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Watch live on Wednesday, November 13, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST as Secretary Moniz kicks off the White House Forum on Minorities and Energy. At this first-of-its-kind event, Secretary Moniz will honor the Ambassadors of the Minorities in Energy Initiative -- senior-level leaders dedicated to advancing underrepresented groups in the energy sector.
Tune in on energy.gov/live during the event to watch a livestream of the White House Forum on Minorities and Energy. Share your comments, feedback and perspectives throughout the event on social media using #PowerDiversity.
The Minorities in Energy Initiative addresses the needs of underrepresented community organizations in the energy field and aims to engage more Americans in energy and STEM-related fields. The Initiative, run by the Energy Department’s Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, seeks to empower businesses, communities, schools and individuals to partake in the technical, procurement, engagement, workforce and energy literacy resources of the Department of Energy and the energy sector overall.
The Department of Energy launched the Initiative on September 24, 2013, during the Department’s celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Now, the Ambassadors of the Minorities in Energy Initiative will expand the dialogue nationwide -- hosting events and sharing resources designed to engage minorities in STEM education, climate change and energy-focused economic development.
The featured speakers at the White House Forum include officials from the White House, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Commerce and the Department of Education.
Thought leaders and experts from the private sector will include:
- Michelle Bernard, MSNBC Political Analyst
- Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014
- Freeman Hrabowski, Ph.D., President of University of Maryland Baltimore County
- John S. Wilson, Ph.D., President of Morehouse College
- Robert W. Gee, President of Gee Strategies Group LLC
- Daniel Wildcat, Ph.D., Professor at Haskell Indian Nations University
- Colonel Liana Bratland, a Senior Military Fellow at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Follow along with us on November 13, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST, at energy.gov/live and share your reactions on social media using #PowerDiversity.