Speak for Change
On the two-year anniversary of Speak for Change Podcast, Thomas Sage Pedersen interviews Ashanti Branch, the Oakland-based founder of the Ever Forward Club. Growing out of Branch’s passion for his second career of teaching, the Ever Forward Club provides a support group for African American and Latino males who were not achieving to the level of their potential, and has since helped 100% of its members graduate high school. Pianist and singer August Lee Stevens opens the night with her mix of classical, pop, indie, and soul tunes.
Thomas Sage Pedersen and Stoney V. Godet discuss Stoney’s work as the Founder and Executive Director of the Autism Family Network of Santa Cruz, their work with the Black Kings of Santa Cruz County, and many other topics on a live taping of Speak for Change Podcast. Local hip-hop artist Alwa Gordon opens the night, as the leader of his own creative label “88 Over Everything,” and the artist behind the release “16 Summers.”