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amrev_graceGrace Lee Boggs is planning a special visit to Los Angeles. Help ensure she has a great trip. Make sure you don’t miss an opportunity to see her in person.

What time is it on the clock of the world? Wars rage on. Racism is resurgent. Class divisions are widening. Our environment is imperiled. And representative democracy is in crisis.

But people in Detroit, the United States, and around the globe are turning to Grace Lee Boggs for nuggets of wisdom from her seven decades of radical thinking and activism. Soon to be 98 years old, Grace has been called a “legendary activist” by Amy Goodman and “one of the great freedom fighters in the history of this nation” by Cornel West.

As you can see in the video, Grace has challenged us to “shake the world with a new dream.” Here is your opportunity to learn more about her vision of social transformation and the new models of grassroots organizing and community building that are creating hope and possibility amid devastation in Detroit. Grace will be making a rare out-of-state trip to attend the world premiere of the new film, “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs.”

You are invited to watch the film with her at the L.A. Film Fest on Sunday, June 16 and participate in a conversation on revolution with Grace and UCLA Professor Robin D.G. Kelley (author of Hammer and Hoe, Freedom Dreams, and much more) on Saturday, June 15. Joining Grace on this trip are Myrtle Thompson-Curtis (Detroit-based urban farmer), Scott Kurashige (co-author with Grace of The Next American Revolution), and Shea Howell (Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership)

 

THE FUNDRAISER

The coordinator of this trip is the Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership, a nonprofit organization formed by Detroit activists to continue the work and legacy of James Boggs (1919-93) and Grace Lee Boggs. The Boggs Center is an all-volunteer group with a modest yearly budget. Your contributions will pay for roundtrip plane tickets from Detroit to Los Angeles for Grace and three associates, who will provide her with logistical assistance and help her share knowledge of diverse and creative forms of activism in Detroit. We will also be using funds for wheelchair accessible transit and to rent a theater for the public conversation.

Our $3,000 budget provides for the bare necessities, and costs have been kept low thanks to support from the L.A. Film Fest, UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center and East West Players. Any contributions above our goal will help to cover the cost of meals and incidentals and will allow us to print and distribute more pamphlets of Grace’s writings and other educational materials.

Contributions (minus the value of premiums) are tax-deductible. Please contact us directly if you’d like to make a fully-deductible donation.

 

KEY EVENTS

Saturday, June 15, Noon to 2pm

Grace Lee Boggs: A Conversation on Revolution with Robin D.G. Kelley

Myrtle Thompson-Curtis and Scott Kurashige will also participate in a panel discussion, and Grace will do a book signing following the conversation.

Location:

Union Center for the Arts/East West Players (David Henry Hwang Theater), 120 Judge John Aiso St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

This event is free but capacity is limited. Your $25 contribution guarantees a reserved seat.

 

Sunday, June 16, 1:30pm

World Premiere of “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs”

Grace and the filmmakers will address the audience following the screening.

Location:

L.A. Live, Regal Cinemas, 800 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015

Purchase tickets (while supplies last) directly from the L.A. Film Fest:

http://www.lafilmfest.com/

 

Other Ways You Can Help

We want to meet as many people as possible on this trip. Please attend these events and help us spread the word about them to your friends via word of mouth, email, Facebook, Twitter, and other media.

 

FAQ:

How will I receive my reserved seat at the June 15 conversation?

We will confirm your reservation by email and place your name on a list at the entry to the theater. As the theater is likely to fill, please let us know in advance if you will not need your reservation.

How will I receive other premiums?

We will mail T-Shirts, books, and DVD’s to you. Shipping within the U.S. is free.

Where can I learn more about the new film about Grace?

http://americanrevolutionaryfilm.com

How can I learn more about Grace and her latest book The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century?

http://graceleeboggs.com

How can I find out more about the Boggs Center?

http://boggscenter.org

Questions and Comments?

Please use this link to contact us directly: http://graceleeboggs.com/contact

 

Grace Lee Boggs is planning a special visit to Los Angeles. Help ensure she has a great trip. Make sure you don’t miss an opportunity to see her in person.

What time is it on the clock of the world? Wars rage on. Racism is resurgent. Class divisions are widening. Our environment is imperiled. And representative democracy is in crisis.

But people in Detroit, the United States, and around the globe are turning to Grace Lee Boggs for nuggets of wisdom from her seven decades of radical thinking and activism. Soon to be 98 years old, Grace has been called a “legendary activist” by Amy Goodman and “one of the great freedom fighters in the history of this nation” by Cornel West.

As you can see in the video, Grace has challenged us to “shake the world with a new dream.” Here is your opportunity to learn more about her vision of social transformation and the new models of grassroots organizing and community building that are creating hope and possibility amid devastation in Detroit. Grace will be making a rare out-of-state trip to attend the world premiere of the new film, “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs.”

You are invited to watch the film with her at the L.A. Film Fest on Sunday, June 16 and participate in a conversation on revolution with Grace and UCLA Professor Robin D.G. Kelley (author of Hammer and Hoe, Freedom Dreams, and much more) on Saturday, June 15. Joining Grace on this trip are Myrtle Thompson-Curtis (Detroit-based urban farmer), Scott Kurashige (co-author with Grace of The Next American Revolution), and Shea Howell (Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership)

 

THE FUNDRAISER

The coordinator of this trip is the Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership, a nonprofit organization formed by Detroit activists to continue the work and legacy of James Boggs (1919-93) and Grace Lee Boggs. The Boggs Center is an all-volunteer group with a modest yearly budget. Your contributions will pay for roundtrip plane tickets from Detroit to Los Angeles for Grace and three associates, who will provide her with logistical assistance and help her share knowledge of diverse and creative forms of activism in Detroit. We will also be using funds for wheelchair accessible transit and to rent a theater for the public conversation.

Our $3,000 budget provides for the bare necessities, and costs have been kept low thanks to support from the L.A. Film Fest, UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center and East West Players. Any contributions above our goal will help to cover the cost of meals and incidentals and will allow us to print and distribute more pamphlets of Grace’s writings and other educational materials.

Contributions (minus the value of premiums) are tax-deductible. Please contact us directly if you’d like to make a fully-deductible donation.

 

KEY EVENTS

Saturday, June 15, Noon to 2pm

Grace Lee Boggs: A Conversation on Revolution with Robin D.G. Kelley

Myrtle Thompson-Curtis and Scott Kurashige will also participate in a panel discussion, and Grace will do a book signing following the conversation.

Location:

Union Center for the Arts/East West Players (David Henry Hwang Theater), 120 Judge John Aiso St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

This event is free but capacity is limited. Your $25 contribution guarantees a reserved seat.

 

Sunday, June 16, 1:30pm

World Premiere of “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs”

Grace and the filmmakers will address the audience following the screening.

Location:

L.A. Live, Regal Cinemas, 800 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015

Purchase tickets (while supplies last) directly from the L.A. Film Fest:

http://www.lafilmfest.com/

 

Other Ways You Can Help

We want to meet as many people as possible on this trip. Please attend these events and help us spread the word about them to your friends via word of mouth, email, Facebook, Twitter, and other media.

 

FAQ:

How will I receive my reserved seat at the June 15 conversation?

We will confirm your reservation by email and place your name on a list at the entry to the theater. As the theater is likely to fill, please let us know in advance if you will not need your reservation.

How will I receive other premiums?

We will mail T-Shirts, books, and DVD’s to you. Shipping within the U.S. is free.

Where can I learn more about the new film about Grace?

http://americanrevolutionaryfilm.com

How can I learn more about Grace and her latest book The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century?

http://graceleeboggs.com

How can I find out more about the Boggs Center?

http://boggscenter.org

Questions and Comments?

Please use this link to contact us directly: http://graceleeboggs.com/contact

 

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