Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote - Michigan Second Annual Dinner
Friday, June 8, 2012
Golden Harvest Restaurant
6880 East 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48092
Enjoy a fun evening of a ten-course Chinese dinner and celebration. Join us as we celebrate APIAVote-Michigan’s work, hear from a long-time Asian American activist in Detroit, present three exciting community awards, preview the immigration stories film project, and enjoy musical entertainment! This is your opportunity to network with 250 community leaders, celebrate with us, and have fun!
Community Leadership Awards:
Legislative Champion: Representative Rashida Tlaib
APIAVote-Michigan Advocacy Award: Alliance for Immigrant Rights & Reform
Rising Star Award: Merly Chang
Questions? Contact Willie Dechavez (586-713-8261, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ahmar Iqbal
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Grace Lee Boggs
Grace Lee Boggs (b. 1915) is an activist, writer, and speaker whose seven decades of political involvement encompass the major U.S. social movements of the past hundred years. A daughter of Chinese immigrants, Boggs received her B.A. from Barnard College (1935) and her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Bryn Mawr College (1940). She developed a twenty-year political relationship with C.L.R. James, followed by extensive Civil Rights and Black Power Movement activism in Detroit in partnership with husband and black autoworker, James Boggs (1919-93).
Grace Lee Boggs’s published writings include Revolution and Evolution in the Twentieth Century (with James Boggs, Monthly Review Press, 1974; reissued with new introduction by Grace Lee Boggs, 2008); Conversations in Maine: Exploring Our Nation’s Future (with James Boggs, Freddy Paine, and Lyman Paine; South End Press, 1978); and Living for Change: An Autobiography (University of Minnesota, 1998). Her writings and interviews with her have also been widely disseminated through newspapers, magazines, websites, and academic journals.
At the age of 96, Grace remains much in demand as a public speaker and exceptionally active as a community activist and weekly columnist for the Michigan Citizen. Her many honors include honorary doctorates from the University of Michigan, Wooster College, Kalamazoo College, and Wayne State University; lifetime achievement awards from the Detroit City Council, Organization of Chinese Americans, Anti-Defamation League (Michigan), Michigan Coalition for Human Rights, Museum of Chinese in the Americas, and Association for Asian American Studies; Detroit News Michiganian of the Year; and a place in both the National Women’s Hall of Fame and Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame.
“Grace has continued to make history as she has nurtured new ideas in Detroit and raised new possibilities of reuniting the efforts of all of us into a new movement.... As we move forth in the twenty-first century, I want to thank you, Grace. I want to thank you so much for being a part of my life. And certainly I am going to soak up whatever I can from you as long as you are here and as long as you are able and willing to give it.”
- Danny Glover, actor/humanitarian (from the Foreword)
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