2015 Rural Assembly: Welcoming speakers from across the country

The National Rural Assembly is pleased to welcome a fantastic group of speakers and presenters to this year’s Gathering. 

Get to know them here.

Our speakers come from across the country and represent rural stakeholders at every level, from local government and grassroots organizations to national nonprofits and policy officials.

You’ll hear voices from Appalachia, the Deep South, Indian Country, the West Coast, Middle America, and Washington, D.C.  We’ve thrown in one or two from Vermont, too.

They’ll talk about climate change, philanthropy, child poverty, community organizing, health, education, youth leadership, and broadband, all within the frame of how we build a more inclusive nation.

Join this cast of presenters and many more inspiring rural leaders at the 2015 National Rural Assembly.

If you haven’t registered and booked your room, now is the time.

Drawing Resilience: Jaiden Dokken

Jaiden Dokken is a writer, printmaker, ceramicist, cidermaker, and self-described highly persistent pen pal. They are Clallam County’s first Poet Laureate and will spend the next two years bringing poetry to the northwesternmost corner of Washington State. Dokken’s work has been published in Fiction International, Algorithm, Muses and Vices, SpeakEasy, Superfroot Magazine, and Pile Press. They are an editor and reader for Perennial Press.

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How to share your story at Everywhere

Save the date for Rural Assembly Everywhere, a multimedia production designed by and for rural leaders and their allies, on June 28th!

A free virtual event, Everywhere: Toward Safer, More Connected Communities will explore the ways rural people are pushing back against harmful policies and narratives and the steps they are taking to create safer, more connected communities.

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Coming soon: Rural Assembly Everywhere Summer 2023

Save the date for Rural Assembly Everywhere, a multimedia production designed by and for rural leaders and their allies, on June 28th!

A free virtual event, Everywhere: Toward Safer, More Connected Communities will explore the ways rural people are pushing back against harmful policies and narratives and the steps they are taking to create safer, more connected communities.

Read More »