You are, therefore, cordially invited to a study group on Grace’s last book, “The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the 21st Century.” Lets gather to more deeply examine her ideas on the true meaning of revolution and how we can build a just and sustainable world for all life. We’ll meet over the course of 6 Tuesdays, discussing a chapter of the book at a time, and our final meeting will be co-facilitated by some of Grace’s most intimate comrades who will be in town for the Celebration of her life on March 20th. To join the group, please send a message to Michelle Puckett via the Facebook event. Space is limited to 10 to 15 people.
Friday 3/18, 1:30-5:30pm – Art as Revolution: Theater of the Oppressed for Activists, Organizers, Educators, Cultural Workers (Eastside Arts Alliance, Oakland, CA)
Deeply aligned with Grace’s philosophy and vision, Theater of the Oppressed is a form of popular education that uses theater and art as a vehicle for radical social transformation. Forged in the crucible of revolutionary struggle, it uses the dynamized human body and the charged theatrical space as a laboratories for exploring power, transforming oppression, and finding collective solutions to the fundamental problems of conflict, inequality, violence, and human suffering. Please join us in this radical, creative approach to dialogue, organizing, and action, hosted by Jiwon Chung & Starr King School.
Saturday, 3/19, 10am-3pm – Growing Our Souls, Building Our Soil: A Day of Vision In Action (Richmond Greenway, Richmond, CA)
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.
Sunday, 3/20, 12-3pm – Celebrating Grace Lee Boggs: A Century In Love & Struggle (Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland Chinatown)
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.