portrait by Robert Shetterly
The woman is Grace Lee Boggs and she was born in 1915 and has been a social activist for now 70 years. She has lived in Detroit since 1953 as a shaker and mover. We heard Grace speak at the BALLE conference last night for the first time. It was so incredible to hear this woman speak so clearly about the need to completely revision the way we do culture from the ground up. She is very clear about us to stop looking for top down solutions and allow for the answers to come up from the bottom on a grass roots level. The answers are local ones that begin small and go on to make large systemic changes.
I have included the video above for you to hear a little for yourself. There are many videos on line to listen to and written material from the pen of this amazing visionary woman who has only now shown up on the Beerhorst Family radar.