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Take One Small Step, Richmond

One Small Step brings strangers with different political views together to record a 50-minute facilitated conversation—not to debate politics, but to learn more about who we are as people. Created by StoryCorps, One Small Step is an effort to remind the country of the humanity in all of us—even those with whom we disagree.

One Small Step is currently focused in Richmond, VA and a few other communities across the country, where we are working closely with community partners and civic leaders to showcase the potential of the initiative. To participate, apply to be matched. If you’d like more information before applying, visit FAQs about One Small Step.

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One Small Step Richmond Blog Highlights

Pastor to Pastor
Mixed Political Family Fostered Spirited Debates
Library of Virginia Partners with OSS
OSS: A Proxy for Personal Conversations
Building Trust and Connecting Dots in Richmond: Meet Frazier Armstrong

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Partner With Us

StoryCorps is looking for partners who can enlist their constituents to record interviews. If you are interested in working side-by-side with StoryCorps to capture these community-changing conversations, please contact us at [email protected].

One Small Step in the News

One Small Step in Richmond (Channel 6’s “Virginia this Morning,” July 1,  2022)
One Small Step Bridges Political Divide (Channel 12, July 19, 2022)
StoryCorps is Helping Bridge the Divide (Richmond Times Dispatch, July 28, 2022)
Virginians and OSS (Radio IQ, December 19, 2023)

One Small Step Events in Richmond

There are no upcoming events scheduled at this time. Please bookmark this page to check back for local events or follow our Richmond Facebook and Instagram accounts for more information.

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Learn More About One Small Step In Richmond

Pastor to Pastor: the Connection was “Mystical” (May 2023)

Curiosity Leads to Finding Commonalities and a Neighbor (May 2023)

How Richmond, VA is Embracing One Small Step (August 2022)

Apply to be matched in Richmond, VA

Most of our interviews use StoryCorps’ virtual recording tools to facilitate conversations between strangers. Our priority is to match you with another member of your local community, but due to demand and availability, you may be matched with someone in a different city or region.

To participate, apply to be matched. If you’d like more information before applying, visit How to Participate or FAQs about One Small Step.


One Small Step is made possible by the generous support of The Hearthland Foundation, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, The Marcus Foundation, the Walmart Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Fetzer Institute, Stand Together Trust, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Robins Foundation, New Pluralists, and Schwab Charitable Fund made possible by the generosity of Present Progressive Fund.

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