Celebrating Grace Lee Boggs

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Raised by 24 people in 34 months
After Grace Lee Boggs passed in October 2015, Bay Area organizers and activists came together to figure out how to celebrate Grace and continue to engage community members in her ideas.

On March 19 and 20, we are inviting Bay Area community memberes to commemorate Grace’s life and ideas through both taking action and engaging in conversation.

We hope that you can help support these events that will bring together hundreds of community members to grow our souls.

All funds will be used to cover the costs of bringing out Shea Howell and ill weaver from Detroit, cover the costs of space, food, and transportation related to the 2-main events. Any additional funds will be donated to the Boggs Center to support their ongoing work.

Sat. 3/19 - Growing Our Souls, Building Our Soil: A Day of Vision In Action (Richmond Greenway, 10am-3pm)

Join us for a "hands in the dirt" community farm gathering hosted by Urban Tilth and Movement Generation. Come help build community by working the land together, dancing, sharing a community lunch, and hearing DJ's, poets, and activists speak about the food system and why Grace believed that putting our hands in the dirt and building our vision (from the land up) can change the world.

Sun. 3/20 - Celebrating Grace Lee Boggs: A Century In Love & Struggle (Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 12-3 pm)

Throughout her life, Grace Lee Boggs encouraged everyone to engage in dialogue and action and to think about how they can be a part of making change. In celebration of Grace, we will bring together  activists and organizers to share their reflections on  Grace's work, ideas, and current movements/struggles in the Bay Area. We will also be joined by guests from Detroit and the Boggs Center. Light refreshments will be provided.

These two events are the culmination of a “Living Legacy” week of events designed to put into practice Grace’s ideas about how communities can change themselves in order to change the world. These events include: a study group on “The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the 21st Century;” a Theater of the Oppressed workshop, and a screening of the film “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs.”

Find out more at: inloveandstruggle.org 

If your organization is interested in being a sponsor, please contact linda [at] cpasf.org for more information.

About the Planning Committee: The celebration is being planned by a committee made of up of Bay Area organizers and activists, including representatives of the Visionary Organizing Network, Chinese Progressive Association, Movement Generation, Reimagine: Movements Making Media, and long-time friends of Grace Lee Boggs and James Boggs.
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Thank you everyone in helping support these series of events in happening. The folks from Detroit have landed or arriving very soon, and tonight will be joining the The Next American Revolution study group. Yay! See you all this weekend!

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Raised by 24 people in 34 months
Created February 12, 2016
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