Sound Action: Beyond the Bubble

Sound Action: Beyond the Bubble shines a spotlight on the ways our community partners bring services and ideas to the South Sound and highlights how Loggers and other community members can be a part of their efforts. Join us for conversations to inspire, learn, and engage in leadership to solve local and global issues.

Listen to all Sound Action: Beyond the Bubble Podcasts:

October 21, 2020

United Way: Connecting People to Resources

Jordan Anderson ‘22 spoke with Dona Ponepinto, President and CEO of United Way of Pierce County, to discuss how United Way works to address the multifaceted root causes of poverty. She discusses the importance of community work and how volunteering can help ground us in the needs of our community.

August 20, 2020

Education, Advocacy, and Pride: Tacoma's Rainbow Center

Jordan Anderson ‘22 sat down with Troy Christensen, Executive Director of the Rainbow Center, to discuss the Center's educational programs and its response to recent legislative changes that affect the LGBTQ community. Mr. Christensen discusses the importance of Pride and the unique challenges facing the LGBTQ community right now.

July 23, 2020

Community Support and Racial Justice: Tacoma Urban League’s Current Mission

Jordan Anderson ‘22 sat down with T’wina Nobles, CEO and President of the Tacoma Urban League (TUL), to discuss TUL’s programs, mission, and response to both pandemics affecting our communities: COVID-19 and racism. She discusses how service has shaped her life, and how the Urban League cultivates equity, access, and empowerment for the Black community and other underserved groups in Tacoma.

Transcriptions for this episode are coming soon!

July 01, 2020

Food Justice: Equitable Distribution in a Pandemic

Jordan Anderson ‘22 sat down with Michelle Douglas, CEO of Emergency Food Network (EFN), to discuss the organization’s strategies and struggles in meeting Pierce County’s needs during COVID-19. They discuss systemic inequities in food access and how communities respond to a crisis.

Transcriptions for this episode are coming soon!