3/1/12 Honoring Grace Lee Boggs (Part 1), SF Film Fest, &Tree City Legends

Photo from Robin Holland

This week and next week on APEX, we are highlighting one of our favorite movement sheros – Grace Lee Boggs. She will be in town this weekend for a speaking tour around the Bay Area, so we are honoring her and her amazing work with two back-to-back APEX shows. This week, we talk about the history of Grace Lee Boggs and hear clips from some of her powerful speeches from the past.

We also finish our coverage of the SF International Asian American Film Festival, with special film reviews by APEX’s own DJ Bruddah K.

And lastly, you’ll hear a special interview about the widely acclaimed new theatre piece – Tree City Legends. I was able to catch writer Dennis Kim and performer Taiyo Na backstage after one of their first shows. Tree City Legends only has a couple of nights left in SF, so tune in to hear more about it! And you can buy your tickets here.

Hosted by Ellen Choy.


  • Grace Lee Boggs Events:
    • On Revolution: A Conversation Between Grace Lee Boggs and Angela Davis
      Friday, March 2nd
      Pauley Ballroom, UC Berkeley
      Opening ceremony at 4pm
      This event is hosted by the Women of Color Initiative at the UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly, the Ethnic Studies Department at UC Berkeley and is held in conjunction with the 27th Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference. Admission is free and open to the general public.
      For more info: http://ewocc.wordpress.com/grace-lee-boggs-and-angela-davis/
    • Building the Next American Revolution: A Celebration and Tribute to Grace Lee Boggs
      Saturday, March 3rd
      Chinese Culture Center, SF Chinatown
      1pm – Doors Open & Reception | 3pm – Book Signing
      $5-$20 sliding scale, purchase tickets in advance online
      Hosted by Chinese Progressive Association. Co-sponsored by Asian Law Caucus, Chinese for Affirmative Action, Chinese Culture Center, Chinese Community Development Center, Movement Strategy Center, and more.
      More info: www.cpasf.org
  • Tree City Legends, a multidisciplinary theater work that melds post-hip hop aesthetics, urban folklore, Korean traditional tales, live music, legend, and parable, opens this week at Intersection for the Arts. 
     8 p.m., February 16 – March 3, 2012
    Tickets: $20-$25, www.brownpapertickets.com/event/221342
    Location: Intersection for the Arts, 925 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103

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