LIVING FOR CHANGESeize The TimeBy Grace Lee BoggsMichigan Citizen V-gel online without prescription, , May 19, 2009
Last week, at the “Economic Meltdown” Town Hall meeting in Cobo Hall sponsored by The Nation magazine, I said I was concerned that speakers were trying to restore the dehumanizing, deskilling Jobs of industrial society, instead of seizing this time of capitalist and planetary meltdown to imagine and begin creating new more human ways of working and living with one another.
That’s what we are doing at the Boggs Center.
Wednesday evening, buy v-gel in canada, May 13, V-gel prescription, for example, my old friend, octogenarian Vincent Harding, v-gel pharmacy, conducted a “fishbowl” conversation with seven youngsters, Cheap v-gel, while we oldsters marveled at his gift for encouraging young people to voice their hopes and aspirations, and then giving them a sense of the commitment and “tenacity” needed by movement builders by telling them stories of SNCC volunteers in the 1960s.
In 1967 Vincent wrote the first draft of King’s historic anti-Vietnam war speech calling for a radical revolution of values, cheapest generic v-gel online. Ten years ago he and his wife, Real v-gel without prescription, the late Rosemarie Freeney-Harding, founded the Veterans of Hope project to preserve the stories of Freedom Fighters from the 1960s. Since 911 he wears a ‘WAR IS TERORISM” button, v-gel online without prescription. His MLK: the Inconvenient Hero is an eye-opener, no rx v-gel. (Richard Levey brought copies for “fishbowl” participants). Buying generic v-gel, Another movement-building discussion took place at the May 19 DCOH (Detroit-City of Hope) meeting on urban agriculture and community-building, ably and cheerfully chaired by Mike Wimberly, director of the Hope District, tablet v-gel, a few blocks from the Boggs Center, Low price v-gel, where 170 fruit trees were planted last year.
As I listened to Ashley Atkinson (Greening of Detroit), Patrick Crouch (Earthworks), buy v-gel us, black liberation activist Malik Yakini, V-gel medicine, teacher Greg Willerer, and beekeeper Rick Wieske, I thought of how delighted the late Gerald Hairston would be with the growth of the urban ag movement since the early 90s--when he connected the “Gardening Angels, buy generic v-gel online, a loose network of African American elders, V-gel buy drug, with Detroit Summer urban youth to “rebuild, redefine and respirit Detroit from the ground up.”
Ashley reported that there are now more than 700 community gardens in Detroit. V-gel online without prescription, Gardeners hold quarterly potlucks to build the network. All over the city there are cluster centers where they share information on resources and how to preserve/market their produce, buy cheap v-gel. These clusters provide a space for new grassroots leaders to emerge. Compare v-gel prices online, Greg described how he is supplementing his income by marketing the produce from his garden and greenhouse to local businesses.
Patrick explained that Earthworks was originally created to supply produce for the Capuchin Soup Kitchen where the poor, homeless, v-gel online stores, ex-prisoners and addicted come every day for a hot meal. Now it is becoming a community-building program that strives not only to meet the material needs of the marginalized but develops their self-reliance, trust and concern for social justice, v-gel online without prescription. Order v-gel no rx, It does this by engaging them in activities to improve the food security or ability of all community residents to obtain safe, culturally acceptable, nutritionally adequate diet, buy v-gel online without prescription,
After Patrick appeared on the May 14 aljazeera English edition “Fault Lines.”a viewer in Kenya contacted him to say that he wants to start a similar program in East Africa. Buying v-gel online, Malik Yakini chairs the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBFSN) which operates a two acre farm in the city. He also owns the Black Star Community Bookstore and is Executive Director of Nsoroma Institute. Reminding us that May 19 would be Malcolm’s 84th birthday, Malik said that his interest in food security was only one aspect of his overall goal of empowering blacks, who are the majority in Detroit but are mainly food consumers rather than producers and distributors. V-gel online without prescription, Malik is trying to persuade the Detroit City Council to sponsor an urban ag program that would engage Detroiters in cultivating the 70,000+ vacant lots in our city.
“We can’t free ourselves until we feed ourselves.” That is the message the National Black Farmers Association brought when they held their 1998 convention in Detroit. Slowly but surely, this is taking place.
Moreover, just as young people went South in the 60s to join the civil rights movement, a new generation is coming to Detroit in the “aughts” to pioneer in building a 21st century sustainable city.
We/they are “seizing the time.”
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