XRAY’s 5th Annual Amplify Women Teach-In Schedule is Here! Listen Live Tue, 3/8 from 7am-7pm

Have you noticed that we don’t hear enough women on the radio in Portland (or nearly anywhere)? For the last 5 years, XRAY has sought to shine a spotlight on these disparities and inequities in the voices we listen to and the perspectives whose media we consume. Since radio is an industry that continues to exclude women and those with intersecting experiences of marginalization, we hold an all-day radio teach-in each year on International Women’s Day.

Our 5th annual Amplify Women teach-in is coming up on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 from 7am-7pm. All other programming is canceled for the duration of the teach-in. This teach-in is done each year in the space of regularly scheduled programming to highlight the fact that most voices we view as “regular” in our programming–including in XRAY’s as part of the industry–is masculine and often holding many additional privileged identities. It’s a day for anyone in the community to take the mic and bring conversations centering women into sharper focus, with particular attention to BIPOC, trans, queer, immigrant, poor, working-class, and disabled women.

This program was made possible in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities (OH), a statewide nonprofit organization and an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which funds OH’s grant program.

Can’t tune in live? Each segment will be released as an episode in Season 3 of the Amplify Women podcast. If you can’t wait for this year or want more of this content in the meantime, check out the last two seasons and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and as an RSS feed.

2022 Schedule

Time BlockSegment TitleHostPanelists & Guests
7:00 AMRadio Survivor: Celebrating Women in SoundJennifer Waits
(Radio Survivor, Spinning Indie, co-chair of the College/ Community/Educational Radio Caucus for the Library of Congress’s Radio Preservation Task Force)
Jennifer Hyland Wang
(Adjunct Professor at UW Madison)
Jenny Stoever (Associate Professor of English at Binghamton University & Co-Founder/Editor-in-Chief of Sounding Out!: The Sound Studies Blog)
8:00 AM5 Years In: A Retrospective on the Amplify Women Teach-InNina Dabit
(XRAY Development Manager, Amplify Women co-coordinator 2020-Present)
Keiren Bond
(former XRAY Community Manager, co-coordinator of Amplify Women 2018-19),
Emily Gilliland (former host of XITM, The Local, Interim ED, producer of Vision 2020 + participant in Amplify Women every year since the start)
9:00 AMWomen’s Roundtable on Environmental Justice WorkCandace Avalos (Executive Director: Verde PDX, Chair: Portland Citizens Charter Review Committee)Vivian Satterfield (Director of Strategic Partnerships, Verde PDX)
Anna Kemper (Sunrise PDX; Communications Manager, HereTogether Oregon)
J’reysha Brannon (Civil & Environmental Engineer, City of Portland; NAACP PDX Environmental Justice Chair)
10:00 AMImagining a World Post-Roe: The Future of Abortion AccessLindsey Sadlou
(Field Director, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon)
An Do
(Executive Director, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon)
Kalpana Krishnamurthy (Portland Program Director, Forward Together)
Aarna Dixit
(Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette Teen Council, Founder: Students Against Sexual Oppression, Teen Vogue 21 under 21, Podcaster: Dirty Talk )
11:00 AMWomen in Reporting: Gendered Distrust, Safety, and Blurred Boundaries in the Age of Social MediaEden Dawn
(Former Style Editor Portland Monthly, Author: Portland Book of Dates, Founder & Operator: Claws Out)
Alex Zielinski
(News Editor, Portland Mercury)
Brooke Jackson-Glidden
(Editor, Eater PDX)
Fiona McCann (Editor-in-Chief, Portland Monthly) –Katherine Chew Hamilton
(Food Editor, Portland Monthly)
12:00 PMDyke March Returns: Perspectives From Portland to LABelinda Carroll
(PDX Dyke March Co-Coordinator, Comedian, XRAY Host)
-Marna Dietch
(LA Dyke March Coordinator)
Shaley Howard (PDX Dyke March Co-Coordinator)
1:00 PMGender Dynamics and Industry Barriers in Podcasting, Broadcasting, and BeyondMorgan Jones
(Co-Host of XRAY’s News with My Fiance & UNRFND Sophisticates)
Naomi Shah (Founder & CEO: Meet Cute, Forbes 30 under 30)
Jennifer Waits (Radio Survivor, co-chair of the College/ Community/Educational Radio Caucus for the Library of Congress’s Radio Preservation Task Force)
2:00 PMPublic Perception’s Effects on Representation in Film: Casting, Whitewashing, & Genre ExclusionBevin Victoria
(Actor, Dancer, Vocalist)
2:30 PMGender Reveal: Ezra Furman on Taking Control & Trans Identity in VoiceworkTuck Woodstock (Independent Journalist, Audio Producer, Educator on Gender & Workplace Equity)Ezra Furman (Musician: Ezra Furman)
3:00 PMIndigenous Food Sovereignty: Farming for Equitable Food Access with Good Rain FarmMichelle Week (Owner & Founder, Good Rain Farm) +
Domenika Radonich (Administrative Manager, Good Rain Farm)
4:00 PMCurating Brave Spaces at the Intersection of Identities in Holistic HealthcareNinesha Myers (Akasha Massage)
4:30 PMGatekeeping & Tokenization in the Fine ArtsNina Dabit
(XRAY Development Manager)
Zaji Cox
(Author, Dancer, Poet)
5:00 PMQueer Dance Culture and Women in Electronic MusicSam Smargiassi (XRAY Volunteer & Electronic Music Producer)DJ Sappho
(queer musical artist, event producer and co-owner of Koritsi Komma Records)
5:30 PMWomen Chefs on Asian Heritage in Portland’s Food SceneMiranda Selinger (XRAY Talk Content Coordinator)Nong Poonsukwattana (Khao Man Gai, winner of Chopped)
Thuy Pham
(Mama Dut, 2022 James Beard Emerging Chef semifinalist)
6:00 PMThe Right to Rock: Fighting Barriers of Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Music IndustryNate Carson
(XRAY’s Heavy Metal Sewing Circle)
Fanny Band Members:
June Millington (guitar, vocals)
Jean Millington (bass, vocals)
Alice de Buhr (drums, vocals)