Green and Black: Equity in the Clean Energy Future

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June Key Delta Community Center

5940 N Albina Ave

Portland, OREGON 97217

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Join us at Portland's first and only "green building" owned and operated by African-American women--the June Key Delta Community Center-- for a community conversation about how the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund and other resources are being developed to create equitable access to the clean energy future. As part of Portland's 2nd Annual Sustainable Building Week, attendees will learn about the history of the June Key Delta Community Center and the importance of sustainability to one group of African-American women. Guests and panelists from local government, environmental justice, and equity organizations will discuss how people of color can constructively challenge and influence how decisions are made regarding access to clean energy funds and work together to construct more green buildings in traditionally marginalized communities.

Agenda:

  • 5:00p - 6:00p Networking Hour (light appetizers and drinks)

  • 6:00p - 6:05p Welcome and Introductions

  • 6:05p - 6:30p Sustainability Story of the June Key Delta Community Center

  • 6:30p - 7:30p Panel Discussion - Portland Clean Energy Community Fund

  • 7:30p - 7:45p Audience Comment Period

  • 7:45p - 8:00p Wrap Up

Panelist:

  • Sam Baraso, Program Manager, Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund

  • Alan Hipolito, Director of Special Projects, Verde

  • Taren Evans, Enviromental Justice Manager, Coalition of Communities of Color

  • Nate McCoy, Executive Director, National Association of Minority Contractors


This event is a collaboration between the Portland Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability, and Northeast Coalition of Neighbors.

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June Key Delta Community Center

5940 N Albina Ave

Portland, OREGON 97217

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