We See You and You are Powerful
On October 27-29 the Rural Assembly will hold 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.
We asked you for help in designing the Women's Summit.
Here are a few of your responses:
"How would you articulate the civic, social, and/or political importance of women in rural America?"
"If you want to see where the action is in any rural community, seek out the women. In these difficult economic times in rural America we need to listen to and amplify women's voices." - Sarah Lloyd
"Rural women in America are at times forgotten but have been present and resilient through all movements." - Abraham Diaz
"Women form the backbone of community economic opportunity and small business development." - Kay Decker
"Rural women hold the keys to mending our nation's divisions and they need support and investment to make impact that is possible and necessary right now for both healing from the past and planning for the future." - Michele Anderson
"Without women taking up the task of civic, social and political activism and work, rural America would not be where it is today." - Ivy Brashear