Knock Down the House - Hazard film screening | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Knock Down the House - Hazard film screening

You’re invited to Knock Down the House, a documentary that follows these four women as they push forward this legendary upset. Join us for this screening & discussion to learn more and find out how you can plug into KFTC's local work to make our democracy more accessible! This event is hosted by Kentuckians For The Commonwealth and Working Films.

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 by running for office, 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.

October 24, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Organizer: 
Perry County Public Library
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Event Venue: 
Perry County Public Library
Event Location: 
289 Black Gold Blvd
Hazard, KY 41701