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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.

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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.

    Ep.124 August Lee Stevens | MUSIC and more

    Ep.124 August Lee Stevens | MUSIC and more

    Find August
    http://Linktr.ee/augustleestevens
    https://www.instagram.com/augustleestevens

    About August
    August Lee Stevens is a musician/singer songwriter from Hercules, CA. She got her early music education with piano and vocal studies from the Oakland School for the Arts. 

    (Depending on if this interview is before or after June) She graduated from UC Santa Cruz with Film and Political Sciences. She was also introduced to the African American Theater Arts Troupe. 

    She’s been blessed to perform with artists such as Kev Choice, Tammi Brown, Danny Glover, and Dave Grohl

    She’s currently touring around the Bay Area and recording music set to release this Summer. 
    Everyone's Music School Creating positive and lasting change in people's lives with music!Santa Cruz Movement classes help students develop spinal health, strength, mobility, coordination & more!Support the show

    • 2 hr 13 min
    Ep.123 Leela Kalow and Dean Yershalmy : Movement Practice and more

    Ep.123 Leela Kalow and Dean Yershalmy : Movement Practice and more

    Find Leela & Dean
    http://www.santacruzmovement.com
    http://Instagram.com/santacruzmovement
    Email: info@santacruzmovement.com

    About Leela & Dean
    Leela Kalow and Dean Yerushalmy are the only two people in Santa Cruz, California teaching classes based on the work and philosophies of Ido Portal under his direct guidance in his Mentorship Program. They are honored to be in this select group of mentees from all over the world who come together throughout the year to continue our studies and to build our own communities through Movement. Our varied backgrounds in sports and dance is what lead us organically to study with Ido.
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Ep 121. Mak Nova: Music, Writing and Art

    Ep 121. Mak Nova: Music, Writing and Art

    Find Mak Nova:
    https://www.maknovamusic.com

    https://www.instagram.com/maknova_music/
    About Mak Nova:
    Mak Nova is a west coast rapper/performance artist rooted in the awareness of her impermanence and the potential of her humanity. Her mission is to use her music and live performances to empower and inspire everyone she comes into contact with. With her fiery delivery, reflective lyrics and soul stirring dance moves, she draws her audiences in and invites them to embody their highest potential. Her debut album is slated to be released in Summer 2022.
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    • 55 min
    Ep.119 Natalie Olivas: Climate Justice and the Rail and Trail in Watsonville

    Ep.119 Natalie Olivas: Climate Justice and the Rail and Trail in Watsonville

    Find Natalie:
    https://www.regenerationpajarovalley.org

    About Natalie:
    Natalie Olivas, who is the Community Organizer at Regeneracion where she helps to build community capacity to advocate for equitable climate action. She works across sectors to interweave climate justice into various programs and curriculums. Natalie has experience working with local governments, businesses, and nonprofits in analyzing policy, meeting sustainability goals, and education and outreach. Her mission is to collaboratively build equitable and sustainable communities while centering the needs of historically marginalized and oppressed groups.



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    • 53 min
    Ep 117 Eric Butler: Forgiveness (Trigger warning)

    Ep 117 Eric Butler: Forgiveness (Trigger warning)

    **Trigger warning,  In this interview we do talk about domestic violence and abuse so please feel free to skip this episode if you are vulnerable to these topics. **
    Find Eric Butler
    www.talking-peace.org 

    Instagram.com/wearetalkingpeace
    About Eric
    Eric Butler is an award winning Restorative Justice activist and educator. Eric Butler believes in the power of relationship building as a healing practice. An educator and activist, Eric's ability to overcome life's hurdles propels him to make a difference in the lives of young people across the U.S. and beyond. 
    Eric began his career as a domestic violence counselor in New Orleans. After surviving Hurricane Katrina and relocating to Oakland, California, Eric successfully facilitated Grief Circles. Trigger warning,  In this interview we do talk about domestic violence and abuse so please feel free to skip this episode if you are vulnerable to these topics. 



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    • 1 hr 17 min
    EP.116 Malcolm Dydo : Work with the incarcerated community: Mindfulness, Restorative justice, Emotional intelligence and more

    EP.116 Malcolm Dydo : Work with the incarcerated community: Mindfulness, Restorative justice, Emotional intelligence and more

    About Malcolm:
    Co-founder and the Executive Director of Freedom Within Prison Project, a Santa Cruz based nonprofit whose mission is to help "restore wholeness to Individuals, families and communities impacted by incarceration through a path of compassion, insight and accountability".

    Contact Malcolm:
    freedomwithinproject.org
    facebook.com/freedomwithinprisonproject
    freedomwithinproject
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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

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Community Power✊🏼

Love this podcast. Thomas is a delight to listen to and love hearing the different voices and perspectives from his guests, especially pertaining to local Santa Cruz culture and community.

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Inspiring & REAL

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Poignant and accessible

A good series of discussions on a variety of topics that open the door to thinking about situations and experiences outside of yourself.

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