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  Newsletter   December 11th, 2018

    Boggs Center – Living For Change Newsletter December 11th, 2018

    December 11th, 2018     Thinking for Ourselves Shea Howell Beyond Lame Ducks   Throughout Michigan people are rallying to challenge the Lame Duck actions of the state legislature. Protest, public demonstrations and outright mockery are tactics being deployed against a secure, smug legislative body. Many groups are placing their hopes in the Governor. They...Read More »
  • Boggs Center – Living For Change News – December 3rd, 2018

    Boggs Center – Living For Change News – December 3rd, 2018

    December 3rd, 2018     Little War on the Prarie Thinking for Ourselves   Thinking for Ourselves Shea Howell Poletown Lives Much of the country was shocked by the announcement that General Motors (GM) is closing five production plants in the U.S. and Canada. Two of the closing are in the Detroit area. The Detroit-Hamtramck...Read More »
  • Boggs Center  – Living For Change News Letter – November 27th, 2018

    Boggs Center – Living For Change News Letter – November 27th, 2018

    November 27th, 2018 ______________________________________________________     the problem with wokeness Thinking for Ourselves Shea Howell Pipeline Perils The poisoning of the water in Flint Michigan was the direct result of a republican dominated lame duck legislature acting to benefit corporations and abuse democracy. Now the republican dominated lame duck legislature is threatening the waters of...Read More »
  • Boggs Center – Living For Change  News Letter.  November 23rd, 2018

    Boggs Center – Living For Change News Letter. November 23rd, 2018

    November 23rd, 2018   Thinking for Ourselves Shea Howell A New We This week the National Council of Elders met in Detroit. The Council was formed in 2011 by Vincent Harding and James and Phil Lawson, all veterans of the Black Liberation struggle and close associates of Martin Luther King. The purpose of the Council...Read More »
  • 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 »

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