Interconnected – Building Understanding Between Rural & Urban Communities

Welcome to season 2 of the INTERCONNECTED conversation series hosted by the Center for Rural Policy & Development and the Citizens League.

Wherever you live, you have undoubtedly encountered the term “Urban/Rural Divide” that describes a divisive narrative in policy and politics based on geographic differences. In reality, we all want similar things – good healthcare and education, for example – but the solutions often look different based on where you live. How can we build understanding between these communities?

On Thursday, February 24, 2022 we had a candid conversation exploring shared challenges and opportunities in both rural and urban areas.

Kate Cimino – Executive Director, Citizens League
Benya Kraus – Executive Director and Co-Founder of Lead for MN
Julie Tesch – President & CEO, Center for Rural Policy & Development

Moderated by: 
Christina Palladino – 
Senior Principal, Park Street Public