Category Archives: Sustainability Summit

Keynote Speakers at the Sustainability Summit 2015

The Sustainability Summit held September 11 and 12th at Marygrove College had three keynote speakers. YouTube videos of their presentations are provided here.

Professor Peter Hammer

The Impact of Beliefs and Conditioning on Society

Dr Fredrick Pearson

Conflict Resolution Versus Peace

Dr Alicia Renee Farris

The Beloved Community

Tonight: Getting To Consciousness Raising Walk in Detroit

We are thrilled to see what tonight will hold as we start the Sustainability Summit Detroit 2015 with a Consciousness Raising Walk. The walk will start from six points a half-hour walk from Grand Circus Park, our destination. There may be some parking considerations worth planning for in advance.


Registration for the Sustainability Summit
will remain open throughout the summit.
Register for the weekend event
happening at Marygrove College.

What To Bring

Represent who you are, what your issues and concerns are, and your intentions for continued evolution of the Beloved Community.

  • Organization banners
  • Signs with your message – these can be on a stick held up, or even a cloth patch pinned to clothing.
  • A candle for the vigil as sunset moves to night
  • Water and perhaps a snack
  • Cameras

Starting Locations

The actions we take to manifest our intention require sharing and presence to begin.

We gather at 5:30pm (or sooner) bringing gear together for the walk.  We raise awareness through realizing our localized issues are interdependent when we converge,   Continue reading Tonight: Getting To Consciousness Raising Walk in Detroit

Map: Consciousness Raising Walk opening Sustainability Summit

Sites and paths for the Conscioussness Raising Walk opening the Sustainability Summit on Thurssday evening, September 10, 2015

The Consciousness Raising Walk will open the Sustainability Summit beginning from six locations close to downtown Detroit.

Our walk together in localized gatherings merging together at Grand Circus Park will be visual and symbolic. Each of our neighborhoods has factors affecting its sustainability, issues of today and the past influence our community greatly. Continue reading Map: Consciousness Raising Walk opening Sustainability Summit

Sustainability Summit United Nations International Day of Peace

Emerging the Beloved Community of Detroit

Modeling the United Nations celebration of International Day of Peace, including a consciousness raising march and a three day summit. The UN celebration recognizes peace is integral for raising consciousness of human rights and social justice in communities and around the world. The issues of Detroit are globally recognized human rights issues. Detroit holds the potential to dialogue, envision and be a voice/platform for all of the world to hear – a fulcrum for a shift of paradigm. The Sustainability Summit aims to cocreate through vision, conscious dialogue and solutionary actions that alters our paradigm from surviving to prosperous collective interdependent sustainability.


When and Where

The summit location is Marygrove College, 8425 McNichols, Detroit MI 48221, on the SE corner at Wyoming. The event will be held September 10 – 12, the weekend prior to International Day of Peace celebrated globally on September 21stContinue reading Sustainability Summit United Nations International Day of Peace

Presentations for Sustainability Summit

Update: Proposals for Presenting are no longer being accepted.

The Planning Council for the Sustainability Summit is seeking Presentation Proposals from the community. There are three groups of presentations being sought fitting the flow of the Summit.

Sustainability Summit Wordle2

Fill out the Presentation Proposal Form to join those interested in presenting.

Vision for Living the Beloved Community

Multi-media presentations: Opening Ceremony ~ depicting current social construct vs living the new earth. Indigenous Universal laws. Universal Declaration of human rights. Morning media presentation integrated with speakers, poets, visual arts ~ Showcasing evolutionary models in Detroit, those who hold visions for models to be implemented and giving voice to models around the world that could be implemented in Detroit.

Bridging the Gap between Current Culture and a New Collaborative Culture

Community Open Forum Dialogue for sharing and writing a document that voices the values and beliefs of the current culture vs. the Beloved Community. Speakers/Poets and community voicing both. Peter Hammer speaking on beliefs and conditioning. The impact beliefs and conditioning have on our lives, our relationships, our systems and how they keep us in a culture of separation. Part One of Public call with Peter Hammer and David Korten for building the new Earth. Continue reading Presentations for Sustainability Summit