Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Monday April 5, 2021: Sexual Assault Awareness Month with Poetry



Our 1st Monday of the month host, Vylma V, recognizes the month of April as both Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and National Poetry Month! Vylma V talks with Gabriela Mejia from Hollaback about how to face sexual assaults, and potential assaults, with agency and confidence and the roles of observers and bystanders. She also shares spoken word poetry related to men’s violence against women and responded to call-in questions and comments for the 2nd half of the show.  



Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Monday, March 29, 2021: Working Women in Puerto Rico; Women's Labor in a Lockdown Economy

Read more about Federici in
New York Times article.

For this 5th Monday of the month show, join 1st Monday of the month host, Vylma V, as she talks with Bay Area activist Aixa Gannon about a recent panel linking working women of Puerto Rico with women in the diaspora working on social justice, along with an engaging conversation about women’s labor, Silvia Federici and our lockdown economy with Womens Magazine Collective members Margo and Jovelyn for the second half the show.  

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

BAASPR (Bay Area Alliance for Sustainable Puerto Rico) panel on Youtube

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Monday, March 22, 2021: Name It: Anti-Asian Femicide with Margo Okazawa-Rey

Hyun-Jung Grant 51

Soon-Chung Park 74

Sun-cha Kim 69

Yong-Ae Yue 63

May they rest in peace and power

Today’s show is intended to help us understand better the complexity and nuances of what happened in Atlanta and the anti-Asian violence around the country.

All the victims above were murdered by a 21-year-old misogynist, racist white man.  “He is a devout Christian; he did not have a racial motive. He is a self-admitted sex addict.” 

We have heard similar expressions of sympathy, tolerance, and excuse too many times.  Long’s is consistent with the common storyline of the majority of mass shooters in the US: young, white men with access to guns, committing violence in the name of real or perceived grievances. Aside from racial differences among the shooters, all are MEN.

This  latest incident is part of the nearly 3800 reported incidents of hate violence against  Asians since March 2020. Buried in these aggregated statistics is the fact that women have been  victimized at  twice the rate of men. 

Last week’s murders are all part of the gendered, anti-Asian violence. But there’s more. Of the 6 Asian women, 4 were Korean immigrant women.

Make no mistake: Long’s violence is unequivocally racist and misogynist. Let’s call it what it is: Anti-Asian femicide. The deliberate killing of Asian women because they are women and Asian. 

And the bigger story of anti-Asian violence in the US is that it started in the 19th century against the first arrivals and has continued unabated, periodically more direct and more violent. It’s deeply rooted in economic and military policies and interests of the US and the political rhetoric and actions of national leaders. Anti-Asian violence clearly directs us to connect the dots: between US foreign policies and domestic policies; between white supremacist racism and misogyny.

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

About the Guests

Rev. Deborah Lee is the Director of the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity organizing faith communities for immigrant justice and ending criminalization and incarceration and is based in Oakland Chinatown.  She is a founding member of Women for Genuine Security and the International Women's Network Against Militarism.

Esther is an organizer with Red Canary Song since 2019, a sex-workers-led grassroots collective that does massage worker outreach in NYC and pushing for the full decriminalization of sex work. She is also currently a consultant at The Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center and the Communications Associate at The Bronx Defenders

Tammy Kim is a freelance reporter and essayist, a contributing opinion writer at The New York Times, and a co-host of the Time to Say Goodbye Podcast. She previously worked as a social-justice lawyer and is active in the labor movement. etkwrites.tumblr.com /@etammykim

Recording of the Red Canary Song Vigil for 8 Thursday 18 March 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfyJWmXytbY 1:38:00 min

Ways to support:  https://www.redcanarysong.net/atlanta

Butterfly Asian and Migrant Worker Support Network


Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Monday, March 15, 2021: Global Black Feminism

photo credit Tia Cross

Listen to a kitchen-table conversation with Black transnational feminists Coumba Toure, Hakima Abbas, and Vanessa Thompson discussing the values, principles, and visions of global black feminism and the contradictions they face as they engage in the multifaceted activism. For more information see Why We Need Black Feminism Forum

Host: Margo Okazawa-Rey

Click here to listen to the show. 55:43 min. 

International Women's Day Program Guide 2021


2021 KPFA International Women’s Day 24-Hour Programming

1:00am Sunday March 7 through 1:00am Monday March 8 Program Schedule





1am - 2am

Bringing More Love and Joy!


Love & Joy






Women Who Rock

Christina Aanestad






DJ Emancipation





The Women's Assembly

for Climate Justice


Chana Wilson





International Women’s Day:

A Global Celebration

Lisa Dettmer






Black Women's Liberatory Leadership

Micia Mosely



Global Black Feminism 








What Does 21st Century Feminism Look Like?

Vylma V





Sistah Boom: 40 Years in the Streets

Chana Wilson






Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's  Anger 

Book Talk

Jeannine Etter






Mosaic America’s Galorious

Priya Das





Fiery Feminist Fairy Tales

Christina Aanestad


The Unbaby Shower

Colleen Thomas



The Upstar Records:

Growing Up Black and Brown

Wendy Baker






Then and Now:

Exploring Pandemic Healthcare in Vulnerable Communities

Kendall Crakow






Feminist Faith Leaders Speak

Rev Deborah Lee






This Bridge Called My Back:

Writings by

 Radical  Women of Color

Julia Hutton




6PM -6:30PM

Women in the Pandemic

Sharon Sobotta




6:30PM – 7PM

Silent No More

Sharon Sobotta




7PM- 8PM

Talk It Out Radio

Nancy Kahn





Nisei and Sansei Japanese American Women Looking Back and Ahead

Riki Eijima





Beauty: In the Eye of the Beholder

Prema Jackson





Las Historicas

(Spanish-language production

from 96.7FM

Universidad de Costa Rica)

Marialba Quesada Abrams





Women of Color Perspectives on


Jagmit Dhami





Siblings in Revolution

Black and Asian-American


Jyothi Natarajan






Gray Area Stories: Restorative Justice and Releasing Responsibility

Erica M. Hart & Johanna Middleton



Darlene Pagano                                                          Administrative Co-Executive Producer


Margo Okazawa-Rey                                                  Programming   Co-Executive Producer


Chana Wilson, Christina Aanestad

Kendall Crakow, Lisa Dettmer                                    Associate Producers   


Mickey Mayzes and Rod Akil                                      Board Operators        


Miguel Guerrero                                                         KPFA Website Coordinator


Blue Murov                                                                 Women’s Magazine Webmistress


Mollie Copans                                                             Graphics                     


Special thanks to Antonio Ortiz and Laure Prives for their support and assistance.