All are welcome to register for One Small Step conversation, recorded in Elliott Hall, Dec. 4-6

The Elliott School of Communication is hosting One Small Step conversations, moderated discussions between students with different political views and from different backgrounds, Dec. 4, 5 and 6 in the podcast studio in Elliott Hall. All are welcome to join the conversations, and to provide a balanced variety of viewpoints, students of all political leanings are encouraged to register for a discussion with their peers. Those who have considered participating in One Small Step before, but haven’t signed up, now is the time. Session times will be available all day on all three dates, so participants can arrange a time that fits their schedule.

Those interested in participating can sign up online through Story Corps. After signing up, email One Small Step Field Manager Mary Bess Ser at, and let her know what days and times participants are available.

What is One Small Step?

One Small Step is a non-profit organization formed under Story Corps. The mission is to bring strangers with different political views together to record 50-minute facilitated conversations, not to debate politics, but to learn more about them as people. One Small Step was created to remind the country of the humanity in everyone, even those with disagreements.

The founder of Story Corps, Dave Isay, is a radio producer who’s won six Peabody awards. He was recently interviewed about One Small Step by President Rick Muma on the Forward Together Podcast. One Small Step has also been covered by The Sunflower.

The Elliott School has partnered with One Small Step because storytelling is what its all about. Sharing stories in a strategic way in order to facilitate connection and community is what the Elliott School does. This is an opportunity for WSU to be involved in a large-scale, strategic, story-telling initiative and hopes everyone joins.