Facing Race: A National Conference in St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024

Crystal Huang

Project Director | Energy Democracy Project

Crystal Huang is the National Coordinator of the Energy Democracy Project. She has established a uniquely collaborative culture within the Energy Democracy Project since the publication of the book “Energy Democracy: Advancing Equity in Clean Energy Solutions” in 2017 that spotlighted the accomplishments and resource needs of energy democracy practitioners across the country. Apart from her national work, she also works full-time leading a movement cooperative called People Power Solar Cooperative in California. She is a 2020 Roddenberry Fellow and a grassroots community-builder with more than 10 years of experience deploying climate solution technologies.

Presentations from Facing Race 2022

ENERGY: What is it good for

ENERGY: What is it good for?

Absolutely everything! As the fight for racial, social, economic, and environmental justice reaches a boiling point, a critical element is absent: a balanced energy system that nourishes our bodies, supports mutual aid, and keeps the lights on.
Luckily, a growing movement that acknowledges energy as a liberatory tool is being led by communities across the country. From Alaska to Puerto Rico, neighborhoods facing similar struggles–from top-down corporate control and colonial bureaucracies, to waves of white supremacy—are discovering exciting ways to pull back the curtain on the ongoing oppression that blocks community resiliency, safety, and health. In an interactive session, attendees will explore a new narrative wherein energy is not simply a commodity, but a shared resource of our communities for equity and empowerment.

Speakers: Crystal Huang, Selena Feliciano