Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017: The Space Between Us with Jovelyn Richards

KPFA Women's Magazine presents a new format that will air every third Monday. Each program of The Space Between Us hosted by Jovelyn Richards will examine the relationships between girls and women all over the world by telling each other's stories. In this way we will attempt to shift and raise consciousness by listening and sharing our journeys.

Today we discuss the space between Black women and white women by answering the question, when did you first realize who you are and how you knew the space between you and others? Judy Grahn, author of A Simple Revolution: The Making of an Activist Poet joins us.

This is a live, call-in show.

The next Space Between Us will air on April 17, 2017.

Click here to listen now. 59:50 min

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017: Tony Nominee Liesl Tommy

Liesl Tommy, Tony-nominated director of ECLIPSED, discusses her career and the show, which made history as the first Broadway show with an all-Black and all-female cast and creative team. ECLIPSED, the story of five women during the Liberian civil war, is playing at the Curran Theater in San Francisco through March 19.

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

Also on today's show:
Poet & Author Aya de Leon
Sandy O of Emma's Revolution

Monday, March 13, 2017: Poet & Author Aya de Leon

Kate Raphael interviews acclaimed writer, poet and activist Aya de Leon at Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom’s inaugural Peace Talk next Sunday, March 19. Listen to a little preview of that conversation.

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

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Monday, March 13, 2017: Sandy O of Emma's Revolution

The feminist singing duo Emma’s Revolution, known for their harmonies and brilliant political songwriting, celebrates the release of their fourth CD this Tuesday, March 14 at the Freight & Salvage. Half of the duo, Sandy O, tells us about some of her favorite artists and what it’s like to travel and make music with your ex.

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

Also on today's show:
Tony Nominee Liesl Tommy
Poet & Author Aya de Leon

Monday, February 27, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017: Tribute to Aileen Hernandez

Aileen Hernandez (1926-2017)

Women's Magazine presents a short tribute to Aileen Hernandez, who died a couple weeks ago. Aileen was the second national president of the National Organization for Women, the first woman on the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission and the founder of Black Women Stirring the Waters. She was also active in Women's International League for Peace & Freedom.

A celebration of Eileen Hernandez' life will be held Monday, March 6 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the San Francisco City Hall. Gloria Steinem and Belva Davis and others will speak.

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

Also on today's show:
Roxann Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whittaker: Countering Myths About Indigenous Women

Monday, February 27, 2017: Roxann Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whittaker: Countering Myths About Indigenous Women

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This week on Women's Magazine, we are asking for your support at whatever level you can manage as we bring you a special broadcast of Roxann Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whittaker discussing and reading from their book, ALL THE REAL INDIANS DIED OFF: and 20 other myths about Native Americans. They argue that enforcing patriarchy has been core to settler colonialism and discuss the leadership roles women have taken through the centuries in the many different indigenous cultures of North America.

We'll be offering this one and a half hour talk as a thank you gift for your donation of $75 or more to Women's Magazine this hour.  If you have not donated recently, please give whatever you can to keep us on the air. Donate securely on-line. Your donation really counts!

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

Also on today's show:
Tribute to Eileen Hernandez

Bay Resistance will be holding a mass meeting and trainings on Saturday, March 4 at Mission High School, 18th and Dolores St. in San Francisco from 1:30 to 5:30

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017: Black Women & the Carceral State

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This week on KPFA Radio’s Women’s Magazine we hear a recent talk by Professor Sarah Haley about her new groundbreaking book “No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity.”  Drawing upon black feminist criticism and a diverse array of archival materials, Sarah Haley uncovers how black women were imprisoned and brutalized in the late 19th century and early 20th century through local, county, and state convict labor systems, while also illuminating the prisoners’ acts of resistance and sabotage, challenging ideologies of racial capitalism and patriarchy. The talk was sponsored by the Center for Race & Gender at UC Berkeley.

A landmark history of black women’s imprisonment in the South, “No Mercy Here” recovers stories of the captivity and punishment of black women to demonstrate how the system of incarceration was crucial to organizing gender and race, and constructing Jim Crow modernity.

Sarah Haley is Assistant Professor of Gender Studies and African American studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity is the winner of the 2016 Sara A.Whaley Prize, National Women's Studies Association and the 2016 Letitia Woods Brown Book Award, Association of Black Women Historians.

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

Book Lauch:
Feb. 25, 7 - 9 PM
Frank Bette Center of the Arts
1601 Peru St
Alameda, CA

Dispatches from Lesbian America
Dispatches from Lesbian America is a collection of more than forty works of short fiction and memoir from contemporary writers, some newly emerging and some well-known. Unique in recent lesbian anthologies, these thoughtful stories address themes meaningful to us in the modern world.