Boggs Center

Boggs Center Statement

A New Moment


There is a new awakening in our country. Born out of anguish and anger, people are transforming grief and rage into the possibility of a better future. The outcry after the failure of Grand Juries to acknowledge the lives of Michael Brown and Eric Garner has brought forth new political energies, exposing the violence, racism, and inequalities that have become ordinary in our lives.

Young people are organizing resistance to police violence and the callous disregard for black lives. They are showing courage and imagination as they mobilize people for rallies, marches, die-in’s, and disruptions of business as usual. They are developing new forms of support for one another and establishing connections within cities, across the country, and with international allies.