Redefining RevolutionJanuary 23, 2012 Leave a comment
“In the 1960s all hell broke loose… The media called it a “riot.” The black community called it a revolution… Rebellion was an explosion of anger. Revolution was a tremendous leap forward, a tremendous evolution of consciousness and responsibility; a whole new way of thinking…We have the opportunity to change our thinking and our philosophy by understanding what is really happening; what time it is on the clock of the world.”
Listen to how Grace Lee Boggs, philosopher and activist and members of the Detroit community are “Becoming Detriot” – redefining what it means to face up to the challenges confronting us as individuals, cities, states, a nation and even as a world community and figure out “how to use the negative to advance the positive.”
Check out this follow up poem “Detroit Jesus” – http://blog.onbeing.org/post/16517134645/detroit-becoming-detroit-jesus
Thanks Curtis. This is a beautiful poem that captures the spirit of “God with us” in the day-to-day of our lives and communities.