ABOUT THE EVENT
On February 18, 2021 at 3:30pm the Greater Boston chapter of AABE and NEWIEE will host Shalanda Baker and a reader to discuss her new book Revolutionary Power. Limited autographed copies of Revolutionary Power are available for purchase. All proceeds will go to a 2021 summer fellowship with Shalanda Baker and the AABE Greater Boston scholarship fund.
Purchase your copy of her book and ticket today!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Shalanda Baker is a professor at the Northeastern School of Law. Before joining Northeastern's faculty, Professor Baker spent three years as an associate professor of law at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai’i, where she was the founding director of the Energy Justice Program. Prior to that, she served on the faculty at University of San Francisco School of Law. In 2016, she won a Fulbright award and spent a year in Mexico exploring energy reform, climate change and indigenous rights. Click here for a video clip of Shalanda at NEWIEE's Women Shaping the Agenda event.
The AABE Greater Boston chapter is funding a $5000 paid Revolutionary Power fellowship with Professor Shalanda Baker. Click here for more information.
ABOUT THE BOOK
In September 2017, Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, completely upending the energy grid of the small island. The nearly year-long power outage that followed vividly shows how the new climate reality intersects with race and access to energy. The island is home to brown and black US citizens who lack the political power of those living in the continental US. As the world continues to warm and storms like Maria become more commonplace, it is critical that we rethink our current energy system to enable reliable, locally produced, and locally controlled energy without replicating the current structures of power and control.
Climate change will force us to rethink the way we generate and distribute energy and regulate the system. But how much are we willing to change the system? This unique moment in history provides an unprecedented opening for a deeper transformation of the energy system, and thus, an opportunity to transform society. Revolutionary Power shows us how.
ABOUT THE Publisher
Island Press began with a simple idea: knowledge is power—the power to imagine a better future and find ways for getting us there.
Founded in 1984, Island Press’ mission is to provide the best ideas and information to those seeking to understand and protect the environment and create solutions to its complex problems.
Island Press elevates voices of change, shines a spotlight on crucial issues, and focuses attention on sustainable solutions.
In Revolutionary Power, Shalanda Baker arms those made most vulnerable by our current energy system with the tools they need to remake the system in the service of their humanity. She argues that people of color, poor people, and indigenous people must engage in the creation of the new energy system in order to upend the unequal power dynamics of the current system.
Revolutionary Power is a playbook for the energy transformation complete with a step-by-step analysis of the key energy policy areas that are ripe for intervention. Baker tells the stories of those who have been left behind in our current system and those who are working to be architects of a more just system. She draws from her experience as an energy-justice advocate, a lawyer, and a queer woman of color to inspire activists working to build our new energy system.