Please join Indivisible SF for a movie night and meet-and-greet! “Knock Down the House” is a documentary that follows four working-class women who mount insurgent campaigns and change the political landscape in the process. Snacks and soft drinks will be provided.
About the Documentary
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.
The Women’s Building is about four blocks from the 16th Street Mission BART station. Muni bus lines serving this area include the 14, 22, 26, 33, 49 and the J Church. Plan your trip using the transit Trip Planner!
Parking can be tricky. Public transit is recommended. Garage Parking is available at two city garages, each 3 blocks away.
3255 21st Street (between Valencia and Mission).
16th St/Hoff Garage
16th & Hoff (just above 16th St. Bart).