“When I asked how to get organized, I was told two words. Heather Booth.” -Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator
Join us for a screening of the newest film by critically acclaimed filmmaker Lilly Rivlin, Heather Booth: Changing the World. At a time when many are wondering how to make their voices heard, when civil and women's rights are under attack, this empowering documentary is an inspiring look at how social change happens. After the screening, stay for a video conference conversation with Heather Booth!
Heather Booth, a renowned organizer and activist, began her remarkable career at the height of the Civil Rights movement. Through her life and work this inspiring film explores many of the most pivotal moments in progressive movements that altered our history over the last fifty years: from her involvement with Fannie Lou Hamer and the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project, to her founding of the JANE Underground in 1964, to her collaborations with respected leaders such as Julian Bond and Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Heather Booth: Changing the World blends interviews, from close friends, clients, political colleagues and current Midwest Academy students to explore Heather’s legacy in progressive politics and organizing. Anyone who has been confused or disheartened by the recent election needs to see this film.
This event is free and open to the public. The facility is wheelchair accessible. If you have any questions about this event, please email Alicia Flores at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event co-sponsors: AFSCME Local 3299 and UC Berkeley Institute for Governmental Studies