Look who’s coming to Rural Assembly 2015

There is an amazing cast of speakers and attendees who will be at the National Rural Assembly 2015. Here are a few that have been profiled by the Daily Yonder:

Sarina Otaibi, Clean Up the River Environment (CURE), Granite Falls, MN

Timothy Lampkin, Lampkin Consulting Group, Clarksdale, MS

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack will be giving a keynote address on Wed., Sept. 9. Here is video from his keynote from Rural Assembly 2013:

A full agenda for our 2015 gathering is available here. We hope to see you!

Rio Grande reflections

Taneum Fotheringill shares her reflections on traveling to the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas — and how it changed her understanding of a region often misunderstood by outsiders.

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A new series from the Rural Assembly to explore health disparities in rural communities​

The Rural Assembly is kicking off a series of blog posts which will explore the challenges faced by rural citizens with chronic health conditions, the consequences of limited healthcare access, and the urgent need for comprehensive solutions to bridge this healthcare gap. By addressing the unique challenges faced by these individuals, we can work towards building a healthcare system that is inclusive, efficient, and responsive to the diverse needs of all citizens. Bridging the healthcare gap is not just a matter of policy: it is a commitment to the well-being and dignity of every individual, regardless of where they call home.

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Drawing Resilience: Autumn Cavender

Wicanhpi Iyotan Win (Autumn Cavender) is Wahpetunwan Dakota and a midwife from Pezihutazizi K’api Makoca (Upper Sioux Community). Autumn is finding new ways to see, visualize and encode designs using traditional Dakota aesthetic and design processes. Her current practice explores quillwork Dakota methodology and its applications through ancestral, digital, and generative technologies.

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