Upcoming Events

Jun 27, 2014

Monday, June 30 was the national broadcast premiere of "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs" on PBS

Check your local listings for repeat viewings and learn more about the film at the P.O.V. website:

Watch the FULL-LENGTH video stream of American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs now through July 30 2014 on PBS.org:

Oct 31, 2013

Grace Lee Boggs comes to New York City

See "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs" followed
by Q&A with Grace Lee Boggs and film director/producer.
Saturday, November 16, 2:00pm
One screening only through DOC NYC film festival
School of Visual Arts Theatre (on 333 West 23rd street, between 8th and 9th Avenues)

For more info and to purchase tickets:

May 26, 2013

DETROIT: Celebrate Grace's 98th Birthday and Watch the Detroit Premiere of
the new film, "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs"

Saturday, June 29
Detroit Institute of the Arts/Detroit Film Theatre
5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48202
FREE ADMISSION (You do not need to purchase tickets)

Grace Lee Boggs will appear in person and do a book signing after the film.
Join the celebration and meet the director and producers of "American Revolutionary"

May 26, 2013


AFI Docs Film Festival in Maryland/Washington D.C.

Friday, June 21 (5:15) at AFI Silver Theater
Sunday, June 23 (2:15pm) at the Smithsonian Museum of American History

This is less than one week after the world premiere at the LA Film Festival (so unfortunately Grace Lee Boggs will not be there in person). But you can see her larger than life on screen and meet the filmmakers, including producer/director Grace Lee. Please see the link for more info and to buy tickets (available May 31).

May 26, 2013

for a public conversation and world premiere of her new film

Please see the Boggs Center's Indiegogo fundraiser to learn how you can support her trip and reserve a seat at her conversation with Robin Kelley:

Saturday, June 15, Noon to 2pm

Grace Lee Boggs: A Conversation on Revolution with Robin D.G. Kelley
Myrtle Thompson-Curtis and Scott Kurashige will also participate in a panel discussion, and Grace will do a book signing following the conversation.

Union Center for the Arts/East West Players (David Henry Hwang Theater), 120 Judge John Aiso St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

This event is free but capacity is limited. Your $25 contribution guarantees a reserved seat.

Sunday, June 16, 1:30pm

World Premiere of “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs”
Grace and the filmmakers will address the audience following the screening.

L.A. Live, Regal Cinemas, 800 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015

Purchase tickets (while supplies last) directly from the L.A. Film Fest--additional screening with filmmakers on Monday, June 17 at 7:20pm.

Feb 8, 2012

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Chinese Culture Center,
 750 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor (in the Hilton Hotel),
 San Francisco, CA 94108

Ticket price: $5-$20 sliding scale. Purchase tickets in advance online.

Grace Lee Boggs, will reflect on Asian American activism and our movement during the current political times and key issues affecting the world today.

Born in 1915 to Chinese immigrants, Grace is a long-time activist and writer who has committed over 70 years of her life to building a movement for social change. She is a legendary figure in the civil rights and Black power movement. Now 96, she continues to devote her life to developing new young leaders and a vision for the 21st century.

Program will include cultural performances, long-time friend and actor Danny Glover and co-author Scott Kurashige.

Reception and book signing will follow.

Main sponsor: Chinese Progressive Association.

More info:

Event co-sponsors (in alphabetical order).*
Asian Law Caucus
Chinese for Affirmative Action
Chinese Culture Center
Chinese Community Development Center
Movement Strategy Center
*This is an incomplete list.

Feb 8, 2012

Friday, March 2, 4 pm to 6 pm
at Pauley Ballroom, University of California, Berkeley

For the first time in history, iconic activists Grace Lee Boggs and Angela Davis will share the stage to discuss their motivation for continuing their work and activism, presenting their ideas of social justice, healing and moving activism beyond the academy.

Angela Davis is an internationally renowned activist, scholar, author and educator. She has authored Abolition Democracy: Beyond Prisons, Torture, and Empire; Women, Race, and Class; and Angela Davis, An Autobiography. 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.

Sample screening of documentary in progress, “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs” by filmmaker Grace Lee.

Sponsored by the Women of Color Initiative at the UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly, in conjunction with the 27th Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference.
Admission free and open to the general public.

For more info: http://ewocc.wordpress.com/grace-lee-boggs-and-angela-davis/

Facebook event page:

Feb 8, 2012

Thursday, March 1, Noon to 1:30 pm
Black House Community Room, 418 Santa Teresa St., Stanford University, Stanford, California

Discussion with Grace and co-author Scott Kurashige

Additionally sponsored by the Institute for Diversity in the Arts, Asian American Studies, Asian American Activities Center and Okada House

More info:

Jun 13, 2011

June 18: Talk and Book Signing

Grace will talk at Noon and sign books at 12:30pm

Join the celebration of the great Avalon Bakery, Source Booksellers and all the wonderful small
businesses on Willis between Cass and 2nd.

More info:

Jun 3, 2011

Asian American Journalists Association Conference

Thursday, August 11, 2011
11:45 AM - 1 PM
Cobo Hall, Convention Center
Downtown Detroit

The Asian American Journalists Association in community partnership with the Center for Asian American Media is pleased to feature Grace Lee Boggs, the legendary movement activist and author of her recent book, "The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century" who will be in conversation with Emil Guillermo, award-winning journalist and TV/radio host/commentator.