On Monday, centenarian Grace Lee Boggs passed. She was a familiar voice on KPFA airwaves, inspiring us with her fierce and compassionate wisdom. Her genius was forged from decades of tireless activism in civil rights, anti-racism, labor organizing, environmental justice and feminism.Grace Lee Boggs inspired (and will continue to inspire) millions of organizers, thinkers and leaders. Here’s an APEX Express tribute to this wonderful leader, philosopher, revolutionary, and teacher, who showed us that is indeed possible to walk your talk.
Search apexexpress.org to find a number of interviews we conducted with her during her visits to the Bay Area. Thank you to Preeti Shekar, Sabiha Basrai and Ellen Choy for this tribute.
On tonight’s show we spotlight the inspiring Grace Lee Boggs’ life and work through a new documentary, “American Revolutionary,” about this amazing legend.
In the second half, we look at the Indian state and its new tactics to be a surveillance state through a discussion with two Indian activists Xonzoi Borbora and Dolly Kikon, about a newly issued report by the Indian Intelligence Bureau, that clamps down on freedom of speech and any form of public resistance.
Contributor R.J. Lozada compiles different stories from the bay, the country, and around the globe. Every month, a moment, a story-either read on your facebook feed, heard in your conversations, or viewed on broadcast. You’re invited to tune in, and a take an hour to reflect on 2012.
If you missed Grace Lee Boggs in the Bay Area this past weekend, or if you were there but still reminiscing on the amazing events that happened – tune in to hear the EXCLUSIVE sound that APEX Express was able to get. From spending a morning interviewing her in her hotel room, to seeing her in conversation with Angela Davis at UC Berkeley, to participating in a Chinese cultural show/special tribute event with her in SF Chinatown. We will spend most of the show this week playing sounds from all of those events! Tune in to hear the wisdom, energy, and warmth of Grace Lee Boggs – 96-year-old movement leader.
Grace Lee Boggs and Michael Hardt discussed themes from Grace’s new book “The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-first Century”. This was at the “Asian American Movement Building Conference:Out of the Margins”, held at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in late March.
The book was released last month and co-authored by Scott Kurashige. You can find out more about the book and order it at GRACELEEBOGGS.COM You can also find links there to her weekly newspaper column to the Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership.
The pledge gifts include the full presentations by Grace Lee Boggs and Michael Hardt and the question and answer period. [CD-audio; DVD-video]
Recordings from Rob Yanagida, a supporter of the Boggs Center and long-time Bay Area activist.
Hosts: Karl Jagbandhansingh, Marie Choi, and Ellen Choy.
We bring you a panel discussion with Grace Lee Boggs and Immanuel Wallerstein in discussion at the US Social Forum in Detroit, which brought together more than 15,000 social justice activists from across the United States. Immanuel Wallersten and Grace Lee Boggs were on a panel moderated by Scott Kurashige talking about the state of the world, capitalism, and building a new system that is more sustainable and just.
We also discuss media activism and the power of telling our stories. Participants of the KPFA First Voice Apprenticeship Program join us to talk about the skills that they are learning through this dynamic training program.