Celebrating Sustainable Communities

ECOWORKS EVENT MARCH 16-18

GLBD's very own Gloria Rivera is presenting during this Eco-Justice Conference. Visit http://EcoJustice Conference for more.


EcoJustice and Activism Conference?
Theme: Whose Justice, Whose Community?
EcoJustice as Radical Inclusion

March 16-18, 2017
College of Educattion Porter Building
Eastern Michigan University

EcoJustice Education is an approach that analyzes the deep cultural roots of intersecting social and ecological crises, focusing especially on the globalizing economic and political forces of Western consumer culture. EcoJustice scholars and educators also study, support, and teach about the ways that various cultures around the world actively resist these colonizing forces by protecting and revitalizing their commons-that is, the social practices and traditions, languages, and relationships with the land necessary to the healthy regeneration of their communities. By emphasizing the commons (and its enclosure or privatization), EcoJustice perspectives understand social justice to be inseparable from and even imbedded in questions regarding ecological well-being.

YALE OPEN COURSES THROUGH COURSERA

Yale University New Online Classes Open to the Public

"Journey of the Universe: A Story for Our Times"

In January 2017 Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, Senior Lecturers and Research Scholars at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies will offer four six-week online courses. These will be featured as a specialization under the theme of "Journey of the Universe: A Story for our Times." This will include two courses on Journey of the Universe and a course on the Worldview of Thomas Berry. Each of these courses can be taken independently followed by an Integrating Capstone course.

These are MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) available on Coursera to anyone, anywhere on the planet. These will be the first MOOC specialization for Yale and the first MOOCs for the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

These courses will be launched on January 16, 2017. A sign up will be available in early September with a JOIN button on a landing page for these courses on the Coursera website. https://www.coursera.org/yale

Course Descriptions

Journey of the Universe
Journey of the Universe weaves together the discoveries of the evolutionary sciences with the humanities such as history, philosophy, art, and religion. The courses draw on the Emmy-award winning film, Journey of the Universe, the book from Yale University Press, and a series of 20 interviews with scientists and environmentalists, titled Journey Conversations.
See: www.journeyoftheuniverse.org

The Worldview of Thomas Berry: The Flourishing of the Earth Community
Thomas Berry (1914-2009) was a historian of world religions and an early voice awakening moral sensibilities to the environmental crisis. He is known for articulating a ?new story? of the universe that explores the implications of the evolutionary sciences and cultural traditions for creating a flourishing future.
See: www.thomasberry.org


REVEREND JOAN ROSS'S FAITH IN DETROIT'S NORTH END


Excerpt from Hour Detroit Magazine:
If you strip down the multi-layer, multi-issue work of the Rev. Joan Ross, it's all about stabilizing families.

Here, in Detroit's North End - one of the city's less talked about neighborhoods - her work may mean rescuing a foreclosed home, pushing for reliable public transit, or bringing fresh produce into the community. Over the years, Ross has done it all: fighting, praying, collaborating, and educating. Her work in the North End is tireless; her spirit, infectious.

Read full article on the Hour Detroit Magazine website


INDUSTRY INNOVATION - A CONVERSATION WITH DANNY MEYER


ROC UNITED's mission is to improve wages and working conditions for the nation's 10 million restaurant workers. Click on their logo below to learn more about their work.


KEEP GROWING DETROIT - ANNUAL REPORT IS HERE

Click on image above to read report.


GLORIA RIVERA OF GLBD HONORED

GLBD's own Gloria Riveria is among the honeers at the first annual Golden Beet Awards.

The Golden Beet Awards were held Thursday November 12, 2015
The Friends of the Detroit Food Policy Council Presented the First Annual
Golden Beet Awards And Friendraiser

Congratulations Gloria!

Honorees
Mark Covington, Georgia Street Collective
Gloria Rivera IHM, Great Lakes Bioneers-Detroit
Renee Wallace, DOERS Inc.



NEW WEBSITE SYNTHESIZING DETROIT WATER SHUT-OFFS

Introducing a new website serving as an online clearinghouse for video/media about the water shutoffs.

This resource covers:
-Understanding the Issues
-Individual Stories
-Community and Legal Solutions
-Full Length Interviews
-Ongoing Coverage

http://www.detroitmindsdying.org/
Please check out this valuable resource regarding the Detroit Water Shut Offs.


REFUSE COLLECTION - CITY OF DETROIT

Important Refuse Collection Announcement from the City of Detroit - collections are for residents only, not businesses or large apartment buildings. (Click above image for announcement.)






CONFERENCE VENDOR SALES HELP SUPPORT GLBD

A portion of sales through our website link helps support GLBD from a Conference vendor. See Support GLBD page.


INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY - FREE EVENT


Saturday March 11th
9am - 4pm

UAW-GM Center for Human Resources
200 Walker St. Detroit

Continental Breakfast
Lunch Provided

REGISTER: women.uaw.org

Women Creating Caring Communities

Details on Full Flyer Here









ROCKET STOVE - OUTDOOR COOKER

Rocket Stove - his is an easy-to-build and efficient little stove for cooking outdoors! Constructed of bricks and some metal stove pipe with purlite or ash insulation between, this is a really fast way to turn the heat from sticks into a fire that is ready to go instantly.

You can find out more at the Strawbale Studio strawbalestudio.org
If there is interest, a workshop can be scheduled to construct this stove on site or another location.

Deanne Bednar
Coordinator/Teacher at Strawbale Studio outside Oxford, MI, just 1 hr north of Detroit.
248 628 1887
ecoartdb@gmail.com
strawbalestudio.org.

Classes, internships, potlucks & more.

YOUR BIONEERS RADIO FEATURING GLBD'S GLORIA RIVERA

Shapeshifting Detroit: Overcoming Drive-By Economics
Malik Kenyatta Yakini, Lottie Spady, and Sister Gloria Rivera

The citizens of Detroit are challenging the failed policies that have long favored corporate wealth over the well being of city residents. Leading change-makers Malik Kenyatta Yakini, Lottie Spady and Sister Gloria Rivera are seeding community resilience with one of the most robust urban agricultural movements in the U.S., while contradicting the manipulative media narratives that justify oppression.
Listen to the program



Behind Kitchen Doors

Brought to you by http://michigan.rocunited.org/





Detroit Food Policy Council

The Annual Food Report of the DFPC is now available. Access the full report at www.detroitfoodpolicycouncil.net