Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Monday, July 15, 2019: The Space Between Us

Women's Magazine host Jovelyn Richards of the Space Between Us talks to Ashara Ekundayo owner of Ashara Ekundayo Gallery between the space between art galleries and women in particular Black womxn* and femmes. The gallery is located in the Uptown/KONO Arts District in Oakland, CA at 480 23rd Street.

*womxn is an inclusive term that invites Black cis women, trans women and gender non-confirming folx.

In the 2nd half host Jovelyn of The Space Between Us opens the phone lines to discuss the power and dis-empowerment of the pronouns Them, They & Us.

Join us at the River of The Space Between Us. The Space Between Us is a live call-in show that airs every 3rd Monday of the month on KPFA Women's Magazine. Any suggestions for future shows please email Jovelyn at sugars982@gmail.com.

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

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Monday, July 8, 2019: Whose Image Is Our Body Image? - Part 1

This week on Women's Magazine we explore the racial, cultural, economic and emotional roots of our obsession with thin bodies.

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Sabrina Strings, professor of Sociology at University of California, Irvine (and UC Berkeley alum), in her book Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia, brings a new lens to an old problem. Tracing the history of western body ideals through art, literature, religious, popular cultural and medical teachings, Strings argues persuasively that the current crusade against obesity is not about health, but rather a means of using the body to validate race, class, and gender prejudice.

"The obesity science is a pseudo-science..." -Sabrina Strings

Click here to listen to the entire show. 59:58 min (There is a break in the recording at 44:46 that lasts about 45 seconds.)

Also on today's show:
Shani Raviv

Monday, July 8, 2019: Whose Image Is Our Body Image? - Shani Raviv

This week on Women's Magazine we explore the racial, cultural, economic and emotional roots of our obsession with thin bodies.

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Shani Raviv's memoir, Being Ana, explores the role that anorexia, personified as Ana, played in her life for ten years, from age 14 to 24. Moving from South Africa to Israel and back again, with parents who were depressed or absent, uncomfortable because of class issues and a severe squint, anorexia was less an extreme diet than a search for order and structure. Yet none of the adults around her recognized the problem and intervened. Shani talks about how she eventually healed and what you can do if you think someone you know is suffering from an eating disorder. For more information about eating disorders at NationalEatingDisorders.org.

Click here to listen to the entire show. 59:58 min (There is a break in the recording at 44:46 that lasts for about 45 seconds.)

Also on today's show:
Sabrina Springs



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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Monday, July 1, 2019: Women Confront the Crisis in Haiti

Lavalas rally

In this episode of KPFA Women's Magazine we talk about how women are coping with an escalation of government-sponsored violence in Haiti, and a political crisis we hear little about but which has been going on for over a year. Judith Mirkinson, president of the SF Bay Chapter of the National Lawyers' Guild and the Comfort Women Justice Coalition and Leslie Mullin, long-time member of the Haiti Action Committee, talk about what they learned on recent trips to Haiti. Haitians have been in the streets for almost a year protesting government theft of millions of dollars. In November, paramilitaries associated with the Haitian army and police massacred dozens of civilians in the neighborhood of LaSaline, as UN troops did nothing to protect the people.

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

Also on today's show:
Toni Morrison Comes to Film

Monday, July 1, 2019: Toni Morrison Comes to Film


In this part of today's show Jovelyn Richards speaks with the director of the film, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, which is playing now at Landmark and AMC theaters in San Francisco and Oakland. Director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders has been friends with Morrison for over 35 years, and has created an intimate portrait of one of the most important writers of the last fifty years. It's a rare glimpse into the life of a very private author.

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

Also on today's show:
Women Confront the Crisis in Haiti

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Monday, June 24, 2019: Beyond Gay Marriage and Police out of the Dyke March


Today on Women’s Magazine on the 50th anniversary of Stonewall and as we approach the upcoming Pride parades and Marches we will listen to a previously presented documentary Beyond Gay Marriage: The Assimilation of the Radical Queer Movement, which looks at how the campaign for gay marriage was symptomatic of a move away from the radical politics of the Gay Liberation Movement.  And we will talk to Mary J from Gay Shame about their push to get cops out of the Dyke March.

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

JOIN US at the Dyke March
Saturday, June 29, 4:30 p.m. sharp
On the steps of Mission High School on 18th near Dolores

Cops Are:

    Stealing Homeless People's Tents on the Streets of SF
    Shooting Black and Brown People
    Shooting Queer and Disabled Folks
    Locking People up in ICE Cages
    Torturing People in the SF Jail
    Harassing Sex Workers in the Mission and Tenderloin
    Sexually Assaulting Women in the Back of Their Squad Cars 

Cops Are Not Dykes!
Prison Abolition NOT Police Apologies
Cops Out of the Dyke March Now

Bring signs, friends, dates and rage!!!


Sponsored by Gay Shame, QUIT! and many other radical queers

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Monday, June 17, 2019: The Space Between Us hosted by Jovelyn Richards

On today's show Jovelyn Richards interviews Lisa Geduldig, standup comedian and comedy show producer and Sabreen Ali, writer and children's book author.

Jovelyn and Lisa discuss comedy, laughter, cultural diversity and how laughter fills the space between us.

Don't miss Lisa's newest show this month, Pride Comedy Night featuring Marga Gomez and more. There will be two nights of comedy. On June 22nd at Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz and on June 23rd at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley. For ticket information and more.


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In the second part of the show Jovelyn welcomes writer Sabreen Ali to talk about raising children, writing, and fairy tales. Sabreen reads and sings the children's book/lullaby that she wrote for her daughter, Precious Girl, You're My World. Find Sabreen on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Contact Jovelyn with stories and ideas at sugars982@gmail.com

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