Sunday, Jan 8, 6-7 PM: Reports on 3 major anti-Trump inauguration actions for women & allies–plus live music

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PLUG INTO THE RESISTANCE! 3 MAJOR ACTIONS +LIVE MUSIC

Joy of Resistance will be interviewing the organizers of three upcoming major women’s resistance actions against the incoming Trump Administration and providing you with the information you’ll need to know more about and plug into these and other events.

We’ll also feature, live-in-studio, original resistance music by Judy Gorman to get us into the resistance mood!

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The major actions we’ll be covering in depth, are:

1) THE JANUARY 21 WOMEN’S MARCH ON WASHINGTON

Our new Associate Producer Farah Diaz-Tello will host a special segment with organizers of the January 21 Women’s March on Washington. The segment will include the evolution of the march from its somewhat troubled beginning until now; comparisons with the 2004 March for Women’s Lives and recorded listener messages in which people talk about why they will be marching.

We’ve set up a hotline number for you to call and record your message. The number is: (347) 829-4226. We’ll play some of your messages on the show on Sunday!

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2) THE JANUARY 20/21 WOMEN’S STRIKE DURING INAUGURATION WEEKEND

We’ll have guests from National Women’s Liberation, the group organizing the Women’s Strike. They’ll discuss the reasons they called the strike, what the demands are, and why they think women should strike–against both paid and upaid labor–during January 20 and 21 over the weekend of the inauguration.

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3) THE “REFUSE FASCISM” CAMPAIGN TO STOP TRUMP-PENCE

We’ll have Sunsara Taylor of refusefascism.org in the studio to talk about the month of resistance to STOP Trump and Pence BEFORE they can take power; the full page ads they have published in newspapers around the country (including the New York Times), upcoming actions of the campaign, the response so far and how you can be part of and support this campaign.

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Throughout the show we’ll be giving you information on how you can plug into these–as well as other– events.

That’s Sunday, January 8, 6-7 PM. Joy of Resistance–“Women’s Resistance Central.”

TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG

 

 

Wednesday, May 15, 9-11 pm, Joy of Resistance presents singer-songwriter Judy Gorman, LIVE, the Rude Mechanical Orchestra and a report-back from the front in the Morning After Pill battle–plus an historic documentary of the disruption of the Miss America Pageant protest of 1969.

Renowned Singer/songwriter Judy Gorman* (who sings our theme song) will make a live appearance and sing for us in the early part of the show. Members of the Rude Mechanical Orchestra will drop by and we’ll hear a live report from activists about the feminist actions that will take place in 12 cities across the country on Tues., May 14, to protest the Obama Administration’s attempt to continue to restrict women’s access to the Morning After Pill.

We’ll thank listeners who pledge to support WBAI during our show with great music CD’s by Judy Gorman and The Rude Mechanical Orchestra.

And–as a special offering, listeners will be able to receive a DVD of an historic short film of the 1968 Miss America Pageant Protest that put the feminist movement on the map (this is where we are supposed to have “burned our bras”). It’s an historical treasure, that includes footage of the disruption of the Miss America Pageant inside the hall where women hung a banner declaring “Women’s Liberation”–as well as actions on the boardwalk of Atlantic City. We have exclusive rights from musician and documentation-artist Bev Grant, who shot and produced the film (which cannot be gotten anywhere else).

The pledge amounts to get the above gifts will be extremely reasonable.

* Pete Seeger sums up Judy Gorman like this: “She came, she sang, she conquered. No two programs that she gives are the same. She is always thinking how to find the right phrase, the right song to hit the nail right on the head, to shoot the arrow straight to the heart of the matter.”