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"
The Boggs Center Board of Directors, posing for the camera as a group outside in front of some trees.

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

  • Boggs Center – Living For Change – April 15th 2019

    Boggs Center – Living For Change – April 15th 2019

    April 15th, 2019 Thinking for Ourselves Fearless Love Shea Howell Sanctuary cities are back in the news. Trump has renewed his efforts to punish cities that have declared sanctuary for people coming to this country seeking safety and new ways of life. In both a speech and a tweet, Trump vowed he is thinking about...Read More »
  • Boggs Center – Living for Change News – April 8th, 2019

    Boggs Center – Living for Change News – April 8th, 2019

    April 8th, 2019 [Cover Photo: from Homrich 9 action. credited to ACLU] Let’s pack the court room THIS WEDNESDAY for Baba Baxter’s motion hearing in regards to an injury he sustained while being forced into an ADA noncompliant van by the police during a direct action protesting water shutoffs #Homrich9 2PM in ROOM 226 @...Read More »
  • River Wise Magazine – Winter Spring 2019

    River Wise Magazine – Winter Spring 2019

    Rest In Power, Mama Lila As we continue to mourn this great loss in our community, remember her family, close friends, and comrades. A legend, mother, sister, wife, a righteous woman of immovable conviction, water warrior, tireless champion for the people and challenger of the status quo, fierce anti-racist, a trainer and educator of generations, Lila...Read More »
  • Boggs Center – Living For Change – April 2nd, 2019

    Boggs Center – Living For Change – April 2nd, 2019

    April 2nd, 2019 The Boggs Center would like to extend our love, respect and admiration to the Highlander Center for its 87 year legacy and commitment to social justice.We are bereaved to learn of your recent fire, and offer our support as you continue your decades long contribution to the betterment of humanity.In love and struggle, Boggs Center Board—A...Read More »
  • East Side Community Survey

    East Side Community Survey

    flyer final survey east side cba East Side Cimmunity Survey  Metro Detroit A. Phillip Randolph Institute  James & Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership  Feedom Freedom Growers, Gems    Contacts:  Jerry: (313) 744-3661  Myrtle: (313) 632-0991  Coach: (313) 720-7178  Dear participant  Please take a moment to complete this survey in the spirit of generating...Read More »

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