April 18, 2023
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Across much of the United States, a deep political, cultural, and economic divide
exists between rural and urban/suburban people.
How can we move forward to:
Understand the legitimate grievances of rural voters;
Communicate with others who seem initially opposed;
Celebrate rural innovations;
Rein in corporations that pillage rural America;
Evaluate collaboration potential for specific issues in ROA/NRV?
Anthony Flaccavento is a farmer, author, and rural development consultant from Abingdon, Virginia, in the heart of Central Appalachia. His book, Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up: Harnessing Real World Experience for Transformative Change, has been used by practitioners, students, and academics across the country.
Anthony was the Democratic candidate for Congress in Virginia (VA-9) in 2018 and is the co-founder of the Rural-Urban Bridge Initiative.