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

  • “WE HAVE JUST BEGUN TO FIGHT” Grace Lee Boggs

    “WE HAVE JUST BEGUN TO FIGHT” Grace Lee Boggs

    “WE HAVE JUST BEGUN TO FIGHT” Grace Lee Boggs (August 18, 2013) I‘ve been a Detroiter for 60 years and this is the first time in my experience that so many different organizations with different ideologies and personalities have recognized that the time has come when we must join together to resist and defeat the...Read More »
  • View American Revolutionary GraceLee  PBS

    View American Revolutionary GraceLee PBS

    Home American Revolutionary Grace Lee Boggs, 99, is a Chinese American philosopher, writer, and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. Rooted for 75 years in the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she challenges a new generation to throw off old...Read More »
  • Boggs Center Living for Change News January 9th, 2017

    Boggs Center Living for Change News January 9th, 2017

    James Boggs, What Does the African American Experience Teach us About Democracy and Equality? 1980 The question is not how to make other non-black Americans less racist while we become more like them every day. As long as we continue to think that this is the main question, our social, economic, and political relationships will...Read More »
  • Riverwise Magazine Community Events

    Riverwise Magazine Community Events

    riverwise_magazine/ {community}_ Hey We have community events coming up. As a part of Riverwise Magazine’s community, we want to make sure that you and your friends aren’t left out. Also, we have 2 months to meet our ioby fundraising goal and we need your help! Riverwise on the Radio! WNUC Community Radio  When: Mon, January 8th,...Read More »
  • Boggs Center News – January 3rd, 2018

    Boggs Center News – January 3rd, 2018

    Grace Lee Boggs, “The Black Revolution in America,” 1970 Any fundamental change in this system must begin with the concept of the individual as the maker of history, responsible for creating his social environment, convinced of his actions as historically significant, and therefore of how he thinks, feels, and judges and the positions he takes...Read More »

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