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.
A conversation with co-directors of the Highlander Research and Education Center
Now available: Anderson Clayton, the youngest state party leader in the country, talks with the Rural Assembly about reaching North Carolina’s rural residents, finding your people, and motivating young voters.
Rural Youth Catalyst has teamed up with Jobs for the Future (JFF) to create a landscape analysis of what is happening in, and across, the rural apprenticeship space.
A conversation about resilience, art, and culture with Nancy XiáoRong Valentine. Valentine is a 2024 Rural Regenerator Fellow with Springboard for the Arts and was awarded a 2023 Creative Support for Individual Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and a 2023 Legacy Individual Arts grant from the Lake Region Arts Council.
Taneum Fotheringill joins the Rural Assembly as the Associate Director of Community. Taneum takes pride in being a connector and looks forward to developing positive relationships with Rural Assembly communities across the country. Her work is informed by a lifelong interest in civics and the belief that everyone’s voice matters.
Now available: Award-winning author and Kentucky Poet Laureate Silas House discusses faith, writing, activism, and rest with Rt. Rev. Brian Cole at Rural Assembly Everywhere June 2023.
New York Times bestselling author and Kentucky Poet Laureate Silas House will be in conversation with his friend, The Rt. Rev. Brian Cole, during Rural Assembly Everywhere: Toward Safer, More Connected Communities.
Their discussion will air during the free virtual gathering of the Rural Assembly, an afternoon of conversations, stories, and performances from rural people and allies across the country, June 28th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET.