Lori Mohr Pederson and Stephen Betts

[Recorded: Thursday, October 19, 2023] Lori Mohr Pederson (63) and Stephen Betts (35) have a One Small Step conversation at the VPM office in Charlottesville, Virginia. Their conversation was recorded during Democracy360, the Karsh Institute of Democracy’s three-day biennial conference....

Aisha's Commitment

Since 2002, Aisha has received support from La Casa Norte. From housing advocacy to helping her receive full custody of her child, they have been a stable support for her for years.

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Allison Tant and Courtney Atkins

Longtime friends Allison Tant [no age given] and Courtney Atkins [no age given] sit down for a conversation about their advocacy work, their parents, their children, and the strong women who inspired them to become the community leaders they are...

Lori Morimoto and Sue Marguerite Dootson

Lori Morimoto and Sue Marguerite Dootson have a One Small Step conversation. Lori is a professor at the University of Virginia, and Sue is a children's book author. They talk about their shared experience of spending much of their life...

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Lymon Sanderson and Robert McCord

Best friends Lymon Sanderson (51) and Robert McCord (56) share a conversation about their experiences with addiction, homelessness, recovery, and finding homes. They also discuss the roles family, friendship, and God play in their lives.

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Neighborhood Equity and Latino Urbanism in Dallas, TX

A discussion about the Latino experience in Dallas, TX, small business owners and the threat of housing displacement in Oak Cliff neighborhoods with Jennifer Rangel, urban planner and author of "A Geographical Examination of Urban Planning - Oak Cliff as...

Ivan’s Story: Urban Survivalist

Ivan’s story of being an urban survivalist in Atlanta, GA and his work to help people get healthy food with Concrete Jungle.

Is housing a right? Let’s talk about public housing, private and the shelter.

My mom and I discuss the human right to housing and the thoughts that we have regarding the different environments that we have experienced throughout our lifetimes.

Dr. Imani Woody Macko and Maria Santiago

Dr. Imani Woody (68) relates her life history to Maria Santiago (34). She describes growing up in segregated Washington, D.C.; living through the civil rights movement; her mother's early and preventable death; and reflects on the American race riots of...

the power of support

My dad had a hard life trying to take care of family while pursuing his own dreams. Even without the support of close ones, he pushed through and made it to the U.S., achieving his goals and setting new ones...

Yomari's Community (en Español)

Yomari shares her story about employment, housing, and food insecurity. She reminisces how vacations back home in Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic are temporary escapes from the hardships of poverty. Through her work with La Casa Norte she has...

Southern Great Grandmother Talk about life In The South With Granddaughter

Having a conversation with my Great Grandmother about her life in the south. Talk about childhood, wife life, having children, raising her children as a wife. Learning about how different our lives were and how much she been through during...

Week 6 Workbook assignment: Alejandro Rivas

Talking 1 on 1 with a Program Assistant at McConnell hall about family, helping others, where he grew up, and what he wants to do in the future

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Sonja Trauss and Christine Johnson

Friends and former political rivals Christine Johnson (38) and Sonja Trauss (38) share their views on housing issues in the Bay Area, how coronavirus impacts housing and the challenges that came with being mothers to young children during a political...

Kane Sweeney on the historic Vermont flooding in July 2023

Kane Sweeney is a 30 year-old board member for the town of Waterbury, Vermont and is involved in the recovery efforts following the historic flooding that occurred in Vermont in July 2023. He speaks about his experiences during and after...

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Michael Wilcox and Richard Lynch

Colleagues Michael Wilcox (35) and Richard Lynch (53) share a conversation about their work at Re-entry Alliance Pensacola (REAP), how they came to that work, and about homelessness in Pensacola.

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Amy Howell and Luca Coletāo

Amy Howell (46) shares a conversation with her husband, Luca Coletāo [no age given], about how they first met, their time in Paris together, their decision to move to North Carolina, their son, and their hopes for the future.

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Susan Sheeran and Kristin Davila

Kristin Davila (40) interviews her colleague, Susan Sheeran (79), about her experiences and contributions serving for the nonprofit Merced Housing Texas. They also talk about housing conditions, culture shock, community advocacy, and shared memories of San Antonio, Texas.

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Johnna Kleymeyer and Robert Scott

Robert "Rocky" Scott (75) and Johnna Kleymeyer (50) discuss their career paths and the economic development of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Sally Dishman and Jeremy Pruitt

Sally Dishman (23) interviews her coworker Jeremy Pruitt (38) about topics ranging from his feelings on garden gnomes to his experience being on the board of Eden Village at the Gathering Tree in Springfield, Missouri.