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Resources For Women Step Up In Emerald Triangle

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Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction

Recent reporting highlighted the issues some women face when they take jobs as "trimmigrants" in the marijuana business along the North Coast: sexual harassment and sexual abuse, for starters. 

There are organizations in place to empower women and help them stay safer in a largely unregulated industry. 

Redwood Women's Foundation offers a number of programs and workshops to enhance women's power in society.  Founder and director Michelle Hood--also an HSU sociologist--visits to talk about current issues and goals. 

Brandie Wilson from the Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction also joins in, along with reporter Shoshana Walter.  It was her reporting that opened many eyes in the community.     

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and marked his tenth anniversary as the full-time host of the Jefferson Exchange at the end of 2019. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for 35 years, working in both television and radio.