March 4th: Honoring an American Revolutionary: A Celebration and Fundraiser for Grace Lee Boggs

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Sounds like this should be a great event - and what a great cause it is - hats off to the organizers and everyone helping to put it together. While I won't be able to go, I have purchased tickets to donate up to the cause and if you are so inclined, you can too.

Here's more info from the FB page:

Wednesday, March 4th from 6-9pm
Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent St., St. Paul, MN 55102

Parking & Directions: There's an adjacent lot and plenty of street parking.

Grace Lee Boggs is an Asian American social activist, writer, philosopher, and feminist who focused her efforts on women and people of color for over seven decades, specifically the struggles of the African American community during the Civil Rights Movement and Black Power Movement. Grace Lee Boggs is now 99 in hospice care and in need of assistance. Come join us for a night honoring the contributions of Grace Lee Boggs with a film screening of "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs" and a silent auction! This event will also be an opportunity to promote community and facilitate discussion. In the face of present injustices, an event like this - in addition to others that have been occurring throughout the Twin Cities - can help build our communities' strength and voice by bringing us together in celebration and in action.

Purchase Tickets at :
Suggested Donation is $25; More if you can, less if you can’t. No one will be turned away.
You can also pay at the door (check or cash.)

6PM - Reception, Silent Auction
7PM - Introduction/Opening Performances, Screening of "American Revolutionary"
8:30PM - Post-screening Discussion, Closing Performances
9PM - Silent Auction Closed

Penumbra Theatre
Nexus Community Partners
Oyate Hotanin and Raving Natives
Aurora St. Anthony NDC
Community Action Against Racism (CAAR)
Bo Thao-Urabe
Bao Phi
Pan-Asian Voices for Equity-Minnesota (PAVE-MN)
Judge Gail Chang Bohr
Brotherhood Inc.
Embody Deep Democracy
Kaohly and Kong Her
Nick Kim
Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood

Our MCs for the evening:
Damon Drake (with Tribal Peace)
Margie Andreason (with PAVE-MN & CAAR)

Performances by:
Sha Cage + members of Million Artist Movement
Eva Song Margolis
Tom LaBlanc