Tuesday, August 27, 2013

August 26: Max Dashu on the Secret History of Witches; Dorothy Height, Ella Baker, Daisy Bates and the women at the March on Washington

Chelsea Manning

Women's Magazine speaks to Sara Lazar of Commondreams.org about Chelsea Manning's plans to transition and the military's response: "we don't do that..."

Protestors in Dublin, Ireland support Manning (http://www.breakingnews.ie)

The Women at the March on Washington

It's long been said that there were no women invited to speak at the March on Washington.  One woman was invited, however: Myrlie Evers, widow of Medger Evers.  When Ms. Evers could not attend, Daisy Bates, a leader in the Arkansas NAACP and of the Little Rock school desegregation, was asked to speak instead.  Ms. Bates spoke briefly during a "Tribute to Women," as part of which A. Philip Randolph read a poem while women leaders sat on the podium.
Ella Baker

Dorothy Height and other prominent women in the civil rights movement wanted a woman among the nine main speakers at the event, and this is what the male leadership refused.

We listen to interviews with Ms. Height, part of Ms. Bates' speech, and an interview with Barbara Ransby, author of Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical  Democratic Vision.

The Secret History of Witches

Woman Shaman: the Ancients: dvd by Max Dashu

Then we speak with Max Dashu, founder of the Suppressed Histories Archive, about her forthcoming book and online class, The Secret History of Witches: Women, Goddesses, Patriarchy, and Christianity. This online course starts September 1.

Hunger Strike

California prisoners have been on hunger strike for seven weeks to end solitary confinement. To find out how to pressure Governor Brown check out www.prisonhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com

Click here to listen to August 26 KPFA Women's Magazine.

58 min.

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