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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 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Workshop - Creating good jobs in a clean energy economy, esp where they are needed most

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The transition to clean energy creates opportunities for new jobs and careers across many sectors of the economy and communities. In this workshop we’ll explore ways community organizations, organized labor, utilities and government are collaborating to ensure that the jobs created are good jobs. We’ll learn about some promising models and approaches taken by communities around the country, and several terrific new programs here in Kentucky. Together we’ll consider what’s needed to generate more clean energy jobs in Kentucky. And we'll discuss ways to ensure that the workers and communities who need them most have access to meaningful job training - and jobs!


Moderators
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Sharon Murphy

Steering Committee Alternate, Kentuckians For The Commonwealth
Sharon Murphy is a legislative aide to a city council member in Lexington, Kentucky. She serves as the alternate representative to the Steering Committee of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth for the Central Kentucky KFTC chapter. She’s deeply involved in many aspects of KFTC’s... Read More →

Speakers
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Robin Burke

Special Projects Manager, Youth Build
Robin oversees the design and build of YouthBuild Louisville’s Green Campus in Smoketown.  The campus and YBL is building capacity to connect more young adults with education and employment, improve academic standings and vocational skills, and increase the overall number of years... Read More →
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Sebrina Owens-Wilson

Transit Equity Campaign Director, Partnership for Working Families
Sebrina Owens-Wilson leads the transit equity campaign, climate justice program and oversees the Partnership's campaign research. For more than seven years her research has helped shape organizing strategies, served as the foundation for innovative policy solutions to economic and... Read More →
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Manisha Vaze

Director of Organizing, SCOPE - LA (Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education)
Manisha Vaze joined SCOPE as Lead Organizer in July 2013 and became the Director ofOrganizing in January 2014. Manisha manages SCOPE’s grassroots voter engagement strategy and community organizing, and co-leads its campaign activities to build power alongside residents of South... Read More →
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Chris Woolery

How$martKY Program Coordinator, Mountain Association for Community Economic Development
Chris Woolery became the How$martKY™ Program Coordinator in September of 2015 after four years with MACED as a Residential Energy Specialist. How$martKY™ partners with rural electric cooperatives to design, finance, and install home energy efficiency upgrades – and these improvements... Read More →
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Jaimie Worker

Policy Analyst, Center for Community Change
Jaimie K. Worker is a Policy Analyst at the Center for Community Change a national organization based in Washington D.C. committed to building the power and capacity of low-income people, especially people of color, to change their communities and policies for the better. She provides... Read More →



Saturday October 1, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Lecture Gallery Kentucky Center for African American Heritage