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. Through local, national and international networks of activists, artists and intellectuals we foster new ways of living, being and thinking to face the challenges of the 21st century.

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

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  • Boggs Center – Living for Change News – Martin Luther King jr  Day

    Boggs Center – Living for Change News – Martin Luther King jr Day

         Our mission is to nurture the transformational leadership capacities of individuals and organizations committed to creating productive, sustainable, ecologically responsible, and just communities. Through local, national and international networks of activists, artists and intellectuals we foster new ways of living, being and thinking to face the challenges of the 21st century. Living for Change...Read More »
  • James Boggs – HOW CAN WE RE-CIVILIZE SOCIETY? excerpts

    James Boggs – HOW CAN WE RE-CIVILIZE SOCIETY? excerpts

    HOW CAN WE RE-CIVILIZE SOCIETY? excerpts by James Boggs “Urban Design and Social Change,” University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Nov-3, 1988. (Thanks to Grace Lee Boggs for transcription) We live in an age of both material and spiritual pollution, exploiting each other and our environment without any thought for future generations. We bulldoze forests to...Read More »
  • Boggs Center – Living for Change News January 9nd – January 16th 2017

    Boggs Center – Living for Change News January 9nd – January 16th 2017

      Living for Change News January 2nd – January 9th Call for Session Proposals THE 22nd Annual Pedagogy & Theater of the Oppressed Conference “Breaking the Silence: From Rebellion to Waging Love” Submit proposals by Friday, January 20th, 2017. WHEN: June 1st – June 4th, 2017 •    Pre-Conference with Julian Boal May 30th-June 1st •    Welcome Event on June 1st •    Workshops June 2nd-4th...Read More »
  • Boggs Center News Letter Living For Change – January 2 – 9th, 2017

    Boggs Center News Letter Living For Change – January 2 – 9th, 2017

       Living for Change News January 2nd – January 9th Thinking for Ourselves Faithful Days Shea Howell This year the first day of 2017 was also the last day of Kwanzaa, Imani, the affirmation of faith. Over 200 people gathered at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History to share in celebration of the...Read More »
  • Boggs Center Living For Change – December 26th – January 2, 2017

    Boggs Center Living For Change – December 26th – January 2, 2017

       Living for Change News December 26th – January 2nd The Boggs Center would like to thank Vassar College for the opportunity to share the stories and work of Detroiters who are visionaries, solutionaries and place-based educators during a recent learning journey in Detroit. The following videos published by Vassar College share stories from Freedom Freedom...Read More »

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