Sponsored by the Women's Rights Team, Indivisible Women of Nevada County
671 Maltman Dr, Grass Valley, California 95945
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the women's rights team of IWNC is screening American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs by filmmaker Grace Lee. According to PBS, "Grace Lee Boggs, 98, is a Chinese American philosopher, writer and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. Rooted in 75 years of the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she continually challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times.
"As Angela Davis, an icon of the 1960s Black Power movement, puts it, 'Grace has made more contributions to the black struggle than most black people have.' Boggs' approach is radical in its simplicity and clarity: Revolution is not an act of aggression or merely a protest. Revolution, Boggs says, 'is about something deeper within the human experience -- the ability to transform oneself and transform the world.'"
This is a collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series. http://www.pbs.org/pov/. Please join us to learn more about this fascinating and influential woman you've (probably) never heard of.
This event is free. Donations accepted. This is an IWNC co-ed event. Refreshments will be available for a small fee. Appropriate for all ages.
Here's a link to the trailer.