On March 20, 2016 a celebration of Grace Lee Boggs’ 100-year life was held at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. The memorial speakers offered stories and lessons learned from Grace, who was active in social change work for three quarters of a century. 302 more words
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by Mandy Day
Asian American women often find themselves teetering between two worlds. If their families consist of newer generations of immigrants, the battle between traditional thinking and the more progressive ways of life in the United States can often fracture relationships. 866 more words
This is a terrific interview with radical activist/consummate badass Grace Lee Boggs who got her PhD in philosophy in 1940 before going on to become a major player in the civil rights movement in Detroit, cut alongside clips of food activists in Detroit talking about growing vegetables in one of its 1600 urban gardens, something you never hear about in the detroit-as-crumbling-ruins narratives that circulate in the media… 71 more words
The Chinese American philosopher and activist Grace Lee Boggs died last month, at age 100. For an account of one of the prominent civil rights agitators of the last generation, you can stream the documentary about her life, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY, on Netflix.