“Heather Booth: Changing the World” Movie Airs on PBS this Month

At the height of the Civil Rights Movement, activist and organizer Heather Booth helped register voters in Mississippi. She then became a go-to strategist for causes like women's rights and an advisor to political leaders. Learn more about Booth's legacy. This film gives an overview of 50 years of the progressive movement, and serves as a manual from one of [...]

2019-06-26T09:31:18-04:00March 11th, 2019|Activism, Feminist, Film|

New Documentary, “Beauty Bites Beast” Coming to NYC on March 22, 2018

A special screening of the new documentary by Ellen Snortland - "Beauty Bites Beast" - will be held on Thursday, March 22nd at 8:30 AM at the Salvation Army Auditorium, 221 East 52nd St. in New York City. Admission is free. The showing will be followed by a Q&A with the film's director, Ellen Snortland. For more information, please email [...]

2018-03-30T04:37:10-04:00March 13th, 2018|Feminist, Film, Second Wave, Women|

“Time’s Up” –Hollywood Women’s Initiative Against Sexual Harassment

The New York Times reported on January 1  that 300 prominent women actors, agents, writers, directors, producers and entertainment executives have formed an initiative to combat sexual harassment in Hollywood and blue-collar workplaces nationwide. The group - which includes actresses America Ferrera, Eva Longoria, and Reese Witherspoon; lawyers Nina L. Shaw and Tina Tchen; and producer Shonda Rhimes – [...]

2018-03-30T04:45:18-04:00January 2nd, 2018|Activism, Feminism, Film, News, Politics, Television|

“Heather Booth: Changing the World” — Inspiring Documentary Film Premiers in LA

From huffingtonpost.com | July 28, 2017 By Peter Dreier Over the past half century, Booth has improved the lives of tens of millions of Americans who never knew her name. But if you’ve met Booth – if you’ve heard her give a speech, or participated in one of her training sessions for organizers, or sat around a table with her [...]

2017-07-31T20:52:18-04:00July 31st, 2017|Film, History, News|

Heather Booth Film Premiere in Chicago

Heather Booth: Changing the World Chicago premiere! Heather Booth and Lilly Rivlin in person! Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL Fri, May 19th 7:45pm Sat, May 20th 7:30pm The ongoing and ever-evolving legacy of activist and community organizer Heather Booth belongs in large part to Chicago. This documentary profile traces her journey from politically conscious University of Chicago student [...]

2017-05-25T23:17:21-04:00May 15th, 2017|Event, Film, Women|

The Amateur Abortionists

From the NY Times | April 22, 2017 by Kate Manning Imagine a stay-at-home mom who can do an abortion. Or a college student. Imagine she knows how to administer local anesthesia, has the medicines to induce miscarriage, can dilate a cervix, scrape a uterus. Imagine a group — with no medical training — performing dozens of abortions a [...]

2017-05-25T23:28:41-04:00April 22nd, 2017|Film, Reproductive Justice, Women|
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