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Knock Down The House- Screening + Panel Discussion BRISTOL

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Join Doc Society for a FREE screening of the inspiring and award-winning documentary film, Knock Down The House

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Fatigued by Brexit and the unequal state of British politics?

This film is a refreshing antidote!

Join Doc Society for a FREE screening of the inspiring and award-winning documentary film, Knock Down The House.

The film will be accompanied by a lively post film conversation with special guests about ways to #KnockDownBarriers in politics and what you can do to get involved.

About the guests

The UK is in desperate need of political fresh air, underscored by the stark inequality of representation in Parliament today but exacerbated by the current political crisis. Our elected officials are not representative of the nation in terms of gender, ethnicity or class.

BUT the brilliant guests joining us for this event are all addressing this inequality in some way:

CHAIR- Kulsoom Jafri- is an organiser for the United Private Hire Drivers (UPHD) branch of the IWGB Union and co-founder of the Bristol Transformed festival of arts, culture and ideas. She has been involved in political organising both in the UK and the US

Nasra Ayub is an activist, advocating for the end of violence against women and girls. For the past 6 years, Nasra has been an activist with the youth-led charity Integrate UK. As a Lead Outreach Worker, she delivers workshops and training and represents the charity at high profile events nationally and internationally.

Emma Hotchkiss a Young Women’s Trust Advisory Panel Member from Bristol. She has played an integral role in refining Young Women’s Trust’s new organisational strategy, represented YWT at the Royal Garden Party and been part of the working group designing a Young Women’s Manifesto

Rebecca Moore is 20 year old student, originally from Newcastle. She is a Trustee of the British Youth Council and has a background serving as a Member of the UK Youth Parliament, a delegate to the Commonwealth Youth Forum, the vice-chair of the Youth Select Committee and a member of the NHS Youth Forum. She is passionate about young people from all backgrounds being represented and having their voices heard. Twitter: @BeccaMooreYV

About the 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.

Winner of the Audience Award: U.S. Documentary and the Festival Favorite Award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Knock Down the House joins these courageous women on the campaign trail as they mobilize their bases, engage voters, and fuel a movement during a historic time in American politics. Directed by Rachel Lears

For more information & trailer:

https://knockdownthehouse.com/

Event in association with 50/50 Parliament, The Parliament Project, Vote For Your Future and Young Women’s Trust

BEFORE YOU SIGN UP FOR YOUR TICKET, HAVE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE?

⅓ of 18-34s are not registered to vote. Millions of young people risk missing out on the chance to have their say at this general election. Make sure you register today (hurry hurry! Deadline to register is 26th November)

Register to Vote:

https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

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