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Becoming Detroit: Grace Lee Boggs on Reimagining Work, Food, and Community

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Here’s a different story about Detroit. With the recent news coverage of its declaration of bankruptcy, we travel to a city of vigor where joyful, passionate people are reimagining work, food, and the very meaning of humanity. Grace Lee Boggs, a Chinese-American philosopher and civil rights legend, is the heart and soul of this largely hidden story, which holds lessons for us all.

"A crisis is both a danger and an opportunity.  And how you take advantage of the opportunity of the crisis, rather than become despairing and fearful, is something we’re facing.  It’s a philosophical approach that is needed, and very much alive in the city of Detroit.”

Keep your ruin porn, Charlie LeDuff.  

This is the good stuff about Detroit.

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    It is good to see good news coming out of Motor City.
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    Amazing
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    Restoration in Progress :]
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    Good listen. Grace Lee Boggs might be my new hero: “The opportunity we now have to remaingine everything, to reimagine...
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    Keep your ruin porn, Charlie LeDuff. This is the good stuff about Detroit.
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