After years of fighting new oil and gas pipelines in rural areas, activists have scored major victories that cloud the future or eliminate several big projects. The Rural Assembly partnered with Southerly to learn more about this work by talking to the activists and leaders on the ground. In this video conversation, Lyndsey Gilpin, Founder and Editor of Southerly Magazine, talks with three people who helped lead anti-pipeline campaigns about their work and what lies ahead. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dyk9MT_1VqU
On this past week’s livestream conversation, Bill Bynum of Hope Credit Union placed our present realities of racial inequality in the context of our nation’s history of slavery, the civil rights movement, and countless efforts to fight social and economic injustices. Watch the excerpt.
We invite you to join the Rural Assembly and Southerly for a livestream conversation Tuesday, June 23 at 4 PM EST/ 1 PM PST about how frontline communities are preparing for and adapting to climate change effects like hurricanes and wildfires in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for part 2 of our series on rural housing in the time of COVID-19: “Has the government’s response been adequate?” For those of you who could not join or who would like to revisit the conversation you can find the recording as well as the complete transcript below. If you joined us for the conversation, please take a few minutes to fill out the post-event survey. Your responses will help inform future events and conversations hosted by the Rural Assembly and Daily Yonder. Thank you for your time and reflections. Transcript: Rural Housing
Thank you to everyone who joined us for part 1 of our series on rural housing in the time of COVID-19: “What was the rural housing landscape like before COVID-19 and where are we now?” For those of you who could not join or who would like to revisit the conversation you can find the recording as well as the complete transcript below.
As our nation fights deeply entrenched racism, we are reminded of the many ways inequity plays out in so many parts of our world, including our rural communities, especially in this time of COVID-19. We invite you to join us for two livestream conversations on June 9th and June 16th at 2pm ET about rural housing challenges and opportunities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The conversations are co-hosted by the Rural Assembly, the Daily Yonder, and the Housing Assistance Council. Find out more information and sign up below Tuesday, June 9 at 2pm ESTPart 1: What was the rural
Following our two Livestream Conversations on Rural Broadband in the Time of COVID-19 (Part 1 and Part 2), the Rural Assembly has compiled the following letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding extending broadband access in rural and native communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The letter was endorsed by 44 organizations and 179 individuals. Thank you to everyone who signed on. Short- and long-term recommendations are listed below and you can read the full draft letter to the FCC including the full list of sign-ons here. Short-term recommendations: Require Lifeline providers to offer unlimited voice, text, and
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the premiere of our conversation with rural journalists, an event co-hosted by the Rural Assembly and Daily Yonder. The recording and transcript are available below and can also be found at the Daily Yonder Youtube page.
https://youtu.be/ROn-p17FD8c The Rural Assembly and the Daily Yonder, both programs of the Center for Rural Strategies, are pleased to present a panel conversation with rural journalists covering Covid-19, taking place Thursday, May 7 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Though the coronavirus infection rate in rural counties is less than half the national rate, numerous small towns and rural areas have been hit at least as hard as the worst urban areas. Ski resorts and other recreation counties were part of the early spread of the virus, and other areas with higher rates of infection include the Deep South, tribal lands,