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|American Revolutionary: The Evolution Of Grace Lee Boggs|
|Date||Tuesday June 28|
|Time||7:00 PM - 10:00 PM|
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Oakland Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave.
enter on 48th and Shattuck
|Organizer/Author||Liberated Lens Collective|
Grace Lee Boggs, a writer, activist, and philosopher rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement who devoted her life to an evolving revolution that encompasses the contradictions of America’s past and its potentially radical future.Added to the calendar on Monday Jun 13th, 2016 10:32 AM
The documentary film, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS, plunges us into Boggs’s lifetime of vital thinking and action, traversing the major U.S. social movements of the last century; from labor to civil rights, to Black Power, feminism, the Asian American and environmental justice movements and beyond. Boggs’s constantly evolving strategy—her willingness to re-evaluate and change tactics in relation to the world shifting around her—drives the story forward. Angela Davis, Bill Moyers, Bill Ayers, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, Danny Glover, Boggs’s late husband James and a host of Detroit comrades across three generations help shape this uniquely American story. As she wrestles with a Detroit in ongoing transition, contradictions of violence and non-violence, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, the 1967 rebellions, and non-linear notions of time and history, Boggs emerges with an approach that is radical in its simplicity and clarity: revolution is not an act of aggression or merely a protest. Revolution, Boggs says, is about something deeper within the human experience — the ability to transform oneself to transform the world.
Grace Lee Boggs died in October last year. She would have been 101 on June 27th.
(06/27/1915 - 10/06/2015)
Doors open at 7pm, film starts at 7:30pm
$5, but nobody turned away for lack of funds
free snacks and popcorn