Mroom interview 1

Talking about important issues happening off campus and how they affect students on campus

Ashley Capps and Michelle King

Friends and coworkers at The Environmental Charter School, Ashley Capps (31) and Michelle King (48), speak about being members of the Guerrilla Teacher Academy, reinventing traditional teaching methods, and trying to do right by all students.

Desmond Fernandez's Story

Desmond Fernandez shares his experiences with racial identity, microaggressions, activism, and pride for Westerville Public Library's Westerville Voices project.

Halle’s Interview

Everything. Anti-blackness, racism, BLM, compassion, empathy. Being raised a black woman in a wealthy, white, Southern community. A lot more.

"Iris Brito Stevens and Rena Oppenheimer- Black Lives Matter Uprising-An Embodied Experience"

Iris Brito Stevens (59) talks with Rena Oppenheimer (30s) about her experience during the Black Lives Matter Uprising that took place in Oakland, California (aka Ohlone land) in the summer of 2020. The goal is to learn something meaningful about...

The Proof is in the Pandemic (Part 1)

Honest vulnerability made Shyla and I fast friends when we met in Southeast Asia, far from our Southern roots. I also became a fan of her writing (under the pseudonym S.M. Holland) and took this opportunity to discuss "Get In...

Noire Kerr and Titus Kerr

This interview is about the hardship the black community experiences

D'khori Sturkey and A.J. McClenon

A.J. McClenon (34) interviews their mentee D'Khori Sturkey (18) about their pasts, present, and hopes for their futures as well as what they'd want to change about themselves.

Kenyatta Bakeer and Donald Bakeer

Kenyatta Bakeer (50) interviews her father, Donald Bakeer (77), about meeting and falling in love with her mother, his work organizing for Black liberation, and his writing.

Robynn Reilly and Regina [No Name Given]

One Small Step partners Robynn Reilly [no age given] and Regina [No Name Given] (53) talk about faith, racial issues in the US, and the importance of communicating across difference. They reflect on finding opportunities to discover and rebuild their...

Christine Booth and Jon Giaimo

Christine Booth (46) and One Small Step partner Jon Giaimo [no age given] discuss the consequences of social media, the Black Lives Matter movement, the homelessness crisis, and America's position in the war in Ukraine.

Amanda [No Name Given] and Jax Ward

One Small Step Partners Amanda [No Name Given] (49) and Jax Ward (51) talk about their upbringings, how their personal and professional experiences have shaped their world-views, and how to celebrate diversity in the city of Fresno, California.

Michaela McGee and Marisela Milian

Friends Michaela McGee (29) and Marisela Milian (28) share a conversation about their time spent at Crossroads MA and how the camp changed them and led them to become the people they are today.

Santana Lee and David Easterly

Santana Lee [no age given] has a conversation with her mentee David Easterly [no age given] about how COVID-19 affected their community, the recent Black Lives Matter protests, and the positive side of the pandemic.

Kimberly Bernard and Darwensi Clark

Darwensi Clark (42) speaks to writer, organizer, activist, and mother Kimberly Bernard (31) on her involvement in the Black Lives Matter movement.

Riley Long and Conner Helm

[Recorded: Friday, July 21, 2023] This One Small Step conversation was recorded in Charlottesville, Virginia as part of the Sorensen Institute’s summer High School Leaders Program in 2023. Riley Long (17) from Alexandria and Conner Helm (18) from Richmond talk...

Dan Pipes and Nicholas Sutley

One Small Step conversation partners Dan Pipes (58) and Nick Sutley (28) talk about their personal political values, military backgrounds and their views on healthcare and education.

Robyn Wertheim and Mary Cooksey

Friends and One Small Step partners Robyn Wertheim (53) and Mary Cooksey (64) talk about their upbringings, their involvement in their communities, and the hope they have for the future.

Rick Blalock and Maureen Mahaney

One Small Step partners Rick Blalock (54) and Maureen Mahaney (67) lead with curiosity as they ask about one another's lives and values, covering childhood, religion, war, death, the afterlife, and more.