Downtowners, Part 1

Talking with Downtowners about the history of First

Dusty Matthews and Glorianne Fahs

Dusty Matthews (53) talks with longtime Leesburg, Florida resident and local historian Glorianne Fahs (80) about living in Leesburg in 2020.

Social Justice – Our Voices Matter – Jabez

Jabez talks with Gayle Sheridan about coping with the brutal murder of George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement.

Amber Secundino and Maria Aguilar

Amber Secundino (26) and her mother Maria Aguilar (46) talk about their involvement with the Fresno EOC as a framework for expanding upon their similarities regarding why they love helping others in their work and beyond. They also talk about...

Emily Rushing and Fred Bennett

One Small Step partners, Emily Rushing (70) and Fred Bennett (76) discuss the changing landscape of news, media literacy, social issues, and being Christians who value diversity and racial reconciliation.

Rosalie Dance and Marilyn Clark

Rosalie Dance (73) speaks to her friend, Marilyn Clark (70), about growing up in the small town of Jersey Mills, PA. As a college student, Rosalie became involved in a Quaker group. She later became a professor of mathematics, which...

Yasmeen Kadouh and Syma Mohammed

Syma Mohammed (33) talks with new friend, Yasmeen Kadouh (25), about her podcast, Dearborn Girl, which encourages self-empowerment for Arab and/or Muslim women through storytelling.

Gina Blanton, Timothy Beauchamp, and Manda Adams

Friends Gina Blanton (51) and Timothy Beauchamp (54) talk with their pastor, Manda Adams (42), about their experiences with sexual identity and the church, and discuss how they put certain differences aside to fight for racial justice through their organization,...

Tatiana Orlov and Linda Wang

Tatiana Orlov (27) tells Linda Wang (23) her reasons for moving to New York City, how her interests changed from working in the Music Industry to Community Involvement, and how she became involved with the non-profit organization Art for Change.

Becki Cohn-Vargas and Randi Thomson-Story

Becki Cohn-Vargas (63) and Randi Thomson-Story (64) talk about their friendship. They talk about memories from when they were in high school together, their experiences in college and as young adults, and their lives today.

Naazlish YarKhan and Yousuf Khan

Naazlish YarKhan (48) talks to her son, Yousuf Khan (18), about starting his first year in college at Northern Illinois University during the COVID-19 pandemic. They talk about how the pandemic has affected their lives and their beliefs about social...

Professor Lenneal Henderson: Racial Inequality in Education

This interview comprised of talking about a variety of issues with Professor Lenneal Henderson from the College of William and Mary, focusing specifically on racial inequality in education.

Sara Trail and Emory Christian

Emory Christian talks with her niece, Sara Trail, about Juneteenth and her work as founder of the Social Justice Sewing Academy.

Christa Mulder and Katie Spellman

Katie Spellman (36) speaks with her mentor and collaborator, Christa Mulder (no age given), about their relationship, their pathways in science, what makes for a good mentor and collaborator, and what they have learned from each other.

Person in Charlotte – Haley Heartley – Learning About Racism in America

Person in Charlotte conversations were engaged in response to Black Lives Matter (BLM), as a way for us to learn more about racism in America. We are meeting with our friends who have graciously agreed to have an open conversation...

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.

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.

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.

Harry Eberts

During the interview Harry talked about his call to ministry and the impact of religion on his life. Harry also discussed multiple historical events and particular important people throughout history. He also discussed his relationship with his wife. Harry mentions...

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...

How to Fight Back: Xanat Sobrevilla

Andrew Taylor (Student, Chicago) spoke with Xanat Sobrevilla (Organizer, Chicago) of Organized Communities Against Deportation about her work, the deportation process, and her vision of migration justice in the future.

"Truth and Love are the solution…" Suzanne Lewis-Johnson & Nichole Terrett discuss their work in the fight against human trafficking.

Nichole Terrett, 32, and Suzanne Lewis-Johnson, friends and colleagues at RAHAB Ministries discuss how their lives brought them into the work against human trafficking, truth & justice and how healthy relationships are one of the most important change-makers for victims...