New Good Reads

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Here are some great new books relevant to thinking about change and making change in the years ahead. A couple of them you can download gratis, the others are available on Amazon. All of them lend some message of importance to the field of transformative social change and/or activism.    Even My Voice Is Silence […]

adrienne maree brown | american revolutionary

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i assert my solutions as the living embodiment of my nationality… i’m testing that statement out. for a long time, most of my conscious political life, i have not thought of myself as an american (and not a nationalist at all, especially not of a colonial empire). i have been a world traveller. a future […]

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 […]

on the road again | adrienne maree brown

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i have been traveling a lot [these] past few weeks. the ruckus camp was incredible, and then i was at web of change up off the coast of british columbia, which was fascinating. i sat on a panel at web of change which really challenged me – which is righteous i suppose because it was called Our […]

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 […]

On Revolution | Grace Lee Boggs & Angela Davis

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Listen as revolutionary icons Grace Lee Boggs and Angela Davis talk about where we could be going (politically and socially), how we can make the very best of the opportunities we have right now, and why revolution is necessary. Watch On Revolution  

february 2012

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  WEST COAST fearlessMeditation I | Practice of the Body CXC | Center for Transformative Change | Berkeley, CA   Friday | February 10, 2012 | 7:00-9:30pm  & Friday | March 9, 2012 | 7:00-9:30pm Register   Rockwood Leadership | Art of Leadership Westerbeke Ranch | Sonoma, CA   Monday – Friday | March 26-30 Deadline […]

A Look Back at Forward Thinking Leaders

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Every month transform. features outspoken, dedicated leaders. Here are a handful who’ve inspired us in their tenacity, love, generosity, and in their ability to hold the complexities of humanity.

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.”