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Grace Lee Boggs
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Grace Lee Boggs, Scott Kurashige, Ruby Dee
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April 16, 2011, 1:23 p.m.
From Brecht Forum Website:
www.brechtforum.org


Friday April 15th, 2011 7:30 PM
Forum and Discussion
Co-Sponsor: The Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership
The Next American Revolution:
Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century
Grace Lee Boggs with Scott Kurashige Introduction by Ruby Dee

A world dominated by America and driven by cheap oil, easy credit, and conspicuous consumption is unraveling before our eyes. In this powerful, deeply humanistic book, Grace Lee Boggs, a legendary figure in the struggle for justice in America, shrewdly assesses the current crisis—political, economical, and environmental—and shows how to create the radical social change we need to confront new realities. A vibrant, inspirational force, Boggs has participated in all of the twentieth century’s major social movements—for civil rights, women’s rights, workers’ rights, and more. She draws from seven decades of activist experience, and a rigorous commitment to critical thinking, to redefine “revolution” for our times. From her home in Detroit, she reveals how hope and creativity are overcoming despair and decay within the most devastated urban communities. Her book is a manifesto for creating alternative modes of work, politics, and human interaction that will collectively constitute the next American Revolution.

Grace Lee Boggs, the recipient of many human rights and lifetime achievement awards, is an activist, writer, and speaker. She is celebrated in the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Boggs is the coauthor, with James Boggs, of Revolution and Evolution in the Twentieth Century and the author of Living for Change: An Autobiography. The daughter of Chinese immigrants, she is 95 years old. Scott Kurashige is Associate Professor at the University of Michigan and author of The Shifting Grounds of Race: Black and Japanese Americans in the Making of Multiethnic Los Angeles. Ruby Dee is a long time civil right activists, writer and actor. Her forty years of work on stage and screen has garnered numerous recognitions.


related links from NYC tour:

Roundtable: Assessing Obama’s Budget Plan & State of U.S. Economy with Author Thomas Frank, Rev. Jim Wallis, and Activist/Philosopher Grace Lee Boggs
www.democracynow.org/2011/4/14/roundtable_assessing_obamas_budget_plan_state

Grace Lee Boggs on Detroit and "The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century"
www.democracynow.org/2011/4/14/grace_lee_boggs_on_detroit_and

NYU talk (14 April 2011)
http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/51041

Bluestockings Bookstore talk (16 April 2011)
http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/51084

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