Help us shape the 2019 Rural Women's Summit!

On October 27-29 the Rural Assembly will be holding the Rural Women's Summit to honor the diverse stories and experiences of rural women. This Summit is designed for rural practitioners, leaders, and advocates to articulate the broad civic, political, and cultural impact of women’s leadership in rural America, to name the ways rural women are agents of change, to call out the barriers rural women face every day, and to proclaim the powerful role rural women play in creating compassionate communities. 

We are excited to host the Summit in Greenville, SC. The city has been named on many best-of lists recently, including Southern Living's poll of South's best cities, Forbes magazine's America's best downtowns, Wall Street Journal's "10 buzzy, unpredictable travel destinations," among many others. Check out this article in the Bitter Southerner on the complex history of Greenville .

Check out our new website for all things Rural Women's Summit for links to hotel booking, agendas, and for more information on registration and scholarship information, which will be live on June 27!

We need your help.
Contribute to the design of the Summit by responding to our engagement survey below.
Request for Proposals: Leadership Pathways Learning Initiative
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Kellogg Foundation have released an RFP for their Leadership Pathways Learning Initiative: "In order to better partner with, support and connect rural leaders to advance social and economic opportunity that in turn lead to better health and well-being in their communities, RWJF is seeking a partner to design and implement a Rural Leadership Pathways learning initiative, to elucidate and make meaning of the unique leadership pathways, experiences and contexts in rural communities." 

Proposals due July 8!
Whitney Kimball Coe leads panel at Life in Rural America Symposium this week
Check out the June 10th panel on the Rural West by Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition and the Aspen Institute!

On Monday June 10 from 10:30-12 PST , tune into the Aspen Institute's " America’s Rural Opportunity conversation with five rural and tribal innovators working at the intersection of land stewardship and development, building productive partnerships for the economy and the environment across the Rural West.

Panelists include William Barquin, Attorney General, Kootenai Tribe of Idaho; Tony Ruth, Executive Director, Salmon Valley Stewardship; Mark Webb, Executive Director, Blue Mountains Forest Partners; Susan Jane Brown, Staff Attorney, Western Environmental Law Center; Mark Haggerty, Headwater Economics; and is moderated by Tony Cheng, Director of the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute.
New social impact photography project launched: We, Women

We, Women , the largest social impact photography art project by women currently underway across the United States was just launched! Dee Davis, President of the Center for Rural Strategies and chairperson the Rural Assembly Steering Committee, is on the selection committee of We, Women.

Are you a woman, transgender, or non-binary artist focusing on a critical issue in the U.S. through photography and community engagement? Apply now to join the first round of We, Women artists. Proposals due June 30!
Darker colors show counties where per capita SNAP redemptions were larger in 2010, in the aftermath of the Great Recession. A new study shows that increased SNAP funding helped create jobs during the recession, especially in rural areas. (Daily Yonder using data from USDA Economic Research Service Food Environment Atlas)
Study Links SNAP Spending to Job Creation

Rural counties added one job for every $10,000 in extra SNAP reimbursements during the Great Recession, says a first-of-its-kind study. Metro counties also gained jobs from SNAP, but at a lesser rate.
Remember to check out the full "All Things Rural" calendar of events here and submit your events to be featured on the calendar here !