headshot of James and Grace Lee Boggs outdoors, with trees in the background
A poster print of a black-and-white etching depicting a group of people marching with signs and t-shirts reading "restoring the neighbor back to the hood"
8 youth from Detroit Summer posing for a photo, in a garden holding garden tools

Our mission

is to nurture the transformational leadership capacities of individuals and organizations committed to creating productive, sustainable, ecologically responsible, and just communities.

"Each generation, coming out of obscurity, must define its mission and fulfill or betray it."
Frantz Fanon - The Wretched of the Earth

Recent Posts

  • 98th Birthday  – James Boggs   May 27, 1919 July 22, 1993

    98th Birthday – James Boggs May 27, 1919 July 22, 1993

    Our comrade friend mentor and fellow Revolutionary Jimmy Boggs Passed Away 24 years ago 1993. James Boggs (activist) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search For other people with this name, see James Boggs James Boggs James Boggs and his wife Grace Lee Boggs Born May 27, 1919 Marion Junction, Alabama[1] Died July 22,...Read More »
  • Living for Change: If Not Now, When? – 2010 – Grace Lee Boggs

    Living for Change: If Not Now, When? – 2010 – Grace Lee Boggs

    Published on Monday, August 23, 2010 by CommonDreams.org Living for Change: If Not Now, When? by Grace Lee Boggs  I won’t be marching with Jesse Jackson in the March called by the UAW and the NAACP to commemorate the August 28, 1963 March on Washington. That’s not only because at 95 my marching days are...Read More »
  • Boggs Center – Living For Change News Letter -July 17, 2017

    Boggs Center – Living For Change News Letter -July 17, 2017

        “We still survive, in the culture of estrangement, for how much longer no one knows. Yet to change that culture intelligently, we must understand it, trace its roots, know its history – not because estrangement is the lineal descendent of one particular historical event or time, but because the past is still alive in...Read More »
  • BC – Living For Change News Letter – July 11th, 2017

    BC – Living For Change News Letter – July 11th, 2017

       “…essence of dialectical thinking is the ability to be self-critical. Being able to see that an idea you had or an activity you had engaged in which was correct at one stage can turn into its opposite at another stage; that whenever a person or an organization or a country is in crisis, it is necessary...Read More »
  • The Fifty-Year Rebellion – Book by Scott Kurashige

    The Fifty-Year Rebellion – Book by Scott Kurashige

    How the U.S. poltitical crisis began in Detroit. Purchase @ Boggs Center  book store http://boggscenter.org/store-new/ “Scott Kurashige’s wonderful important book teaches us to read neoliberal crisis and austerity from below, as a reaction to forces of liberation that came before and continue today,” MICHAEL HARDT coauthor of AssemblyRead More »

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