March 18-2oth in the Bay Area: Celebrating Grace Lee Boggs: A Century in Love and Struggle

March 18-2oth in the Bay Area:

Celebrating Grace Lee Boggs: A Century in Love and Struggle


Artwork by Design Action Collective

In celebration of the Detroit-based activist and philosopher Grace Lee Boggs (1915-2015), join MG and others to commemorate Grace’s life and ideas with a weekend of action and celebration, on March 18, 19, and 20, 2016. MG is honored to be a member of the planning committee for the weekend of events, including co-hosting the community farm celebration at Urban Tilth’s Edible Forest on the Richmond Greenway on Saturday the 19th! Details on all events below, and comprehensive info can be found online at

Please RSVP at for all events. Through that link you can also provide access needs, including childcare, and sign up to volunteer.
Note: We expect a large crowd for Sunday’s tribute celebration at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. To be guaranteed a seat, please RSVP by March 17thAlso, please arrive early. In the next 2 weeks, we will keep the FB event page updated with RSVP numbers and more RSVP reminders. Thank you!

Friday 3/18 @ 1:30-5:30 pm – Art as Revolution: Theater of the Oppressed for Activists, Organizers, Educators, Cultural Workers
(Eastside Arts Alliance –  2277 International Blvd, Oakland, CA)
Grace believed deeply in the importance of art and culture in creating fundamental social transformation. Firmly 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. Please join us in this radical, creative approach to dialogue, organizing, and action, hosted by Jiwon Chung & Starr King School.

Friday 3/18 @ 7-10 pm – Screening of American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs followed by a Community Discussion of the film
(Eastside Arts Alliance – 2277 International Blvd, Oakland, CA)
Join us for this Peabody Award-winning documentary about Grace’s life, and join the discussion with members of the Bay Area community on the impact of her life on our work as revolutionaries.

Saturday 3/19 @ 10 am-3 pm – Growing Our Souls, Building Our Soil: A Day of Vision In Action 
(Richmond Greenway – Entrance at 16th Ave & Ohio St, 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.

Sunday 3/20 @ 12-3 pm – Celebrating Grace Lee Boggs: A Century In Love & Struggle
(Oakland Asian Cultural Center – 388 9th St, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA)
Throughout her life, Grace Lee Boggs encouraged everyone to engage dialogue and action and to think about how they can be a part of making change. This celebration brings together community members across generations and movements.  Light refreshments will be provided. Presenters and performers who will share their reflections on Grace’s work, ideas, and current movements/struggles in the Bay Area include:
Shea Howell, Co-founder of Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership
Robin D.G. Kelley, Author of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination
Starhawk, Earth-based spiritualist
ill weaver (aka Invincible), Detroit-based performance artist
Grace Lee, Filmmaker, American Revolutionary producer and director 
Phil Hutchings, Former SNCC leader
Ellen Choy, Movement Generation collective member
Margo Okazawa-Rey, Professor, activist
Nobuko Miyamoto, Artistic director

Tuesday nights beginning 2/9, last meeting 3/17 @ 7-9 pm – Study Group on The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the 21st Century (Eastwind Books of Berkeley – 2066 University Ave, Berkeley, CA)

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