Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017: Honoring our Mothers

Madres of the Plaza de Mayo
Mothers of the disappeared in Argentina

Today on KPFA radio's Women's Magazine Lisa Dettmer presents an early Mother’s Day tribute by daughters to their mothers who are often not recognized or appreciated and who have survived the war on women, some damaged, some whole.  You will hear the authentic and more complicated stories of daughters and mothers from Palestine to Argentina who bring out the pain and strength of mothers who have had to deal with issues of sexism,  poverty, racism and immigration in a society and world that often provides no day care, no pay for housework  and little economic support for women generally and mothers in particular and yet pretends to glorify motherhood and mothers.

Lisa Dettmer and her mother, Suzanne Adler



Click here to listen now. 59:50 min

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017: The Space Between Us, Gender ConsciousNESS


Every third Monday KPFA Women's Magazine hosts a Global Consciousness Raising Program. This week's topic on The Space Between Us is GenderConsciousNESS. Listen as these women share their stories at the river.

Hosted by: Jovelyn Richards

Our guests today are Dianne Jennet PhD and Patrica Milton. Listen as they discuss their early Gender Memory story’s.

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

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017: Author Emily Hobson

Emily Hobson, author of Lavender and Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left.

The book is a sprawling history of rarely acknowledged parts of the LGBT movement of the seventies, eighties and nineties. Through the work and words of queer radicals who understood their sexual liberation as intertwined with solidarity against imperialism, war, and racism, the book chronicles gay opposition to the Vietnam War, lesbian support for grand jury resisters and women who fought back against sexual violence, queer organizing against gentrification, the New Right, and U.S. intervention in Central America which helped birth the AIDS direct action movement.

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Also on today's show:

Monday, April 10, 2017: Director Mina Morita

Mina Morita, artistic director of Crowded Fire Theater, who is currently directing Sisters Matsumoto for Center REPertory at Margaret Lesher Theater in Walnut Creek.  The play focuses on three sisters who return to their farm in Stockton, California after two years in a World War 2 internment camp. Written before the Patriot Act, Special Registration, or this new Muslim Ban, the play takes on a renewed urgency as the characters bring to life the real life aftermath of racist scapegoating. Running Time: approx. 2 hours 15 minutes, with one intermission


Presented by Center REPertory
March 31 - April 29, 2017
Check website for times
Margaret Lesher Theatre
Walnut Creek, CA

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


Also on today's show:
Author Emily Hobson

Bay Area events:

April 27 through May 14
My Name is Rachel Corrie
Magic Theatre
Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Blvd., Bldg D.
San Francisco, CA 94123
415.441.8822
check website for tickets and times

Tuesday, April 11, 6:30 to 9:30
Adrienne Marie Brown
The Sweetwater Sessions, Vol. 11
Emergent Strategy
Omi Gallery at Impact Hub Oakland
2323 Broadway | Oakland 94612
in Advance $7 –
at The Door – $10

Sunday, April 23, 3-5 PM
Welcome Dr. Maryse Narcisse to the Bay Area
First Presbyterian Church of Oakland
27th & Broadway, Oakland, CA
$10-$25 sliding scale, no one turned away

A benefit for Haiti Emergency Relief

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Monday April 3, 2017: Film producer Donna C. Roberts

English Promo from Donna Carole Roberts on Vimeo.


Donna C. Roberts, producer and director of the film, Yemanja: Wisdom From the African Heart of Brazil, which opens the Oakland International Film Festival on Tuesday night. A film about a little known history of Africa in the Americas. A story of the Afro-Brazilian spiritual tradition of Candombl√©, with a distinctly ecological worldview. Told through the voices of women leaders, we learn of Candombl√©’s social struggles and triumphs in this largest former slave port in the Americas.
Yemanja is narrated by Alice Walker.

Listen now or Get MP3. 9:11 min

Film premieres:
Wednesday, April 5th at Holy Names University, 7:30 PM.
3500 Mountain Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94619


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





Also on today's show:

Monday April 3, 2017: Bangladeshi Constitutional Lawyer Sara Hossein

Sara Hossain, a leading human rights and constitutional lawyer in Bangladesh, who helped to craft her country's first comprehensive legislation on violence against women.

Sara Hossain is a lawyer at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and an honorary executive director of Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST). She was one of the recipients of the 2016 International Women of Courage Award awarded by the US Secretary of State. Hossain played a key role in drafting Bangladesh's first comprehensive legislation on violence against women, which went on to become law in 2010. She is known for her role in challenging fatwa violence, where fatwas are issued to mete out degrading and violent punishments to women and girls. She also opposed the two-finger test in rape and sexual assault cases, and forced veiling. Hossain co-edited 'Honour': Crimes, Paradigms and Violence Against Women with Lynn Welchman.

Listen now or Get MP3. 21:50 min

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

Also on today's show:
Author Lucy Jane Bledsoe
Film producer Donna C. Roberts

Monday April 3, 2017: Author Lucy Jane Bledsoe

Lucy Jane Bledsoe, author of the novel, A Thin Bright Line. Based on the (partially imagined) life of her aunt, Lucybelle Bledsoe, the novel weaves McCarthyism, climate change, civil rights and pre-Stonewall gay life into a rich tapestry.

The New York Times calls it "an intimate and humane evocation of day-to-day life under inhumane circumstances.” A Thin Bright Line is a political and authentic historical novel of lesbian lives in the 1950's and 1960's. Lucy Jane writes about how we love.

Find the book at your local bookstore, library or on-line.

Listen now or Get MP3. 22:46 min



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




Events with Lucy Jane Bledsoe:
Celebrating Indie Bookstore Day @​ Books Inc
Berkeley, CA
Saturday, April 29, 2:00-3:00
A panel on dystopian fiction
1491 Shattuck Avenue
(510) 525-7777

Kepler's Books
Date in July TBA!
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
650-324-4321


Also on today's show:
Bangladeshi Constitutional Lawyer Sara Hossein
Film producer Donna C. Roberts