What does it mean to be an American revolutionary
today? Grace Lee Boggs is a 98-year-old Detroiter whose
vision of revolution will surprise you. As a writer, activist,
and philosopher, she has devoted her life to exposing
the contradictions of America’s past and realizing its
potentially radical future. American Revolutionary plunges
us into Boggs’s lifetime of thinking and action, from labor
and civil rights to Black Power, feminism, environmental
justice, the Asian American movement, and beyond.
Revolution, Boggs says, is about something deep within
the human experience—the ability to transform oneself
to transform the world. (Digital presentation)
Movement: Asian Pacific America
To celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2014, IU Cinema showcases
“Movement,” a series of Asian Pacific American films. “Movement” invites audiences
to consider the multifaceted vibrancies and complexities of Asian Pacific
American individuals and communities. It implies evolution and transformation.
And it denotes the physical and literal (athletic prowess, international
migration), the metaphorical and interior (psychological, emotional), and
the social and political (the rise of celebrity, grassroots organizing).
The series is sponsored by IU’s Asian Culture Center, Asian American
Studies Program, Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and
Multicultural Affairs, Departments of History, Department of Communication
and Culture, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society, College of Arts and Sciences, IU GLBT Student
Support Services Office, and IU Cinema.