Take One Small Step, Wichita – StoryCorps
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“StoryCorps has brought One Small Step to Wichita as a test to see if courageous conversations can address cultural divisions. The ‘One Small Step’ model is a good place to start if you want a safe place to hold these conversations.”

-Damon Young, Wichita One Small Step Participant (The Wichita Eagle)

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 Wichita

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 wants to activitate local communities around One Small Step and is looking for partners from various political backgrounds 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].


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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