Chris Buhalis is a prominent folk singer and songwriter from Detroit, MI. He is known for his acclaimed 1998 debut, Kenai Dreams, and his much-anticipated and long-awaited follow-up, Big Car Town, an album about Michigan’s industrial past and the feel of the Midwest.
Sabrina Nelson is a painter by degree from Detroit’s College for Creative Studies. Influenced by Yoruba Religion, as well as Eastern and African philosophies, Sabrina’s work is a combination of spirit, motion, and intimacy. Not limited by two dimensions, the scope of her work also includes sculpture, objects, and installations. Her work has been exhibited at the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and the African American Art in Culture complex in San Francisco. She is based in Detroit, MI.
Anika Hunter is a dancer advocating for environmental justice through the intersection of performance and activism. She went to Skidmore College with a degree in Dance Performance and Choreography with honors. She trained at Eisenhower Dance Center and danced at Youth America Grand Prix, and has attended programs at The Ailey School, Complexions Contemporary Ballet and Parsons Dance. She has performed choreography by Pascal Rioult and performed in The Nutcracker with Uptown Dance Academy.
Rashida Tlaib is a well-known progressive warrior and, in her own words, “a mother working for justice for all.” Her two young sons are at the root of her unwavering passion to help change lives for the better. She is the oldest of 14 children, born and raised in Detroit, the proud daughter of Palestinian immigrant parents.
Rashida made history in 2008 by becoming the first Muslim woman to ever serve in the Michigan Legislature. She is beloved by residents for the transformative constituent services she provided, and for successfully fighting the billionaires and corporations that tried to pollute her district. When families get to know Rashida, they have no doubt that she will work tirelessly to knock down barriers for real change, and whether by policy or action, she will roll up her sleeves to make sure her residents are cared for, no matter how big the challenge.
Dr. Michael K. Dorsey is a recognized expert on global energy, finance & sustainability matters. In 2013 the National Journal named him one of 200 national “energy & environment expert insiders”. In 1997 Rotary International gave Dr. Dorsey their highest honor: The Paul Harris Medal for Distinguished Service to Humanity. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Yale & the Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Dorsey is a full member of the Club of Rome.
Joyce Bader is a multidisciplinary thinker who applies her extensive studies of management and leadership, ecology, literature, psychology and spirituality to her life and work. Through her consulting services, she has contributed to many of the nation’s top companies, government agencies, and nonprofits including the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of State. She has served on the adjunct faculty of Georgetown University and Antioch University and on the staff of the University of Maine. She is a co-editor of The Emotional Side of Organizations, a publication of the Georgetown Family Center, and the author of Rethinking the Consultant’s Role. She worked at the Ecology Center from 1973 to 1978, helping to transform the Ecology Center from a small grassroots organization to the regional and national environmental leader it is today.
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