Equity Interview with Ella

We talked about the home/school connection and how Ella is feeling about school.

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William Toulios and Dallis Anderson

Friends Dallis Anderson (66) and William "Bill" Toulios (43) discuss equity in the school system. Dallis was Bill's basketball coach at the school where Bill is now the superintendent.

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Karen Letkowski and Megan Messina

One Small Step partners Karen Letkowski (61) and Megan Messina (28) share how their upbringings shaped them, their artistic practices, and their political values.

Tiffanie Walker & Montserrat Archila

Tiffanie shares with her friend and co-worker, Montserrat, the significance of Juneteenth in her life and historically. How she strives everyday to make sure everyone feels included so future generations will celebrate diversity.

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Ciara Gazaway and [No Name Given] [No Name Given]

One Small Step conversation partners Ciara Gazaway (25) and [No Name Given] [No Name Given] (33) discuss higher education, equity, and state government influence at the University of Tennessee.

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Molly Simonetti and Jean Zelt

Jean Zelt (59) and her coworker Molly Simonetti (40) share reflections about their experience as teachers in California. The talk about their favorite parts of the job, the moments when they've felt proudest of themselves, and about what makes them...

Michael Payne + Jim Hassmer

[Recorded: Friday, August 19, 2022] Jim and Michael record a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Jim is retired from 30 years of United Methodist pastoring and now volunteers to help reduce food insecurity in Albemarle County while Michael...

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Karrie Wilson and Elizabeth Hudak

Coworkers and friends Karrie Wilson (33) and Beth Hudak (39) talk about the work they do helping young victims of homelessness and trafficking and share the importance of making young people realize the power of their voices.

Creating a racial justice hero: Rachel Willis of Elevating Equity

This interview details how racial justice advocate Rachel Willis became who she is today as well as the personal and professional battles she faces everyday to create a flourishing legacy for herself and her country.

Being an Advocate

This is an interview with my supervisor about working as as a relationship/domestic violence advocate and educator.

"Equity is something that we discuss and equity is something that we strive to achieve" said Lee.

Lee Johnson III is the Director of State & National Cross-Agency Collaboration, and of First 5 Alabama in the Office of Early Learning and Family Support. First 5 Alabama provides a forum for interdisciplinary collaboration by advocating for the application...

Karen Ashley & Mike Drummond

As a Black woman, Karen has faced racism in the workplace and has been the only person of color in a meeting many times throughout her career. She shares with Mike what drew her to the DEI work she does...

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Carol Giovacchini and Deanna Calvin

One Small Step conversation partners Carol Giovacchini (68) and Deanna Calvin (49) talk about the evolution of their political views and the importance of learning about other perspectives.

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Christopher Panarites and Nicole von Tempske-Clemins

One Small Step conversation partners Christopher Panarites (57) and Nicole von Tempske-Clemins (51) connect on being devoted equestrians, supporting young people in figuring out their sexuality, and a shared discomfort with Christian fundamentalism in politics.

Jennie Brown

A conversation with Jennifer Grim and Jennie Oh Brown about the National Flute Association and diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of music.

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Osyrus Bolly and Ryan Davis

Friends Osyrus Bolly [no age given] and Ryan Davis (42) talk about their community, their admiration for community leaders, their advocacy for policy change and equity, and the importance of investing in the youth of Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Adriana Sanchez and Cesar Lucio

One Small Step conversation partners Adriana Sanchez (35) and Cesar Lucio (57) find the similarities and differences in their immigration stories to the United States from Mexico, having immigrated at different ages and in different decades. They reflect on the...

CONNIE VERA SHARES HER PERSPECTIVE ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF EQUITY AND INCLUSION IN WALDORF EDUCATION AS BOTH AN ALUMNA AND ADMIN STAFF.

Connie Vera is a Waldorf alumna of Highland Hall and grew up in Southern California. She has a degree in Journalism and Public Relations and a Minor in Sociology. For more than 14 years, Connie worked with various PR agencies...

Sherica Jones-Lewis and Allison Poindexter

[Recorded: Friday, October 29th, 2021] Sherica Jones-Lewis and Allison Poindexter have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. The two women bond over their shared background as educators and talk about teaching and parenting in tenuous times. They also...

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McLane Evans and Gilbert Evans

McLane Evans (51) shares a conversation with her father, Gilbert Evans (80), about Gilbert’s work as a poll observer for the federal government to support the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

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Elisabeth Lindsay-Ryan and Suni Kartha

Friends Elisabeth "Biz" Lindsay-Ryan (47) and Suni Kartha (47) talk about their work on the PTA Equity Project in their home community of Evanston, Illinois. They reflect on how they first became aware of the inequities in parent-teacher association (PTA)...

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Charles Kuner and Crispien Van Aelst

Charles Kuner (84) talks to friend Crispien Van Aelst (51) about his decades-long career as a history teacher in the Chicago Public Schools. Charles reflects on growing up in the Lawndale neighborhood, his philosophy of teaching, and the state of...

Connie Vera shares her perspective about the importance of equity and inclusion in Waldorf education as both an alumna and admin staff.

Connie Vera is a Waldorf alumna of Highland Hall and grew up in Southern California. She has a degree in Journalism and Public Relations and a Minor in Sociology. For more than 14 years, Connie worked with various PR agencies...

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Marla Barthen and Madeline Carpenter

Marla Barthen (50) shares a conversation with her mentee, Madeline Carpenter (20), about the women’s rights movement and what people of different generations can contribute to that movement.

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Lilia Chavez and Niall Stallard

Lilia Gonzales Chavez (69) and Niall "Nicki" Stallard (63) talk about their political views, the Bill of Rights, and the ways their childhoods formed their current beliefs.