Want to fuel rural communities of color building power? Access to electric utility infrastructure is about more than getting power to rural communities when the utility is a cooperative. It actually holds massive potential for building power in these communities – particularly in rural communities of color as well as low-income communities in rural areas.

Join NFG’s Integrated Rural Strategies Group in partnership with Clean Energy Works to learn how rural communities of color are using democratic participation strategies to drive Rural Electric Coops (RECs) toward more equitable leadership and inclusive investment. The implications for RECs and their power-building potential are many, encompassing climate justice, democracy, and equitable access to health, education, and quality employment.

If you are a funder interested in a Just Transition framework, energy democracy, climate justice, or building BIPOC local leadership and power in rural communities – join us!


  • Andrea Miller, Founder, Center for Common Ground
  • Chandra Farley, Director, Partnership for Southern Equity
  • Nsombi Lambright, Executive Director, One Voice
  • trellis stepter, Program Officer, Mertz Gilmore Foundation (moderator)
  • and comments from Alison Corwin, Senior Program Officer, Surdna Foundation and Dr. Holmes Hummel, Executive Director, Clean Energy Works



Event Details


Jan 25, 2021

9:00 am - 10:00 am