A Big Thank You from Tawana and Detroit 2013!

Grace and Tawana50315fa97e8b1.JPGBecause of you, we had an incredible week during Detroit 2013 and we are truly grateful!

Some of what we covered included:

  • What time is it on the clock of the world? – Grace Lee Boggs
  • New Work – interactive exhibit and discussion – Barbara Stachowski and Kim Sherobbi (Samaritan Center – Blair Evans)
  • Cultural Event and Festival – feat Detroit’s Brave New Voices Youth Slam Team, Insite the Riot and Jim Perkinson, hosted by At Peace (The Hush House Black Community Museum and International Leadership and Training Institute for Human Rights)
  • Building Resistance – Rev. Sandra Simmons (Hush House)
  • Creating Peace Zones and 1967 Rebellion Exhibit – Coalition Against Police Brutality and Peace Zones for Life
  • Historic Bus Tour – Shea Howell/Rich Feldman
  • Place Based Education – Bart Eddy (Detroit CommunitySchools), Elizabeth Whittaker (Nsoroma Institute), Virgil Taylor (Peace Project), Cassidy Rosen and Fernando Abbud (Colorado)
  • Health and Healing – Michelle Puckett (Oakland) and Peggy Hong (Detroit)
  • Food Security and Land Discussions – Myrtle Thompson-Curtis and Wayne Curtis (Feedom Freedom Growers), Phil Jones (Colors), Shane Bernardo (Earthworks and Day Project), Michelle Jackson (Sustainable Community Farms/Small Ville Learning Farms) and Eitan Sussman (Keep Growing Detroit)
  • From War Zones to Peace Zones panel featuring film screening of Detroit’s Native Son – Charity Hicks (EMEAC), Harry Weaver III, Sandra Hines (Coalition Against Police Brutality/Peace Zones for Life, Yusef Bunchy Shakur (Urban Network and Black Souljahs) and Sterling Toles
  • Creating a student movement – Dr. Vincent Harding, Kristian Bailey (NY), Molly Cunningham (Chicago), Allison Laskey (CA)
  • Self-governing councils and communities – Linda Campbell (Building Movement), Charity Hicks (EMEAC) and Shea Howell (Boggs Center)
  • Reflection Friday – How do we build a movement committed to Resistance and alternatives in 2013 & 2014 in our cities and in our country? (Kim Sherobbi)
  • Stop the Violence Peace Rally – Church of the Messiah (Pastor Barry)
  • Complex Movements – feat Invincible
  • Origami instruction with Pablo (12 years old) – see Pablo’s attached artwork welcoming Detroit 2013
  • Album release party with Will See and the D. Blair Collective
  • We also celebrated the 98th birthday of Grace Lee Boggs, which included Grace Lee’s award winning film about Grace Lee Boggs titled, American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, which premiered at the DIA Film Theater!

A special thanks to our media team and both the local and national planning teams for this incredible experience!

If you would like to donate to the efforts of the Boggs Center visit www.boggscenter.org. Thank you for your participation and continued support! It is sincerely appreciated!

In love and struggle,

Tawana Petty aka Honeycomb

Mother/Organizer/Author/Poet

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Detroit 2013 Program – subject to change

Tawana Petty
Organizer, Detroit 2012 & 2013
Phone: 313-433-9882
Email: tawana.detroit2012@gmail.com

Boggs Center
http://www.boggscenter.org
313-923-0797

 DETROIT 2013: A Time for Resistance

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June 23rd – 30th

Sunday – June 23Church of the Messiah – 231 E. Grand Blvd., Det, MI 48207

 Evening: – 5pm – 8pm

  • Welcome to Detroit! – Shea Howell
  • Networking and Community Dinner – provided (donations requested, but nobody turned away)

Monday, June 24 – Cass Corridor Commons – 4605 Cass Ave., Det, MI 48201

  • 830am – Continental breakfast – provided

Morning: – 9am to 12pm

  • What time is it on the clock of the world? – Grace Lee Boggs
  • Why are we in Detroit? – Boggs Center/National Planning Team
  • Lunch – Provided with small donation requested, but nobody turned away

Afternoon: – 1pm – 4pm – Samaritan Center – 5555 Conner St, Detroit, MI 48213

  • Site visit – new work – Blair Evans and Professor Frithjof Bergmann

Evening: – 6pm – 9pm – The Hush House Black Community Museum and International Leadership and Training Institute for Human Rights – 6179 Wabash Detroit, MI 48208

  • Community Dinner/Cultural Event hosted by At Peace, featuring Detroit’s Brave New Voices Youth Poetry Slam Team, Insite the Riot, and Jim Perkinson with presentation by Rev. Sandra Simmons

Tuesday, June 25th – Cass Corridor Commons – 4605 Cass Ave., Det, MI 48201

830am – Continental breakfast – provided

Morning: – 9am – 12pm

  • National report outs – creation of global timeline
  • Lunch – Provided with small donation requested, but nobody turned away

Afternoon: – 1pm – 4pm

  • Bus Tour with Shea Howell – 3 hours
  • Peace Zones report out and 1967 Rebellion Display – Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality/Peace Zones for Life

Evening:

  • Dinner – on your own
  • 6pm – 8pm – Place Based Education Panel – Bart Eddy (Detroit Community Schools), Elizabeth Whittaker (Nsoroma Institute), Virgil Taylor (Peace Project), Cassidy Rosen and Fernando Abbud (Colorado)

Wednesday, June 26th – Cass Corridor Commons – 4605 Cass Ave., Det, MI 48201

830am – Continental Breakfast – Provided

Morning: – 9am – 12pm

  • National report outs continued
  • Lunch – Provided with small donation requested, but nobody turned away

Afternoon: – 1pm – 4pm

  • Health and Healing – Michelle Puckett (Oakland) and Peggy Hong (Detroit)
  • New Work Report Out – Barbara Stachowski and Kim Sherobbi

Evening:

  • Dinner – on your own
  • 6pm – 8pm – Food Security and land discussions – Myrtle Thompson-Curtis and Wayne Curtis (Feedom Freedom Growers), Phil Jones (Colors), Shane Bernardo (Earthworks and Day Project), Michelle Jackson (Sustainable Community Farms/Small Ville Learning Farms) and Eitan Sussman (Keep Growing Detroit)

Thursday, June 27th – Cass Corridor Commons – 4605 Cass Ave., Det, MI 48201

830am – Continental Breakfast – Provided

Morning: – 9am – 12pm

  • National report outs continued
  • Lunch – Provided with small donation requested, but nobody turned away

 Afternoon: – 1pm – 4pm

  • From War Zones to Peace Zones Panel featuring Screening of Detroit’s Native Son – Panelists include: Charity Hicks (EMEAC), Harry Weaver III, Ron Scott (Coalition Against Police Brutality/Peace Zones for Life and Yusef Bunchy Shakur (Urban Network and Black Souljahs)

5pm – Dinner – on your own

 

  • Origami with Pablo

 

  • 6pm until – Album release party with Will See – David Blair Theater – 4605 Cass Ave., Det, MI 48201 at 7pm

 

Friday, June 28th – Cass Corridor Commons – 4605 Cass Ave., Det, MI 48201

830am – Continental Breakfast – Provided

Origami with Pablo

Morning: – 9am – 12pm

  • 50 years forward/50 years back – Looking towards the Future: Creating a Student Movement, Creating a National Newsletter – Kristian Bailey (NY) and Molly Cunningham (Chicago) and Boggs Center
  • Lunch – Provided with small donation requested, but nobody turned away

Afternoon: – 1pm – 4pm

  • Self-governing councils/communities – Linda Campbell and Charity Hicks
  • Creating the Beloved Community

Evening: – 5pm – 8pm

  • Dinner – Included (small donation requested, but nobody turned away)
  • Reflection Friday – How do we build a movement committed to Resistance and alternatives in 2013 & 2014 in our cities and in our country?

Saturday, June 29th – Church of the Messiah – 231 E. Grand Blvd., Det, MI 48207

Morning:

  • Peace Rally and Celebration

Afternoon:

  • 3pm – 6pm – Grace Lee Boggs’ documentary and 98th birthday celebration at the Detroit Institute of Arts – 5200 Woodward Ave Detroit, MI 48202

Evening:

Sunday, June 30th – Boggs Center – 3061 Field St., Det, MI

  • 10am – 1pm – brunch/closing reflections

(close of Detroit 2013)

Other topics to be discussed, but not limited to: new forms of resistance, race and class, reimagining education and conversations with Grace.

Original origami and art by Pablo.

THANK YOU!

Detroit 2013: Making A Way Out of No Way Towards the Next American Revolution!

Peace everyone,

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 . . .

Location: Detroit

JUNE 23, 2013 – JUNE 30, 2013

For more info. contact: Boggs Center at 313-923-0797 or Tawana Petty at 313-433-9882 or Visit: www.dcoh.org or www.detroit2012.org

 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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