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Welcome to Speak for Change with Thomas Sage Pedersen! Our mission is to inspire and promote positive and lasting change in our local & global communities.

Speak For Change With Thomas Sage Pedersen Thomas Sage Pedersen

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 24 Ratings

Welcome to Speak for Change with Thomas Sage Pedersen! Our mission is to inspire and promote positive and lasting change in our local & global communities.

    Ep.142 Cyn: Art, Transformation, Tattoos, and Self-Discovery

    Ep.142 Cyn: Art, Transformation, Tattoos, and Self-Discovery

    Contact Cyn: https://www.instagram.com/whisper_sfAbout CynCyn is a San Francisco native. Who moved to Santa Cruz 5 years ago. She has worked in healthcare for 15 years and is a proud mother of two and a grandmother. Aside from her family, her passion is in creating art. Her medium is acrylic on wooden canvas. She is just here to share love and art, nothing more nothing less. Support the Show.

    • 54 min
    Ep.141 Ellen Primack | Cabrillo Festival of Music Series

    Ep.141 Ellen Primack | Cabrillo Festival of Music Series

    About EpisodeAs the sun sets on Ellen Primack's storied career at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, she graces us with her profound insights into the festival's tapestry, woven with innovation and community spirit. Reflecting on her 32-year tenure, Ellen opens up about the festival's metamorphosis from its bohemian inception to a bastion of contemporary composition; a journey marked by the birth of new music and the nurturing of artistic careers. Our conversation traverse...

    • 54 min
    Ep.140 SFC LIVE! |Bryce Berryessa|Navigating the Waters of Cannabis Culture in Santa Cruz County

    Ep.140 SFC LIVE! |Bryce Berryessa|Navigating the Waters of Cannabis Culture in Santa Cruz County

    Support Projecthttps://www.hookoutlet.com/https://sign.moveon.org/petitions/support-wamm-a-champion-of-medical-cannabis-access-and-community-safety-in-santa-cruzAbout Bryce Berryessa/EpisodeBryce is the owner of The Hook outlet and Treehouse Dispensary. He is in partnership with WAMM Phytotherapies. This episode is part of our Speak For Change Live series which we partner with Indexical to host live events with live music, and conversations in front of a live audience. Today we spoke wit...

    • 1 hr
    139 Ignite Nexus Series: Rebecca Hernandez|Exploring the Power of Community Archiving and more!

    139 Ignite Nexus Series: Rebecca Hernandez|Exploring the Power of Community Archiving and more!

    Find RebeccaInstagram: IndigeveganAbout Rebecca HernandezRebecca Hernandez, PhD (she/her), is the new Community Archivist at the UCSC University Library where she partners with local stakeholders to promote the acquisition, preservation, and use of archival materials that document the communities of Santa Cruz County. She has worked in higher education administration for over 15 years. Rebecca served as Director of the UCSC American Indian Resource Center from 2014-2021, where together with t...

    • 1 hr 24 min
    138 Ignite Nexus Series| DeAndre James: Importance of Black Leadership,Overcoming Adversity,Embracing Resilience

    138 Ignite Nexus Series| DeAndre James: Importance of Black Leadership,Overcoming Adversity,Embracing Resilience

    Find DeAndrehttps://pvhealthtrust.org/Instagram: @pvhealthFacebook & Twitter: pvhealthtrustLinkedin: Community Health Trust of Pajaro ValleyAboutOften, we are left wondering how to navigate the murky waters of the corporate world while being a person of color. How can we persevere through the darkness and everyday challenges that come with it? There’s no one better to answer these questions than DeAndre James, the executive director of Community Health Trust of Pajaro Valley. DeAndre...

    • 1 hr
    Ep.137 Lasalle & Michelle Strong: Save Capitola Bar & Grill from an Unjust Eviction

    Ep.137 Lasalle & Michelle Strong: Save Capitola Bar & Grill from an Unjust Eviction

    AboutWhat if the business you've worked so hard to build faces the threat of being torn down by racial discrimination and power dynamics? This is the lived reality of Michelle and Lasalle Strong, owners of Capitola Bar & Grill, who found themselves embroiled in a tense standoff with a hostile, possibly racist, landlord. Throughout this episode, you'll walk a mile in their shoes, experiencing their trials and tribulations, from the hurdles of starting a business to the struggle of maintain...

    • 1 hr 35 min

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