Nov 8 Sustaining Activism and Political Hope: Webinar with Grace Lee Boggs

Nov 8 Sustaining Activism and Political Hope: Webinar with Grace Lee Boggs

2:00-4:00pm | Social Sciences 1, Room 261

Anyone who wishes to attend the webinar online instead of in person, please contact Nancy Chen <nchenucsc@gmail.com> as soon as possible to reserve a spot.  We will be using Google + hangouts as the webinar platform so be prepared to have a Google account.  The platform is limited to 10 parties so please rsvp by November 7 for instructions.

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A legendary activist for social justice, Grace Lee Boggs—now 97 years old—has participated in social and political movements against war and on behalf of labor, civil rights, environmental justice, Black Power, Asian Americans, and women. In her writing and through her organizing, Boggs has helped to transform the lived experience of work, community and politics. Someone who perceives a vacant lot to be a space of possibility rather than an occasion for despair, Boggs has been a leader in the nationally recognized movement to construct a new kind of economy “from the ground up” in Detroit and to effect a paradigm shift there in the concept of education.

Participants in the webinar are encouraged to read Grace Lee Boggs’s book, The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century (UC Press, 2011), which includes autobiographical and theoretical chapters, chapters about the economic and educational movements in Detroit, and a conversation between Grace Lee Boggs and Immanuel Wallerstein. Chapter Two of the book—“Revolution as a New Beginning”—is available here or here. Copies of the book are available at the Literary Guillotine.