Archive for the 'Get Involved' Category

On Saturday, January 30, 6pm @ Urban Network Bookstore (5740 Grand River), Yusef and the Inca of the Greensboro Almighty Latin King & Queen Nation chapter will be co-hosting a conversation on “outsiders.” In 1963, James Boggs wrote in the American Revolution that a generation of “outsiders,” those marginalized by the introduction of automation, would [...]

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2009 ended with a Micah Fialka-Feldman winning his right to live in an Oakland University dorm. This is a great victory not only for Micah, not only for the disability movement, but for the “beloved community” movement in our country.
Micah distributed this message announcing his win:
The Federal Judge [...]

Over 200 organizations and individuals have signed on to support the Dignity in Schools Campaign National Resolution for Ending School Pushout, a call to action for our school systems to end the harsh disciplinary policies and law enforcemnet tactics that push too many young people out of school. The National Resolution calls for schools to create [...]

Dear friends of the Boggs Center,
We invite you and your family to an end-of-the-year brunch to celebrate our collective dedication and creativity.
Please join us Sunday, December 13, noon to 2:00 p.m., for a potluck brunch, end-of-year reflections. Bring a poem, a story, an instrument).
The pace of events and the deepening crisis have brought us moments [...]

Dear Friends,
As readers of the Boggs Blog, you probably know that the Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership was founded in 1995 by friends and associates of James Boggs and Grace Lee Boggs to honor and continue their legacy as movement activists and theoreticians.
Since then BCNCL has increasingly become a space for theoretical discussions, organizing [...]

“Discovering Technology”
Saturday December 12th – 2:00 – 6:00pm. 5E Gallery 2125 Michigan Avenue at 14th street.
Join the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition for an afternoon at the “DiscoTech.” Learn more about the impact and possibilities of technology within our communities. Take part in workshops designed to demystify and inform the community around issues such as Internet [...]

In the wake of another brutal attack by police on our community, the Detroit & Michigan Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild has teamed up with the National Police Accountability Project, the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality and the Sugar Law Center to host a panel discussion & public forum on police brutality.
7:00pm on Thursday, [...]

Kwanzaa @ the Renaissance
Produced by Khary WAE Frazier & Yusef Shakur
Presented by General Population Music Group & The Urban Network
Saturday December 19th 2009 8pm at the Renaissance Club, 200 Renaissance Center 36th Floor, Tower 200 Detroit, MI 48243.
As 2009 comes to a close we want the community to come together and develop positive affirmations for [...]

SUSTAIN & AMPLIFY: a benefit party for Allied Media Projects
Friday, Nov. 6, 7PM – 10PM. Re:View Contemporary Gallery, 444 W. Willis, Detroit.
Featuring remarks by AMP Board Members Grace Lee Boggs, Adrienne Maree Brown, Dani McClain and Joshua Breitbart about the role of media and technology in social movements.
Live cello by Diana J. Nucera. Cash [...]