Sunday, June 29, 2014

Grace Lee Boggs, 98, on transformation in Detroit and the world on PBS, ch. 6, Monday 9 o'clock

Harold Fields sent the following note on the PBS show Monday night at 9 on the visionary, feisty Grace Lee Boggs. A 98 year old revolutionary who lives in Detroit, Boggs sees the importance of ordinary people taking the lead in changing the world, as in the civil rights movement of which she was deeply a part (not mainly King or Malcolm, not more recently Obama), the union movement, the women's movement. She describes how in terms of urban gardening or transformative justice for prisoners, this movement is coming into existence in Detroit (and through Arab Spring and Greece and the occupations of the capital in Wisconsin, around the world). She suggests, rightly I think, that we should all burn our credit cards...


"Dear Friends:

I want to make sure you know about a new documentary that will air on Rocky Mountain PBS, Channel 6, this coming Monday, June 30, at 9:00 PM. POV: American Revolutionary - The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

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. Her story unfurls to portray an evolving city—and to examine the power of ideas and imagination to propel change. (90 minutes)

She was also a good friend of Dr. Vincent Harding and has been a powerful person in the movements for civil and human rights. I also highly recommend you read her recent book, The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the 21st Century.

Check out this link to a two minute preview of the documentary at

Enjoy your summer,

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