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Our Story: Changing the Narrative of Persistently Poor Rural Places

Fahe in the U.S., through the Partners for Rural Transformation, will share the stories of people living in poverty across geographically, culturally, and racially distinct communities to highlight shared experiences and encourage their unification to reshape narratives and drive policy change. Negative stereotypes of people in poverty based on divisive factors such as race and class severely damage efforts to change those stereotypes by diluting their power as a group and detracting from the underlying systemic causes of poverty. They will recruit residents in diverse areas of persistent poverty to provide interviews of their experiences, share them with other regions, and analyze the effect on changing attitudes to poverty.

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