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School of Management

A Morgan Academy Event

From: Jan. 29, 2020, 4 p.m.
To: Jan. 29, 2020, 7 p.m.
Location: Lecture Theatre, James Callaghan Building, Swansea University,, Park Campus

The Bevan Foundation and the Morgan Academy are delighted to host a screening of Rachel Lears' award winning, Knock Down the House, at Swansea University this January. The film follows the journey of four courageous women as they take on powerful incumbents in the 2018 US midterm elections. With support from Doc Society, a panel discussion will follow the screening discussing some of the key themes to emerge from the film.

Panel members will include:
Sian James - Former MP for Swansea East
Professor Elwen Evans QC - Head of School, The Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Swansea University
Cllr Mary Sherwood
Grace Hannaford - President, Swansea University Student Union

Synopsis of film: Four exceptional women mount grassroots campaigns against powerful incumbents in Knock Down the House, an inspiring look at the 2018 midterm elections that tipped the balance of power. When tragedy struck her family in the middle of the financial crisis, Bronx-born Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to work double shifts as a bartender 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, a registered nurse and pastor, was drawn to the streets when the police shooting of an unarmed black man brought protests and tanks into her neighborhood. A coal miner’s daughter, Paula Jean Swearengin was fed up with watching her friends and family suffer from the environmental effects of the coal industry.


Contact: Laura Wood (Email: l.p.wood@swansea.ac.uk)


Event created by: l.p.wood

 
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