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Kentuckians have made it clear that we want an energy future that supports jobs, health, equity and climate – and we have great ideas for how to bring that about. The Empower Kentucky Summit will be largest gathering ever of a diverse set of Kentuckians figuring out what it will take to bring about Kentucky’s Bright Energy Future. 

For the past year we’ve been listening to the ideas, hopes and needs of Kentuckians, learning from what other states have done, and tapping into technological and economic expertise to put together a draft plan for what’s possible, what it will take and why it matters for Kentucky to make a just transition to a clean energy economy 

If you’re interested in being part of a well-informed, creative, visionary, justice-oriented conversation about building the agenda for Kentucky’s energy future, join us September 30 – October 1 in Louisville.

Click here to register to attend! 

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Saturday, October 1 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Workshop - Cultural Organizing: Using Story Circles to Generate Understanding

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This workshop will focus on using story circle methods, developed during the Civil Rights Movement by the Free Southern Theater, to devise creative performances about important community concerns. This will be a space for artists, cultural organizers and people who don't necessarily identify as artists to experience using shared story listening and telling techniques. We'll explore ways this approach can contribute to creating a shared vision for a healthy, resilient and sustainable future. Workshop facilitators include Shannon Woolley and Ebony Jordan of Louisville's Looking for Lillith theater company and Bob Martin of Clear Creek Creative in Rockcastle County, Kentucky.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Garneau

Nicole Garneau

board member, Alternate Roots
Nicole Garneau is an interdisciplinary artist making site-specific performance and project art that is directly political, critically conscious, and community building. She is currently completing a book about the 5-year (2008-2012) UPRISING project. Nicole is on the Executive Committee... Read More →
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Ebony Jordan

Looking for Lilith
Ebony Jordan lives in Louisville, Kentucky where she's an actor/teaching artist and also an associate company member with Looking for Lilith. She has her B.A. in Theatre from Brenau University located in her hometown of Gainesville, Ga. Throughout the years, her work has included... Read More →
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Robert Martin

Clear Creek Creative
ROBERT (Bobbyb) MARTIN lives in Rockcastle County, Kentucky and works as a theater/film artist, community arts producer, cultural organizer, trainer/facilitator and teaching artist through Clear Creek Creative.  He is passionate about using all forms of story, theatre, and media... Read More →
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Shannon Woolley

Co-Artistic Director, Looking for Lilith Theatre Company
Shannon is a dynamic Applied Theatre Practitioner, who was a founding member of Looking for Lilith Theatre in 2001, and served as Artistic Director through 2015. She currently oversees the development of the company and the execution of our mission in creating both performances and... Read More →



Saturday October 1, 2016 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
Lecture Gallery Kentucky Center for African American Heritage