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
- June, 17th, 2019 JB 100 Join the Week-long Celebration Thinking for Ourselves Stop Spreading Surveillance Shea Howell Several hundred people gathered at the Detroit Police Commissioner Board hearing at St. John’s Lutheran Church to discuss the expansion of a facial recognition system tied to Project Green Light. Currently, Detroit and Chicago are the only cities...Read More »
- June, 10th, 2019 “Men don’t need to show our manhood, we need to show our humanity” — James Boggs, 1990 __________________________________________ JB 100 Join the Week-long Celebration _____________________________________________ Thinking for Ourselves Commencement Days Shea Howell This is High School graduation season in Detroit. Across the city new graduates are walking around with caps and...Read More »
- June, 4th, 2019 “My vision of a new society in the United States comes out of my life in the United States and my reflections on my experiences and on the history of humanity as I, in my small way, have been able to grasp that history… I have many turning points in my life....Read More »
- May, 29th, 2019 Thinking for Ourselves Mayors Matter Shea Howell Mayors can make a difference. Chicago’s new Mayor Lori Lightfoot took office this week, becoming the first African American, openly queer woman to head the city. A few days before she took the oath, she announcedshe would stop water shut offs. In unequivocal terms...Read More »
- Today is Jimmy’s 100th birthday (May 28, 1919 ). https://www.jb100.org/ This is part of a statement he made 30 years ago about his vision for a new society: “My vision of a new society in the United States comes out of my life in the United States and my reflections on my experiences and on...Read More »