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How Can We Lead Social Change? A Lunch Workshop with Heather Booth

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 1:00pm

Laminan Lounge, Olin Hall | Tufts Medford Campus 

"When I asked how to get organized, I was told two words: Heather Booth." –– Senator Elizabeth Warren

Join Heather Heather Booth for a roundtable workshop about organizing for social change and a unique behind-the-scenes look at some of the most pivotal recent progressive movements from someone who played a key role in leading them. Lunch will be served. 

From registering voters with Fannie Lou Hamer during the Civil Rights Movement, championing women's right to choose in the 70s, to playing a key role in passing the Dodd-Frank Act, Heather Booth has been at the heart of progressive movements for over fifty years. 

Building a movement is a nebulous concept to many, but for Heather, organizing to lead tangible social change involves actionable steps and proven strategies. In 1973, Heather founded Midwest Academy, a training school for organizers where she has taught her theory of change to thousands of activists across the country. 

A film screening of a documentary made about Heather's life will follow at 6pm. Dinner will be provided. 

This event is sponsored by Tisch College, Tufts Hillel, Fletcher Students of Color & Allies, Tufts Philosophy Department, Tufts Political Science Department, Peace & Justice Studies, Pi Sigma Alpha, and Tufts Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies.

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