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The Right to be Rural: Reflections on Rural Sustainability in Atlantic Canada

Dr. Karen Foster will examine public and academic discourse about the future of rural communities in our region, and will offer some preliminary theories to explain what effect it has on rural-urban relations and our social fabric. More specifically, Dr. Foster will ask whether or not there exists a "right" to live in a rural community-an idea behind debates over funding for rural medicine, schools, infrastructure and enterprise.  In partnership with Dalhousie University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Halifax Central Library, Paul O'Regan Hall