Leadership in Energy Equity & Climate Justice

Modeled after PSE’s current community leadership development programs focused on racial equity and equitable development, JEA is a seven-month leadership development program created to educate the next generation of equity leaders who aspire to be energy equity and climate justice leaders in their communities.

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strengthen our equity ecosystem

As a community advocate involved in advancing energy equity in formal and informal leadership positions, this program was designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and tools to effectively engage stakeholders regarding community concerns and policies that impact your communities; in particular, energy equity and climate justice issues.

At the conclusion of this seven-month training, participants will be able to fully engage in dialogue about racial equity, energy equity, climate justice and energy policies that impact your communities. Also, you will have the tools needed to facilitate and mediate difficult and complex conversations with your neighbors about these and other issues. Finally, you will have developed a group identity and support structure as you go forth to address critical energy, climate and equity issues.

About JEA

Academy Structure and Objectives

Training Audience

Community members currently involved in or interested in advancing equity in the community in formal and informal leadership positions.

Purpose

Provide knowledge, leadership skills, and tools for participants to effectively engage stakeholders and community member regarding energy equity, racial equity, climate justice and energy policies that impact their communities.

Core Curriculum

Energy Equity, Community Engagement, and Racial Equity. 

2019 Speakers

Featured Guests

Lindsay Harper

Lindsay Harper

Executive Director

GA Women’s Action for New Direction

Graduation Keynote

Nathaniel  Smith

Nathaniel Smith

Chief Equity Officer

Partnership for Southern Equity

Dr. Cedric Ogden

Dr. Cedric Ogden

Extension Engineer and Specialist/Assistant Professor

Fort Valley State University

Marvin Crafter

Marvin Crafter

Environmental Justice Activist

Former City Councilman
City of Fort Valley

Jennette Gayer

Jennette Gayer

State Director

Environment Georgia

Marquese Averette

Marquese Averette

Clean Energy Organizing Representative

Sierra Club Georgia Chapter

Matt Cox

Matt Cox

Founder and CEO

Greenlink

Stacy Shelton

Stacy Shelton

Associate Attorney

Southern Environmental Law Center

Dr. Mildred McClain

Dr. Mildred McClain

Director, Environmental Justice Pioneer

Harambee House/Citizens for Environmental Justice
Coastal Georgia Organizer
Partnership for Southern Equity

Liza Garza

Liza Garza

Facilitator and Cultural Organizer

Alternate Roots

Dr. Na'Taki Osborne Jelks

Dr. Na'Taki Osborne Jelks

Board Chair-person

West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA)
Assistant Professor, Environmental and Health Sciences, Spelman College  

Alumni Resources

Session 4

Energy Policy 101 & Energy Planning Roadmap

Session 5

Looking Ahead: 100% Renewable & Equitable Energy

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Session 6

Organizing for Opportunity:

Advocacy & Community Organizing

Session 7

Community Project Presentations and Graduation
 

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JEA 2019 Cohort

Our inaugural class of energy equity leaders continues to make positive change throughout the South and beyond.

Alicia Scott

Alicia Scott

Community Project:

“The Politics of Energy in Georgia”

Allen Shropshire

Allen Shropshire

Community Project:

“green|fellow Program”
Alonzo Roberts

Alonzo Roberts

Charles Greenlea

Charles Greenlea

Community Project:

“Solar Professional Training”

Christopher Montgomery

Christopher Montgomery

Community Project:

“Project C.A.R.
(Clean-up and Recycle)”

Coakley Pendergrass

Coakley Pendergrass

Community Project:

“Power of Us”

Cosco Jones

Cosco Jones

Community Project:

“The Politics of Energy in Georgia”

Dawud Shabaka

Dawud Shabaka

Community Project:

“Citizen Science AQM Community Project”

Gabrielle Rodriguez

Gabrielle Rodriguez

Community Project:

“Community Multi-use Center”

Gwendolyn Smith

Gwendolyn Smith

Community Project:

“Do These Energy Saving Methods Reduce Your Power Bill?”

Harriet Oliver

Harriet Oliver

Community Project:

“A Reason To Envision Our Future Energy Options”

Khalifah Sultan Lee

Khalifah Sultan Lee

Community Project:

“Making A Hood 180° thru Energy Mavens”

Michael Malcom

Michael Malcom

Community Project:

“WERISE (Weatherizing Every Resident in the Southeast)”

Ron Shakir

Ron Shakir

Sohna Harzeez

Sohna Harzeez

Community Project:

“Figuring Out Your Financials”

Timothy Block

Timothy Block

Community Project:

“Do These Energy Saving Methods Reduce Your Power Bill?”

Van Xavier Shrieves, Sr

Van Xavier Shrieves, Sr

Community Project:

Come, Let Us Build

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