As a writer, activist, and philosopher, Grace Lee Boggs has been rooted in an evolving revolution for more than 70 years. Boggs has contributed to many social justice movements and spaces, ranging from labor to civil rights, Black Power, feminism, and the Asian American and environmental justice movements. On June 27, Grace Lee Boggs celebrates her 100th birthday! A week-long celebration will take place near Detroit from June 21-June 27, beginning with the closing of the Allied Media Conference and culminating in a March and Festival: Silence The Violence March and The People’s Festival. A complete list of the events and details can be found here.
In addition to a week-long celebration in Detroit, the makers of the Peabody Award-winning documentary American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (dir. Grace Lee), is inviting the public to reflect on what Boggs means to you. Share a statement, photo, or video on social media and use the hashtags #GraceLeeBoggs100 and #AmericanRevolutionary. They will select a few submissions to highlight—and if they do, you’ll receive a free copy of the film soundtrack!
Learn more about Grace Lee Boggs’ life in American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, which is on sale during the month of June for $19.99. The DVD includes the film, deleted scenes, extras, filmmaker commentary and Spanish subtitles. The film is also available online at iTunes, Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, GooglePlay and Vudu.
Happy 100th Birthday, Grace Lee Boggs!
GIFs created by Ines Chan from American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs.