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Women’s Reproductive Freedom from a Jewish Perspective 50 years post Roe v. Wade / 1 year post Dobbs v. Jackson

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Heather Booth. Photo by kk ottesen.

Hadassah Richmond is presenting a relevant and thought-provoking program, “Religious Freedom/Women’s Reproductive Rights from a Jewish Perspective, 50 Years Post Roe v. Wade, 1 year post Dobbs v. Jackson” on Sunday, Oct. 15, 9:30 a.m. at the Weinstein JCC.

Our keynote speaker will be Heather Booth, an iconic American civil rights activist.  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heather_Booth).

She will be joined for a statewide perspective by Del. Eileen Filler-Corn, 56th Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates and U.S. Congresswoman Jennifer McClellan.

Rounding out the panel will be Dr. Megan Cohen, assistant professor in the Division of Complex Family Planning at Emory University and Elizabeth Cullen, director of Government Relations at Hadassah, Washington D.C.

The cost for the event is $36. You must register for the program at https://hadassahsupersouth.org/ReproductiveHealth

Heather Booth

Heather Booth is one of the country’s leading strategists about progressive issue campaigns and driving issues in elections. She started organizing during the civil rights and women’s movements of the 1960s.

Booth started JANE, an underground abortion service in 1965, before Roe. There is a new HBO documentary about this called “The JANES,” and there is a new Hollywood film version of the story, “Call JANE.”

Her social change work reflects her family’s Jewish values. She visited Israel first in 1963, working on a kibbutz, and since then in a variety of capacities including providing social change training.  She directed an organization named AMOS to help re-instill social justice in the Jewish community.

Booth 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, Booth was the director of the NAACP National Voter Fund, which helped to increase African American election turnout. She was the lead consultant, directing the founding of the Campaign for Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2005.

In 2008, Booth was the director of the Health Care Campaign for the AFL-CIO. In 2009, she directed the campaign passing President Obama’s first budget. In 2010, she was the founding director of Americans for Financial Reform, fighting to regulate the financial industry. She was the national coordinator for the coalition around marriage equality and the 2013 Supreme Court decision.

Booth also was strategic advisor to the Alliance for Citizenship (the largest coalition of the immigration reform campaign). She was the field director for the 2017 campaign to stop the tax giveaways to millionaires and billionaires

She directed Progressive and Seniors Outreach for the Biden/Harris campaign. She has been a consultant on many other issues and with many other organizations.  She is a member of the consulting firm Democracy Partners.

There will be an exclusive opportunity to join Heather and others for an informative lunch following the program. The cost is $180 and includes both the program and lunch.

If you are interested in meeting this dynamic and thought-provoking leader, you can register at the link above.

For more information, contact Event Co-Chair (with Gail

Moskowitz) at Ann Eisenberg at annbeisenberg@gmail.com.

Hadassah Richmond is presenting a relevant and thought-provoking program, “Religious Freedom/Women’s Reproductive Rights from a Jewish Perspective, 50 Years Post Roe v. Wade, 1 year post Dobbs v. Jackson” on Sunday, Oct. 15, 9:30 a.m. at the Weinstein JCC.

Our keynote speaker will be Heather Booth, an iconic American civil rights activist.  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heather_Booth).

She will be joined for a statewide perspective by Del. Eileen Filler-Corn, 56th Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates and U.S. Congresswoman Jennifer McClellan.

Rounding out the panel will be Dr. Megan Cohen, assistant professor in the Division of Complex Family Planning at Emory University and Elizabeth Cullen, director of Government Relations at Hadassah, Washington D.C.

The cost for the event is $36. You must register for the program at https://hadassahsupersouth.org/ReproductiveHealth

Heather Booth

Heather Booth is one of the country’s leading strategists about progressive issue campaigns and driving issues in elections. She started organizing during the civil rights and women’s movements of the 1960s.

Booth started JANE, an underground abortion service in 1965, before Roe. There is a new HBO documentary about this called “The JANES,” and there is a new Hollywood film version of the story, “Call JANE.”

Her social change work reflects her family’s Jewish values. She visited Israel first in 1963, working on a kibbutz, and since then in a variety of capacities including providing social change training.  She directed an organization named AMOS to help re-instill social justice in the Jewish community.

Booth 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, Booth was the director of the NAACP National Voter Fund, which helped to increase African American election turnout. She was the lead consultant, directing the founding of the Campaign for Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2005.

In 2008, Booth was the director of the Health Care Campaign for the AFL-CIO. In 2009, she directed the campaign passing President Obama’s first budget. In 2010, she was the founding director of Americans for Financial Reform, fighting to regulate the financial industry. She was the national coordinator for the coalition around marriage equality and the 2013 Supreme Court decision.

Booth also was strategic advisor to the Alliance for Citizenship (the largest coalition of the immigration reform campaign). She was the field director for the 2017 campaign to stop the tax giveaways to millionaires and billionaires

She directed Progressive and Seniors Outreach for the Biden/Harris campaign. She has been a consultant on many other issues and with many other organizations.  She is a member of the consulting firm Democracy Partners.

There will be an exclusive opportunity to join Heather and others for an informative lunch following the program. The cost is $180 and includes both the program and lunch.

If you are interested in meeting this dynamic and thought-provoking leader, you can register at the link above.

For more information, contact Event Co-Chair (with Gail Moskowitz) at Ann Eisenberg at

annbeisenberg@gmail.com.