StoryCorps

StoryCorps

If you are worried about the divides and the chaos in the country, if you are tired of the shouting, if you are asking “What can I do to help?” here is one answer: Take One Small Step with StoryCorps.

One Small Step is an effort to remind the country of the humanity in all of us—even those we disagree with politically. Richmond is one of StoryCorps’ focus locations for the project.

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Take One Small Step with StoryCorps

StoryCorps created One Small Step to bring together two strangers who may believe they have nothing in common to get to know one another as people and create meaningful connections. Through hundreds of pilot interviews conducted across America, One Small Step is a seamless and powerful experience for anyone who is tired of division and wants to take one small step to do something about the culture of contempt in the U.S. One Small Step helps us:

  • Remember our shared humanity
  • Remind us that we have more in common than divides us and that treating those with whom we disagree with decency and respect is essential to a functioning democracy

“I recorded two [times] — one with a stranger and one with a friend. The conversation with a stranger was easier! I have carried the recognition that we aren’t that dissimilar forward into political conversations with others.” – From a One Small Step participant from Richmond

Bringing Together Strangers

StoryCorps created One Small Step to bring together two strangers who may believe they have nothing in common to get to know one another as people and create meaningful connections. Through hundreds of pilot interviews conducted across America, One Small Step is a seamless and powerful experience for anyone who is tired of division and wants to take one small step to do something about the culture of contempt in the U.S.

Shared Humanity

One Small Step helps us remember our shared humanity and reminds us that we have more in common than divides us and that treating those with whom we disagree with decency and respect is essential to a functioning democracy.

Events

Webinar: How To Take One Small Step

July 21

2:00pm

Learn how to conduct your own self-guided One Small Step conversation with a friend or family member using the StoryCorps Connect interview platform. This session will be led by StoryCorps staff.

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RPL Recording Days for One Small Step

August 11 - August 14

Ask and answer questions like: Was there an event or person in your life that shaped your political views? Have your political views changed over time? Was there something specific that made you change? Has there been a particular moment when you felt misunderstood by someone with different beliefs than you?

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