Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Visits Riverside Church For MLK Event

  Last modified on January 23rd, 2019

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.

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She also spoke about the various battles she’s engaged in via Twitter.

 

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

The event was sponsored by Blackout for Human Rights.

 

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