One show only — Free admission
Facilitated by Dr. Vivian Huang
The documentary American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs plunges us into Grace Lee 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 Davis 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, Jr., 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.
"A legend in ethnic studies circles, Boggs receives the big-screen treatment in the superb American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, a documentary that's admirably frank about the difficulties of insightfully portraying such a widely lauded—and subtly cagey and habitually self-effacing—figure." — Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, April 10 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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