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Friday, June 16 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Detroit Through the Eyes of James and Grace Lee Boggs

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How does the radical legacy of James and Grace Lee Boggs speak to our struggles to transform ourselves and society? We will explore how James and Grace Lee Boggs analyzed capitalism and white supremacy, while they made Detroit the center of revolutionary organizing from the eras of civil rights and Black Power to neoliberalism and emergency management. Participants will come away with new insights from Detroit's ongoing movement history and the Boggs's philosophical activism.

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Scott Kurashige

Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership
Scott Kurashige is the author of THE FIFTY-YEAR REBELLION: HOW THE U.S. POLITICAL CRISIS BEGAN IN DETROIT and co-author with Grace Lee Boggs of THE NEXT AMERICAN REVOLUTION: SUSTAINABLE ACTIVISM FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY. He teaches social justice and ethnic studies at the Uni... Read More →
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Stephen Ward

Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership
Stephen Ward is the author of IN LOVE AND STRUGGLE: THE REVOLUTIONARY LIVES OF JAMES AND GRACE LEE BOGGS and editor of PAGES FROM A BLACK RADICAL’S NOTEBOOK: A JAMES BOGGS READER. He teaches African American history and urban community studies at the University of Michigan.


Friday June 16, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Student Center: Hilberry B