A question worth asking

What time is it on the clock of the world?


The opening question that activist Grace Lee Boggs poses within many meetings and conversations she hosts. The aim?

  • To encourage people to think about the interconnectivity of social conditions within a global perspective.
  • To challenge people to think about their place within human history and the role they must play in shaping any future.


Time is most precious, however, because we can still act to avert the worst consequences of human-induced catastrophe in the 21st century. As terrible as the walls crumbling around us look and feel, we must avoid falling into total dismay. And we can rest assured that the challenges of the new millennium will prompt a great deal of soul searching and unforeseeable expressions of love and creativity.


The Next American Revolution (sustainable activism for the 21st century): Grace Lee Boggs


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