Denise Hartsough and Peter Strazdas

One Small Step partners Denise Hartsough (64) and Peter Strazadas (64) talk about their backgrounds, values, experiences with race, and their perspectives on the role of government.

Andrew Kohen and Elissa Sachs-Kohen

Andrew "Andy" Kohen (79) shares a conversation with his daughter, Elissa Sachs-Kohen (50), about Elissa coming out, their family, their values, spirituality, social justice, acting on behalf of others, and future happiness.

Maria Autrey and Jean Molesky-Poz

New acquaintances Maria Autrey (34) and Jean Molesky-Poz [no age given] talk about transnational identity, rituals, and Catholicism. They reflect on how indigenous spirituality has informed their religious lives and world views.

Leadership in Action NASW President & Pioneer, Mildred "Mit" Joyner, DPS, MSW, LCSW

Mit Joyner, President of the National Association of Social Workers is a social work pioneer, innovator, scholar, author, organizer and passionate leader of the profession. She shares the story of how she found the profession, her journey and work and...

Social justice inspirations

A professor and her former student recall the events that led them to address homelessness.

Sarah Flynn and Michael Collins

Sarah Flynn, a social work student, and Michael collins discussed social justice issues within the U.S. immigration system.

Mialisa Bonta and Sarah Spieldenner

Mialisa (42) talks to Sarah (54) talk about their experiences at Friends Seminary School. Mialisa was Sarah's student and tells Sarah of the incredible impact Sarah had on her development of sense of self. Mialisa and Sarah discuss teaching risks...

Nikki Stewart and Jerrell Cox

Friends Nikki Stewart (38) and Jerrell Cox (36) share a conversation about new jobs, the Black Lives Matter movement and social justice, and the ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their lives.

Carolyn Sherer and Graham Boettcher

Friends Carolyn Sherer (61) and Graham C. Boettcher (46) discuss Carolyn's photographic exhibitions and other works, focusing on her depictions of LGBT individuals in Alabama.

Julia Barden and Shelli Fowler

One Small Step conversation partners Julia Torres Barden (61) and Shelli Fowler (62) discuss formative moments in their political identities, the precarious nature of the current political moment, and what constitutes an effective strategy for social change.

Larry Smith and Darwensi Clark

Friends and comrades in the freedom fighting for black lives Larry Malcolm Smith Jr. AKA "IamQueens" (22) and Darwensi Clark (42), talk about Larry's time in the foster care system. Larry shares memories from his time in the system and...

Giving Life and Breath to the Profession: Barbara Milton, MSW, PhD, LCSW

Barbara Milton, MSW, PhD, LCSW shares her passion for giving "live and breath" to the social work profession. She is a clinical social worker, passionate volunteer and leads advocacy efforts across the State of New Jersey. Named Social Worker of...

Sister Alicia Zapata and Ximena Villegas

Ximena Villegas (19) calls Sister Alicia Zapata (69) of Sisters of Mercy to interview about her time at the Centro Campesino.

Angela interview

Angela Phinney is 61 year old woman you lives in Hyde Park Massachusetts. Throughout her life she has dedicated her career to social justice work and community service. She was born in Cincinnati Ohio and moved to Alabama. There, she...

Timothy Hunter and Claire Ninde
August 18, 2022 OSS Hub

One Small Step conversation partners Timothy "Tim" Hunter (63) and Claire Ninde (57) share life histories, political opinions and things they've learned from family members.

A Conversation on MLK Day with A Child of the Civil Rights Movement

Meet Caressa Thomas. Learn a little bit about her early years, the lessons she’s learned in life, and her take-aways on the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Katheryn McCoskey and Noreen Carrocci

One Small Step Partners Katheryn "Kathy" McCoskey (57) and Noreen Carrocci (67) discuss their religious and political beliefs and how the current divided nature of the United States is not something either anticipated experiencing at this point in their lives.

Wauwatosa Resident Lisa Williams Backs The Black Lives Matter Movement

This interview conducted by Zoe Falk (20) in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin (Year 2020) highlights resident Lisa William's experiences and feelings about racism and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) Movement. Lisa is a mother of three and founder of Persisters, a local...

Penny Patch’s experience during the civil rights movement

We talked about the Civil Rights Movement and social justice. What we believe in and what others believe in.