Belvie Rooks is the Co-Founder of Growing a Global Heart http://www.growingaglobalheart.com, a project to plant a million trees along the Transatlantic route and the underground railroad to honor and remember the millions of people who died during the slave trade and to help combat global warming and catastrophic climate change.
She is a writer, educator and producer whose work weaves together the worlds of spirituality, feminism, ecology and social justice with a passion for engaged dialogue as a way of bridging various divides. She is a producer on a film project with Danny Glover about Albert Einstein and Paul Robeson’s relationship during the McCarthy Era She is a Core Faculty member of Holy Names University’s Culture and Spirituality Program and is a former Bioneers board member. Her family history is chronicled in, THE SEED OF SALLY GOOD’N: A Black Arkansas Family, 1833-1953 (University of Kentucy Press).
Her published works have appeared in a number of books, publications and anthologies including: Sacred Poems and Prayers in Praise of Life,; The Same River Twice: Honoring the Difficult by Alice Walker; My Soul is a Witness: African American Women’s Spirituality. She is co-editor of Paris Connections: African American Artists in Paris (QED Press) which won an American Book Award.
Belvie is one of the presenters in the 2012 Winter of Wellness Summit.