Firestarters Inspire At Rural Women’s Summit

In this report the “Firestarters,” six women from around rural America, share stories of personal struggles and community victories as they work to build up and strengthen their home regions. The Firestarters spoke at the closing session of the Rural Women’s Summit, where over 200 women from throughout the nation came together in Greenville, SC, on October 27-29. The summit was designed to encourage and support rural women leaders, who often are on the front lines of community action but may not have the traditional titles, respect and resources of community leaders. Anna Claussen, a Minnesota farm girl and founder of Voices for Rural Resilience, introduces the Firestarters, and Diana Oestrich, Iraq War veteran and key relationships officer for the Preemptive Love Coalition, provides closing remarks. The Rural Women’s Summit was produced by the National Rural Assembly, part of the Center for Rural Strategies, which also publishes the Daily Yonder. #RuralWomenLead


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