|Time:||Mon Jan 21 2013 04:15 PM to 05:30 PM|
|Requestor:||Van Wyk, Laureen 641-269-4720|
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
Monday, January 21
Take time on the first day of classes to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with several very special all-campus events brought to you by the Rosenfield Program and the Office of Intercultural Engagement and Leadership:
4:15 p.m. “What Time Is It?: An Afternoon with Civil Rights Pioneer Grace Lee Boggs”
Everyone is welcome to attend this very special opportunity to meet Grace Lee Boggs in person. She will speak and answer questions.
Grace Lee Boggs is a civil rights pioneer and community organizer who has fought for social change in the United States since she earned her Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr in 1940. An associate of C.L.R. James, Malcom X, and many other civil rights leaders, Grace Lee Boggs did much of her important work with her late husband James Boggs, with whom she published Correspondence magazine in the 1950s. Born in 1915 to Chinese immigrant parents in Rhode Island, she allied herself to the cause of African-American equality, and has worked on behalf of women’s rights and many other causes for decades. Active in the Black Power movement in Detroit in the 1960s, Grace Lee Boggs continued her community organizing there throughout the 1970s and 80s. Since the 1980s, she has continued her activism on behalf of minority communities and low-income people, and she remains an important commentator on how to fight oppression. She is the author of numerous articles and books, including an autobiography and The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century (2011).
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Grinnell College welcomes the participation of people with disabilities.
If you plan to attend any of these events and need accommodation, please contact
the event's sponsoring organization as soon as possible to make your request.