American Revolutionary: Grace Lee Boggs

 

Grace Lee Boggs, 99, 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. Rooted for 75 years in the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times.

 

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American Revolutionary: Grace Lee Boggs

 

Grace Lee Boggs, 99, 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. Rooted for 75 years in the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times.

 

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Source: www.pbs.org

 

Wisdom

 

#Trayvon: Work from Curiosity, not Judgement — TCG Circle

The Monday after the Travyon Martin/George Zimmerman verdict came in I sit with 80 youth in a rehearsal room at The Goodman Theatre. While Chicago is known for being one the the most segregated cities in America, our rehearsal room is not. Our students come from every part of the city (and beyond), every socioeconomic background, and a multitude of cultural backgrounds. We spend the summers together in a 6 week intensive that encompasses social justice, playwriting, devised work and performance. We give them the highest level of training, and thanks to the Goodman, we do it for free.

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Building a New Racial Justice Movement – COLORLINES

Creating a multiracial movement for justice requires more than slapping the word “new” in front of “civil rights movement.”

“…in the main, we don’t want to talk about race, much less about racism. Our societal silence makes room for inventive new forms of discrimination, while it blocks our efforts to change rules that disadvantage people of color. Unless we say what we mean, we cannot redefine how racism works or drive the debate toward equity.”

by Rinku Sen

Community Village‘s insight:

In this article Rinku covers:

  • The Need for Plain Speech
  • Justice and Rights Aren’t the Same
  • Going Multiracial

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‘Fruitvale Station’ Cracks the Top Ten in Weekend Box Office Numbers – COLORLINES

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The film opened in theaters nationwide over the weekend.

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Trayvon Zimmerman

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“George Zimmerman ruined not only the Martins’ lives, but his own. He may not be in jail now, but he will surely be imprisoned for the rest of his life. And it is not because he is “evil” or “racist” (he may or may not be those things, I don’t know), but because his choices that night were constrained by a corrupt and violent culture that severely limited his “choices.” -Brett Russell Coleman

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Stormé DeLarverie (Black/White) [American]

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Known as: Legendary Drag Performer & Stonewall Riot Veteran (The only Drag King of the legendary drag troupe “The Jewel Box” revue; Known as the “Stonewall Lesbian”; Sometimes referred to as the “Gay Community’s Rosa Parks”; Stormé was the topic of numerous documentaries including “Stormé: The Lady of the Jewel Box”)

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Full Show: Between Two Worlds — Life on the Border | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com

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“No writer understands the border culture between Mexico and the United States more intimately than Luis Alberto Urrea, whose life is the stuff of great novels. Son of a Mexican father and Anglo mother, Urrea grew up first in Tijuana and then just across the border in San Diego. Over the years he has produced a series of acclaimed novels, including The Hummingbird’s Daughter, The Devil’s Highway, and his latest, Queen of America — each a rich and revealing account of the people of the borderlands that join and separate our two nations.

 

Earlier this year, a number of books were removed from Tucson, Arizona classrooms when the Tucson school district eliminated a Mexican-American studies program on the accusation it was “divisive.” The program included references to Urrea’s work. Urrea talks with Bill Moyers about that episode as he unfolds the modern reality of life on the border.”

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Anti Defamation League – We Are a Nation of Immigrants

Via Scoop.itCommunity Village Daily Activist

Anti Defamation League – We Are a Nation of Immigrants   videos
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How Do You Teach Your Kids About African Ancestry?

Via Scoop.itMixed American Life

How do you teach your children their family heritage when the history of their surname only produces slave owners?
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