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.

Interview with Stephine (situational questions)

In this interview, I asked Stephine 12 questions based on a situation and what she would do. These questions related back to the ideas of freedom, God, justice, morality, etc.

Petra Gertjegerdes, Carol Gertjegerdes, and Helmut Gertjegerdes

Petra Gertjegerdes (47) shares a conversation with her parents, Carol Gertjegerdes (78) and Helmut Gertjegerdes (86), about their childhoods, how Carol and Helmut ended up moving to Columbus, Georgia, and about running the newspaper The Columbus Times.

Interview with Uncle Ray Wakulik

Interview with my uncle on his experience while incarcerated before and after.

Marisa Pavan and Terrah Pavan

Spouses Marisa Pavan (41) and Terrah Pavan (35) share a conversation about the legal process of amending their daughter's birth certificate after the 2015 Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage.

An Interview With my Mother, Maria

Maria talks about how her life in America and how it’s better now than it was before when she lived in Mexico.

Eleanore Powell and Lyn Rucker

Lyn Rucker (71) recalls to her daughter Eleanore "Colgan" Powell (25) her involvement with the Civil Rights movement and disability activism.

An Interview with Maria, an immigrant

Maria talks about how her life in America and how it’s better now than it was before when she lived in Mexico.

Ian Eddy and William Mullings

One Small Step conversation partners William Mullings (61) and Ian Eddy (36) discuss how their fathers were the most influential people in their lives, what being a Christian Conservative means, and how they are both troubled by some views held...

Interview with Professor Briggs

A group project was done with Hannah, Joshua, and Yasmine to interview Professor Briggs about morals, Justice, and Diversity


we talked about justice.

Laura Trucios and Cesar Heredia: The Immigrant Experience

my parents, Laura Trucios and Cesar Heredia share their story about what it’s like being an immigrant in the United States. They mention the reasons of their departure, their mental struggles, some of the dangers and the political science behind...

Terry Brackett and Pamela Horowitz

Terry Brackett (73) shares a conversation with her friend Pamela Horowitz (75) one of the first lawyers at the Southern Poverty Law Center. Pamela talks about what drew her to civil rights and poverty litigation work, her career as an...

I Defend Criminals For a Living

As a young girl, I always knew what the general meaning of my father’s job as a criminal defense attorney entailed. Yet, as I dove into difficult questions discussing issues of justice, mental health, and past clients, I learned far...

Nicholas Piediscalzi and Christy Hightower

Nicholas Piediscalzi, a retired United Church of Christ minister, talks to us about his personal experience and relationship to peace, as well as his work in peace-making in larger settings. As a minister in Chicago in the 1940s and 1950’s...

Jill Charmayne Dawkins Henderson and Philbert "PJ" Henderson Jr.

Philbert “PJ” Henderson Jr. (32) interviews his mother, Jill Charmayne Dawkins Henderson (57), about her life experiences and the evolution of The Bakari Foundation. They also talk about the death of Bakari Henderson and the importance of continuing to grow...

Sabrina King and Stephanie Williams

Sabrina King (20) interviews Stephanie Williams (51) about her experience organizing and advocating for her community, reflecting on the barriers she has overcome as a Black woman in politics and the importance of representation. In 2018, Stephanie became the first...