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A Gathering for Rural Women and Their Allies

The Rural Women’s Assembly addresses issues faced by rural, migrant and underserved women. We learn how we can make a difference throughout our and our families’ lives. Women in similar difficult situations are now recognizing that they can change their present and their futures. Our time together is a unique opportunity. We are able to listen to the stories of others; to share our own stories; and to bring encouragement, hope and empowerment to one another. We have always been caretakers of other; the Assembly allows us to take care of ourselves, as well. We invite you to stand with us as we help women to help themselves and to enter into their destinies.

The Assembly is innovative as it is the only gatherings of disenfranchised rural women in New York State (that we know of) that is developed and directed by women and bring together such a vast intergenerational, interracial, inter-ethnic and inter–class diversity of women who want to work for change. The Assembly addresses the issues and hopes of rural women in a practical and holistic manner. We also provide transportation and interpretation, and a childcare program for the young children (up to age 12) of participants.

Details for the 2020 Assembly

We are pleased to announce that in 2020 we will return to having one Assembly that will unite women from around the states in one site, for multiple days. Save the date, and stay in contact for more information!