co-sponsored by The Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council and the UIC
Asian American and Pacific Islander Students' Educational Engagement
Initiative, which is fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
Join us for a conversation and book signing with
Grace Lee Boggs and Scott Kurashige on their important new book:
The Next American Revolution
Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century
DATE & TIME
June 1, 6:00 PM
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
College of Architecture and the Arts, UIC
800 South Halsted Street Chicago, IL
This event is free and open to the public.
In a world dominated by America and driven by cheap oil, easy credit, and conspicuous consumption is unraveling before our eyes. In this powerful, deeply humanistic book, Grace Lee Boggs, a legendary figure in the struggle for justice in America, shrewdly assesses the current crisis—political, economical, and environmental—and shows how to create the radical social change we need to confront new realities. A vibrant, inspirational force, Boggs has participated in all of the twentieth century’s major social movements—for civil rights, women’s rights, workers’ rights, and more. She draws from seven decades of activist experience, and a rigorous commitment to critical thinking, to redefine “revolution” for our times. From her home in Detroit, she reveals how hope and creativity are overcoming despair and decay within the most devastated urban communities. Her book is a manifesto for creating alternative modes of work, politics, and human interaction that will collectively constitute the next American Revolution.
* All views expressed are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Architecture and the Arts, or the Terra Foundation for American Art