Gloria Weberg is a widowed Navy veteran of World War II, who is the mother of seven, grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of two. She has spent her entire adult life committed to the cause of justice for all people.
Here are just a few of her accomplishments:
- Leader and volunteer with Calling All Colors since its inception 18 years ago. It is an educational non-profit that brings elementary school children from southwestern Michigan together in small groups to foster racial and ethnic equality.
“Gloria is an inspiration to the entire southwest Michigan community for her commitment, her energy, and her caring for the people in our community.” – Dr. Larry Feldman, Calling All Colors Board Chairman.
- Leader and volunteer with the Benton Harbor-based OutCenter, a nonprofit providing support and advocacy for the LGBT community in southwestern Michigan, since its inception in 2003.
“Her commitment as a mom, ally, grandma, sister, human being, feminist, woman, and community leader has had deep and lasting impacts throughout the OutCenter history.” – Mary Jo Schnell, OutCenter Executive Director.
- Member of Berrien UU Fellowship of St. Joseph, MI, more than 30 years where she continues a long tradition of serving as a primary religious education teacher. She designed and stitched six quilts measuring 56-by-40 inches that hang in BUUF’s sanctuary, which depict UU history of the 16th through 21st
“I consider Gloria a matriarch of our church. I’m especially charmed by the way she connects with children.” – Lisa Marie Fuller, president of BUUF’s board.
- Serves on communications and environmental committees of the Berrien County Democratic Party. Demonstrates for social justice weekly in front of U.S. Rep. Fred Upton’s office.
- Her career as a professional social worker emphasized women’s issues.
- Active in the feminist and civil rights movements in the 1960s and 70s.
“I’d take my kids to every march.” – Gloria Weberg.