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ForumNation Episode 1 - Daranee Petsod

In the first episode of our ForumNation podcast, David Biemesderfer interviews Daranee Petsod. Daranee explains how her experience as a young immigrant from Thailand has shaped her career work as a bridge-builder, what its been like for GCIR to be thrust into the frontlines of our country's immigration debate, and how surfing has helped her manage the stresses of her work.

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ForumNation Podcast Episode 1 Transcript

A transcript of the first episode of the ForumNation podcast featuring Daranee Petsod of Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees. Daranee explains how her experience as a young immigrant from Thailand has shaped her career work as a bridge-builder, what its been like for GCIR to be thrust into the frontlines of our country's immigration debate, and how surfing has helped her manage the stresses of her work.

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ForumNation Episode 2 - Amanda Misiko Andere

In the second episode of our ForumNation podcast, David Biemesderfer interviews Amanda Misiko Andere. Amanda explains why addressing racial equity is an imperative to ending homelessness in America, how her theater experience has come in handy throughout her career, and why “surrender” is her word of the year for 2020. 

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ForumNation Podcast Episode 2 Transcript- Amanda Misiko Andere

A transcript of the second episode of the ForumNation podcast featuring Amanda Misiko Andere of Funders Together to End Homelessness. Amanda explains why addressing racial equity is an imperative to ending homelessness in America, how her theater experience has come in handy throughout her career, and why “surrender” is her word of the year for 2020. 

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ForumNation Episode 3 - Patricia Eng

In the third episode of our ForumNation podcast, David Biemesderfer interviews Patrica Eng. She discusses the disturbing rise of hate and violence against AAPI communities due to the COVID-19 pandemic and how philanthropy can respond; how Asian Americans are often portrayed as the “model minority” while fear and racism are always simmering just below the surface; and how she views the current moment as being a potential “reset button” for philanthropy to think differently and bigger.

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ForumNation Podcast Episode 3 Transcript- Patricia Eng

A transcript of the third episode of the ForumNation podcast featuring Patricia Eng of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP). She spoke about the disturbing rise of hate and violence against AAPI communities due to the COVID-19 pandemic and how philanthropy can respond; how Asian Americans are often portrayed as the “model minority” while fear and racism are always simmering just below the surface; and how she views the current moment as being a potential “reset button” for philanthropy to think differently and bigger.

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ForumNation Episode 4 - Janine Lee

In the fourth episode of our ForumNation podcast, David Biemesderfer interviews Patrica Eng. She discusses SECF’s journey to develop an equity framework to guide the organization’s work, the changes she’s seen in philanthropy during her career, and her challenge to philanthropy to step up in bigger ways to meet what she sees as a “pivotal” leadership moment for the field.

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ForumNation Podcast Episode 4 Transcript- Janine Lee

A transcript of the fourth episode of the ForumNation podcast featuring Panine Lee, President & CEO of Southeastern Council of Foundations (SECF). She spoke about SECF’s journey to develop an equity framework to guide the organization’s work, the changes she’s seen in philanthropy during her career, and her challenge to philanthropy to step up in bigger ways to meet what she sees as a “pivotal” leadership moment for the field.

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