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American University School of Communication

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Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater (McKinley Building)

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Screening of Knock Down the House

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Knock Down the House

Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater (McKinley Building)

American University School of Communication

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW - Washington, DC 20016

Reservations (recommended): https://KnockDownTheHouseAU.eventbrite.com

This event is first come, first seated. Reservations are encouraged. First 65 attendees to check-in will receive a complimentary "Knock Down the House" t-shirt.

Panel discussion featuring:

  • Amy Vilela, 2018 Democratic Primary Candidate, Nevada's 4th District
  • Rachel Lears, Director
  • Cherry Graziosi, Co-producer (MA SOC '91)

Moderation by :

  • Molly O’Rourke, American University School of Communication
  • Amy K. Dacey, Sine Institute of Policy & Politics

FILM SYNOPSIS

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.

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