Rural Assembly Everywhere

Roundtable spotlight: Disinformation in Rural

Join the Pinkerton Foundation’s Erickson “EB” Blakney, an award-winning writer and reporter who has worked for WOR Radio, Bloomberg and CBS News, for a conversation with leading rural organizers, election analysts, and media specialists about disinformation campaigns in rural America. April 20 at Rural Assembly Everywhere, presented by The Rural Assembly

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Opal Bespaw
RYCP

Opal Besaw: I Was Raised to Believe

As part its collaboration with the PBS American Portrait initiative, The Rural Youth Catalyst Project asked rural young people from across the country to respond to the prompt “I was raised to believe…” This week, we are pleased to share the the voice and experience of Opal Besaw, a high school junior in Kalispell, Montana.

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Rural Climate Justice
livestream conversation

Rural Climate Justice Livestream

On March 30, join us for a conversation with journalists and other experts about the storm and what it revealed about public health, housing, energy, and economic and climate justice.

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Rural Assembly Everywhere

Shoshana Bass, Sandglass Theater

We’re building a virtual stage for Rural Assembly Everywhere. We hope you’ll join us. See a glimpse of a video we’ll share during the two-day virtual conference.

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Raychel_Frankie
RYCP

We asked youth: What were you raised to believe?

The Rural Youth Catalyst Project asked rural young people from across the country to respond to the prompt “I was raised to believe…” Over the next few weeks, we are excited to share their submissions. This week we start with the responses that we received from Raychel Kool and Franklin Edwards, along with a Daily Yonder essay by RYCP co-founder, Kim Phinney, as they share their lived experiences of growing up LGBTQ in rural America.

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RYCP

“I Was Raised to Believe”

Frankie Edwards believed he did not belong in a rural community. He shares how he came to reject that belief, and how paintings by his late uncle played a part.

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