A Requiem for Detroit?

The Green Changemakers

A new documentary illustrates a different kind of American Dream taking hold in Detroit. by Grace Lee Boggs [link] "The new American Dream emerging in Detroit is a deeply-rooted spiritual and practical response to the devestation and dehumanization created by the old dream," says Boggs.

How Placemaking Generates Lasting Prosperity

The Green Changemakers

Campus Martius, a reinvigorated park in Detroit, brought many new jobs to the city C oncern over jobs has been a constant refrain in politics, business and everyday conversation for decades, becoming even more urgent during the current economic crisis. Consider Detroit.

2010 60

Learn as You Go

The Green Changemakers

Instead of salvaging a public school system that prioritizes obedience and “dumbed-down” curricula over a student’s self-discovery and personal strengths, Gatto says we need to return to a classical education in which independent thought trumps achievement tests. How can we increase opportunities for self-discovery and mentorship in our schools? What kinds of self-discoveries guided your personal journey? Download pdf of discussion guide to print and distribute. 639k YES!

2009 40