a new rural strategy
We gathered to re-write the rulebook on how we organize
We brought together nearly 250 small town and rural organizers from 25 states across the country — 73 of them facilitated workshops and learning sessions! The rooms and workshops resonated with a shared commitment to shifting power, changing narratives, and strengthening capacity for our hometowns.
Building the tools
Through strategic sessions on issues unique to our communities
From the first moment of the gathering, it became abundantly clear that we are not alone in our struggles, dreams, and aspirations for the places we call home. The Summit provided a much-needed opportunity for small town and rural organizers who frequently feel isolated from each other to share tools, tactics, and best practices. The shared solutions we discovered underscored the importance of investing in rural communities and amplifying their voices on a national scale.