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Vedrana Pinjo's perspective on aspects of the American Dream.
Interview on the American Dream
One Small Step conversation partners Tawnya Davis (53) and Aaron Weidman (32) have an open and honest discussion, where they discuss how race and "luck" shape a person's living condition.
Sarah Campbell (46) interviews her mother, Natalie May (73), about the family history of migration from Western Europe to the United States.
Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Sichan Siv [no age given], talks about The American Dream with his friend, David Waddle (67). He reflects on his escape from the Khmer Rouge and shares how he was able to...
Rodney Madsen (60) is interviewed by his son Nathan Rogers-Madsen (31) about his parents, Theodore and Elvira Madsen.
Born just 1 year after the start of the Great Depression, my Grandma has experienced an incredible amount of change in her lifetime. I interviewed her to hopefully learn something from that unique perspective.
Jennifer Davis (46) interviews Susan "Sue" Chadwick (69) about her family's immigrant experiences and the American dream.
This story is all about my grandmother discussing her experience and thought on receiving her citizenship, and the U.S. Government. The interview also includes pieces of her past experience with the government in Mexico.
I have a conversation with my father about America and the American dream.
Monica Whatley (32) interviews her friend, Bandele [no name given] (73), about his incarceration in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Bandele reflects on what he learned during the 33 years during which he was detained, his relationship...
Friends and colleagues Ole Hongvanthong (39) and Susan "Sue" Bleil (73) discuss being small business owners in Lancaster county and the importance of community connection.
“It’s not about the hardships we’re faced with, but it’s how we get over them.” On January 8th 2019 in Los Angeles, California, Oliver Pozil sat down with his father, Bennett Pozil to find out what the key to success...
My dad grew up in South Korea during the 1970s, and came to America in the 90s through the company that he worked for at the time. In this interview, he tells me about his financial hardships as a child,...
Sarah Berks (22) interviews her mother Pia Berks (57) about Pia's decision to immigrate to America in 1990-1991 and her life here since then.
Stella Neuschul (18) interviewed her mother, Vedrana Pinjo (46) about her perspective and experience with the American Dream as an immigrant. Vedrana immigrated to America over 25 years ago as she was fleeing the Bosnian War. She was exactly Stella's...
Emma Fivek (28) talks to her friend Golara Haghtalab (30) about Golara's book, Immigrant: Turning 30 in America. The two discuss how Golara came to the US and her journey since arriving. Going from hostessing at a restaurant in Charlottesville,...
Luis Herrera, a young Guatemalan immigrant, tells an inspirational story about what the American Dream means to him and how anyone can achieve it.
Griffin King (17) talks with his Jamaican Father (52) about his experience with the American Dream.
In this interview, conducted in January 2020 in New Hope, PA, Alex Scott (14) interviews her grandfather Tony Hassini (75) about his life and the incredible story he has to share. As the founder of the International Magicians Society, Mr....