Take One Small Step, Richmond - StoryCorps

“I think it’s important that people have conversations about their differing views— and get along despite them—so it’s cool that we get to do that with One Small Step.”

-Richmond One Small Step Participant

A man in a blue sweater with a white button-down underneath standing next to a man with a flannel and brown colored best and baseball cap standing next to each other.

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

Apply to be Matched in Richmond

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. 

Want to learn more about One Small Step and how you can bring your community together—one conversation at a time? Join our email list.

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Partner with us

StoryCorps is looking for partners who represent various political backgrounds and who can recruit, orient, and enlist their constituents to record interviews. If you are interested in working side-by-side with StoryCorps to capture these exciting and enriching conversations, please contact us at [email protected].


Support for one small step

One Small Step is made possible by the generous support of The Hearthland Foundation, the Fetzer Institute, the Walmart Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Stand Together Trust.

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