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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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Tyler Owens

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 guitar

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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Performers at Rural Assembly Everywhere

We are proud to present a diverse slate of performers and artists at Rural Assembly Everywhere April 20 and 21st. From poets to singers to graphic artists, the group of performances interspersed through each day will bring you joy and inspiration.

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Roundtable Spotlight: Indian Country Response to Covid-19

Throughout the pandemic, communities looked to the local and federal government for support in meeting their everyday needs. Although disproportionately affected, many Tribal Nations across the country took the response upon themselves, successfully staving off and addressing the pandemic, providing food, words of support and other necessities for those living in remote areas, often with limited supplies at their local grocery stores or gas stations. Learn about Tribal successes in protecting, providing and paving a path forward for their people in this challenging time. 

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Roundtable spotlight: Disinformation in Rural

Join the Pinkerton Foundation’s Erickson “EB” Blakney, an award-winning writer and reporter who has worked for WOR Radio, Bloomberg and CBS News, for a conversation with leading rural organizers, election analysts, and media specialists about disinformation campaigns in rural America. April 20 at Rural Assembly Everywhere, presented by The Rural Assembly

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