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Join us on Tuesday, September 15th at 6:30pm for DC EcoWomen's signature EcoHour for a conversation with
Darcey Rakestraw, a communications and media relations strategist for advocates advancing social, economic and environmental justice. *Please note: DC EcoWomen EcoHours are open to women and those who identify as women, including members of the LGBTQ community and gender fluid individuals.
ABOUT DARCEY: Darcey Rakestraw is a communications and media relations strategist for advocates advancing social, economic and environmental justice. In 2019 she started the consultancy 2050 Strategies, and has since worked with a broad range of organizations including Public Justice, Global Fund for Women, Open Markets Institute and Public Citizen.
She has helped win campaigns to keep water under public control and ban fracking, and has developed communications strategies to promote strong climate legislation and hold factory farms accountable for massive amounts of pollution. She has also worked on efforts to restore voting rights and address the influence of corporate money in our political system. Before starting 2050 Strategies, Darcey was communications director at Food & Water Watch, supporting organizing and advocacy efforts at the intersection of environmental justice, public health and human rights. At Food & Water Watch, she helped build a high-impact team of communications and digital professionals during a time of rapid organizational growth – earning mentions in national media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, 60 Minutes, InStyle, Time, USA Today, Rolling Stone, and Good Morning America – while growing social media audiences and creating award-winning video content to advance campaigns. Previously, she worked at the Worldwatch Institute, and has held a variety of corporate and governmental communications roles in a career that spans two decades. Darcey holds a B.A. in Political Science from Vassar College.