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Belvie Rooks

Belvie Rooks incorporates meditation and stillness as part of her youth/elder, intergenerational wisdom circles. CO-founder of “Growing a Global Heart” along with her late husband, Poet Dedan Gills, she has engaged in ceremonial tree plantings along the Trans-Atlantic Slave Route in West Africa and the Underground Railroad in the United States and Canada.

Her essays have appeared in a number of publications and anthologies including: My Soul is a Witness: African-American Women’s Spirituality; Ecological and Social Healing: Multicultural Women’s Voices; Global Chorus: 365 Voices on the Future of the Planet; The Power of Love (2019)