Our 4th Annual Amplify Women Is Coming Up on Monday, March 8th!

Amplify Women is XRAY’s annual radio teach-in to celebrate International Women’s Day. Each year for this event, we cancel all our regular programming for 12 hours and take over the airwaves with engaging conversations from community leaders, activists, educators, changemakers, and overall impactful women and femmes from around Portland.

This year, we are prioritizing content concerning the impacts of the pandemic and the realities of living as women or femmes with multiple marginalized identities. Tune in on March 8th from 7am to 7pm for compelling conversations on a variety of topics—below is the day’s run-of-show, which we’ll continue to update with new info as it becomes available.

Afterward, we’ll release this as a new season of the Amplify Women podcast on xraypod.com or wherever you get your podcasts so the conversation continues past one day of recognition. 

7:00 AM to 9:00 AM – XRAY in the Morning: News With Femmes
Co-Hosts: Belinda Carroll, Karly Quadros, Keera Lindenberg
Guests: Kali Ladd, KAIROS PDX

9:00 AM – Women’s Work: Unions and Worker Rights
Host: Christine Alexander
Guests: Stacey Chamberlain (AFSCME Council 75), Amber McCoy (PNW Regional Council of Carpenters)

10:00 AM – Supporting Survivors: Latina Community Advocacy & Pro-Bono Legal Empowerment
Host: Emily Gilliland
Guests: Clackamas Women’s Services–
Melissa Erlbaum, Executive Director
Diana Camarillo, Latina Services Coordinator

11:00 AM – The Sex Work Industry During the Pandemic
Host: Miranda Selinger
Guests: Stroll PDX

11:30 AM – The Intersectionality of Race and Gender: How We Get to Transformative Justice
Hosts: Amber Boydston, Spirited Justice
Alexis Braly James, Construct the Present

12:00 PM – Hidden Women’s Radio History in Uruguay
Host: The Radio Survivor podcast

1:00 PM – Reproductive Justice & Abortion Support
Host: Hannah Rosenau
Guests: NW Abortion Access Fund & Cascade Abortion Support Collective

2:00 PM – A Femme-Focused Playlist from Friends of Noise
Hosts: The Lunch Bunch

3:00 PM – Domestic Violence Work & Impacts of Stay at Home Orders Throughout the System
Host: Emmy Ritter, LCSW, Executive Director, Raphael House of Portland
Jenny Woodson, Program Director, Volunteers of America Oregon Home Free
Alicia Ponce, Director of Services, Call to Safety
Allison Wilson, Program Supervisor, Domestic Violence Crisis Response, Multnomah County Domestic & Sexual Violence Coordination Office

4:00 PM – Indigenous Women and Tokenization in Portland
Host: Sam Smargiassi
Guest: Robin MaxKii, indigenous activist, technology writer, and coder

4:30 PM – Women Scientists You Should Know
Host: Keera Lindenberg

5:00 PM – Transness and Fighting Patriarchy
Host: XRAY Podcast Gender Reveal, hosted by Tuck Woodstock
Guest: Imara Jones, founder of TransLash Media and host of the TransLash Podcast

5:30 PM – Womanism and Trans Allyship
Host: XRAY Podcast Gender Reveal, hosted by Tuck Woodstock
Guest: Diamond Stylz, creator of Marsha’s Plate and executive director of Black Trans Women Inc.

6:00 PM – The State of Education from Portland City Club
Host: Toya Fick, Executive Director, Stand for Children Oregon
Guadalupe Guerrero, Superintendent, Portland Public Schools
Dr. Katrise Perera, Superintendent, Gresham-Barlow School District
Miriam Calderon, Director, Oregon Early Learning System