Friday, December 16, 2011

Grace Lee Boggs’ Message to the Occupiers

A lifelong activist shares her thoughts on revolution.

December 16, 2011

Grace Boggs—selected by Pete Seeger and Vincent Harding to be part of the YES! Breakthrough 15—is a 96-year-old activist and philosopher who has long dedicated herself to social change. In this video, she gives her advice to the Occupy movement.

"Transformation and change are the essence of Boggs' life," wrote Larry Gabriel in his YES! Magazine profile. "Part of this focus is the difference between rebellion and revolution. Rebellion involves physically seizing power over politics and economic vehicles, but revolution involves changing how you think and act based on those changes."

Grace Lee Boggs' Message to Occupy Wall Street Part 2 from American Revolutionary on Vimeo.

The conversation continues with Detroit philosopher and activist Grace Lee Boggs. Grace has more than 70 years experience as a movement activist and offers this message to the 99%.

We are making a film about Grace, her life, work and evolving ideas about revolution. Find out more about the film and help us finish it at:​American-Revolutionary

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