Grace Lee Boggs on reimagining work, food, and community
July 19, 2013 5:26 PM   Subscribe

Philosopher Grace Lee Boggs speaks on reimagining work, food, and community in Detroit.

"We’re used to hearing about Detroit as a symbol of economic collapse. With the recent news coverage of city's financial crisis and declaration of bankruptcy, we travel to a city of vigor where joyful, passionate people are reimagining work, food, and the very meaning of humanity. The Chinese-American philosopher and civil rights legend Grace Lee Boggs is the heart and soul of this largely hidden story, which holds lessons for us all."

Grace Lee Boggs talks about Detroit in this podcast from "On Being" with Krista Tippet.

(Direct link to the podcast)

We've mentioned Grace Lee Boggs previously.
posted by HuronBob (5 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
Is there a transcript anywhere? Not convenient to listen just now - wife is sleeping beside me.
posted by newdaddy at 7:20 PM on July 19, 2013


I looked for a transcript, but couldn't find one.... Wait until morning, it's worth hearing the voices....
posted by HuronBob at 7:27 PM on July 19, 2013


Transcript: Becoming Detroit
posted by dorkydancer at 11:35 PM on July 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


So is the idea that Detroit gives up on capitalism (I think capitalism got in first) and gives subsistence farming a try?
posted by Segundus at 11:46 PM on July 19, 2013


I think the bogeyman here is late-stage industrialized capitalism, and that decided to leave Detroit. The people it left behind would be well advised to consider its goals not to be inclusive of their own.
posted by dhartung at 12:26 AM on July 20, 2013 [3 favorites]


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