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National Rural Assembly 2018: Building Civic Courage

  • Durham, NC United States (map)

The New Girls Club: Womxn Shaping Rural Futures

Produced by Rural Arts Weekly and Springboard for the Arts

Description: Womxn (a term that includes trans, femme-identifying and non-gender binary community members) have historically taken a backseat to “old boys clubs” in rural power structures, organizing efforts, and movements for change...even as those movements benefit from our labor and genius. This 75-minute participatory session (led by three fierce female rural arts administrators) will introduce a variety of regional perspectives, challenges, resources, and tested strategies for shifting our organizations―and the communities they serve―towards equity with humor, acuity, compassion, and style. This is an inclusive session: people of all genders, ages, ethnicities, and degrees of ability are welcome.


  • Michele Anderson, Rural Program Director, Springboard for the Arts
  • Amy Brooks, Program Director & Dramaturg, Roadside Theater; co-founder, @RuralArtsWeekly
  • Pilar McKay, Associate Director, Arts Council for Wyoming County, New York and co-founder of Shake on the Lake

Hashtag(s):  #RuralAW, #newgirlsclub

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Earlier Event: May 10
The Moth Mainstage at Appalshop
Later Event: June 1
Seedtime on the Cumberland