Grace Lee Boggs on her Hope for Detroit


Grace Lee Boggs on her Hope for Detroit

Many communities across the United States are undergoing dramatic economic shifts and downturns requiring us all to ask what will it take to tap into our resilience, our capacities to overcome adversity? What will it take for a community's, a city's resurgence from devastation? Grace Lee Boggs emphasizes the importance of hope, love, and awareness of the historical context.

The Fetzer Institute hosted a series of dialogues among community leaders from across the US and other regions of the world to explore perspectives on roles of leadership in community movements. The convening questions delved into experiences and philosophies about resilience, inclusivity, and individual and community transformation. During the meeting, author and activist Grace Lee Boggs reflected on her many years as a leader in the Civil Rights movement and as a community organizer in Detroit.

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