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Muslimahs Against Abuse Center

MAAC or Muslimahs Against Abuse Center is an organization dedicated to assisting victims of gender based violence.  Listen in on how this group can fill in spaces for those in need in our community. 

Other leaders to assist people who are going through domestic abuse are Somali Family Safety Task Force in Seattle’s Rainier Valley and Mother Africa in Kent.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, you can call, chat and text the National Domestic Violence Hotline 800.799.SAFE (7233).

Producer: Firdous Khezrian (Special thanks to the South Seattle Emerald for inspiration for this story)

Photo: courtesy of Rahma Rashid

 

Women Boxers

Now we meet some women who have a hard hitting way of combating gender norms. KBCS’s Anjali Skilton has the story about women who box.

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A Series on Gender Based Violence

This series is shared in observance of 16 days of activism, a United Nations campaign which started on November 25th, 2017 on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and ends this weekend, December 10th, 2017, on Human Rights Day.

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The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children

This series focuses on the impact of domestic violence on the child.

KBCS’s K.D. Hall speaks with Dr. Tracee Parker, from Coalition Ending Gender Based Violence. Dr. Parker is a domestic violence expert who also formerly ran the Safe Havens Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant Program.

Hall also interviewed Shawn Carter, Ingraham High School football coach, who shares his experience of growing up witnessing domestic violence in his household.

This six-part series focuses on how children coping with the trauma of witnessing abuse, deal with the impact as they transition into adulthood.

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Transgender Experience

Caitlyn Jenner hit the cover of Vanity Fair with flair, inspiring public discussion on her journey in gender transition. KBCS highlights some of our local transgender community’s  day to day challenges in healthcare, public safety, and navigating our streets in this five-part series.

Episode 1 -Marlo Mack  is a mother of a transgender daughter and blogger.  Lisa Love is a Seattle Public School District Health Educator.

Episode 2 – Ro Yoon is a Fred Hutchinson community educator for the HIV vaccine trials unit.

Episode 3 – Dannielle Askini is the Executive Director of the Gender Justice League.  Elayne Wylie is the Producer of TransPride Seattle.

Episode 4 – Lizzi Duff is a local transgender woman.  Also in the segment was Gender Justice League Executive Director, Danielle Askini.

Episode 5 – Jessica Udischas is a local cartoonist of the Manic Pixie Nightmare Girls series.

 

Image: Manic Pixie Nightmare Girls Image by Jessica Udischas

Music: Rushus – ‘Magic Of Fog’

Producers: Ruth Bly and Yuko Kodama

History & Politics of Women’s Fashion

KBCS producer Yuko Kodama spoke with actress and historian, Tames Alan about the intersection of women’s fashion and politics in 19th Century.

Day 1
Tames Alan talks about fashion in the mid-19th century.

Day 2
History shows fashion and unequal laws weighed women down in the 1800’s. But determined women fought for their rights starting with their right to property. Tames Alan explains the intersection between the cloths women wore and how women were viewed.

Day 3
World War I signaled a turning point in women’s fashion. The clothes women wore to high society tea parties were no longer functional for women’s new roles as war nurses. Tames Alan discusses this big change.

Day 4
World War I had enormous influence on women’s rights. Tames Alan talks about how women’s roles in keeping a country going without a large portion of its men pushed them closer to the right to vote.

Day 5
1920’s fashion is said to be some of the most radical social expression of the 20th century. Tames Alan explains how flapper fashion was a political and social statement.

Women Who Rock on Musica de la Raza, Saturday April 12th

Saturday, April 12th at 6:30 pm on Musica de la Raza, Michelle Pallan and Monica Rojas join host Patty Fong for a discussion about the upcoming Women Who Rock! multicultural conference, taking place Thursday April 24th through Saturday the 26th at venues throughout Seattle.