Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Rural poverty, economic development and race are topics of Aspen Institute webinars scheduled Wednesday, Oct. 13

Two Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group webinars on Wednesday, Oct. 13 will discuss different aspects of rural economic development through the lens of race:

The first, at 11:30 a.m. ET, is "Shared Prosperity: Building Power Towards an Equitable Rural Economy", held in conjunction with the Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation's annual National Seminar. It will explore the positive economic and social potential that comes with improving racial equity in rural places. From the website: "Come hear stories of power and capacity building at the community level and take away lessons on how rural places have united to become more inclusive and economically vibrant." Register here.

At 2:30 p.m. ET, the Urban Institute and leaders from six community development financial institutions will share opportunities for transforming poverty into opportunity in rural and Native communities in "What Does It Take to Transform Persistent Rural Poverty Into Opportunity?" From the website: "This virtual event will cover broad and diverse regions of rural America, discussing the critical role that CDFIs play in bringing capital and capacity to marginalized communities and towns." Register here.

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