Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Amidst Accolades for her Life Lies the Realities of her Death – Why the Life and Work of Grace Lee Boggs Remains a Clarion Call
After writing a post below on the passing of Grace Lee Boggs, I started to read the many tributes that were coming in including one from the White House that I added to my post. What struck me was something else I found on a google search. In her final year, Grace’s friends were left trying to raise funding for her elder care that came to $8000 a month. https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/support-grace-lee-boggs
After a lifetime devoted to others and their causes, the last days of her life were perhaps the most poignant reminder of how little public effort we extend for end-of-life support and how distorted our priorities have become in this nation. Her work and message live on.