Special Broadcast

International Women’s Day

3:00 PM – Then and Now: Exploring Pandemic Healthcare in Vulnerable Communities

In this hour, you will hear the voices of several women healthcare workers who, as an extension of their fellowships with the UCSF HEAL Initiative, are advocating for health equity and health justice in their own communities, and or walking in other vulnerable communities in service. The UCSF HEAL Initiative (Health, Equity, Action, Leadership), is a global health organization striving to bridge barriers to care in deeply marginalized, resource denied communities.
Through a series of interviews, host Kendall Morgan explores how women are doing health equity work on the ground in those communities hit hardest by the pandemic, both domestically and internationally. She looks at the intersection between underrepresented minorities in medicine, their role in healthcare during the pandemic and how women step into roles of leadership and advocacy in times of crisis.
Guests include Sangeeta Tripathi, an Indian American woman and leader who serves as HEAL’s Managing Director, Natasha Topaha, a Dine woman working in the Navajo Nation to bring health services to community members where they are at, Graciela Cadet, a Hatian nurse focused on strengthening the Haitian Health System, Annie Huang, an American Doctor working in Palliative Care with Immigrant Communities in Seattle, Washington, and Jimena Maza, Clinical Supervisor at Partners In Health in Sierra Madre de Chiapas, Mexico, known locally as Companeros en Salud. They share about their work centering local communities and, their views on power and privilege, leadership, positionality and structural inequity, and, they offer some strategies for how we can build health care systems better.

Hosted by Kendall Crakow


4: 00 PM – Feminist Faith Leaders Speak


Jehan Hakim


Reverend Deborah Lee


Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb



Producer and Host: Margo Okazawa-Rey

In this hour, Margo Okazawa-Rey is in conversation with three Bay Area feminist faith leaders who are devoting their lives to creating a just and truly secure world where all life will thrive. Jehan Hakim, Reverend Deborah Lee, and Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb  describe their entry into and development as leaders in their faith traditions, the contradictions of being women and faith leaders, and their beliefs about how people change. Jehan, Deborah, and Lynn share their insights with younger women wanting to embrace faith-based ways of creating progressive change.



Artist Song Album Label
DirtwireBed SpringDirtwireBeats Antique Records
TJ RehmiYou Are We Am I (Blue Mix)Axis of IgnoranceLong Tale Recordings
Destiny MuhammadThe PresenceSacred Bath
QuanticNot So BlueApricot MorningMERLIN - Tru Thoughts