Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016: Women's Community Calendar

Saturday, July 30th 7PM
Witches and Pagans book release

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley http://www.bfuu.org

Celebration with author Max Dashu: readings, drummers, special guests, and good conversation

A thousand years ago, an Old English scribe condemned people who “bring their offerings to earth-­fast stone and to trees and wellsprings, as the witches teach.” These animist sacraments contradict everything we have been told about witches. In this book, Max Dashu pulls the covers off repressed cultural heritages in a compelling exploration of language, archaeology, medieval literature and art. The old ethnic names for “witch” meant “knower,” “prophetess,” “healer,” “enchantress,” or “shapeshifter.” Webs of Wyrd, staff-women, herb-chanters, and women who go by night with Goddess: it’s all in here. Witches and Pagans gathers together strands of folk wisdom to reweave the ripped webs of women’s culture in Europe. This book is the first published volume in the Secret History of the Witches series from Veleda Press. 408 pages, 140 illustrations. http://www.veleda.nethttp://www.suppressedhistories.net

Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Ctee
Donations for BFUU SJC requested. No one turned away.
Wheelchair accessible.

Ph:510-275-4272

Saturday, July 30th 3:30 PM
Book Release Party: UPTOWN THIEF by Aya de Leon
La Pena 3105 Shattuck in Berkeley

Come celebrate the breakthrough sexy social justice novel that’s been 8 years in the making! The event will include a reading by Aya de Leon from UPTOWN THIEF, a performance by Vixen Noir, and Aya will be interviewed by Carolina De Robertis. Books will be available for sale!


UPTOWN THIEF by Aya de Leon releases August 2016!

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


Also on today's show:
We talk about Barbara Brenner of Breast Cancer Action
Donna Stoneham and Overcoming Obstacles

Monday, July 25, 2016: Donna Stoneham and Overcoming Obstacles

Claiming Our Power to Make Change‏


Are you more afraid of success than failure?

Do you undervalue your worth?




Balancing the positive and negative internal voices.

Are you unaware of the limitations that keep you from flourishing in your life, work, and relationships? These can be reasons why almost half of American adults are not "thriving," according to a 2011 Gallup poll. Transformational leadership coach and author Donna Stoneham discusses the obstacles to thriving and how to overcome them in The Thriver's Edge. We discuss how to thrive in a time of increasing fear and despair. Find Donna's book at your local bookstore or online.

"Page by page, Donna explores the many ways to develop and integrate the seven keys—trust, humility, resilience, inner direction, vision, expansiveness, and responsibility—that lead to thriving, illustrating her points with personal stories and inspirational examples of various people who have flourished in the midst of adversity."

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

Also on today's show:
We talk about Barbara Brenner of Breast Cancer Action
Women's Community Calendar

Monday, July 25, 2016: The words of Barbara Brenner of Breast Cancer Action

Claiming Our Power to Make Change‏



"She changed the landscape of breast cancer forever."

Barbara Brenner changed our understanding of breast cancer and women's health activism. As director of Breast Cancer Action for nearly 20 years, she challenged corporate fundraising, the emphasis on awareness campaigns and the false representation of early detection as prevention. When she was diagnosed with the fatal disease ALS, she used her skills and scientific knowledge to advocate for herself and others with that illness.  A new book, So Much to Be Done, collects Brenner's writings about breast cancer, ALS, living and dying.  We speak with her life partner, Susie Lampert, and former BCA communications director Angela Wall.

think before you pink

If you want to be sure your time and money are truly making a difference, ask these four questions before participating in or donating to a breast cancer walk.


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

Also on today's show:
Donna Stoneham and Overcoming Obstacles
Women's Community Calendar

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016: Women's Community Calendar

Thursday, July 28 6PM
HerStory Empowers Awards
Geoffrey's Inner Circle | 410-14th St, Oakland, CA 94612

The first annual HerStory Empowers Awards is hosted by BWOPA/TILE is designed to recognize six highly driven and innovative Bay Area females under the age of 40 years old.

The community is invited to nominate their favorite social change agent. The award categories are Health | Education | Criminal Justice | Economic Security | Arts and Entertainment | Technology. The call for nominations deadline is June 20th.

Individuals who are eligible are under 40, a Bay Area resident, Black and female identified and a social-change agent.

Of the total nominations submitted, three (3) semi-finalists will be chosen in each category and publicized on June 22nd. Semi-finalists will be posted on Facebook and community friends are encouraged to participate in the selections process by voting. Finalists will be announced at the event. VIP tickets and sponsorship opportunities available.

BWOPA/TILE's mission is to activate, motivate, promote, support, and educate African-American women about the political process, encourage involvement, and to affirm our commitment to, and solving of, those problems affecting the African-American community.

Proceeds of this event will support the DWJ Public Policy Fellows Program.

$15.
For more event information:
http://bwopatileleads.org


Help Us Select Six Under 40 Finalist
CLICK HERE to Cast Your Vote


Saturday, July 30th 7PM
Witches and Pagans book release

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley http://www.bfuu.org

Celebration with author Max Dashu: readings, drummers, special guests, and good conversation

A thousand years ago, an Old English scribe condemned people who “bring their offerings to earth-­fast stone and to trees and wellsprings, as the witches teach.” These animist sacraments contradict everything we have been told about witches. In this book, Max Dashu pulls the covers off repressed cultural heritages in a compelling exploration of language, archaeology, medieval literature and art. The old ethnic names for “witch” meant “knower,” “prophetess,” “healer,” “enchantress,” or “shapeshifter.” Webs of Wyrd, staff-women, herb-chanters, and women who go by night with Goddess: it’s all in here. Witches and Pagans gathers together strands of folk wisdom to reweave the ripped webs of women’s culture in Europe. This book is the first published volume in the Secret History of the Witches series from Veleda Press. 408 pages, 140 illustrations. http://www.veleda.net http://www.suppressedhistories.net

Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Ctee
Donations for BFUU SJC requested. No one turned away.
Wheelchair accessible.

Ph:510-275-4272

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



Also on today's show:
Feminist resistance to neoliberalism
Lesbian feminist poet Barbara Ruth



Monday, July 18, 2016: Feminist resistance to neoliberalism

Banner from CUPE 3909 presentation

This Monday July 18th KPFA's Women's Magazine speaks to the authors of a new article called  "For Slow Scholarship: A Feminist Politics of Resistance through Collective Action in the Neoliberal University", which is a call for a feminist ethics of care that challenges the neoliberal working conditions of the university and replaces it with a feminist and collective model you all are calling slow scholarship.  Lisa Dettmer talks to Professors Win Curran, Margaret Walton-Roberts, Trina Hamilton and Alison Mountz about their article and how self care is a radical feminist act. You can find a link to download this article at www.academia.edu and on Facebook.

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

Also on today's show:
Lesbian feminist poet Barbara Ruth
Women's Community Calendar

Monday, July 18, 2016: Lesbian feminist poet Barbara Ruth

Then we hear a segment produced by Adrienne Lauby of lesbian feminist writer and poet Barbara Ruth reading some of her poems and short writings. Ruth, whose work has been published widely, describes herself as an old, arthritic, tree-loving, hypertensive, lesbian, epileptic, fibromyalgic Potowatomee, Ashkenazi Jewish, Welsh, chemically hypersensitive, neurodivergent daughter of Yemaya, spoonie, writer and photographer.

My poems and photos appear today in Slink Chunk. Womanifesto #11 was begun in 1974, so qualifies as a Dyketactics era poem Paola. It was rejected twice before it found it's home. On the Line was written last year, rejected three times before this publication. It begins: "If Paris is a woman, San Francisco is a lesbian."
Enjoy

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

Also on today's show:
Feminist resistance to neoliberalism
Women's Community Calendar

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016: A lesbian ex-Hasid's story


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We speak with Leah Lax, author of the memoir Uncovered: How I left Hasidic life and finally came home. Lax's memoir of her life as a closeted lesbian, wife, and mother of seven among the ultra-Orthodox Lubavitcher Hasidim, has resonated with people from every religious tradition, and helped to start a secret network for queer Hasidim. She's currently collaborating on an opera based on the memoir, which was selected by both Redbook and Good Housekeeping magazines as one of the 2015 Best Books by Women.

Lax will be reading from Uncovered this Wednesday, July 13 at 6 PM at Book Passage in the San Francisco Ferry Building.

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

Also on today's show:
Homeless women veteran stories take the stage‏
Women's Calendar