Episode 17: The Next American Revolution
Book: The Next American Revolution by Grace Lee Boggs & Scott Kurashige
Guests: Sarah Lu, guest appearance by Debbie Southorn
Host: Monica Trinidad
Date: July 10, 2017
An inspiration to many activists, community organizers, and revolutionaries for decades upon decades and beyond, we paid tribute to Grace Lee Boggs, as her - what would have been - 102nd birthday passed on June 27th.
We sat down with Chicago-based activist Sarah Lu to talk about The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the 21st Century, co-written with Scott Kurashige. In this deeply humanistic book, Boggs shows how to create the radical social change we need to confront new realities. Tune in!
1. What does Grace mean by "reinventing culture?"
2. What is visionary organizing? Transformational organizing?
3. What is a humanist?
4. What, according to Grace, are the "qualifications" of a movement activist?