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  – October 16 th, 2018

    Boggs Center Living For Change – October 16 th, 2018

    October 16th, 2018 Thinking for Ourselves Shea Howell Effecting the Children This week the Michigan League for Public Policy released a new report on the crisis of education in our state. It identifies the failures of decades of so-called reforms and argues for a honest look at systemic racism embedded in these efforts The report...Read More »
  • Boggs Center  – Living For Change.  October 8th,  2018

    Boggs Center – Living For Change. October 8th, 2018

    October 8th, 2018 ____________________________________________ Free – Riverwise Edition #8 Just issued Thinking for Ourselves Thinking for Ourselves Shea Howell One Water The push for local and state-wide policies to protect our water is accelerating. This past week saw both a successful student walk-out on count day in Detroit emphasizing the crisis of safe water in...Read More »
  • Boggs Center –  Living for Change News letter October 3rd, 2018

    Boggs Center – Living for Change News letter October 3rd, 2018

    October 3rd, 2018 Thinking for Ourselves     Shea Howell Being Counted Detroit young people are taking the lead in challenging the complacency of the Mayor and Superintendent of Schools over the water crisis in our city. Detroit Area Youth Uniting Michigan (DAYUM) are hosting a Freedom School today (October 3rd), urging students to stand up for themselves,...Read More »
  • Boggs Center Living For Change News Letter – September 26th, 2018

    Boggs Center Living For Change News Letter – September 26th, 2018

    September 26th, 2018 Thinking for Ourselves    Shea HowellThe Wright Vision “I love my museum. I’ll be damned before I let you take it away.” That sentence summed up the determination of the nearly two hundred people who gathered at Sacred Heart on September 19 to organize to protect the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American...Read More »
  • Boggs Center Living For Change News Letter  –  September 17th, 2018

    Boggs Center Living For Change News Letter – September 17th, 2018

    September 17th, 2018 COMMUNITY MEETING CONCERNING THE CHARLES H. WRIGHT MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY SACRED HEART ACTIVITIES BUILDING 3451 Rivard Street (off I-75 and Mack) WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 6:30—8:30 P.M. Thinking for Ourselves Shea Howell Memory Work It has been 17 years since the attacks on September 11. That was a lifetime ago...Read More »

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