Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Feminist Radio: June 3rd: Sweet Honey & Joy of Resistance Special

On Thursday, June 3, 10:00 am to noon
Joy of Resistance will present a
 featuring Bernice Johnson Reagon 
Please Spread Widely
On June 3 between 10 am and noonJoy of Resistance, Multicultural Feminist Radio @ WBAI, will present a show devoted to the legendary and incomparable all-woman a cappella singing group Sweet Honey in the Rock.

In return for supporting non-commercial, listener-supported radio, we will offer listeners the following: 1) The 
DVD "Raise Your Voice," which has been featured on PBS and which tells the story of Sweet Honey--and includes a number of their not-to-be-missed performances, 2) Two Sweet Honey music collections: the 2-CD set: "Selections," which spans decades,of Sweet Honey's music and the delightful young-people-oriented "Experience...101."

And to cap it all off, we are honored to announce that we will be presenting
a 30 minute live interview with Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, the founder of Sweet Honey in the Rock and a co-founder of The SNCC Freedom Singers--the group that was the musical heartbeat of the Civil Rights Movement. You will find out what led up to the establishment of Sweet Honey and the significance of freedom music to the Civil Rights era and the women's movement in the United States and abroad.

You don't want to miss this chance to support 
both WBAI and feminist radio--AND--to treat yourself to the often-hard-to-come-by timeless and deeply inspiring music of Sweet Honey in the Rock. The program will be hosted by Maretta J. Short And Fran Luck. Anyone who would like to contribute a matching fund can reach Joy of Resistance at the return email address.

We would also would to invite you to check out an article by 
Fran Luck in the current issue of On the Issues magazine, about the importance of feminist media and the origins of the Joy of Resistance radio program. The link is:
Joy of Resistance: Multicultural Feminist Radio @ WBAI covers "the ongoing and world-wide struggle for the liberation of women, as it continues to unfold dynamically in every country, society and culture on the planet." We now can be heard on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, between 11:00 and 11:55 am. You can phone us at (212) 209-2987 and email us at Our programs can be streamed @ and can be heard after the broadcast on WBAI's archives @ .
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