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.

View the Trailer!

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.

Showings
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

Join Jane Fonda in Honoring Heather in Los Angeles! Read Full Letter

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

To Rent the Film: Contact: Kristen Fitzpatrick
@Women Make Movies
To Pre-Order Copies: Click Here
To Donate: Click Here
Learn More About: HeatherBoothTheFilm                                                                                          Follow On: Facebook

Follow the Dailys and Check the DemList Calendar for future showings!

DemList
Connecting you to The Party
Connecting you to Each Other

Kimberly Scott
Publisher

Help DemList with a Contribution Here Today
Follow DemList on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin

Related posts

DemDaily: Rounding Out the Cabinet

DemDaily: Rounding Out the Cabinet

January 12, 2021 With the nomination of William Burns yesterday as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), President-elect Joseph Biden rounded out his full team of Cabinet and...

DemDaily: One Year Later

DemDaily: One Year Later

May 25, 2021 Today marks a year since the death of George Floyd, a black man killed during an arrest at the hands of a white police officer, as played out on video in painful detail before the...

Posted
DemDaily: Hacking Your Vote

DemDaily: Hacking Your Vote

May 8, 2019 In the wake of the cyber-hacking of the 2016 election, and allegations of election interference in the 2018 midterms, there is an increased call for securing our country’s...

Posted
DemDaily: Repairing History

DemDaily: Repairing History

June 19, 2019 The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties today held hearings on the subject of reparations for African Americans “for the...

Posted