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Published on Mar 15, 2017
In this truly inspiring talk, Heather Booth, Midwest Academy Founding Director and Current President, describes how her personal struggle for childcare in Chicago helped inform the Midwest Academy's principles of direct action organizing that are currently being used by grassroots organizers all across the country today on behalf of campaigns for justice and democracy.
You can find more information about Heather Booth and the Midwest Academy at: www.midwestacademy.com and www.heatherbooththefilm.com.
Heather Booth is one of the leading strategists about progressive issue campaigns and driving issues in elections in the United States. She was the founding Director and is now President of the Midwest Academy, training social change leaders and organizers. She has been involved in and managed political campaigns and was the Training Director of the Democratic National Committee. In 2000, she was the Director of the NAACP National Voter Fund, which helped to increase African American election turnout by nearly 2 million voters. She was the lead consultant, directing the founding of the Campaign for Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2005 In 2008, she was the director of the Health Care Campaign for the AFL-CIO.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx