Opal Bespaw

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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »

The Rural Assembly is a program of

Center for Rural Strategies logo