Grace Lee Boggs and Angela Davis to give a talk “On Revolution.”
March 2nd, 2012
Pauley Ballroom, University of California, Berkeley
Admission is free and open to the general public
**Important information regarding seating: Attendance is FREE and open to the general public. Due to the limited capacity of Pauley Ballroom, seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Approx. 800 seats will be available. There will be a separate overflow room on-site.**
For the first time in history, iconic activists Grace Lee Boggs and Angela Davis will share the stage for a conversation entitled “On Revolution: A Conversation Between Grace Lee Boggs and Angela Davis” on Friday, March 2nd at Pauley Ballroom, University of California, Berkeley from 4pm-6pm. The event will open with filmmaker Grace Lee screening a portion of “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs,” a documentary in progress.
In this historic event, Ms. Boggs and Ms. Davis will discuss their motivation for continuing their work and activism, presenting their ideas of social justice, healing and moving activism beyond the academy.
Grace Lee Boggs is an activist, writer, and speaker whose seven decades of political involvement encompass the major U.S. social movements of the past hundred years. She is the author of The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century and Living For Change: An Autobiography. A daughter of Chinese immigrants, Boggs received her B.A. from Barnard College (1935) and her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Bryn Mawr College (1940). She developed a twenty-year political relationship with the black Marxist, C.L.R. James, followed by extensive Civil Rights and Black Power Movement activism in Detroit in partnership with husband and black autoworker, James Boggs (1919-93). She continues her work with the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center for Nurturing Community Leadership in Detroit, training the next generation of leaders to create productive, sustainable, ecologically responsible and just communities.
Angela Davis is an internationally renowned activist, scholar, author and educator. She is author of eight books, which include Abolition Democracy: Beyond Prisons, Torture, and Empire; Women, Race, and Class; and Angela Davis, An Autobiography. Davis has remained dedicated to the struggle for social justice and equality since the beginning of her activism in the 1970s. In recent years a persistent theme of her work has been the range of social problems associated with incarceration and the generalized criminalization of those communities that are most affected by poverty and racial discrimination. She is a retired professor in the department of the History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz and has lectured in many universities throughout the world.
This event is hosted by the Women of Color Initiative at the UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly, the Ethnic Studies Department at UC Berkeley and is held in conjunction with the 27th Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference. Admission is free and open to the general public.
This event is hosted by the Women of Color Initiative at the UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly, the Ethnic Studies Department at UC Berkeley and is held in conjunction with the 27th Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference.