Reel and Meal Film Celebrates Longtime Activist and Organizer

On Monday, August 17, Reel and Meal, in partnership with the Center for Dynamic Community Governance, will feature Heather Booth: Changing the World. The film and discussion, facilitated by Booth’s political mentor, Jacky Grimshaw, will be streamed on Zoom. Registration is required, at

Released by Women Make Films, this film by critically acclaimed filmmaker Lilly Rivlin traces the ongoing legacy of activist and community organizer Heather Booth. In telling the story of Booth’s life and work, the film presents an overview of 50 years of the progressive movement. From a politically conscious college student who began her career in 1964 registering voters in Mississippi at the height of the Civil Rights movement, Booth became the go-to strategist for causes ranging from child care to women’s rights to immigration reform as well as an advisor to leaders including Jui a n B o n d a n d Senator Elizabeth Warren.

This film is an urgent response to the current administration, when many are wondering how to make their voices heard as civil rights and women’s rights are under attack. The intention of the film is to provide viewers the tools for community organizing that will inspire activism and ignite change.

For more about this film contact Aileen Kroll at or visit about, the New Deal Café’s e-calendar ( events/reel-and-meal) or their Facebook page at groups/newdealcafe.

To reach the Reel and Meal organizers email Reel and Meal, a monthly film series focused on environmental, social justice and animal rights issues, is organized by the Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch Group, Green Vegan Networking, Utopia Film Festival and the Prince George’s County Peace and Justice Coalition.

Tax deductible donations to support Reel and Meal programs are kindly accepted through the Center for Dynamic Community Governance at Indicate that this is a donation to Reel and Meal via the “add a note” option.

While DC Vegan will not be providing a picnic carryout meal this month, attendees are encouraged to support other local businesses during these trying times.

Original of this article can be found on page 9 of the August 13, Greenbelt News Review.


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