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 News Letter – March 12th, 2019

    Boggs Center – Living For change News Letter – March 12th, 2019

    March 12th, 2019 7 questions we should all ask about the Wayne County jail deal  Thinking for Ourselves Making Good Trouble Shea Howell Detroit joined thousands of communities across the globe celebrating International Women’s Day last weekend. Nine years ago, Grace Lee Boggs and the Boggs Center joined Cindy Estrada of the UAW to reinvigorate...Read More »
  • Boggs Center – Living For Change – March 5th, 2019

    Boggs Center – Living For Change – March 5th, 2019

    March 5th, 2019 American Revolutionary: On Revolution at Berkeley   Thinking for Ourselves More Than a Job Shea Howell For the first time in more than a generation, Detroit will see a new auto plant. Last week, Mayor Duggan and Governor Whitmer joined leaders from Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) and the UAW to announce a possible $4.5 billion expansion that will...Read More »
  • Boggs Center – Living For Change – February 27th 2019

    Boggs Center – Living For Change – February 27th 2019

    February 27th, 2019 It is with great sadness and disbelief that I share this news: Mama Lila Cabbil, one of the People’s Water Board founding members and most passionate water warriors, left this world today. Many of us are especially grieved to learn that she had been in the hospital the last several days in ICU with the...Read More »
  • These are the times that try our Souls By Grace Lee Boggs National Exchange on Art and Civic Dialogue  Flint, Michigan, October 9-12, 2003

    These are the times that try our Souls By Grace Lee Boggs National Exchange on Art and Civic Dialogue Flint, Michigan, October 9-12, 2003

    These are the times that try our Souls By Grace Lee Boggs National Exchange on Art and Civic Dialogue Flint, Michigan, October 9-12, 2003 I want to thank the incredibly efficient and hard-working organizers of this important gathering for inviting me to give the keynote. I’ve only been here for a few hours but I’ve...Read More »
  • B oggs Center – February 19th, 2019 – Living For Change News

    B oggs Center – February 19th, 2019 – Living For Change News

    February 19th, 2019   Overlooked No More: Dudley Randall, Whose Broadside Press Gave a Voice to Black Poets ____________________________________________________________ Thinking for Ourselves Jackson Learnings Shea Howell  This past weekend the North Dakota Study Group gathered in Jackson Mississippi to explore “different ways of thinking about schools, communities, teaching and learning.” The group was formed in...Read More »

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