Author & Energy Expert Jennie Stephens on Diversifying Power

Date & Time:
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

The climate crisis is a crisis of leadership. For too long too many leaders have prioritized corporate profits over the public good, exacerbating climate vulnerabilities while reinforcing economic and racial injustice. In this talk, author and energy expert Jennie Stephens will discuss her new book, Diversifying Power, which argues that the key to effectively addressing the climate crisis is diversifying leadership so that antiracist, feminist priorities are central. 

Stephens takes a closer look at climate and energy leadership related to job creation and economic justice, health and nutrition, housing and transportation. She looks at why we need to resist by investing in bold diverse leadership to curb the “the polluter elite,” and reclaim and restructure climate and energy systems so policies are explicitly linked to social, economic, and racial justice.  Join us as Stephens describes some of the inspirational stories of diverse leaders who integrate antiracist, feminist values to build momentum for structural transformative change woven throughout her book. 

This event will be moderated by Professor Manisha Anantharaman and sponsored by the Justice, Community & Leadership Program in collaboration with the Sustainability Speakers Series and Women's History Month.