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 Wichita, KS 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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Chamber of Commerce Chair Damon Young Talks One Small Step (Wichita Business Journal, July 15, 2022)
A Collaboration of Differences (Wichita State University’s The Sunflower, August 31, 2022)
Conversations with Strangers are Helping Bridge a Divide (TODAY, July 14, 2022)
OSS Community Conversations (KAKE TV (ABC affiliate), June 7, 2023)
One Small Step Events in Wichita
One Small Step x Wichita State University presents “Listening Across the Divide,” a casual reception to connect with One Small Step participants and to hear excerpts of OSS conversations recently recorded in Wichita. All are welcome. The event will be held at The Ulrich Museum of Art (1845 Fairmount, Wichita). To RSVP, please contact Mary Bess Ser at (773) 459-5929 or [email protected]. For parking and accessibility information, visit ulrich.wichita.edu.
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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.