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Sunday, July 10 • 9:30am - 10:45am
Financing Energy Democracy

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What are some of the new financing models being developed to propel community-based renewable resource development, from just transition zones, to non-extractive and full-spectrum capital, to anchor institutions, to divestment/reinvestment campaigns. How do these approaches scale? What are the barriers and what are people doing to create mechanisms to overcome these barriers? Participants will leave understanding how frontline communities are organizing a wide array of allies to engage in shifting resources and power on an unprecedented scale.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Mascarenhas-Swan

Michelle Mascarenhas-Swan

Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project
Michelle Mascarenhas-Swan is on the staff collective of the Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project. Movement Generation (MG) inspires and engages in transformative action towards the liberation and restoration of land, labor, and culture. In her role at MG, Michelle has served as co-chair of the Climate Justice Alliance & currently helps coordinate Reinvest in Our Power. She came into the movement through labor and community organizing... Read More →
avatar for Miya Yoshitani

Miya Yoshitani

Executive Director, Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Miya has an extensive background in community organizing, campaign strategy, leadership development and training, organizational development, and fundraising, and a long history of working in the environmental justice movement. In her twenties she was the executive director of the largest student environmental network in the US, the Student Environmental Action Coalition, SEAC, and worked broadly in international environment and development... Read More →


Sunday July 10, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am
Rockwell Hall 305


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