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Rural Conference Recap: The Politics of Rural Identity

“Rural Communities and the Politics of Identity featured Pastor Danny Ellis, North Carolina Representative James Gailliard, Executive Director of Tyrrell County CDC Mavis Hill, Duke Professor Jay Pearson, Duke Master of Public Policy Candidate Jaquell Sneed-Adams, and North Carolina Senator Mike Woodard on diversity and political identity in rural communities…”

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Rural Conference Recap: Contrasts and Connections

“Contrasts and Connections included panelists Kevin Austin, Chair of Yadkin County Commissioners; Linda Brown, President of Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce; and Patrick Woodie, President of the NC Rural Center. They discussed economic opportunities that have been unfolding in rural and urban communities, workforce development, and the role new businesses play in shaping economic development, particularly focusing on providing opportunities for young residents…”

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Rural Conference Recap: Political Organization

“In this session, we heard from political organizers in rural areas from across the state. Each organizer presented their own background and initiatives, then they came together to answer questions about the major priorities and contemporary challenges facing North Carolina rural communities…”

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