Calendar of Events

Thursday, 3/17, 7-9pm – Final meeting of study group on “The Next American Revolution” (Eastwind Books, Berkeley)
Grace wouldn’t just want us to sing her praises, she’d want us to use our remembrance of her life as an opportunity to study, dialogue, and work together toward the new world she was helping to create. Conversation was central in her life, she held it in the highest esteem, and she often urged younger activists to spend more time developing their abilities as thinkers and {r}evolutionaries capable of grappling with new ideas through conversation and study.

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.

Fri, 3/18, 7pm – Screening of “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs”  (East Side Arts Alliance, Oakland, CA)
Film screening will be followed by community discussion.
More Info TBD.​

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.

RSVP to all events (except the Study Group) here.

Grace Lee Boggs