Celebrating Grace Lee Boggs

Friday, March 18th 2016 to Sunday, March 20th 2016

In celebration of the Detroit-based activist and philospher Grace Lee Boggs (1915-2015), we are honored to invite you to commemorate Grace's life and ideas with a weekend of action and celebration in the Bay Area, March 18, 19, and 20, 2016.

Friday 3/18, 1:30-5:30pm – Art as Revolution: Theater of the Oppressed for Activists, Organizers, Educators, Cultural Workers 
Where: Eastside Arts Alliance, 2277 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94606

Deeply aligned with Grace’s philosophy and vision, Theater of the Oppressed is a form of popular education that uses theater and art as a vehicle for radical social transformation. Forged in the crucible of revolutionary struggle, it uses the dynamized human body and the charged theatrical space as a laboratories for exploring power, transforming oppression, and finding collective solutions to the fundamental problems of conflict, inequality, violence, and human suffering. Please join us in this radical, creative approach to dialogue, organizing, and action, hosted by Jiwon Chung & Starr King School.

Fri, 3/18, 7:00pm – Screening of “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs”  
Where: Eastside Arts Alliance, 2277 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94606
Film screening will be followed by community discussion. More Info TBA.​

Saturday, 3/19, 10:00am-3:00pmGrowing Our Souls, Building Our Soil: A Day of Vision In Action
Where: Richmond Greenway, Richmond, CA
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.

Sunday, 3/20, 12:00-3:00pmCelebrating Grace Lee Boggs: A Century In Love & Struggle 
Where: Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland Chinatown, 388 9th St #290, Oakland, CA 94607
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.

RSVP for any or all of these events at: www.inloveandstruggle.org