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POSTPONED: Heather Booth: Changing The World – film screening & discussion

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


* * POSTPONED * Due to public safety measures related to the Coronavirus, this event (originally scheduled for March 18) is postponed.


Heather Booth: Changing The World – film screening & discussion

Wednesday, March 18 at 6pm

S.L.U. * 18th floor * Rooms 18 A-D

Join us on Wednesday, March 18 at 6pm as the renowned Heather Booth — President of the Midwest Academy, an organization training social change leaders and organizers — speaks with Deepak Bhargava — Distinguished Lecturer in Urban Studies at CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies — for a conversation on people power, the state of American politics, and the urgent tasks of community and labor organizers today.

About Heather Booth and the film:

Heather Booth is the most influential person you may not have heard of. The newest film by critically acclaimed filmmaker Lilly Rivlin, HEATHER BOOTH: CHANGING THE WORLD is an urgent response to the recent election of Trump and all that has ensued. 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.

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.


March 18
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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