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Advocacy: Emergency Broadband Benefit

As of June 20, 2.7 million households have enrolled in the Emergency Broadband Benefit program. Learn how you can sign up or help others claim this temporary benefit before it’s too late.

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Kelle Jolly Performs

Kelle Jolly and the story behind “She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain” https://youtu.be/dSfEvMIrJEU Kelle Jolly is known as “The Tennessee

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Covid-19 Vaccine Resources for Rural Communities

Looking for ways to encourage Covid-19 vaccinations in your community?

The Rural Assembly has partnered with other organizations to produce and share a collection of resources that address vaccine hesitancy, share facts, and help more rural Americans to become vaccinated for Covid-19.

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My Favorite Place

We asked for your favorite places. Here’s what you shared. Rural Assembly first aired this video at Rural Assembly Everywhere in April 2021.

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Nikky Finney

Nikky Finney reads “Instruction, Final”

Nikky Finney reads the poem “Instructions: Final: To Brown Poets from Black Girl with Silver Leica” at Rural Assembly Everywhere: Road to Repair. The poem is in Finney’s book “From Head Off & Split” (TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press 2011).

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The Power of Storytelling with Kiran Singh Sirah

How can stories help us envision and create a more just and peaceful society? Kiran Singh Sirah, President of the International Storytelling Center, shares from his years of experience and study of power of storytelling in this keynote address at Rural Assembly Everywhere: Road to Repair.

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Conversation with Margaret Renkl

Rural Assembly Everywhere kicked off April 20 with Whitney Kimball Coe in conversation with Margaret Renkl, author of Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss.

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Meet Tyler Owens

We are thrilled to introduce our newest Rural Assembly team member, Tyler Owens. Tyler is the new program associate for the Center for Rural Strategies.

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Eliza Blue

VIDEO: Eliza Blue performs, shares a look inside her life on the prairie ​

Eliza Blue is a shepherd, writer, and folk singer who lives on a ranch in South Dakota with her husband and two children. The ranch has been in her husband’s family for five generations, but Eliza took a more circuitous route to South Dakota, growing up and living in cities before what she thought was a sabbatical from city life became a life on the prairie. At Rural Assembly Everywhere, Eliza shared both a performance and a glimpse into her favorite place. 

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