adrienne maree brown | some of our blog favorites

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Here are some of our favorite 2012 blog posts from adrienne maree brown. In them she talks about creating inner change, about Obama and the importance of practicing revolution every day, about growing our capacity for persistence, and about Columbus, Detroit and the meaning of home. All of these pieces are worth a second look. […]

reimagining organizing, movements & leadership

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this past weekend was reimagining organizing, movements and leadership in detroit. once we heard that author and thinker margaret wheatley was going to be in kalamazoo and was willing to come to detroit, we built the event as a way to immerse her in our work here in detroit, and immerse detroit in the ideas […]

we are in the future | adrienne maree brown

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here are my written notes for the keynote i gave this past weekend to the North American Students of Cooperation Institute. it was an amazing group to speak with, think with, and be in community with at this moment in history! —- I am so honored to be here with all of you. I want to start […]

Dave Moore | Ageless Warrior

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Born in 1912, Dave Moore marched, and was an organizer, for civil rights and working people. During the 1930s he helped organized the Ford Hunger Strike against Ford Motor Company in Detroit, an event that changed his life. He was also part of a delegation that helped get Black pilots and Black stewardesses jobs in […]

Cara Page | Reflections from Detroit

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How can one be well if we are not well together? And how will we get well when our sense of wellness often does not include the whole? It is something we will need to find again as part of understanding our role as organizers who once were healers, or healers who once were organizers.

EMEAC | Transformation in Detroit

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When so many people have left Detroit, given up on Detroit, and let the bad economy beat them down, EMEAC has risen up during this time, seeing opportunity for reshaping areas…

Grace Lee Boggs | The Answers Are Coming from the Bottom

portrait by Robert Shetterly (www.americanswhotellthetruth.org)

Democracy Now!’s June 2010 interview with Grace Lee Boggs, “a Detroit-based radical organizer and philosopher. Born to Chinese immigrant parents in 1915, Grace Lee Boggs has been involved with the civil rights, Black Power, labor, environmental justice, and feminist movements over the past seven decades.”

Grace Lee Boggs | The Answers are Coming from the Bottom

portrait by Robert Shetterly (www.americanswhotellthetruth.org)

A reprint of Democracy Now!’s June 2010 interview with Grace Lee Boggs, “a Detroit-based radical organizer and philosopher. Born to Chinese immigrant parents in 1915, Grace Lee Boggs has been involved with the civil rights, Black Power, labor, environmental justice, and feminist movements over the past seven decades. Along with her late husband Jimmy Boggs, Grace has been at the forefront of efforts to rebuild urban communities.”

Welcome

Block out your calendars and pack your bags! We’re heading to the US Social Forum (USSF) to stir things up and make things right… In fact, this entire June issue of transform is dedicated to highlighting this year’s forum in Detroit. You, Us and Them are ready to make change happen. We have an opportunity […]

Transformative Track at US Social Forum | June 22-26, 2010 | Detroit, MI

Last month, we shared with you the plans in progress of the Transformative Intermediary Group & Gatherers for the upcoming USSF. There are many avenues of discovery and ways to get involved at the Forum. One such way is the Transformative Track. The Transformative Track is being stewarded by CXC and also includes the following transformative social change field intermediaries: Stone Circles, Social Justice Leadership, Movement Strategy Center, and Generative Somatics.