Thank you to all who joined us for our 2020 Great Lakes Seminar Series on December 7-10. If you were not able to attend any of the sessions, please see below for links to recordings of the presentations and discussion.

Monday, December 7

Keynote Speaker: Mandela Barnes, Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin
Moderated by Brenda Coley, Milwaukee Water Commons
Time: 11:00-11:45am eastern 
VIEW Mandela Barnes here

Tuesday, December 8

Panel Discussion: Cultivating Authentic Partnerships with Tribes and Tribal Leaders
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM Eastern
This webinar will walk through the Ottaway River Dam Removal Project, a River Reborn, in the eyes of the seven grandfather teachings and discuss ways to cultivate relationships through shared vision.
Speakers: Brett Fessell, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
Tina Frankenberger, Tribal Councilor, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
Kira Davis, Conservation Resource Alliance
VIEW Cultivating Authentic Partnerships here
VIEW video played during presentation: “History of The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians – Anishinaabek” here

Panel Discussion: Engagement and Organizing in Great Lakes Communities
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 Eastern
Join us for information and examples on how communities around the region can have a voice – whether it is through organizing around an issue, engagement around a project, or finding new ways to build power in a community.
Speakers: Paco Ollervides, Green Leadership Trust
Nicole Brown, Detroit Future City
Anna-Lisa Castle, Alliance for the Great Lakes
VIEW Engagement and Organizing here

Wednesday, December 9

Presentation: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative 101: Policy and Funding
Want to know more about the GLRI? How decisions get made? Join this session for a review the basics of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative works.
Time: 1:00-2:30pm eastern
Speaker: Chad Lord, Policy Director, Healing Our Waters—Great Lakes Coalition
VIEW GLRI 101: Policy and Funding here

Presentation: Equity and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Time: 3:00-4:00pm eastern
The HOW Coalition is just wrapping up a study of the GLRI through an equity lens and will share the methodology and the recommended initial next steps to advance and further equitable and just outcomes.
Speakers: Anna Brunner, National Wildlife Federation
Crystal Davis, Alliance for the Great Lakes
VIEW Equity and the GLRI here

Thursday, December 10

Panel Discussion: State Revolving Funds: A State-Level Program View
Time: 1:00-2:30pm eastern
Join experts from around the region to learn more about water infrastructure funding and the State Revolving Funds, including how the funding mechanism works in different states, where funding is being directed, what avenues are available to seek funding, and what work is being done to improve the program.
Speakers: Cyndi Roper, Natural Resources Defense Council
Anthonia Ogudipe, Alliance for the Great Lakes
Pete Bucher, Ohio Environmental Council
VIEW State Revolving Funds here