Today’s topic is Celebrating International Women’s Day with Beva Sanchez-Padilla and hopefully by the end of the show you’ll be inspired to participate in the movement to empower women.
International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Celebrated annually on March 8, the day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity and showcases the commitment to women’s equality, celebrates women’s achievements, raises awareness, and highlights gender parity gains.
On the show today to shed light on this is my guest Beva Sanchez-Padilla, who is native of New Mexico and author of six produced plays. Trained in film, and a published poet she has served as producer/reporter for six different television stations. Presently she is a full time gender justice organizer for the 36 year old SouthWest Organizing Project. In 1972 beva designed and taught the first La Mujer Chicana class at the University of New Mexico under American Studies. And she was honored as co-founder of Women’s Studies at the University of NM on the 40 year anniversary celebration. Beva credits her mother and her daughters for the inspiration of her work over the last 48 years always dealing with the subject of women.
What you’ll learn in this episode:
- How Beva works to articulate, heal, resist and transform women’s lives.
- The projects she supports to empower women to address poverty and violence.
- What the first International Women’s Day celebrated in 1909.
- Which plants our ancestors used to heal their families.
You can find more info and links, as well as this week’s giveaway at www.wellwomanlife.com/KUNM.