Join us on Thursday, May 19, 7:00 PM ET, for a presentation by Alecia Brewster and Michael Brown entitled, “Racial Equity in the Clean Energy Transition.”
Overview: Current US data projects that black median wealth will be zero by the year 2053, and many black and brown communities that have suffered the most from energy extraction are being left behind in the clean energy transition. This discussion will provide examples of how the faith community can help create a more just and equitable clean energy transition.
About the speakers:
Inspired by her experiences piloting the EcoJustice: Sacred Land module and the Spirituality and Racial Equity module, Alecia Brewster is now committed to offering these opportunities to everyone in her community and to serving on JustFaith Ministries’ Board of Directors.
Alecia works tirelessly at the intersection of faith, race, poverty and climate justice. In addition to serving as a JustFaith facilitator and organizer, Alecia operates LoveFirst consultancy focused on creating structures for civic engagement and meaningful engagement of marginalized residents in community decision making. Current projects include facilitating capacity building in environmental justice communities and helping to advance South Carolina’s clean energy transition.
When Alecia is not out working to advance equity and justice, you’ll find her in the Pilates studio or spending time with her children Zora, Zachary Jr and Alissa Grace.
Michael Brown holds a Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina. A trained apiarist certified in Sustainable Agriculture and Permaculture, Michael serves on the Boards of Directors for the South Carolina Food Policy Council and the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, respectively. He works daily to combat the reality of food deserts in communities throughout the state. As a recognized environmental justice advocate, Michael champions sustainable approaches in community resiliency through energy policy reforms, community development implementation of efficient energy alternatives in low income communities, affordable housing innovation and transformative healthy lifestyle practices. Michael’s passion about helping to “heal the land” propelled him to start in 2019 a regenerative urban farm, Roots of Life.