As we approach spring, the people of Detroit and across the nation are working diligently every day to re-imagine work and education and to rebuild community. In commemoration of the 45th Anniversaries of the Detroit Rebellion and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s speech, A Time to Break Silence: A Call for a Radical Revolution in Values, the 30th Anniversary of the murder of Vincent Chin and the 20th Anniversary of the founding of Detroit Summer, we invite the world to join us.
From the Detroit Rebellion in 1967, to the Arab Spring and Occupy Movements in 2011, to our streets today, people have demonstrated the power to change their conditions. People everywhere are looking to Detroit to usher in a new way of living in an economy that no longer supports its citizens. Detroiters are rebuilding, re-spiriting and re-imagining the way we live, the way we work, and the way we can turn to one another instead of against each other.
Some say that Detroit lacks leadership. Truth is, leadership exists all around us! Leaders can be found on every corner, on every block and in every neighborhood! It is our duty to recognize and to nurture these leaders and we have accepted the challenge! We are committed to becoming citizens of our planet and our communities while reinventing Democracy, because we firmly believe that Democracy is more than just voting!
We recognize in Detroit that if you have not first imagined your circumstance, you cannot re-imagine it. We are growing our own food, telling our own stories, building our own schools and we are committed to creating peace zones while transforming our “hoods” into neighborhoods.
Detroit has survived, despite the crash. So, please join us this summer as we
Re-Imagine the World, Transform Ourselves & Fight for the Future!!!
JULY 2, 2012 – JULY 14, 2012
For more info. contact: Boggs Center at 313-923-0797 or
Tawana Petty at firstname.lastname@example.org, 313-433-9882
If you are interested in donating to our efforts, you may do so via: www.boggscenter.org and click donate.
“A time comes when silence is betrayal.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.