Heather Booth: Changing the World

Founder and Midwest Academy Board Chair Heather Booth stars in Heather Booth: Changing the World, a film by critically acclaimed filmmaker Lily Rivlin. The film traces her ongoing legacy as activist and organizer. From telling the story of Heather’s life and work, to giving an overview of 50 years of the progressive movement, the film also serves as a manual for how to become an organizer.
Beginning her organizing career as a politically conscious college student who registered students to vote at the height of the Civil Rights Movement in 1964, Heather became the go-to strategist for a range of issues from women’s rights to immigration reform, and an advisor to leaders such as Elizabeth Warren and Julian Bond.  Heather Booth: Changing the World serves as a tool for community organizing through the lens of education and awareness and as a guide to mobilize, ignite change, and make concrete improvements in people’s lives. Now more than ever, it is crucial to support community organizing and ensure organizers have the resources to be successful. Here are a few ways to get involved:
  • For more information about upcoming screenings of Heather Booth: Changing the World, check out the film’s website. 
  • Interested in ensuring the organizers around you have the concrete skills that enable them to win issue campaigns and build strong, lasting organizations? Check out our upcoming trainings.
  • Can’t attend a training, but want to support the work of Midwest Academy? Donate to help train the next generation of progressive leaders.