Marygrove College Hosts the Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit Conference

indexMarygrove College hosts the Great Lakes Bioneers (biological pioneers) Detroit Conference starting this Friday October 23 through Sunday October 25.

Since the Conference is free with a Marygrove ID for students, faculty & staff, it is a remarkable opportunity (and a $230 savings) to learn from leading local, national, and international thinkers and activists on the environment.

The Conference begins on Friday at 9:30 AM with bus tours for which you must register, and at 1 PM in the Theatre. Saturday & Sunday sessions are all day, beginning at 9 AM.

The Conference features learnshops by local environmental activists and presentations from the National Bioneer Conference. You can select from five unique learnshops developed by local activists each morning and afternoon.

Here are the national presenters and topic, many of which connect to programs at Marygrove:

Friday
Andy Lipkis
, “Navigating Adaptation and Resilience as UnSustainability Hits the Tipping Point”

Tom Hayden, “Building Green Blocs and Justice: California’s Game-                                 Changing Climate Leadership Model”

Sr. Simone Campbell, “Community Healing for the 21st Century”

Saturday
Peter Hammer, “Community Benefits Ordinances: Putting People at the Center of Development”

Fania Davis, Restorative Justice’s Promise: Helping Us Re-Invent                            What it Means to Be Human”

Malik Yakini, “Food, Race & Justice”

Sunday
Henk Ovink, “Water by Design”

Rinku Sen, “Both/And/All: Environmentalism and Racial Justice”Paul Hawkins, “Project Drawdown”

There are two exhibits that are part of the Conference: “The Lexicon of Sustainability: Food Making Processes” in the Library’s Beyond Words Gallery” and “Living Spaces” in the Art Gallery, LA4th Floor, featuring the work of Aaron Jones and Nicole Davis who use environmentally friendly materials in urban design.

For additional information about presentation times, learnshop details, presenter biographies, see the Conference brochure: http://www.glbd.org/

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