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#140 – Heather Booth

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Heather Booth is an American civil rights activist and feminist. She is known for her activism and involvement in progressive causes.

In 1965, she began an underground operation called “The Jane Collective” to help students get abortions in secret before abortion was legalized. By 1969, the group called itself the Abortion Counseling Service of Women’s Liberation and advertised in several underground newspapers.

In 1973 she founded the Midwest Academy, which taught community organizing methods1She’s leaving home: Heather Booth looks back on 25 years of struggle.

In 1987, she received the Thomas-Debbs Award at a dinner event hosted by the Democratic Socialists of America, held in her honor.

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