GlobalPDX Podcast

Focused on gathering and sharing the many voices of our GlobalPDX community, our podcast "Speaking Change" highlights conversations with individuals from all areas of expertise, backgrounds, and experiences.


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Episode Resources

Episode 7 - Disability Inclusion: A Global Win-Win in Challenging Times with Susan Sygall of MIUSA

Recorded on a momentous Inauguration Day (2021), Andrea speaks with Susan Sygall (of Mobility International USA) on the future of the disability-inclusion movement. Susan shares clear guidelines that even small organizations can utilize to boost their inclusiveness, speaks about the history of disabilities on both a national and global stage, and puts this particular movement in context with other equity/inclusion movements of 2020-2021.

A full transcript of this podcast episode can be accessed here. 

Episode 6 - Racial Re-Engagement: The Battle Against Complicity in our 'Progressive' City

Very special guest Cameron Whitten (of Brown Hope and the Black Resilience Fund) speaks about Oregon's inability to shake its racist roots, white culture that is largely detached from Black experiences, and the best future for every NGO.

Volunteer opportunities:

Upcoming Power Hours:

Brown Hope’s Instagram:

Episode 5 - The Predatory Promise with Jennifer Martinez

We are joined by Jennifer Martinez of Repatriate our Patriots to expose the rampant injustice of deporting US Veterans. Jennifer is a Public Affairs & Policy Doctoral Candidate at Portland State University and is a sister of a deported Veteran herself.

Episode 4 - Confronting Contradictions with Clarence Edwards

Guest Clarence Edwards speaks to Andrea from Washington DC about power dynamics, inconsistencies in Aid organizations, and anti-racism momentum.


Check out our GlobalPDX Article on Clarence Edwards here

Episode 3: Planetary Health is the Cure with Noor Trienekens

Long time GlobalPDX-friend Noor Trienekens calls in from Indonesia to discuss radical listening, lessons from COVID, and planetary health (it's the cure!).

Episode 2: Organizational Sexual Violence Response with SAPRI Consulting

Andrea opens up with Brooke Galloway on trauma and empowerment, and how global organizations can improve their systems inside and out.

Resources for Survivors of Violence:

Pathways to Safety International 

RAINN Rape and Incest National Network

The National Domestic Violence Hotline


SAPRI Consulting

Trauma-Informed Definition

Tufts, Feinstein International Center, Stop the Sexual Assault Against Humanitarian and Development AID Workers 

Episode 1: Root Causes of Poverty with Dr. Evan Thomas

Andrea talks global engineering, GlobalPDX's inception, and the trials of astronaut with Evan Thomas in GlobalPDX's inaugural podcast.

Broken Pumps & Promises Incentivizing Impact in Environmental Health



Big thanks to our Podcast Tzar Theodore Schera!