The “Second Saturday Screening” for January is “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs.” The 99-year-old Boggs—a Chinese American writer, activist, and philosopher rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement—has devoted her life to an evolving revolution that encompasses the contradictions of America’s past and its potentially radical future. The film plunges viewers into Boggs’s thinking and action, traversing the major U.S. social movements of the last century—from labor to civil rights, to Black Power, feminism, the Asian American and environmental justice movements and beyond. Boggs’ last book was The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century, published in 2011.
Suggested donation is $3, and a portion of funds will go to Boggs as she makes her final transition in hospice care.
There will be a potluck before the screening, free childcare is available, and street parking is free after 6 pm. More information online.
Location: Women’s Community Center of Central Texas – 1704 San Antonio St, Austin, 78701