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 in the Sixties to the founder of the Midwest Academy, a school for training organizers, and far beyond. Booth engaged in Civil Rights work in Mississippi, protested the Vietnam War, and co-founded the JANE Underground collective while still in her teens. Inspired by the work of Saul Alinsky, she forged her own approach to work for social change that has made her the go-to strategist for causes ranging from childcare to immigration reform, and advisor to leaders including Julian Bond and Senator Elizabeth Warren. DCP digital.
Friday, May 19 at 7:45 PM: Heather Booth and director Lilly Rivlin will be present for audience discussion. U.S. Representatives Jan Schakowsky and Luis Gutiérrez are scheduled to join them.
Saturday, May 20 at 7:30 PM: Heather Booth and director Lilly Rivlin will be present for audience discussion. Former Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Jacky Grimshaw and Former Illinois State Senator Alice Palmer are scheduled to join them.