Archive for the 'Organizing for Change' Category

While hundreds of people packed Central United Methodist Church last month for Grace’s 94th birthday party, a rainbow emerged in the Eastern sky. A rainbow also appeared in the sky during Grace’s 88th birthday party. The cosmos are on our side!

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Rochelle Riley on Weusi’s legacy.
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Detroit City of Hope recently launched a new website and new logo. Check out the DCOH website for profiles of participant organizations and to buy City of Hope t-shirts. Click on the screenshot below to visit the new website.

Via TRGGR Radio: Hip Hop Culture & Tradition on 91.1FM WMUA:
Hampshire College becomes first college in U.S. to divest from Israeli Occupation!
Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, has become the first of any college or university in the U.S. to divest from companies on the grounds of their involvement in the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
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Mark your calendars with the dates for the 11th annual AMC: July 16-19, 2009 in Detroit. Check out the new Allied Media Conference website by clicking the screenshot below.

The AMC has also released a vision statement for the 11th annual conference:
We Are Ready Now
Media and creativity to transform our selves and our world
The [...]

Here is classic Grace Lee Boggs column from 2005 on movement building strategy.
LIVING FOR CHANGE
MLK and Movement Building
By Grace Lee Boggs
Michigan Citizen, Feb. 20-26, 2005
I was not involved in the campaign to make King’s birthday a national holiday initiated by Congressman Conyers after his assassination.. As a Black Power activist in the 1960s, I identified [...]

Martin Luther King Jr. associate Vincent Harding, a professor emeritus at the Iliff School of Theology who chairs the Veterans of Hope Project, draws connections between President Barack Obama’s election and the civil rights movement and talks about what the inauguration meant to him.

Rick Feldman of the Boggs Center shares his reflections on the UE Workers Victory Tour:
Let me share last night’s celebration (organized by Jobs with Justice) with the workers from UE and the recent inspiring sit-in of the Chicago Republic Window workers. The IEBW Hall was filled with probably 500 folks.
There was some music [...]

An update from Micah Fialka-Feldman’s campaign to live on the campus of Oakland University. Pictured above, Micah with friends at Eastern District Federal Court.
On February 5, 2009, District Federal Court Judge Duggan denied Micah Fialka-Feldman’s Motion for a Preliminary Injunction. The Judge ruled in favor of Oakland University. This is only [...]