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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

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).