Thursday, March 5, 2009


Tune in for a Live-To-Air Broadcast for IWD 2009 (Toronto)

March 11th, 2009

5 pm to 10 pm (Eastern Time)

Anchors: Lisa Skeete West (Reggaemania) & Verlia (Limin)

5:00 PM Honour the Earth
Featuring the music, thoughts & perspectives of First Nations women of Turtle Island.
HOST: Audrey Redman

5:30 PM Saturday Morning Live
Weekend energy for a weeknight action! Featuring SML regular contributor Gerald Horne (Professor in History at the University of Houston and prolific African American historian), and 'Amandla', with a focus on events and analysis from the African continent, featuring the voices and issues of women.
HOSTS: Audrey Wandolo and Omme-Salma Rahemtullah

6:00 PM OCAP Radio
Brought to you by the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP), a proud radio space hosting the voices of women fighting back against poverty. Highlights include tenants waging a creative struggle for affordable housing, and disability rights activists battling against ableist government policies and working to create accessible space. Music of resistance will be present too as we reclaim the airwaves once again!
HOST: Stef Gude

6:30 PM Anti-Psychiatry Radio
Long-time anti-psychiatry activist Don Weitz will interview Bonnie Burstow, outstanding feminist, trauma specialist and anti-psychiatry activist. Don will also comment on key struggles against electro-shock, including the current campaign "Stop Shocking Our Mothers and Grandmothers" organized by the Coalition Against Psychiatric Assault (CAPA).
HOST: Don Weitz

7:00 PM No One Is Illegal Radio
Featuring the "Shelter.Sanctuary.Status" campaign, NOII radio will highlight on-going work towards access to services and the provision of full legal immigration status for all women and their families fleeing diverse forms of violence. This show will also recognize the violence of deportation and detention, and demand the elimination of these forms of state violence. No One is Illegal-Toronto is a group of immigrants, refugees and allies who fight for justice for all migrants, and believe that granting citizenship to a privileged few is part of a racist immigration and border policy that marginalizes and exploits migrants.
HOST: Yen Chu

7:30 PM Dat Dere
A jazz improvising creative music and poetry community radio program, its roots are in the Black experience in the diaspora and internationally. The show is dedicated to challenging inquiring minds of all ages. Over 100 years ago,15,000 women marched through New York
City demanding their rights politically,socially and economically. Today and every year on this day since that march, we celebrate that significant event. We celebrate women all over the world, We hear their voices, and We rejoice in all our achievements.
HOSTS: Chloe Onari, Gary Topp, Sharron Mcloed.

8:15 PM Ventana Al Barrio / WOM Fridays presents: "Resistentes! Womyn Still Standing and Moving Strong"
[Resistentes: Plural, Adj., Lang: Spanish. Trans: 1. resistant, strong, tough 2. those who resist] We resist through music, words and actions! Here we'll explore the path of resistance through word and song. Listen to women's voices speak about grassroots political and cultural activism in writing, music and social advocacy as we struggle across borders to rescue, reclaim, transform and safeguard - our lives, our stories, our cultures, and our voices- against the forces of oppression.
HOST: Susy Alvarez.

8:45 PM Radio Cliteracy Broadcasts from Exile!
Focusing on the importance of community radio in encouraging women's empowerment locally and globally, this show will feature: "Things left unsaid" - Through a series of creative writing pieces, black queer youth speak to the experience of existing just beyond the fringes of a black civil rights movement that often excludes queer voice and a feminist movement that often does not represent their reality; the White Ribbon Campaign – featuring an interview with Tuval; and ISIS Manila, an NGO working to broadcast the voices of women in the Global South through grassroots,
HOSTS: D-Konstruct, Carmelle Wolfson, Kim Crosby, Sarah Reaburn & Ruby Tuesday

9:15 Frequency Feminisms
*Womyn Powered is a diverse collective of real womyn - of colour, dis/abled, poor and subversive - who are bringing you the stories that you will not find in the mainstream. Tune in for spoken word, collective action, music and other expressions of our oppression and redemption. Because we survive, because we can sing, because we reclaim - join us! For IWD, we will cover the struggles of womyn migrant workers and our collective resistance, as we take back the airwaves.
HOSTS - Anna Saini, Yolisa Dalamba, Joeita Gupta, Oriel Varga, Gein Wong

9:35 PM Limin in de African Diaspora
Come lime with Verlia in de African Diaspora! Let us honour our African Caribbean women who have brought strength and power to their people. Come listen to Ella Andall, Singing Sandra, Sanelle Dempster, Alison Hinds just to name a few! We will also discuss the history of "Limin'" and the contribution this show has provided to our diverse communities.
HOST: Verlia

NOTE: Archives for the entire broadcast will be available for download and replay for not for profit purposes at following March 11th.

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