American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs


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American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

  1. Friday, March 28, 2014 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs
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.