June 3 on FM: Free Marissa!/ Andrea E. Woods/ Cat Mendez

Hosted by Lynn Harris Ballen, Valecia Phillips & Abeni Moreno :  Why is Marissa Alexander, a black mother in Florida, fighting a potential 60 year sentence for defending herself against an abusive spouse?  We discuss how race, gender and sexuality play out in legislation like Stand Your Ground Laws, the increasing number of children left parentless due to the criminal justice system,and the intersections of Reproductive Justice and the criminal justice system.  Aleta Alston-Toure‘, lead organizer of the Free Marissa Now Mobilization Campaign, and Monica Raye Simpson, Executive Director of SisterSong – The National Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, join us to tell us more about the upcoming ‘Standing Our Ground: Raising Our Voices’ weekend of action in support of Marissa.

Then … We talk with choreographer and dance scholar Andrea E. Woods about her new work “The Amazing Adventures of Grace May B. Brown” – a multimedia production which she describes as a “contemporary praise dance/folk performance”. We also reflect on her 20th anniversary as artistic director of  SOULOWORKS/Andrea E. Woods & Dancers and her interest in stretching the intra-cultural and interdisciplinary dialogues between Black women artists.

Plus… We’re talking to females who rock! Lead singer and guitarist Cat Mendez from the Post-punk(y), socially conscious, electric rock band ¡Aparato! joins Feminist Magazine for a one on one interview! Tune in to hear how this feminist rocker is making strides with her activism not only through ¡Aparato!’s political lyrical content but encouraging girls and women alike to rock out hard with Rock N Roll Camp for Girls OC. You heard it here first! Only on Feminist Magazine.

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CLIP: Andrea E. Woods Interview


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