Mroom interview 1

Talking about important issues happening off campus and how they affect students on campus

Roy Branklin and Fredrick Hoogland

One Small Step partners Fredrick "Fred" Hoogland (75) and Roy Branklin (58) discuss their military service, racism in the United States, and their involvement with the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.

Constance Dyson and Andre Johnson

Rev. Dr. Andre E. Johnson (54) interviewed by National Civil Rights Museum employee Constance Dyson (54) about growing up in North Memphis, participating in the Boy's Club as a kid, his social justice work in the Memphis community, his call...

Nani ji moving to India and her experience with Operation Blue Star
May 21, 2022 App Interview

In this interview, Nani ji (grandmother from mom’s side) talked about her experience of moving to India at a young age, how her parents’ death effected her, and the effects of Operation Blue Star on her. This interview was conducted...

Maria Matos and Carlos de los Ramos

Maria Matos (70) speaks with her longtime friend Carlos de los Ramos [no age given] about moving to Delaware as a teenager with her parents, an influential moment that sparked her passion for serving the Latino community, and about her...

Lisa Dorner and Tiffany Robertson

Friends Lisa Dorner (51) and Tiffany Robertson (49) reflect on how race, gentrification, and police brutality have influenced their Shaw neighborhood community in St. Louis, Missouri.

Juanita Dean and Tyler Colón

Tyler Colón (21) interviews his neighbor Juanita Dean (92) about her life in and memories of Harlem. She also talks about her family and her career path.

Magi Thomley Williams and Kathleen Logan

Magi Thomley Williams [no age given] interviews her friend and colleague, Kathleen Logan (79), about her family, her career, and the lessons that she has learned throughout her life.

Shaun Walls and Jacqueline Armendariz Unzueta

Friends and colleagues Shaun Walls (43) and Jacqueline "Jax" Armendariz Unzueta (36) speak about their work as community organizers in the Southeast and South Side neighborhoods of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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.

Vantner Cruz and Michael Glasser

Vantner Cruz (24) talks with his friend Michael Glasser (56) about his experiences growing up Latino in Chicago. Vantner discusses his impactful encounter with the criminal justice system.

Ida Murata on living as a NYC teenager during COVID

Ana Farkhondeh (14) talking with a friend from school, Ida Murata (14) about experiencing COVID as a New York City teen. This interview has mentions of growth through the change from middle to high school during COVID, and experiences with...

Bill M and Barnard Sims

One Small Step conversation partners Bill M. (38) and Barnard Sims (51) talk about their upbringings, their professions, and their perspectives on racial injustice in the United States.

Love, Riots, and Violence, at USC

Ann Garrett, from Clovis, California, in her junior year of USC, 1992, was put into the middle of the Rodney King riots. It is a firsthand story of someone stuck in a violent protest. Interviewed by Luke Garrett, 14, her...

Calinda Lee and Kennedi Johnson

Dr. Calinda Lee (48) talks with her intern Kennedi Johnson (24) about the Corona Collective work, the uprisings in the US, and thoughts of solidarity.

Terry Rogaczewski and Nissa Tzun

Terry Rogaczewski (47) talks with his friend Nissa Tzun (39) about the night he took Ambien, experienced negative side effects, and woke up two days later having been shot by Las Vegas police with no recollection as to why he...

Kathleen Kiley and Leroy Moore Jr.

Leroy Moore Jr. (53) is interviewed by his friend, Kathleen Kiley (59), about the process of co-creating Krip-Hop, a music collective and label for artists with disabilities. They discuss the importance of visibility for hip-hop musicians with disabilities and the...

Jean Strait and Richard DeGeorge

Jean Strait [no age given] and One Small Step partner, Richard "Steve" DeGeorge (62), share political leanings and opinions on topics like mental health, the public education system, and defunding police departments.

Delores Jardan and Azizah Ali

Azizah Ali (49) interviews her friend Delores Daaimah Jardan (86) about her childhood, upbringing, and parents. Ali also asks about Jardan's husband, Ronald T. Stokes, who was murdered by police in Los Angeles in 1962.

Denise Jackson Ford and Renoir Finizio

Long time friends Denise Jackson Ford (54) and Renoir Finizio (74) recall how they met and became friends through a women's group, and share some of their personal beliefs surrounding politics and current events.