We acknowledge the time commitment involved to attend the IRSG Summit for two consecutive afternoons. The agenda below is provided so Summit attendees can plan their time with us accordingly. We encourage all to join for as much of the Summit as possible, and welcome you to come and go as you need to care for your life, work, body and other matters. ✨

Day 1 Agenda

Wednesday, January 25th

11am - 1:30pm PT / 2pm - 4:30pm ET


11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET

  • Welcome & Grounding and an Introduction to the Integrated Rural Strategies Group from IRSG Staff and Co-Chairs

11:30am PT / 2:30pm ET

  • Network Weaving: Connection Breakouts & Exploring our Common Goals

12:00pm PT / 3:00pm ET

  • Concurrent Topical Breakouts: Deep Dives to Explore Themes in Multiracial Rural Organizing
    1. Disaster Response: A Rural Approach to Surviving and Thriving featuring IRSG Co-Chair Olivia Trabysh of Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation and staff of Appalachians for Appalachia
    2. Multiracial Organizing in Rural Communities: Organizing White Folks to Advance Racial Justice featuring IRSG Coordinating Committee Member Lisa Fasolo Frishman of Engage New York and staff of SURJ
    3. Land Justice and Building Rural Power, speakers TBC

12:30pm PT / 3:30pm ET

  • 15-minute SELF-CARE BREAK  ☕️

12:45pm PT / 3:45pm ET

  • Integration and Closing: Exploring Learnings and Commitments led by IRSG staff and Coordinating Committee

1:30pm PT / 4:30pm ET

  • Close Day 1


Day 2 Agenda

Thursday, January 26th

11am - 1:30pm PT / 2pm - 4:30pm ET


11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET

  • Welcome & Grounding, Day 1 Highlights & Recap Followed by Breakout Discussions: Key Learnings and Remaining Curiosities led by IRSG Staff and Coordinating Committee



Event Details


Jan 25, 2023

11:00 am - 1:30 pm PT