Nov 5 on FM: Third Woman Press, Black Midwives & Ladyfest LA!

Hosted by Lynn Harris Ballen, Valecia Phillips & Abeni Moreno : One of the most famous names in the history of feminist small press publishers is THIRD WOMAN PRESS. It was a press for transgressive artists, writers, and intellectuals, publishing the work of feminists of color starting in 1979 – including the last reprinting of ‘This Bridge Called My Back’. We’re joined by Sara A. Ramírez and Mariana Lui – two members of the collective who’ve recently come together to revitalize Third Woman Press – in the spirit of intergenerational alliances, and with the support of community.

Then… Dr. Alicia Bonaparte,  Assistant Professor of Sociology at Pitzer College, talks to contributor Cherise Charleswell about her scholarly and activist work on BLACK MIDWIVES and birthing justice. All about their continued importance for marginalized and underserved communities, the importance of breastfeeding, and the resurgence of the use of alternative healers, including doulas.

Plus… LADYFEST LA 2013 reflects Los Angeles …. and it expands the definition of ‘Lady’ in a big way! How are they doing that? Well, Ladyfest LA is a grassroots celebration of the artistic, organizational, and political work of L.A. folks most impacted by gender discrimination and heteropatriarchy. And it’s made by and for queers, punx, immigrant families, working class womyn and gender non-conforming artists and activists. We hear from organizers Virginia Dalton-Escobar and Lita Malegria all about the wide range of critical-thinking and fun workshops planned for the upcoming Ladyfest.

All this & more on Feminist Magazine on Tuesday at 3pm PST! THIS is What Feminism Sounds Like!

MUSIC ON TODAY’S SHOW: Luscious Jackson, Joy Gamble and Juana Lemus, Brand New Heavies, Queen Latifah & Apostasis.


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