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Friday, June 22 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Rural Electric Cooperative Organizing Gathering (SOLD OUT) (By Application) (Full-Day) LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

This gathering will be a space for rural electric cooperative (REC) member-owners and organizers to meet each other, learn from each other's work, access additional resources, discuss ways to build a new economy narrative through REC work, and plug into opportunities for regional and national collaboration. The focus will be on networking folks who are doing the work; we will also welcome people interested in getting more involved and supporting the work. There are more than 800 rural electric cooperatives owned by 42 million people across almost 75% of America's land area with $45B in annual revenue. REC’s are energy democracies and can be harnessed for broader economic democracy across a large swath of rural and suburban America.

To apply to attend, please contact the coordinators below.

Contact: Nikita Perumal nikita@kftc.org and Liz Veazey liz@weown.it

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Speakers
avatar for Nikita Perumal

Nikita Perumal

New Energy & Transition Organizer, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth
Nikita grew up in Louisville and is the New Energy and Transition Organizer with KFTC. After five years away, Nikita returned to Kentucky to work on the issues she feels most passionate about, in the place she calls home, with the organization that first sparked her interest in activism... Read More →
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Liz Veazey

Network Director, We Own It
Since late 2015, Liz Veazey has been excited to put her skills and experience to work for We Own It, the national network for cooperative member rights, education and training as Network Coordinator. Liz has a range of communication, project management, technology, and organizing... 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 →


Friday June 22, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
CEC Classroom 213-214 B