In the Shadows of History
July 20, 2017
While some may be just awakening to the world of advocacy and campaigns, there are others who have been fighting in the shadows of history for years to make it possible for current and future generations to have a voice.
Heather Booth is one of those people.
"One of the nation's most influential organizers for progressive causes. Inside almost every liberal drive over the past decades - for fair pay, equal justice, abortion rights, workers' rights, voter rights, civil rights, immigration rights, child care - you will find Booth." -- Huffington Post
From her early days as a student organizer at the University of Chicago and fighting for voting rights during Freedom Summer, to her founding of the Midwest Academy, the nation's largest training school for community organizers, to the hundreds of progressive issues, candidate campaigns and organizations she has led -- Heather Booth has been a true leader in the advancement of human rights and an inspiration for thousands of young activists.
Watch and Learn
Now, thanks to award-winning independent filmmaker Lilly Rivlin, all have the opportunity to learn and be inspired by Heather's work. Rivlin's movie Heather Booth: Changing the World showed to a sold out crowd in DC in June and is now showing in other cities.
Teachers, trainers, progressive leaders, organizing veterans and novices - if you want to understand the history of the civil rights movement, the progressive movement, and how to build your own movement -- then you will want to check out the film at one of the upcoming showings (and order an advance copy of the film!). It will change your world.
July 23th (Sunday): Baltimore, Maryland
NAACP Annual Convention, Baltimore Convention Center
3:30pm-5:00pm, Q&A with Greg Moore and Heather Booth
July 24th (Monday): San Francisco, California
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 37, Castro Theater (Tickets)
12:15pm, Q&A with Lilly Rivlin and Heather Booth
2:30pm-4:30pm: SF Fundraiser to Benefit the Film!
Hosts: Anne Bartley and Larry McNeil (Invite)
RSVP & Questions: boothpaulr@gmail. com
July 27th (Thursday): Palo Alto, California, Cine Arts Theatre (Tickets)
12:00noon, Q&A with Lilly Rivlin and organizer Mary Hughes
July 29th (Saturday): Albany, New York, Albany Twin Theater (Tickets)
11:30am, Q&A with Lilly Rivlin and organizer Fred Ross
August 3rd (Thursday): Los Angeles, California
LAANE Community Labor Alliance
Laemmle's Ahrya Fine Arts Theater, Beverly Hills
5:30pm: Private Donor Reception hosted by Jane Fonda!
7:30 pm Public Screening followed by Q&A with Giselle Fernandez (TV Journalist), Vivian Rothstein (organizer), Lilly Rivlin and Heather Booth. (Tickets)
August 8th (Tuesday): Santa Barbara, California
New Vic Theater (Tickets)
6:00pm, Q&A After
October 5-8: Jersey City, New Jersey
Golden Door International Film Festival
October 29th (Sunday): Palm Springs, California
Planned Parenthood Film Festival
Follow the Dailys and Check the DemList Calendar for future showings!
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