Thursday, April 28, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016: Environmental Gender Justice

Exploring the intersections of the environment and gender justice.


Memorial rally for Berta Caceres

Dipti Bhatnagar

Across the world, women are at the forefront of grassroots environmental movements, resisting land grabs and displacement from the state/extractive industries to fighting the wrath of environmental toxins impacting the health and well being of their communities. We talk to two inspiring women activists from the global south.

First, Preeti Mangala Shekar talked to Honduran environmental activist and indigenous leader, the late Berta Caceres, when she was in the bay area to accept the Goldman Prize in 2015 for her incredible activism fighting her community’s displacement from the world’s largest dam builder. The Honduran indigenous and environmental rights campaigner, Berta Caceres was murdered by the right wing Honduran government , barely a week after she was threatened for opposing a hydroelectric project. Since Honduras’s right wing coupe it has become one of the most violent places in the world. In an interview two years ago, Cáceres singled out Clinton for her role supporting the coup.

Later in the show, we talk to Dipti Bhatnagar an Indian organizer with Friends of the Earth International based in Mozambique, who discusses how both grassroots mobilizing and strategically using international spaces like the UN Climate Forum / Conference of Parties (COP) are strategic feminist approaches in the fight for environmental justice.

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

Due to a power outage in Berkeley on April 25th only part of the interview with Dipti Bhatnagar was broadcast.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016: Poet Bruja Denisa Benavides

Denise Benavides
And then we talk to Oakland based Queer Chicana poet Bruja Denise Benavides about her poetry which powerfully confronts themes of xenophobia, relocation, sexuality, religion, and love.



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

Also on today's show:
Women from Chiapas

Bay Area Feminists Weekly Calendar for April 18th:

April 21–April 24, 2016
Thursday–Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Top Girls
Presented by A.C.T.’s 2015–16 Fellows
Written by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Ariella Wolfe

Marlene has been promoted to managing director of a London employment agency and is celebrating. Women in legend or history join Marlene at her dinner party and offer perspectives on maternity and ambition. In the following scenes that move from Marlene’s estranged sister’s home to the Top Girls Employment Agency office and back again, Churchill reveals the relationships and politics that have shaped Marlene’s identity. Ultimately, Marlene, like her famous guests, has had to pay a price to ascend from proletarian roots to the executive suite.
Performances are FREE. To reserve seats, email Marketing Fellow Ashley Gennarelli at agennarelli@act-sf.org
Join us following the Friday evening performance for a talkback discussion with Top Girls’ Dramaturg Cecilia Padilla and members of the cast!
Top Girls will take place at A.C.T.'s Costume Shop Theater at 1117 Market Street, San Francisco. Phone: 415-749-2228

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 7:30pm
Anna Pulley / The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (With Cats!)
Booksmith
1644 Haight St, San Francisco
415-863-8688

Lesbian sex has been confounding people since the dawn of time. What is it that two women do together exactly? The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!), a humorous guide to lesbian sex, dating rituals, and relationships, aims to dispel all myths. Haiku paired with hilarious watercolor illustrations of cats in various stages of sexual awkwardness will enlighten, demystify, remystify, and most importantly entertain as you learn all the aspects involved in girl-on-girl action.

This laugh-out-loud book is the perfect gift to amuse and educate your friends, loved ones, and lovers.

ANNA PULLEY is a writer in Oakland, California. Her work has appeared in New York magazine and Mother Jones, on BuzzFeed, AlterNet, The Toast, and Salon, and in zines tastefully peppered with Ani DiFranco lyrics. She’s been a repeat guest on Dan Savage’s podcast, Savage Love, and is a sex and relationship columnist for the Chicago Tribune and AfterEllen.

RSVP appreciated but not required.

Saturday, April 23 from 10AM - 4PM (9:30AM arrival and registration)
Spirit, Sound & Silence Retreats

Gather for a day of spiritual renewal, inspiration, and healing surrounded by the beauty of nature.
Holy Redeemer Center
8945 Golf Links, Oakland
510-595-5598

Facilitated by: Dr. Liza and the OneLife Angel Team

Musical Inspiration: Destiny Muhammad the "Harpist from the Hood" and other guest musicians.

Tuition: Sliding scale $35 – 150 (more if you can / less if you can't -- no one turned away for lack of funds). Scholarships available.

Advance RSVP requested for planning purposes. Please e-mail us at: onelife@onelifeinstitute.org

Please bring your journal, a potluck item for our shared lunch (we will supply some vegetarian basics), and anything you need to be comfortable for the day. It's fine to bring a blanket or pillows if you'd like to sit on the floor. Also, as we strive to be more "green" we are asking guests to bring your own re-usable water bottle -- we will have filtered water available for you.

Dress comfortably - layers are recommended as temperatures may be variable.

This is a wheelchair accessible venue.

Monday, April 18th, 2016: Women from Chiapas Interchange Collective

Another World is Possible

This Monday April 18th KPFA Radio's Women's Magazine talks to Erin Araujo and Sarai Garcia Lopez two of the women from Chiapas who created a non monetary, non capitalist feminist economic community where people donate and exchange services and goods for free.

Their inspiring documentary,  "Cambalache: El Valor de Inter-Cambiar" (The Courage to Inter-Change)  which movingly depicts the "interchange" will be screening Sunday May 1st at the  Humanist Hall in Oakland from 2pm or 2:30pm as part of the free festival "Utopia Now! Commons Fest."

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


El Valor de Intercambiar Trailer from El Cambalache on Vimeo.

Also on today's show
Poet Bruja Denisa Benavides

Bay Area Feminists Weekly Calendar for April 18th:

April 21–April 24, 2016
Thursday–Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Top Girls
Presented by A.C.T.’s 2015–16 Fellows
Written by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Ariella Wolfe

Marlene has been promoted to managing director of a London employment agency and is celebrating. Women in legend or history join Marlene at her dinner party and offer perspectives on maternity and ambition. In the following scenes that move from Marlene’s estranged sister’s home to the Top Girls Employment Agency office and back again, Churchill reveals the relationships and politics that have shaped Marlene’s identity. Ultimately, Marlene, like her famous guests, has had to pay a price to ascend from proletarian roots to the executive suite.
Performances are FREE. To reserve seats, email Marketing Fellow Ashley Gennarelli at agennarelli@act-sf.org
Join us following the Friday evening performance for a talkback discussion with Top Girls’ Dramaturg Cecilia Padilla and members of the cast!
Top Girls will take place at A.C.T.'s Costume Shop Theater at 1117 Market Street, San Francisco. Phone: 415-749-2228

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 7:30pm
Anna Pulley / The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (With Cats!)
Booksmith
1644 Haight St, San Francisco
415-863-8688

Lesbian sex has been confounding people since the dawn of time. What is it that two women do together exactly? The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!), a humorous guide to lesbian sex, dating rituals, and relationships, aims to dispel all myths. Haiku paired with hilarious watercolor illustrations of cats in various stages of sexual awkwardness will enlighten, demystify, remystify, and most importantly entertain as you learn all the aspects involved in girl-on-girl action.

This laugh-out-loud book is the perfect gift to amuse and educate your friends, loved ones, and lovers.

ANNA PULLEY is a writer in Oakland, California. Her work has appeared in New York magazine and Mother Jones, on BuzzFeed, AlterNet, The Toast, and Salon, and in zines tastefully peppered with Ani DiFranco lyrics. She’s been a repeat guest on Dan Savage’s podcast, Savage Love, and is a sex and relationship columnist for the Chicago Tribune and AfterEllen.

RSVP appreciated but not required.

Saturday, April 23 from 10AM - 4PM (9:30AM arrival and registration)
Spirit, Sound & Silence Retreats

Gather for a day of spiritual renewal, inspiration, and healing surrounded by the beauty of nature.
Holy Redeemer Center
8945 Golf Links, Oakland
510-595-5598

Facilitated by: Dr. Liza and the OneLife Angel Team

Musical Inspiration: Destiny Muhammad the "Harpist from the Hood" and other guest musicians.

Tuition: Sliding scale $35 – 150 (more if you can / less if you can't -- no one turned away for lack of funds). Scholarships available.

Advance RSVP requested for planning purposes. Please e-mail us at: onelife@onelifeinstitute.org

Please bring your journal, a potluck item for our shared lunch (we will supply some vegetarian basics), and anything you need to be comfortable for the day. It's fine to bring a blanket or pillows if you'd like to sit on the floor. Also, as we strive to be more "green" we are asking guests to bring your own re-usable water bottle -- we will have filtered water available for you.

Dress comfortably - layers are recommended as temperatures may be variable.

This is a wheelchair accessible venue.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016: WAH (We Are Here) Dance, Music & Art Fest


Kate Raphael talks with Christine Cali, director and creator of "WAH Fest 2016", a festival designed to visibly amplify and widen the impact of women’s work in the arts.  WAH (We Are Here) Fest will run from April 29 and 30, and May 1 with six dance performances by women choreographers, music by local singer-songwriters, visual arts, discussion and more.  We're also joined by chroeographer Ayana Yonesaka and musician Matt Langlois.

WAH Fest will be held at Dance Mission Theater
3316 Mission St. near 24th Street BART station

Get your tickets for WAH Fest here!
30% of ticket and art sales go directly to support the Homeless Children's Network and San Francisco SafeHouse.

WAH!  Fest is a platform for DIVERSE WOMEN choreographers, musicians, and visual artists creating contemporary work through a feminist lens, including those who identify on the gender continuum as woman.

Listen now or Get MP3. 28:39 min







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

Also on today's show:
Pioneering Oakland Journalist Brenda Payton

Events for Bay Area Feminists

Wednesday, April 13 at 11 AM
Cantor Arts Center - Patricia S. Rebele Gallery
Stanford
Intimate Frontiers: The Male Gaze in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna
650-498-1480 or visit museum.stanford.edu

Today thru April 16, 5-8 PM
480 23rd Street between Telegraph and Broadway, through the side entrance.
DIVINE INVASIONS: SIX MALE ARTISTS ALLYING WITH THE DIVINE FEMININE
510-229-7035 or Krowswork.com

Friday, April 15
Celebrate KPFA's 67th birthday.

Monday, April 11, 2016: Pioneering Oakland Journalist Brenda Payton

Aqueila Lewis talks with journalist Brenda Payton, who was a columnist for the Oakland Tribune for 26 years.  Payton also worked at the San Francisco Examiner and co-produced "Your Loan Is Denied,” a documentary about lending discrimination, that aired on PBS’ Frontline.  She currently works with Oakland Voices, a website that develops and mentors community journalists. To learn more about at OaklandVoices.us and on Facebook.

Listen now or Get MP3. 24:24 min






April 17th 3 PM at Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center, Laney College in Oakland
Meet the Oakland Voices Fellow
Aqueila Lewis will present Artists Displacement and her Grandmother's Foreclosure
Sights and Sounds of East Oakland

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

Also on today's show:
WAH (We Are Here) Dance, Music & Art Fest

Events for Bay Area Feminists

Wednesday, April 13 at 11 AM
Cantor Arts Center - Patricia S. Rebele Gallery
Stanford
Intimate Frontiers: The Male Gaze in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna
650-498-1480 or visit museum.stanford.edu

Today thru April 16, 5-8 PM
480 23rd Street between Telegraph and Broadway, through the side entrance.
DIVINE INVASIONS: SIX MALE ARTISTS ALLYING WITH THE DIVINE FEMININE
510-229-7035 or Krowswork.com

Friday, April 15
Celebrate KPFA's 67th birthday.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Monday, April 4, 2016: Illuminating Identity--Author Michelle Cruz Gonzales

Universalists like to say art transcends identity, but today’s guests insist it illuminates it.

Order Michelle's book from PM press
Robynn Takayama speaks with Chicana punk rocker Michelle Cruz Gonzales about her new memoir, The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band.  Raised in the small town of Tuolumne, by her single mom, she gravitated to the in-your-face aesthetics of hard core punk. She played drums for the ground-breaking, all-female band, Spitboy, from 1990 to 1995.  She talks with Robynn about confronting hecklers at their live shows, how her Chicana heritage could be lost to a punk name, and the Bay Area punk scene in the mid-90s.

Listen now or Get MP3. 22:06 min









When PM Press said, yes, they would like to publish my book, the first thing that I thought was, now I just have to not die before it comes out. Writers are always writing against the clock, but now I only need to hang in here for about a week because there’s  word that the books have shipped from the printers. I have written two memoirs, and this is the first one to be published, and the whole process, getting this book published, has been really fun and collaborative. I was assigned an editor, then a cover designer, a copy editor, and an events planner. Everyone at PM Press has been super cool to work with, and they see me, the individual, and that is, wow, really nice.

Michelle will be reading at the following dates:
Sunday, April 17, 2016 10 - 6 PM
Gilman Zine Fest
924 Gilman, Berkeley CA

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 - 7:30pm
Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94604



Plus a little poetry in honor of National Poetry Month.


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

Also on today's show:
Sarah Schulman

Eclectic events for the Bay Area feminist
April 6, 3:10 Pm
Japanese Film from 1948: A Hen in the Wind
UC Berkeley Art Focus
2155 Center St
Berkeley, CA
BAMPFA.org or 510-642-0808

April 7, 6-9 PM
BAR Besties
Oasis
398 11th St
SF, CA
EBAR.com/besties2016

April 7, 7 PM
Shobha Rao discusses her new book, An Unrestored Woman
Revolution Books
2444 Durant
Berkeley, CA
510-848-1196

Poet Nancy Morejon will be performing at the following events:
Friday, April 8, 7 PM, Reception at Pinata Art Gallery, 4268 Mission, SF
Saturday, April 9, 3 PM, Poetry and Jazz Extravaganza, St John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, 1661 15th St, SF
Sunday, April 10, 3 PM, Richmond Public Library, 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA

Monday, April 4, 2016: Illuminating Identity--Author Sarah Schulman

Universalists like to say art transcends identity, but today’s guests insist it illuminates it.


Buy this book at www.feministpress.org
Lisa Dettmer talks with Sarah Schulman, whose new novel, The Cosmopolitans, is an updating of Balzac's classic Cousin Bette. Schulman sets the story in the Greenwich Village of the 1950s, using the story to look at intersections of racism, sexism, homophobia and rootedness. Sarah also discusses accusations of anti-Semitism aimed at her and the Students for Justice in Palestine at CUNY Staten Island, where she teaches.

Greenwich Village, 1958. Earl, a black, gay, actor, and Bette, a white secretary, have been neighbors for thirty years, forming a deep bond as refugees from small-minded hometowns. But when Hortense, a wealthy young actress with links to Bette's painful past, shows up, Earl and Bette's hard-won assumptions are shaken to the core.The Cosmopolitans is a beautifully written, page-turning novel about friendship, love, and revenge set in the disappeared world of 1950s New York.

Listen now or Get MP3. 25:42 min





Sarah Schulman

Sarah will be reading from her new book The Cosmopolitans. See schedule below.

Tuesday, April 5th 7PM with Lucy Jane Bledsoe
Laurel Book Store
1423 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
510-452-9232

Wednesday, April 6th 7:30 PM
Green Apple Books on the Park
1231 9th Avenue
SF CA 94122
(415) 742-5833

Thursday, April 7 - 4:30 pm with Terry Castle
The Poetry Center
HUM 512
San Francisco State University

Plus a little poetry in honor of National Poetry Month.

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

Also on today's show:
Michelle Cruz Gonzales

Eclectic events for the Bay Area feminist:
Eclectic events for the Bay Area feminist
April 6, 3:10 Pm
Japanese Film from 1948: A Hen in the Wind
UC Berkeley Art Focus
2155 Center St
Berkeley, CA
BAMPFA.org or 510-642-0808

April 7, 6-9 PM
BAR Besties
Oasis
398 11th St
SF, CA
EBAR.com/besties2016

April 7, 7 PM
Shobha Rao discusses her new book, An Unrestored Woman
Revolution Books
2444 Durant
Berkeley, CA
510-848-1196

Poet Nancy Morejon will be performing at the following events:
Friday, April 8, 7 PM, Reception at Pinata Art Gallery, 4268 Mission, SF
Saturday, April 9, 3 PM, Poetry and Jazz Extravaganza, St John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, 1661 15th St, SF
Sunday, April 10, 3 PM, Richmond Public Library, 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA