Arts Express: Cesar Chavez, A Conversation With Actress Rosario Dawson

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Cesar Chavez: A conversation with actress Rosario Dawson. who stars as migrant worker activist Dolores Huerta in the Diego Luna directed dramatic feature.

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International Women’s Day Coverage: Highlights included:

US Representative for New York’s 12th congressional district Carolyn Maloney. In a phone conversation on air, Maloney to speak about her plans to re-introduce Equal Rights Amendment legislation.

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Dawson at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Feminism and ethnic communities of younger women. Guests include Adair Kleinpeter Ross from the Barnard Research Center on Women, along with African American artist Jennifer Mack whose work deals with these issues; Latina poet La Bruja; Nila Popal, videographer, Brooklyn College Women’s Center; and Emily May from iHollaback.com.

Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi: The NYC based Italian, artist, will discuss her current exhibit Material Puns, at the International Fine Arts Consortium in NY. And exactly what that means, and what it has to do with Gabardi’s pursuit of the self-ironic in society. The group show is titled Family Affairs: An Incestuous Avant-Garde Survey Of Art, and includes the works of Banksy, Keith Haring, Picasso and Warhol. Gabardi will also describe how International Women’s Day is celebrated in Italy and across Europe.

Medea Benjamin of CodePink: Just returned from Egypt. Where she was imprisoned and brutalized by Cairo police on her way to join a delegation traveling to Gaza in Palestine for a women’s conference. She is expected to phone in.

West Coast Poets On The Air

Judy Juanita, Keiko Amano, Lynne Bronstein, Julia Stein, Karen Kevorkian and Carol Dorf.

Performing artist Elizabeth Ruf Maldonado: Presenting a feature segment about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and Occupy Wall Street. Including dramatizations of a monologue by Clara Lemlich organizing the young workers, and as a Wall Street Occupier singing the OWS anthem, Guitarmy. Which Maldonado wrote as a tribute to the Triangle martyrs and Pete Seeger. The phoenix rises from the ashes.

Earth Mum interviews Pearl Means: Widow of the late Native American rights activist, Russell Means.

The entire March 8th events can be heard at the Archives at WBAI.org.

Prairie Miller is a New York multimedia journalist online, in print and radio, who reviews movies and conducts in-depth interviews. She can also be heard on WBAI/Pacifica National Radio Network’s Arts Express.