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 How to Participate or FAQs about One Small Step.
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Next Milestone: 4,500
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One Small Step in the News
One Small Step in Richmond (Channel 6’s “Virginia this Morning,” July 1, 2022)
StoryCorps is Helping Bridge the Divide (Richmond Times Dispatch, July 28, 2022)
One Small Step Bridges Political Divide (Channel 12, July 19, 2022)
One Small Step Events in Richmond
One Small Step Richmond is proud to partner with the following organizations for in-person recording days this fall, beginning with The Library of Virginia. Recordings there will be held from October 2-6 and fifty slots are open to record twenty-five One Small Step conversations on site. Sign-up for this, and other local in-person recordings, below.
Library of Virginia (October 2-6)
University of Mary Washington (October 24-28)
Virginia Tech (Richmond Center) (November 1-4)
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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)
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To participate, apply to be matched. If you’d like more information before applying, visit How to Participate or FAQs about One Small Step.
THANK YOU TO OUR MAJOR FUNDERS
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.