We had an incredible time together last year during Detroit 2012 and now it’s time again to build on what we’ve already started. In addition to celebrating Grace Lee Boggs’ 98th birthday as well as the release of her documentary, we will be coming together again to deepen our discussion and work from last year and we are eager to learn from what you all have been doing in your own communities across the country.
In our quest for humane responses to gentrification, foreclosures, school closures, joblessness, emergency managers, transportation cuts, and police brutality, people are working diligently every day to re-imagine everything from democracy to public safety, education and work. This year, as we commemorate the 50th Anniversaries of Malcolm X’s Message to the Grassroots at the historic King Solomon Church, Dr. King’s march on Woodward in Detroit before over 100,000 people and James Boggs’ epic release of The American Revolution: Pages from a Negro Worker’s Notebook, we invite the world to join us as we come together again this summer to build on the abundant soul growth that we experienced in Detroit last July.
Let us come together for our 2nd annual gathering as we:
work towards a deepened understanding of visionary organizing, theoretically, historically and practically.
lay the groundwork for a national network of “Re-imagining Cities,” each taking on revolution, democracy, education, work, food justice, and public safety in fresh ways which make sense for our respective communities, as we continue our work of restoring the neighbor back to the hood.
create a “think tank” atmosphere to support each visiting delegation, in order to learn about their own history, contradictions, concepts and practice of visionary organizing.
As capitalism continues towards collapse, and as disenfranchisement rises, it is critical that we continue to work together to create a space which nurtures the growing of our souls this summer in Detroit. What, inside of yourself, would you like to transform? What would you like to make happen in Detroit this summer? In your own community?
Join us: As We Shake the World with a New Dream . . .
JUNE 23, 2013 – JUNE 30, 2013
If you are interested in donating to our efforts, you may do so via: www.boggscenter.org
SAVE THE DATE: “American Revolutionary:
The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs”
June 29, 2013 at the DIA
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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