Jan 8 on FM: Native Women, La Virgen & WriteGirl!

Hosted by Lynn Harris Ballen, Ariana Manov and Celina Alvarez :
Lauren Chief Elk, co-founder of the Save Wiyabi Project, updates us on efforts to pass  the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) with the inclusion of protections for Native American women and communities.  As an advocacy group, the Project bring awareness to the sexual and domestic violence epidemic against Native American women, and develops community based solutions for tribal and urban areas.
And … never underestimate the power of a girl and her pen!
Keren Taylor, founder of WriteGirl, and high school mentee McKenzie Givens, join us to talk about WriteGirl’s upcoming book launch event at the LA downtown library.   And they share how this creative writing and mentoring organization empowers Teen girls.
Plus, what do the Virgen de Guadalupe and a Radical Chicana Feminist have in common?  We’ll find out just that when we speak with Digital Diva Alma Lopez, and hear how seeing things through a different lens created what we now know as “Our Lady of Controversy“.  Through her work, her activism, and her popular website, Lopez is recognized as one of the most visible and cutting-edge Chicana-feminist lesbian artists in the country.

THIS is what Feminism sounds like!


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