Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit (GLBD) organizers Gloria Rivera and Paula Cathcart (pictured above), who are both from the order of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, were recently featured in a short video related to Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si'.
GLBD will present its 11th conference this year. In addition to the yearly conference, GLBD has become a year-round presence in Detroit since fall of 2009. GLBD coordinator, Gloria Rivera IHM is an active participant in various networking collaboratives including: Zero Waste Detroit (recycling education, closing the local incinerator), People’s Water Board (water affordability for all Detroiters), People’s Platform (issues determined by the community), Equitable Detroit (working on a Community Benefits Ordinance), Community Radio Station (providing a voice for Detroiters), Environmental Justice, Food Justice, Place-based Education, and Uprooting Racism, Planting Justice.
Learn more about the work of Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit featured in Radio Series XIV: Shapeshifting Detroit: Overcoming Drive-By Economics with Malik Kenyatta Yakini, Lottie Spady, and Sister Gloria Rivera.