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    Energy Democracy (and how to fight Energy Poverty), Free Webinar, May 4, 1:15 PM to 2:45 PM EDT

  • 4 May 2018
  • Event Host : Security and Sustainability Forum
Environmental Justice, Energy Democracy
Event Description

Join SSF and Island Press in a 90-minute webinar about the emerging field of energy democracy, a movement that frames the struggle of working people, low income communities, and communities of color to take control of energy resources and use those resources to empower their communities. Energy poverty is a shocking political reality in the United States and is more important than ever to combat as we face the impacts of climate change.

The webinar will be led by Denise Fairchild, the inaugural president of the Emerald Cities Collaborative, and a co-editor of Energy Democracy. Denise has dedicated over 30 years to strengthening housing, jobs, businesses, and economic opportunities for low-income residents and communities of color, domestically and internationally.

Image:
"A view of Chicago neighborhoods and the now-defunct Crawford coal-fired power plant. (Photo: Chris Bentley/Flickr)

Borrowed from: Pacific Standard Magazine, www.psmag.com.
Great Piece on Understanding Environmental Justice in 1 minute, 1 minute, or 5 Minutes:
https://psmag.com/environment/the-future-of-environmental-justice

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Security and Sustainability Forum
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Denise Fairchild
      The webinar will be led by Denise Fairchild, the inaugural president of the Emerald Cities Collaborative, and a co-editor of Energy Democracy. Denise has dedicated over 30 years to strengthening housing, jobs, businesses, and economic opportunities for low-income residents and communities of color, domestically and internationally.

      Ashura Lewis
      Ashura Lewis is Communications Manager at One Voice, a nonprofit civic engagement organization based in Mississippi. One Voice organizes southern communities to transform rural electric co-operatives into authentic community-controlled energy providers. She contributed to the Energy Democracy chapter on "Organizing Energy Democracy in Rural Electric Cooperatives" in Energy Democracy.

      Vivian Yi Huang
      Vivian Yi Huang is Campaign and Organizing Director at the Asian Pacific Environmental Network, a nonprofit that organizes Asian-Pacific Islander communities to advance an environmental, social, and economic justice agenda. Vivian contributed to the Energy Democracy chapter on "Base-Building and Leadership Development for Energy Democracy: APEN's Work in East Bay Asian Immigrant and Refugee Communities."
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Webinar

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