Women's History Month Film Series: "American Revolutionary"
Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The Little Theater, Theater 5
Screening of "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs" followed by a panel talkback.
Screening of "American Revolutionary" followed by a talkback with Moderator and Panelist Jennifer Creech, Assistant Professor of German, University of Rochester, Panelist Jean Pedersen, Associate Professor of History, University of Rochester, Associate Professor of Humanities, Eastman School of Music, and Panelist Eleana J. Kim, Associate Professor of Anthropoology, Core Faculty, Visual and Cultural Studies, Editor, Lewis Hentry Morgan Lectures, University of Rochester.
About The Film:
What does it mean to be an American revolutionary today? Grace Lee Boggs is a 98-year-old Chinese American woman in Detroit whose vision of revolution will surprise you. A writer, activist, and philosopher rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement, she has devoted her life to an evolving revolution that encompasses the contradictions of America’s past and its potentially radical future. The documentary film, American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, plunges us into Boggs’s lifetime of vital 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. Angela Davis, Bill Moyers, Bill Ayers, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, Danny Glover, Boggs’s late husband James and a host of Detroit comrades across three generations help shape this uniquely American story. Revolution, Boggs says, is about something deeper within the human experience — the ability to transform oneself to transform the world.