Supporting coalition-building and activism across movements and generations

About the Project

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs plunges us into Boggs’ lifetime of vital thinking and action, traversing the major U.S. social movements of the last century, from labor rights to civil rights, Black Power, feminism, the Asian American and environmental justice movements, and beyond. Active Voice has partnered with the World Cafe and their innovative model for engaging people in conversations that matter, to conduct and evaluate pilot screenings aimed at fostering more cross-issue and intergenerational organizing.

Our Work

  • Three pilot screenings in New York, Oakland, and Chicago
  • Event planning toolkit
  • Evaluation


  • Two of three pilot partners were very interested in hosting another event
  • Pilot partners were able to engage local activists and seed connection across issues
  • Interest expressed by participants in next steps, actions, and further dialogues
  • Participants rejuvenated and re-inspired in their activism

Key Partners

  • The World Cafe
  • The Whitman Institute
  • Oakland Asian Cultural Center (Oakland, CA)
  • Hull House (Chicago, IL)
  • The Malcom X. and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center (New York City)

Film Trailer

Filmmaker Grace Lee @GLBoggsFilm



  • American Revolutionary Event Planning Toolkit

    Use this toolkit to plan your very own dialogue-based film screening of American Revolutionary. Download toolkit here.