They’re Turning Up for Black Lives Matter in Rural and Small-Town Oregon, Too

[Hannah] Harrod grew up in Drain, a town of about 1,100 people between Eugene and Roseburg, and often felt isolated as someone with progressive values in a small town. When she got involved with the Rural Organizing Project—first as a volunteer activist and then as staff—she discovered she wasn’t.

She says the current wave of protests helps “break this myth of rural communities as this white, conservative monolith.”