In an effort to create an engaging yet informal space for dialogue, the Integrated Rural Strategies Group is planning a series of stand alone Rural Organizing Dialogues to take place over the course of the summer!

Conversations will build on one another throughout the series, so you are more than welcome to join whichever you are able. We welcome any funder who is interested in learning and building community to join us for this lightly facilitated dialogue. Come prepared with questions or reflection to share, or just join us to listen in quietly!

The goals of these dialogue are to:

  1. Deepen relationship among funders in IRSG’s network by creating spaces where they can engage with one another - rather than listen and learn passively as is more customary in standard webinar formats.
  2. Foster awareness of and learning from/with IRSG’s Movement Advisors.
  3. Live into NFG and IRSG’s mission to build relationships between philanthropy and community.

We aim to have approximately 15-25 participants in each dialogue, and will cap registration. Please email Stephan Cheney, IRSG Senior Program Coordinator, with any questions. We look forward to you joining us!

Session #2:
Honoring land and culture:
A Rural, Transnational, and Indigenous Approach

July 20, 2022

Our second dialogue will focus on Honoring land and culture: A Rural, Transnational, and Indigenous Approach and will include IRSG Movement Advisor Jaime Arredondo of the CAPACES Leadership Institute as well as Luis Marcos of the Maya Regeneration Project and Marcus Briggs-Cloud of Ekvn-Yefolecv.

Session #1:
BIPOC Farmers:
Building power and the role of land

June 22, 2022

Our first dialogue will focus on BIPOC Farmers: Building power and the role of land and will include IRSG Movement Advisors Janssen Hang of the Hmong American Farmers Association (HAFA) and Brandi Mack of The Butterfly Movement.

Janssen Hang of the Hmong American Farmers Association (HAFA) and Brandi Mack of The Butterfly Movement

Event Details


July 20, 2022

10:00 am - 11:00 am





Posted 07/26/2022 in

  • Integrated Rural Strategies Group