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

  • Conversations in Maine New Edition – Order your copy

    Conversations in Maine New Edition – Order your copy

     Conversations in Maine A New Edition 2018 Authors: Grace Lee Boggs, Jimmy Boggs, Freddy Paine, and Lyman Paine Foreword by Shea Howell and Stephen Ward Afterword by Michael Doan Order your copy today {Store} Meditations on activism following the turbulent 1960s—back in print Following the Detroit Rebellion of 1967, four veteran activists, Grace Lee and...Read More »
  • Boggs Center – Living For Change  News Letter   November 5th, 2018

    Boggs Center – Living For Change News Letter November 5th, 2018

    November 5th, 2018 Adult allies are needed to assist We the Youth of Detroit in testing water across the city. MORE INFO HERE _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Thinking for Ourselves Shea Howell Against the Darkness This is a time of accelerating homegrown terrorism. The Massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburg followed closely behind the shooting...Read More »
  • Boggs Center – Living For Change News Letter. –   October 31st, 2018

    Boggs Center – Living For Change News Letter. – October 31st, 2018

    October 31st, 2018 It has been a week of hate crimes and violence across the country. Please join us at interfaith press event to condemn recent acts of violenceand extremism targeting the Jewish community, immigrants, African-Americans and the press, and call for unity and mutual support. We must loudly proclaim our positive vision of a...Read More »
  • Boggs Center –  Living For Change NewsLetter. October 23rd,  2018

    Boggs Center – Living For Change NewsLetter. October 23rd, 2018

    October 23rd, 2018 Thinking for Ourselves Shea Howell Attack in Brightmoor Detroit has few friends in Lansing.  We have learned over these years of right-wing republican rule that a favorite trick of those in power is to withhold funds from a city or school district and to then declare a financial emergency which their actions...Read More »
  • 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 »

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