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"
8 youth from Detroit Summer posing for a photo, in a garden holding garden tools

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 News – December 4th 2017

    Boggs Center News – December 4th 2017

    Boggs Center News James Boggs, “Liberation or Revolution,” 1978 “Why is that, having lived through one of the most momentous periods in human history, a period when millions of people were out in the streets, demonstrating their belief that there is another way for human beings to live together, most people today are far more...Read More »
  • Boggs Center – News  November 28th, 2017

    Boggs Center – News November 28th, 2017

    Living for Change News James and Grace Lee Boggs, “Uprooting Racism and Racists in the United States” 1970 Less obvious but increasingly dangerous has been the human price paid by the entire country for advancing capitalism by all means necessary. In the course of making a unique land of opportunity in which whites climb up...Read More »
  • The Revolutionary Soul of Ron Scott by Barbara A. Stachowski

    The Revolutionary Soul of Ron Scott by Barbara A. Stachowski

    The Revolutionary Soul of Ron Scott by Barbara A. Stachowski In contemplating the life of my friend and comrade Ron Scott, I’ve struggled to encompass all the aspects of the man that I saw embodied as he walked in the world. Ron Scott was a soulful man, always expressive of deep feeling and emotion. Ron...Read More »
  • Boggs Center – In Memory of Ron Scott, Spiritual Warrior

    Boggs Center – In Memory of Ron Scott, Spiritual Warrior

    In Memory of Ron Scott, Spiritual Warrior James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership Lifelong community activist Ron Scott died on Sunday, November 29, 2015 after a difficult battle with cancer.  We mourn his passing and will greatly miss his voice and insights. Ron was a board member of the James and...Read More »
  • Boggs Center News – November 20th, 2017

    Boggs Center News – November 20th, 2017

    Living for Change News James and Grace Lee Boggs, ‘Rediscovering the American Past,” Revolution and Evolution in the Twentieth Century, 1974 After fighting a bloody civil war allegedly to free the slaves, then declaring them legally free, the North allowed them to be put back into a state of servitude equal to or worse than...Read More »

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