Scott Kurashige


Asian Americans and the Next Revolution

Grace Lee Boggs and Scott Kurashige in conversation about Detroit, post-industrial America and radical activism in the 21st century

Illustration of Scott Kurashige and Grace Lee Boggs

My first encounter with Grace Lee Boggs in 1998 was an unmistakable turning point in my life. I was a graduate student at UCLA and had been doing activist work for a decade. Her autobiography, Living for Change (1998), had just been published. I was especially interested in her deep connection to the African American community, and I was impressed by her extensive and long-standing ties to radical movements and Marxist theory.