Monday, March 7, 2016

KXCI Celebrates Tucson's Women, Artfully

Posted By on Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Tucson feminists, unite—again. If you missed KXCI's International Women's Day special programming on Sunday, March 6, be sure to tune in and hear from more empowering women on Tuesday, March 8. 

91.3 FM KXCI's Women's Day programming will feature the Old Pueblo's best female DJs, public affair programmers, and community creatives' voices and music to celebrate National Women's Day. 

KXCI is teaming up with a menagerie of local organizations including the Marshal Foundation, the Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona Unidas, YWCA Southern
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 Arizona, the UA of Journalism and more in order to put on Women's Day programming that will encompass all things feminism, KXCI's Amanda Shauger wrote in a press release. 

Women's Day originally started in socialist and communist nations to illuminate the social and economic injustices women face on a daily basis, according to the press release. In 1977, the United States began to recognize the day as well. KCXI aims to preserve and celebrate the significance of Women's Day through its specialty programming, according to the press release. 

Ladies from the Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona Unidas, a social justice group made up of high school girls, will talk about their International Women's Day research, feminism, inspirational women, and women's modern struggles. 

Kelly Fryer, YWCA Southern Arizona CEO, will also interview "women changemakers" including Maggy Zanger, a professor of practice at the UA School of Journalism; Chezale Rodriguez, a local hip-hop artist and Josefina Ahumada, an ASU professor and plaintiff in the Majors v. Jeanes case. KXCI's programming featuring these women include round table discussions, classic interviews and all-women music mixes. 

Be sure to tune into KXCI 91.3 on Tuesday, ladies and gentlemen. We're lucky to have such an abundance of smart, creative, brave and vocal women willing to address hot-button topics regarding gender inequality, and KXCI, for that matter, for giving them a seat at the table to discuss. 

If you can't tune in live on Women's Day, be sure to listen to the special programs on KXCI's website

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