April 1 on FM: Dear Sister / Ruby Castellanos / Codeswitch

Hosted by Lynn Harris Ballen & Abeni Moreno : April is Poetry month! And for our first program of the month our guests talk about Healing through words & through music…

First… In a special feature from our sister program, KPFA Women’s Magazine, host Tara Dorabji tells us all about Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence. She talks to editor Lisa Factora-Borchers and contributor brownfemipower about this multiethnic anthology by and for survivors.   Sharing the lessons, memories, and vision of over fifty artists, activists, mothers, writers, and students who write their stories of survival, or what it means to be an advocate and ally to survivors of sexual violence.

Then… Next in our series of local women connecting their music to their community work, we hear from singer-songwriter Ruby Castellanos. About her work at the Family Resource Center in Santa Ana, and her new album “Todo Sana” / Everything Heals.

Plus… poet and activist Iris de Anda joins us with words from the writers underground. Her new book, “Codeswitch: Fires From Mi Corazon,” will be premiering this week. And Iris tells us about poetry as revolution and her work in the Eastside poetry scene hosting “The Writers Underground Open Mic.”

And… in this week’s Hot Flash: Teka-Lark Fleming, community activist and publisher of Inglewood’s Morningside Park Chronicle, brings us her take on the ‘My Brothers Keeper’ initiative.

All this on Tuesday at 3.  This is what Feminism Sounds Like!


If you want to hear more about the anthology Dear Sister, a local reading & booksigning will be happening in LA on April 9th –  co hosted by Peace Over Violence & the Peer Health exchange.
And don’t miss Krullapalooza … starring the fabulously funny Tig Notaro. It’s a great lineup & a benefit for Transgender Youth Advocacy & the organization Survivor’s Truths…

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