Sunday, January 25th, 2015. New York City – On Friday, January 23rd, Friends of Fay Chiang celebrated her 63rd birthday and raised funds for Grace Lee Bogg’s continued hospice care at home.
Fay is the Programming/Development Director at Project Reach. Fay is also a poet, visual artist, community and cultural activist in NYC Chinatown and the Lower East Side.
The food and cakes were delicious!
The performers were Jason Hwang, Daquan Illuminati, Ramsi Harrison, Aidge Patterson, Nadia Bourne, Jacob Cohen and Fauziya, Darius Burroughs, Edward Lee, Elijah Kuan Wong and others.
An exhibition of art works by Larry Hama, Angela Lau, Max Cohen, Clare Itzhaki, Sidd Joag, Fay Chiang, Javier Soriano and other artists were on view for sale towards the fundraiser for Grace.
“Grace Lee Boggs (born June 27, 1915) is an American author, social activist, philosopher, and feminist. She is known for her years of political collaboration with C.L.R. James and Raya Dunayevskaya in the 1940s and 1950s. She eventually went off in her own political direction in the 1960s with her husband of some forty years, James Boggs, until his death in 1993. By 1998, she had written four books, including an autobiography. In 2011, still active at the age of 95, she wrote a fifth book, The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century, co-written by Scott Kurashige and published by the University of California Press.
Her life is the subject of the documentary film “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs” released in 2013, produced and directed by the American filmmaker Grace Lee.”
The documentary “American Revolutionary: the Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs” was screened at Fay’s birthday party.
If you would like to donate to the Grace Lee Boggs Trust, you can do it online: www.actionnetwork.org/fundraising/support-grace-lee-boggs
Checks may be made out: Grace Lee Boggs Trust and mailed to: Grace Lee Boggs, 3061 Field Street, Detroit, MI 48214.
AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY, Civil Rights Pioneer Grace Lee Boggs Doc with dir. Grace Lee.
Video published on Jun 11, 2013 by TheLipTV.
“Grace Lee Boggs is one of the great unlikely civil rights pioneers of America. Chinese-American, she has spent years among the disenfranchised communities of Detroit espousing direct citizen action to improve society, and her story is told in the documentary, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY by director, Grace Lee, who joins BYOD to discuss the film and the moving story behind the chronicle of an American treasure.
Grace Lee is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker of both fiction and documentary films. Her feature film about the 2012 Presidential campaign, JANEANE FROM DES MOINES, premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Prior to that, she wrote and directed AMERICAN ZOMBIE, which premiered at Slamdance and SXSW before being released by Cinema Libre. She also produced and directed THE GRACE LEE PROJECT, a feature documentary on Asian American identity and stereotypes that was broadcast on Sundance Channel and is distributed by Women Make Movies. Grace received her MFA in Directing from UCLA Film School, where her thesis film BARRIER DEVICE, won a Student Academy Award and Directors Guild of America award. She is the recipient of the Henry Hampton Award for Excellence in Digital Media, a Rockefeller Media Arts grant, the PPP Pusan Prize as well as funding from the NEA, Center for Asian American Media, Chicken and Egg Pictures and the Ford Foundation. She is currently producing and directing a documentary for PBS about Asian American food culture and has released, American Revolutionary.”_TheLipTV
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