The Urgency of Now: A Conversation with Grace Lee Boggs and Ron Scott
In partnership with the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center, the University of Michigan Detroit Center concludes programming for its exhibition, Living the Legacy in the D, with the symposium, The Urgency of Now: A Conversation with Grace Lee Boggs and Ron Scott.
Moderated by Dr. Stephen Ward, Associate Professor of History at the University of Michigan, this symposium features a discussion on the call for a radical revolution in values and the next American Revolution. This exclusive speaking engagement takes place on Thursday, July 19 from 6 – 8 p.m. and includes complementary admission, parking and light refreshments for all attendees.
Dr. Grace Lee Boggs, born to Chinese immigrant parents in 1915, is an activist, writer and speaker whose 70 year political involvement encompasses the major U.S. social movements of the 20th century: labor, Civil Rights, Black power, Asian American, women’s and environmental justice. Grace has received several lifetime achievement awards and four honorary doctorates, including one from the University of Michigan. She is the author of Living for Change: An Autobiography (University of Minnesota Press, 1998) and The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century (University of California Press, 2011), which she co-authored with Scott Kurashige.
Ron Scott is a community and civil rights organizer, attorney and media maker from Detroit. He was a co-founder of the Detroit branch of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s, and later founded the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality. He currently writes for the Detroit News political blog.
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The University of Michigan Detroit Center is located on the first floor of Orchestra Place, 3663 Woodward Avenue (next to Orchestra Hall).