To honor MLK Day, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared at Riverside Church in Morningside Heights for a speech and interview (first reported by Columbia Spectator). Ta-Nehisi Coatets interviewed AOC at the church, which was where MLK gave his speech “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence,” in 1967. AOC spoke about her desire to enhance economic justice and racial justice, as well as her experience growing up.
She also spoke about the various battles she’s engaged in via Twitter.
— Courtney Gross (@courtneycgross) January 21, 2019
Other notable guests included:
- John David Washington from “Blackkklansman”
- Colman Domingo from “If Beale Street Could Talk”
- Civil rights leader Rashad Robinson
- Ryan Coogler – the director of Black Panther
— Mica McGriggs (@Mica_McGriggs) January 21, 2019
The event was sponsored by Blackout for Human Rights.