The past is today

While some of the evocative photos reflect the drama of what is thought of as the challenge of past race relations I have vivid recollection of the issue from personal experience.

Let’s have a talk dad

I decide to have a chat with my dad about high school, fear and curiosity

Growing Up in Boyle Heights to Becoming a State Senator

The story begins with my Mom growing up in Boyle Heights and working hard to get a better education. She navigates her educational experience as a young girl and what it means to be a Latina. Little did she know...

Student Alessandra Woo with Rachel Skerritt, the first person of color head of school, at the oldest school in the country, Boston Latin.

13 year old Alessandra Woo interviews the first black Head of School at Boston Latin School, the oldest school in the country. They talk about navigating our fraught racial climate at a school with 2500 students and how the school...

memory lane

we talked about his favorite memories and what has kept him motivated his whole life

Interview with my 96-year-old grandmother, Laura.

My grandmother, Laura, grew up in Haiti and moved to the United States when she was 26. In this first part of our interview she discusses what it was like growing up in Haiti, why she left Haiti, and talks...

Lilly and Melissa discuss Synanon and equality
December 18, 2018 App Interview

Lilly asks her mother, Melissa, about her experience growing up in Synanon, a cult with a diverse community of people. Melissa explains how that affected her view of race and equality while growing up in the 1970's.

Experiences of a Hmong American student in the United States

Interview with a young Hmong American man about his family history and his own experiences growing up in America.

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Linda Mah and Hope Mutheu

One Small Step partners Linda Mah (57) and Hope Mutheu (19) talk about their upbringings and the impact of social media on current discourse. They reflect on how their social, political, and religious identities have shaped their lives.

Rita Shao and Zahraa Ally

Rita speaks about how being Asian has impacted them. From something as small as leaving their house to going to school, racial stereotypes follow them everywhere.

Biracial in America

A short interview about Breana's experience of being biracial in America.

Socialization and Body Image

This interview was geared towards body positivity, socialization and race and how it affected Brooklyn

Race Riots Interview

I interview my Uncle Dan on the race riots and racial tensions of the latter 60s and how much that has changed in Detroit today.

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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.

Michael DelPercio – Willowood x PC

Pedro Damasceno (17) speaks to Michael (Mike) DelPercio (99). Interview hosted by Pine Crest’s Photography Club at the Willowood Brookdale resident center on August 9th, 2017. Mike shares the story of his life; New York, the Navy, and love. c/o...

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Ryan McKee and Evan Fried

One Small Step conversation partners Ryan McKee (34) and Evan Fried (31) talk about their political beliefs, issues with politically similar people, and how the country can move forward less divided.

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The Life of a Nuremberg Girl

Anne Ballard shares stories of her life growing up in Nuremberg during World War II, meeting her African American husband, and moving to America in the 1950s.

Volunteers In Service To America and Race in Milwaukee

I interviewed my grandfather about his time working with VISTA in 1969 in Milwaukee.