Friday 22nd November, 6.00-9.30pm
Open, 19 Grande Parade St Leonards on Sea TN37 6DN
Join us at OPEN for a special community screening of powerful new documentary ‘Knock The House Down’.
When tragedy struck her family in the midst of the financial crisis, Bronx-born Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to work double shifts in a restaurant to save her home from foreclosure. After losing a loved one to a preventable medical condition, Amy Vilela didn’t know what to do with the anger she felt about America’s broken health care system. Cori Bush was drawn into the streets when the police shooting of an unarmed black man brought protests and tanks into her neighborhood. Paula Jean Swearengin was fed up with watching her friends and family suffer and die from the environmental effects of the coal industry.
At a moment of historic volatility in American politics, these four women decide to fight back, setting themselves on a journey that will change their lives and their country forever. Without political experience or corporate money, they build a movement of insurgent candidates challenging powerful incumbents in Congress. Their efforts result in a legendary upset.
Tickets are free, but please book in advance on EventBrite
This event is part of the national Promote the Migrant Vote initiative to support migrants and BME groups to engage with the upcoming General Election on 12 December 2019.
The event is supported by the Doc Society.