In celebration of the Detroit-based activist and philosopher Grace Lee Boggs (1915-2015), we are honored to invite you to commemorate Grace’s life and ideas from March 18- 20, 2016.

See full list of events here.

Sat. 3/19 – Growing Our Souls, Building Our Soil: A Day of Vision In Action (Richmond Greenway, 10am-3pm)

Join us for a “hands in the dirt” community farm gathering hosted by Urban Tilth and Movement Generation. Come help build community by working the land together, dancing, sharing a community lunch, and hearing DJ’s, poets, and activists speak about the food system and why Grace believed that putting our hands in the dirt and building our vision (from the land up) can change the world.

Sun. 3/20 – Celebrating Grace Lee Boggs: A Century In Love & Struggle (Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 12-3 pm)

Throughout her life, Grace Lee Boggs encouraged everyone to engage in dialogue and action and to think about how they can be a part of making change. In celebration of Grace, we will bring together  activists and organizers to share their reflections on  Grace’s work, ideas, and current movements/struggles in the Bay Area. We will also be joined by guests from Detroit and the Boggs Center. Light refreshments will be provided.

These two events are the culmination of a “Living Legacy” week of events designed to put into practice Grace’s ideas about how communities can change themselves in order to change the world. These events include: a study group on “The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the 21st Century;” a Theater of the Oppressed workshop, and a screening of the film “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs.” 

More information on how to sign up and RSVP will be available soon. For more information or questions, contact Sam and Rob at

If you are interested in being an event sponsor, contact

About the Planning Committee: The celebration is being planned by a committee made of up of Bay Area organizers and activists, including representatives of the Visionary Organizing Network, Chinese Progressive Association, Movement Generation, Reimagine: Movements Making Media, Starr King School, Design Action Collective and long-time friends of Grace Lee Boggs and James Boggs.

Special thanks to the Design Action Collective for designing the art for this event.

Grace Lee Boggs