FM June 13: Black Women / Activist Memoir / Sorority

THIS WEEK on Feminist Magazine – with hosts Lynn Harris Ballen and Karina Elias : FIRST … Black girls and women are magic, and through their work, entrepreneurship, caregiving, political participation, and more, Black women are creating opportunities and improving the our economy and society. They have all the makings of what should be success, yet their contributions are undervalued and under compensated.  The Status of Black Women in the United States,” a new report released last week from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) and the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) – covers six main areas that impact the lives of Black women: from employment to health and well-being, political participation to poverty, safety, and family. We hear all about it from Celeste Faison and Chakilah Abdullah Ali.
AND … journalist, lesbian activist, and Haitian rights advocate Anne-christine d’Adesky has lived several lives, including reporting on the AIDS crisis, protesting with ACT UP, and co-creating the Lesbian Avengers. We talk to her about her new memoir The Pox Lover: An Activist’s Decade in New York and Paris, a highly personal history of the 1990s that’s a mash-up of an activist diary, battlefield notes and travelogue. With reporting that predicted the rise of the populism and extreme nationalism now sweeping the globe.
PLUS … What makes an acting class feminist? Writer and performer Gina Young makes boundary-pushing theater and teaches classes that challenge the traditional, hierarchical structure of a learning environment, and challenge gender roles. We hear about how she created this program and about her upcoming late-night salon performance series – SORORITY – that brings together women, trans and queer artists from the community to share experimental works-in-progress.
All this on Feminist Magazine this week on Tuesday at 2:00 PT on KPFK 90.7 FM.
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