The GREEN NEW DEAL: A Resolution Creating Political Will to Save Habitable Earth
Panel Presentation & Discussion with Dr. Marian Glenn & Rev. Ronald Tuff
Moderated by Daniela Gioseffi
Hosted by Summit Area Green Faith Circle
November 12th Tuesday Eve. 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation
4 Waldron Street
Fellowship Hall Downstairs at Corner of Springfield Ave. Summit, NJ 07901
Dr. Marian Glenn is Professor Emerita of Biology at Seton Hall University in South Orange and a founding faculty member of Seton Hall’s Program in Environmental Studies. She is President of the Trustees of the Rahway River Watershed Association, a member of Summit’s Environmental Commission, where she chairs the Green Energy Team, and on the Advisory Board of the Association for New Jersey Environmental Commissions. She helped to set up the Summit Area Green Faith Circle, and Summit’s Community Garden. She and her family enjoy their native habitat back yard, and are aiming for a low-waste, carbon-neutral home, with solar electricity that powers geothermal heating and cooling. She enjoys carpooling, walking, bicycling and encouraging others in going green.
Rev. Ronald B. Tuff is Green Faith’s Black Church Engagement Director. With degrees from Wilberforce University (BA) and Fairleigh Dickinson University (MPA), he served as director of the Paterson Task Force, a community-based weatherization agency, for 15 years. He is an associate pastor at First Bethel Baptist Church in Irvington, NJ. He also served as 2nd Vice President for the New Jersey Black Issues Convention, a statewide leadership roundtable of organizations representing the Black community. Reverend Tuff was the former Executive Director of the Paterson Task Force for Community Action. He
has given talks on The Green New Deal and its importance to social justice communities.
Pr. Daniela Gioseffi is an American Book Award Winning author of 17 books. She was the first journalist to integrate Selma’s WSLA-TV in 1961, 3 yrs. before the MLK Jr. Selma March. She’s been an eco-feminist since 1973. In her 1993 book ON PREJUDICE: A Global Perspective, was an essay by Al Gore on Environmental Racism. She edits www.Eco- Poetry, featuring great poets, with editorials, news, and links to issues like the Green New Deal, climate crisis and www.SunriseMovement.org. A documentary on her life titled Author and Activist, produced Anton Evangelista, is screening at colleges, libraries, and theatres. A retired professor, she’s a member of Green Faith, www.EmpowerNewJersey.com, Earth
Justice, The Sierra Club, Green Peace, 350.org, and gives talks on climate crisis around NJ/NY. She’s a member of the Green Earth Ministry of Beacon U.U.’s Congregation.