Mishka seeks to build bridges and empower Muslim youth and students of color in Utah.
 And Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu talks to Guam Senator Sabina Flores Perez who is creating policies that promote sustainability, indigenous rights, and peace. As an indigenous CHamoru of GuĂ„han, Perez is informed by her cultures over 3500 years of close connection with nature, which was disrupted by colonialism. She struggles against  the U.S. military and works on issues of  the contamination and privatization of their drinking water and lands, deforestation of native forest that is home to their endangered species, and cultural historic sites and ancestral burials and ultimately the cultural connection and their identity as a people.
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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Monday, October 21, 2019: The Space Between Us hosted by Jovelyn Richards

Today's show in the first half is hosted by Jovelyn and Theresa Adams. Candis Watts Smith co-author with Tehama Lopez Bunyasi of Stay Woke talks with Jovelyn in a pre-recorded interview about Black Lives Matter, staying woke, her writings and her work in developing a more equitable society. Follow Candis on Twitter @ProfCandis.

Get your very own copy of Stay Woke at NYU PressAmazonBarnes and Noble, or request it at your local library!

In the second half of the show Kin Folkz and Jovelyn talk with Margo Okasawa-Rey about the book Gendered Lives, Intersectional Perspective, 7th ed. co-edited with Gwyn Kirk.  Who we are in the world or our identities and the structure of power is examined. Also they discuss womanists and feminists and why some Black women have trouble identifying as feminists. This segment was pre-recorded.

The book is available through Oxford Press and as an ebook through Red Shelf.

The Space Between Us is a live call-in show every third Monday of each month on KPFA Women's Magazine.

Click here to listen now. 59:59 min