The Velvet Sledgehammer: June 30, 1982

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The Velvet Sledgehammer - June 30, 1982:
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Production reel for the June 30, 1982 episode of The Velvet Sledgehammer, produced by Donna Allegra. Program includes tapes from the 1979 1st Third World Lesbian and Gay Conference in Washington, D.C., featuring 1) segments from the Combahee River Collective workshop on racism with Barbara Smith and Damita Frazier, and audience remarks from Zhane Gray and Harriet Alston of Salsa Soul Sisters in NYC, and 2) Tana from the Asian-American Caucus. Next is a reading from Judy Grahn and Paula Gunn Allen at the Gallery for the American Indian from March 5th, 1982, featuring a poetic history of the word "bulldyke". Last, Donna Allegra reads her poetic fiction story "A Toast of Babatine". Music by Noel Pointer.

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WBAI, 30 Jun. 1982
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Los Angeles: Pacifica Radio Archive, 1982
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RESTRICTED. Permissions, licensing requests, Curriculum Initiative, Campus Campaign and all other inquiries should be directed to: Mark Torres, Archives Director, 800-735-0230,
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This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email:  americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.

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