One Small Step Partner Support Materials – StoryCorps
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One Small Step Partner Support Materials

One Small Step is an effort from StoryCorps to connect people so they can remember that people with whom they disagree are human beings. In doing this, we can begin to mend the fraying fabric of our nation — one conversation at a time.

One Small Step is made possible by the generous support of the Fetzer Institute, Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg’s The Wunderkinder Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Charles Koch Institute. StoryCorps thanks these donors for their commitment to this project and to bridging divides in America.

Thank you for your support in spreading the word about this effort.

All images, media, and videos on this page are available for use by partners. Click on the image or media artifact to embed to your website or share on social media.

For partners located in Wichita, KS & Birmingham, AL, contact:

Melissa Velasquez, Field Manager
[email protected]

For national partners outside of these locations, contact:

Chelsea Aguilera, Manager Community Partnerships 
[email protected]
Stacey Todd, Director, Director, One Small Step
917.697.9689
[email protected]

About Each City

Shreveport, Louisiana

For information about Shreveport and to sign up to record, visit www.takeonesmallstep.org/Shreveport

Download a PDF:

PRESS RELEASE: StoryCorps Selects Shreveport for National Initiative to Reconnect a Divided America

FAQ for Shreveport, Louisiana

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Facebook & Instagram
Can Shreveport show the country how to listen? [PARTNER] supports @StoryCorps in bringing One Small Step to Louisiana. It’s a chance to meet someone new with a different political view than you and to get to know their story. Learn more and participate at takeonesmallstep.org/shreveport

 

Twitter

StoryCorps and @rrrpublicradio believe #Shreveport has the courage to listen — pass it on! Find out more about #OneSmallStep and sign up to participate: takeonesmallstep.org/Shreveport

From @shreveporttimes – read why @StoryCorps @rrrpublicradio #OneSmallStep is in #Shreveport and sign up to participate at: takeonesmallstep.org/shreveport

From @shreveporttimes: Take #OneSmallStep to come together for conversation by @StoryCorps – https://storycor.ps/3oOI0ZY


Richmond, Virginia

For information about Richmond and to sign up to record, visit www.takeonesmallstep.org/richmond

Download a PDF:

PRESS RELEASE: StoryCorps Selects Richmond for National Initiative to Reconnect a Divided America

FAQ for Richmond, Virginia

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Facebook & Instagram
Can Richmond show the country how to listen? [PARTNER] supports @StoryCorps in bringing One Small Step to Virginians. It’s a chance to meet someone new with a different political view than you and to get to know their story. Learn more and participate at takeonesmallstep.org/richmond

 

Twitter

StoryCorps believes #Richmond has the courage to listen — pass it on! Find out more about #OneSmallStep and sign up to participate: takeonesmallstep.org/richmond

From @rvahub – read why @StoryCorps #OneSmallStep is in #Richmond and sign up to participate at: takeonesmallstep.org/richmond


Birmingham, Alabama

For information about Birmingham and to sign up to record, visit www.takeonesmallstep.org/birmingham

Download a PDF:

PRESS RELEASE: StoryCorps Selects Birmingham for National Initiative to Reconnect a Divided America

FAQ for Birmingham, Alabama

Social media copy:

Facebook & Instagram
Can Birmingham show the country how to listen? [PARTNER] supports @StoryCorps in bringing One Small Step to Alabamians. It’s a chance to meet someone new with a different political view than you and to get to know their story. Learn more and participate at takeonesmallstep.org/wichita
Twitter

StoryCorps believes #Birmingham has the courage to listen — pass it on! Find out more about #OneSmallStep and sign up to participate: takeonesmallstep.org/birmingham

StoryCorps believes Birmingham has the courage to listen. Read about it in @now_bham and sign up to participate.

From @now_bham – read why @StoryCorps #OneSmallStep is in #Birmingham and sign up to participate at: takeonesmallstep.org/birmigham

“People are just not listening anymore” – Fox @WBRCnews. Find out what @StoryCorps is doing to help in #Birmingham. Sign up for #OneSmallStep: takeonesmallstep.org/birmingham

Wichita, Kansas

For information about Wichita and to sign up to record, visit www.takeonesmallstep.org/wichita

Download a PDF:

PRESS RELEASE: StoryCorps Selects Wichita for National Initiative to Reconnect a Divided America

FAQ for Wichita, Kansas

Social media copy:

Facebook & Instagram
Can Wichita show the country how to listen? [PARTNER] supports @StoryCorps in bringing One Small Step to Kansans. It’s a chance to meet someone new with a different political view than you and to get to know their story. Learn more and participate at takeonesmallstep.org/wichita
Twitter

StoryCorps believes Wichita has the courage to listen — pass it on! Find out more about #OneSmallStep and sign up to participate here: takeonesmallstep.org/wichita

StoryCorps believes Wichita has the courage to listen. Read about it in @Kansasdotcom and sign up to participate. http://storycor.ps/OSSWichitaEagle

“Wichita has a chance to be a model for the rest of the country how we can be.” Read why @StoryCorps #OneSmallStep is in #Wichita from the Wichita Eagle @kansasdotcom. http://storycor.ps/OSSWichitaEagle

General Campaign Copy & Assets

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Additional Images and Graphics

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We’re seeking people of all backgrounds and beliefs to take part in One Small Step, a national effort from @StoryCorps. It’s a chance to meet someone new with a different political view than you and get to know their story. Learn more and participate at takeonesmallstep.org

Twitter
We’re seeking people of all backgrounds and beliefs to take part in #OneSmallStep, a national effort from @StoryCorps that connects strangers with different political views for a conversation. Learn more and participate:takeonesmallstep.org

Stories from One Small Step

“The Golden Rule”

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At @StoryCorps, Amina Amdeen and Joseph Weidknecht, whose beliefs sit at opposite ends of the political spectrum, reflect on the moment after the 2016 presidential election that brought them together. Record your own story: takeonesmallstep.org

Twitter
A Muslim student at University of Texas and a Trump supporter in a “Make America Great Again” cap met at a protest. At @StoryCorps, they reflect on what brought them together. Be part in #OneSmallStep: takeonesmallstep.org

Instagram
It was days after the 2016 election when Joseph Weidknecht, a Trump supporter sporting a sign that read “Proud to Be Deplorable” and a “Make America Great Again” cap showed up at a march protesting the election of Donald Trump in Austin, Texas.

Amina Amdeen, a Muslim student at the University of Texas, was one of the marchers who came to the peaceful rally that day before part of the protest broke into violence.

Though they come from opposite ends of the political spectrum, they came to @StoryCorps to remember a moment that day that unexpectedly brought them together. They took #OneSmallStep. Learn more at takeonesmallstep.org


“Family Politics”

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Jenn Stanley is a self-described liberal. Her father, Peter Stanley, votes Republican. Over time, a deepening chasm between them made it difficult to talk about the things they care about—until they sat down at @StoryCorps to try and listen to each other’s points of view.

Twitter
A deepening chasm between Jenn Stanley, a liberal, and her father, Peter, who votes Republican, made it difficult to talk about the things they care about. At @StoryCorps, they sat down to try and listen to each other’s points of view.

Instagram
“I try to not bring up politics.”

As with many other families these days, political disagreements have caused a strain in Jenn Stanley’s relationship with her father, Peter.

Jenn is a self-described liberal while Peter votes Republican. Over time, a deepening chasm between them made it difficult to talk about the things they care about, until they sat down at @StoryCorps to try and listen to each other’s points of view.

 

 

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