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American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

Date: 6:30pm PDT June 8, 2014 Location: York Graduate Center

  • Grace Lee Boggs  Photo by Michael Falco
    Grace Lee Boggs Photo by Michael Falco

York Graduate Center

What does it mean to be human at this time on the clock of the world?

Join us at Lewis & Clark to watch the award-winning documentary and soon-to-be PBS featured film about the life of Grace Lee Boggs and consider this and other questions.

Grace Lee Boggs is a 98 year-old Chinese-American philosopher, writer, and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. 

Rooted in 75 years of the labor, civil rights, and Black Power movements, Boggs challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively, and redefine revolution for our times. 

The documentary film screening will be followed by a dialogue focused on how the film informs educational change-work in Detroit, and its relationship to Portland, place-based education, and work for educational change across the state of Oregon. 

Admission is free and open to the public. Donations will be welcome.

Sponsored by Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling, Sunnyside Environmental School, and Institute for Democratic Education in America (IDEA).