Amplify Women! Recap | 3.8.18

In celebration of International Women’s Day, XRAY FM interrupted the airwaves for Amplify Women! – 12 hours of women-focused programming to amplify women’s voices and provide intersectional education on a diverse range of issues impacting women in Portland and beyond. Between 7AM and 7PM we heard some of Portland’s most influential community leaders, educators, and musicians tell their stories to inspire change.

The Amplify Women! radio schedule:

7AM – 8AM /// Women in Community Outreach and Philanthropy with XRAY in the Morning hosts Karol Collymore and Emily Gilliland

8AM – 9AM /// Women in STEM with XRAY’s own Grace Andrews and TED Talks by Sakeena Yacoobi and Reshma Saujani

9AM – 11AM /// Leaders in Health Equity with NARAL Pro Choice Political Director Christel Allen, Board Member of NW Abortion Access Fund Hannah Rosenau, Executive Director of Oregon Health Equity Alliance Zeenia Junkeer and Dr. Anne Toledo

11AM – 1PM /// Intersectionality – Intersections of accessibility and activism, fat positivity, rape culture and consent with writer Emilly Prado, Kerry Yamaucci from Trans Lifeline, disability activist Kiersi Coleman, international speaker and trainer Shilo George and Marsela Rojas from El Programa Hispano Catolico

1PM – 2PM /// Feminism and Sex Work with XRAY’s own Maria DeLorenzo, Lorelei Lee and Red

2PM – 3PM /// Women in Music set with XRAY’s own DJ Tex

3PM – 4PM: Women in Leadership with Executive Director of Dress For Success Shari Dunn, State Representative Janelle Bynum, Executive Director of Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest Elizabeth Nye and Representative Andrea Salinas

4PM – 6PM /// Women Work – Economic Parity and Women in Trades hosted by journalist Christine Alexander, with guests Mercy Shammah carpenter and creator of Wild Diversity, Tiffany Thompson; Director of Advocacy Programs at Oregon Tradeswomen Inc and Stacy Chamberlain; Executive Director of Oregon AFSCME

6PM – 7PM /// City Club of Portland Broadcast the #MeToo conversation


From left to right – Rachel Prusak , Dr. Anne Toledo and NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon‘s Hannah Rosenau and Cristel Allen, Rachel Prusak, Nurse Practitioner and Candidate for Oregon HD 37 and County Commissioner Sharon Meieran, MD| Leaders in Health Equity


Marsela Rojas, sexual assault advocate and prevention coordinator at El Programa Hispano Católico and “Intersectionality” host Emilly Prado

28701064_1692744077435894_8899600421113069166_oExecutive Director of Dress for Success Oregon Shari Dunn, State Legislator Representative Janelle Bynum and Executive Director of Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest, Elizabeth Nye


Marsela Rojas, sexual assault advocate and prevention coordinator at El Programa Hispano Católico and Shilo George, owner of Łush Kumtux Tumtum Consulting


Host Christine Alexander of “Women Work” and Mercy Shammah, carpenter and founder of Wild Diversity