Gatherings for Rural Women and Their Allies

The Rural Women’s Assemblies address 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; these Assemblies 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 Assemblies are innovative as it is the only gathering of disenfranchised rural women in New York State (that we know of) that are 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 Assemblies address the issues and hopes of rural women in a practical and holistic manner. We also provide transportation and interpretation at all sites, and a childcare program for the young children (up to age 12) of participants at most locations.

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