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.

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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.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017: Meet the East Oakland Collective

Millennials Igniting Change in East Oakland

Aqueila Lewis talks with Candice Elder, Laksmi Lagares and Maliha James of the East Oakland Collective.  The East Oakland Collective is a cohort of millennials (and other generations) invested in the state of deep East Oakland. Find them on the web (link above), Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Calendar of events.

The East Oakland Collective is a cohort of millennials invested in the state of East Oakland through actionable community work and civic engagement.  Members are influencers that consist of natives, homeowners, residents and allies of the city of Oakland. Members are invested in working towards a better future for the underserved populations and communities of East Oakland.

Candice Elder, Founder/Executive Director
Candice Elder is a native of Oakland and long time resident of East Oakland. She currently resides in District 7 of East Oakland. It was the looming possibility of gentrification and the daily drives through underserved neighborhoods of East Oakland that ignited Candice to form The East Oakland Collective in January 2016.

After being a legal professional for nine years, Candice made a career change to work full time in the non-profit sector as the Executive Coordinator for the Women's Funding Network---the largest philanthropy network of women's funds and foundations in the country. In addition to working full time to make a better world for women and girls, Candice served on the advisory committee for Breaking the Silence Town Hall on Women and Girls of Color in Oakland. The Breaking the Silence dynamic model and initiative is spearheaded by the African American Policy Forum under the great leadership of renowned feminist Dr. Kimberle Crenshaw.

Candice holds a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science with a minor in African-American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley; and a Masters of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. Candice currently serves on the Board of Directors for the UC Berkeley Black Alumni Club. Candice enjoys hiking with her rambunctious dog, reading, exploring and engaging with the community.

Laksmi Lagares, Chief Strategy Officer
Laksmi Lagares’ purpose is to help people realize they are more than their environment or conditions predispose them to be.

Laksmi is a Civic Leader, C Level Strategist, owner and Principal Consultant at Lagares Consulting. Her firm supports impact and partnership needs of private and public sector companies, schools/ universities, nonprofit and philanthropic organizations. Her career includes; 15yrs experience in all aspects of Business Development and Public Relations within: Civic Engagement, Tech, Education, Social Justice, Finance, Advertising and Marketing. She is the curator of Application versus Theory workshops, which have been featured at college campuses across the U.S. including Mills College, UC Santa Cruz and Stanford University. She is a subject matter expert in Diversity and Inclusion with an emphasis on race and equity and her communications styling, crosses cultural and socio economic divides; translating needs to create strategy supporting mutual wins. Laksmi is a Hive Global Leader, Co-Director of New Leaders Council Oakland, a key planner of Oakland’s Breaking the Silence Town Hall; an initiative of Dr. Kimberle Crenshaw and the African American Policy Forum, acknowledged by the Obama Administration; and Host Committee member of a three part workshop series facilitated by Dr. Monique Morris, author of Pushout.

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

Also on today's show:
Juana Alicia on the Artist's Role

Monday, February 13, 2017: Juana Alicia on the Artist's Role

“Cease Fire” by Juana Alicia, 1988, 21st and Mission, San Francisco

Poetic Justice/Justicia Poética

Julieta Kusnir of La Raza Chronicles/Cronicas de la Raza interviews Juana Alicia, whose prodigious body of work includes some of the Bay Area's most iconic murals. Juana Alicia was one of the six artists who created the Women's Building mural in 1994.

Juana Alicia

Juana Alicia is a muralist, printmaker, educator, activist, and painter who loves to draw. She is an activist for social justice, human rights, and environmental health. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Juana Alicia received a Master's in Fine Arts degree in drawing and painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. She has taught at various art institutions in California and Mexico, and her work has garnered national and international accolades.

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

Poetic Justice/Justicia Poética Art Exhibition

2547 Channing Way (between Telegraph Ave. and Haste), Berkeley

Feb. 27 through March 30
Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

“I am proud to be part of the inauguration of the Center for Latino Policy Research in Berkeley,” says Juana Alicia. “This is an auspicious debut especially given the fact that by 2020, experts believe that Latinos in California will be the majority population. My art inspires people to connect with their individual struggles and work collectively to address their challenges.”

More events as part of the CLPR Open House:

Wednesday, March 8 at 4 p.m. – Radical Poster Making for Collective Liberation: A Hands On Workshop with Melanie Cervantes and Jesus Barraza of Dignidad Rebelde

Friday, March 10 at 4 p.m. – Poetic Justice/Justicia Poética: A Presentation and Conversation with Juana Alicia

Thursday, March 23 at 5 p.m. – Telling our stories, a talk and film screening with Ray Telles

Admission to the exhibition and to all events is at no cost.  Students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the general public are encouraged to visit and connect with CLPR’s vibrant new center for intellectual and cultural work that focuses upon issues central to the Latino community.

Also on today's show:
Meet the East Oakland Collective

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017: Hidden Figures

Women's Magazine kicks off Black History month by celebrating unsung Black women sheroes. We listen to an interview with Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the book HIDDEN FIGURES, the basis for the hit movie about Black women mathematicians who worked in the space program.

You've heard the names John Glenn, Alan Shepard and Neil Armstrong. What about Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, Dorothy Vaughan, Kathryn Peddrew, Sue Wilder, Eunice Smith or Barbara Holley? Most Americans have no idea that from the 1940s through the 1960s, a cadre of African-American women formed part of the country’s space work force, or that this group—mathematical ground troops in the Cold War—helped provide NASA with the raw computing power it needed to dominate the heavens.

HIDDEN FIGURES: THE AMERICAN DREAM AND THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE BLACK WOMEN MATHEMATICIANS WHO HELPED WIN THE SPACE RACE recovers the history of these pioneering women and situates it in the intersection of the defining movements of the American century: the Cold War, the Space Race, the Civil Rights movement and the quest for gender equality.

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

Also on today's show:
Pauli Murray
When Abortion Was Illegal

Monday, February 6, 2017: Pauli Murray

In this segment we talk with Barbara Lau, director of the Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice about the life and legacy of Pauli Murray, whose legal research led to a groundbreaking gender equality case argued in the Supreme Court by Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Murray was close with Eleanor Roosevelt and one of the founders of the National Organization for Women.

This segment was also aired last March. Listen now. 31:16 min

Barbara Lau connects her commitment to justice with her belief in the power of community organizing. She is also the lead developer of the Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice, a newly formed non-profit organization focused on transforming Murray’s childhood home into a center for history, education, the arts and social mobilization. Lau’s 20 years experience as a folklorist, curator, radio producer, and author includes producing To Buy the Sun, an original play about Pauli Murray; directing the Face Up: Telling Stories of Community Life community mural project; and curating two major exhibitions about Cambodian American traditions.

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

Also on today's show:
Hidden Figures
When Abortion Was Illegal