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Saturday, July 9 • 9:30am - 10:45am
What Do We Mean by Energy Democracy?

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This is an "Energy Democracy for Beginners" session in which a few panelists draw out the vision and political framework of Energy Democracy and what it means in their respective communities and organizing work. They will each provide an example project and briefly share their perspectives on strategies for Democratizing Energy and building the energy democracy movement. Participants will be asked to raise questions and to provide additional examples they know about.


Denise Fairchild

Executive Director, Emerald Cities Collaborative
Denise Fairchild, the inaugural president of Emerald Cities Collaborative, has dedicated over 30 years to strengthening housing, jobs, businesses and economic opportunities for low-income residents and communities of color, domestically and internationally.

Clarke Gocker

Director of Policy and Strategy, PUSH Buffalo
Clarke Gocker is a native Western New Yorker. He currently serves as the Director of Policy and Strategy at PUSH Buffalo where he supports PUSH's organizing campaigns and strategic communications efforts. He holds an MA in Sociology from the University at Buffalo.
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Al Weinrub

Coordinator, Local Clean Energy Alliance
Al Weinrub is coordinator of the Local Clean Energy Alliance (LCEA), the Bay Area's largest clean energy coalition. The LCEA, which hosts an annual Clean Power, Healthy Communities conference, sees the development of local energy resources as key to growing sustainable business, advancing... Read More →
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Miya Yoshitani

Executive Director, Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Miya has an extensive background in the environmental justice movement. In her early twenties she was the director of the largest student environmental network in the US, the Student Environmental Action Coalition. She has worked broadly in international environment and economic justice... Read More →

Saturday July 9, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am EDT
Rockwell Theater