Speak for Change

Speak for Change was founded with the mission of creating positive and lasting social change in our local and global communities. From a studio at the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz, Thomas Sage Pedersen has hosted over 100 podcast episodes – and now, Speak for Change and Indexical bring you a series of live events! Each event features an interview and a musical guest, with new and custom sets tailored to the topic of conversation.

Upcoming Events

Speak for Change with Ashanti Branch and August Lee Stevens

Thu., Jun. 9, 2022 PDT | Indexical

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.