Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017: Kate Millett

Remembering the life and groundbreaking work of Kate Millett, who was crowned the "principal theoretician of the women’s liberation movement" after the publication of her work of literary criticism, Sexual Politics, in 1970.

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Also on today's show:
Maxine Hong Kingston
Joey Brite

Monday, September 11, 2017: Maxine Hong Kingston

Maxine Hong Kingston, whose book The Woman Warrior is said to be the most frequently taught work of a living writer in US universities, reflects on the truths she received from her parents, both of whom were undocumented.  She talks about how the Vietnam War affected her family - two of her brothers were drafted, and her feelings about pacifism and Buddhism, as well as how she became a writer and the impact of negative comments about her work. I'll be in conversation with Maxine next Sunday, September 17, at the final Peace Talk sponsored by Women's International League for Peace and Freedom East Bay and San Francisco.

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Maxine Hong Kingston Reflect on Our Times

Sunday, September 17th 3-5pm

Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley (at Ashby BART)

Event is free, wheelchair accessible, refreshments served, all are welcome
For more information contact wilpf@wilpfeastbay.org

The East Bay-San Francisco branches of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom is honored to have Maxine Hong Kingston, celebrated author and professor of creative writing at UC Berkeley, as the final speaker in our Peace Talks series. She will reflect on her life and writing, on immigration, war, peace, and activism. She will be in conversation with Kate Raphael, author and producer of KPFA’s Women’s Magazine.

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Also on today's show:
Joey Brite
Kate Millett

Monday, September 11, 2017: Joey Brite

Here we speak with Joey Brite, general manager of the Rialto's Elmwood Theater, about the upcoming screening of Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four, about a little-known case of anti-lesbian bias and miscarriage of justice.  Brite also talks about the new film The Battle of the Sexes, a comedy starring Steve Carrell and Emma Stone as Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King, highlighting the battle for equity in sports and beyond. Battle of the Sexes will be showing at the Elmwood at the end of September. And she fills us in on the drive to get more women instrumentalists hired at the Monterey Jazz Festival.

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Also on today's show:
Maxine Hong Kingston
Kate Millett

Rialto's Elmwood Theater presents
Southwest of Salem
Thu, Sep 14 7pm ♿
2966 College Ave at Ashby in Berkeley
Purchase tickets here

Screening will be followed by a discussion with Jon Eldan of the Oakland non-profit After Innocence!

Battle of the Sexes

Starts Friday, September 29 and will play for 2 weeks!

More Events:

Kate Raphael In Conversation with Carolina de Robertis

Murder Under the Fig Tree by Kate Raphael

Book Launch
Laurel Book Store
1423 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 7:00pm

Buy tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3016862/

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Monday, September 4, 2017: Asian Women Telling Truths - Suzuyo Takazato

Okinawan feminist activist Suzuyo Takazato,  Co-Chair Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence, discusses the deadly ecological and social consequences of the massive US military presence on Okinawa. Okinawan Women Act formed exactly 22 years ago, in response to the rape of a 12-year-old girl by three US soldiers.

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This group has held demonstrations and protests, organized letter writing campaigns, and brought their creativity and passion to protests and campaigns against the US military presence in Okinawa, which dates back to 1945 and the end of World War II.


  • A group of islands midway between Tokyo and Manila. It is the southern-most prefecture in Japan, with a population of 1.3 million people
  • Endured three-months of fierce fighting between Japan and the US in 1945. Approximately 200,000 Okinawan people were killed by US and Japanese troops in this Battle of Okinawa
  • Administered and occupied by the US from 1945 to 1972. The US military requisitioned land for bases
  • Comprises 0.6% of the land area of Japan but houses 75% of the US military facilities in Japan. There are 37 US bases and installations in Okinawa, 23,842 troops and 21,512 family members
  • Twice the size of Guam but smaller than Oahu (Hawai’i)

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Monday, September 4, 2017: Asian Women Telling Truths - Canyon Sam

We speak with San Francisco writer, teacher and activist Canyon Sam, who was the youngest member of the Unbound Feet Collective, a groundbreaking troupe of Chinese American feminist writers in the late 1970s and early '80s. Canyon Sam will join three other collective members, Nellie Wong, Kitty Tsui and Genny Lim, for two reunion readings this week.

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This historic reading, Unbound Feet Collective Reunion: Chinese American Women Poets, Genny Lim, Kitty Tsui, Nellie Wong, Canyon Sam and special guest emcee Jade Cho, celebrates the 35th anniversary reunion of these pioneer poets, who broke ground as members of the writing collective, Unbound Feet, established in 1981. Their work challenged the gender stereotypical roles of Asian women in society and addressed issues of sexual as well as racial oppression, forging a pathway for Asian American feminists today.

Unbound Feet Collective Reunion: Chinese American Women Poets
Tuesday, September 5th at 7 PM
Laurel Book Store
1423 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

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Also on today's show:
Suzuyo Takazato

Monday, August 28, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017: Queer Feminist Antifa member and Phoenix Soleil on using NVC for talking about racial justice

This Monday on KPFA Radio’s Women’s Magazine we will hear from a local Queer Feminist anti fascist organizer who will discuss the importance of the antifa and the misogynist aspects of the white supremacist movement.

And we will talk to Nonviolent Communication and Buddhist practitioner Phoenix Soleil about her upcoming workshop, How to Have a Difficult Conversation about Racial Justice in the Workplace at the Impact Hub Oakland, 2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA on September 7th from 9 am-1pm on how to have those difficult conversations about Racial Justice in the workplace.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2107: En-gendered Opinions --- or Excuse Me are You a Girl or a Boy? (Part 2)

Today's show is Part 2 of a creative, multi-voiced exploration of the many facets of gender in today's world. How much has changed and how much remains the same. Part 1 of today's program aired on July 3rd.

Produced by Queer in Your Ear Productions' Emily Charles and Mary Salome, graduates of the KPFA Affirmative Action training program (now called First Voice).

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