A Conversation on Rural School Infrastructure

In July, the Rural Assembly with the Southern Rural Black Women’s Initiative hosted a roundtable conversation on rural school infrastructure. The roundtable brought together key rural stakeholders with advocates who are already working to find alignment on this issue. Presenters included Congressman Bennie Thompson, Laura Jimenez of Center for American Progress, and Mary Filardo of the 21st Century Schools Fund. You can read more about the conversation in the Daily Yonder here and read our commentary on the issue  here. 

Drawing Resilience: Dorn Cox

Drawing Resilence: An interview with Dorn Cox, farmer and research director for the Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment in Freeport, Maine.

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Video: Brady Piñero Walkinshaw 

Earth Alliance CEO Brady Walkinshaw talks about changing mindsets about the climate crisis — and why he thinks rural communities will play a critical role in solving it.

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Video: Citizen Power with Jonathan Blair + Sam Schimmel

Hear from Sam Schimmel and Jonathan Blair, co-creators of the ongoing documentary media and public engagement initiative from Citizen Film titled American Creed: Citizen Power, that explores American idealism and activism from a range of young adult perspectives. Learn how they are working to build safer, more connected communities, the barriers they face, and their advice for other young rural community organizers.

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