Common Ground Tacony Oral History Project: John Cambridge

The Butterfly Pavilion in Holmesberg, Philadelphia, PA is lovingly owned and run by John Cambridge. After a tumultuous start in a dubious situation, John and his small staff that feels like family banded together to make a thriving success of...

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Autumn Alexander Skeen and Karen Troianello

Autumn Alexander Skeen (63) is interviewed by her friend Karen Troianello (62) about the tragic death of her son, Anton Skeen, and the advocacy that followed towards children's safety in vehicles.

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Christine Jones and Ashley Saunders

Christine Jones (49) shares a conversation with her friend, Ashley Saunders (37), about their advocacy work. Ashley also talks about navigating her own identity when she was younger and about supporting, affirming, and advocating for her children now.

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Kelly Rouba and Karen Palazzini

Kelly Rouba (30) talks to her friend Karen Palazzini (30) about learning to become an advocate for other people with juvenile diabetes, and what it’s like to live a normal life with a disability.

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Atra Flemons and Khadijah Shabazz

Atra Flemons (61) interviews her friend Khadijah Shabazz (62) about her experience with mass incarceration and how she has become an advocate for families who have lost loved ones to police violence.

"When we met, it was a Reese's Peanut Butter moment: we had the peanut butter & he had the chocolate." an interview with David Young

David Young, Director of Science at NASA Langley Research Center, discusses his life's work studying the earth's climate. After an early interest in astrophysics, he focused in on earth science due to his desire to do research to help humans....

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Lydia Mele and Andrea Rapacz

Lydia Mele (75) talks to her colleague Andrea Rapacz (48) about the impact Lydia's mother's legacy has had on their family and community.

A Conversation With Michael and Hope Coleman

Michael and Hope Coleman talked about how they met, their decision to move into a home that could accommodate large numbers, and the importance of giving back to their community.

Joanna & Kaitlin: On Diverse Education Informing Advocacy Work and the Effects of Open Dialogue on Pursuit of Anti-Racism

Joanna: 2020-07-27 00:14:46 Joanna (20) interviews Kaitlin (20) on her school district's representative, empathy-driven curriculum, how it informed her involvement in advocacy work, and how candid conversations can develop understanding of anti-racism.

Social Justice – Our Voices Matter – Massiel Calderon

Inspiring change through conversation. In the aftermath of the brutal murder of George Floyd, at the hands of law enforcement, we are launching a new interview-based collection of stories where members can share their personal experiences in coping with such...

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Patricia Metcalf and Mary Collet

Colleagues Patricia "Pat" Metcalf (66) and Mary "Cathy" Collet [no age given] talk about their experiences caregiving for loved ones with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and their advocacy work with I AM ALS.

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Stephany Powell and Eleanor Gaetan

Friends and colleagues Stephany Powell (64) and Eleanor Gaetan (60) talk about their respective roles in anti-trafficking work. Stephany reflects on how she came to understand trafficking during her time in the LAPD, and Eleanor discusses the increasing prevalence of...

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Danielle Varner and Paul Pierce

Danielle Patterson Varner (42) interviews her colleague Paul Pierce (68) about his career in the theater industry. They also discuss the importance of community theater as a space for storytelling and identity-building, as well as the legacy of kindness Paul...

Pollinating citizen advocates

John Friedrich (56) talks with his friend Bob Alpern (92) talks about his work over 30 years with the Unitarian Universalist Association and Friends Committee on National Legislation, traveling across the United States conducting advocacy training workshops to “pollinate citizen...

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Mandy Schuman and Merrill Price

One Small Step conversation partners Mandy Schuman (48) and Shane Price (52) share about their upbringings in Texas, how they have shaped their religious beliefs, and what they hope to see in their community moving forward.

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Elisabeth Lopez and Lili Eskinazi

Lili Eskinazi (35) interviews her colleague Elisabeth Lopez (36) about the advocacy and racial justice work they do for immigrant and refugee children at Kids in Need of Defense (KIND).

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Shyronn Jones and Reggie Smith

Reggie Smith (57) interviews Shyronn Jones (35) about her childhood in Brooklyn, NY. She remembers starting to take care of herself at age 16 and reflects on being a single mother with HIV.

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Evelyn Chumbow and Martina Vandenberg

Evelyn Chumbow (35) talks with her friend and mentor, Martina Vandenberg [no age given], about her experience as a victim of human trafficking. She remembers how her lawyer encouraged her to share her testimony and fight for other victims, and...

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Gwendolyn Baba and Gabrielle Baba-Conn

Gwendolyn "Gwen" Baba (63) speaks with her daughter, Gabrielle Baba-Conn (20), about her upbringing and her career path in business. She talks about her work on various nonprofit boards, and the time she has spent advocating for LGBTQ+ rights.