Rural Women at the United Nations
Commission on the Status of Women
"Diverse Grassroots U.S. Rural Women
on Women's Empowerment in Sustainable Development
"

The Rural Development Leadership Network's panel at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
Followed by Rural Caucus - Open discussion with women and men from around the world

March 17, 2016

2016 full panel

RDLN panel at CSW. From left to right: Starry Krueger, Jingyi Song, Marie Cirillo, Joan Lucas, Shirley Sherrod, Michelle Cole Barnes, Shirley McClain, Anita LaRan, and Gardenia White. Members pictured below, by location and topics discussed



2016 group
RDLN delegation members with others at CSW
2016 StudentsTwo Albany, Georgia students with RDLN President Starry Krueger
2016 MichelleMichelle Cole Barnes (AL)
Incarceration, criminal justice, mental health
2016 CirilloMarie Cirillo (TN)
Women and the Land, Coal country
2016 JoanJoan Lucas
(NY & Belize)
Immigrant experience
2016 LaRanAnita LaRan (NM)
Women in community leadership, the political arena

2016 SherrodShirley Sherrod (GA)
Food & Markets, Race and Gender
2016 McClainShirley McClain (NC)
Older women's voices
2016 GardeniaGardenia White (NY)
Panel moderator

RDLN Delegation to CSW 2016

Starry Krueger, President RDLN
Anita LaRan - Deputy, Director, RDLN; Founder Collaborative Visions, Sangre de Cristo Livestock Growers Association
Shirley Sherrod, Southwest Georgia Project (SRBWI) - Executive Director, RDLN graduate & Board member
Charles Sherrod, Southwest Georgia Project (SRBWI) - SNCC Leader
Amber Bell, Southwest Georgia Project (SRBWI) - Program Director
Kiara Mallory, Southwest Georgia Project (SRBWI) - High School Student
Geaquandria Malo, Southwest Georgia Project (SRBWI) - College Student
Shirley McClain - Playwright, former Executive Director, NC Hunger Network
Michelle Cole-Barnes, Cole Evangelistic Ministries
Marie Cirillo, Woodland Community Land Trust
Gardenia White, Southern Partners Fund
Jingyi Song, SUNY Old Westbury, Professor of History & Philosophy
Joan Lucas, Belize Rural Women's Association
Cynthia Ellis, Belize Rural Women's Association

Attendees from Asia, Africa, the United States, and elsewhere



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