Wide Lens Discussion: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Fahrenheit 11/9

MON, OCT 1, 2018 (49:48)

Michael Moore’s latest film, Fahrenheit 11/9 (see trailer below), is described as a movie to ” end the madness.” It takes a critical look at how Americans came to elect Donald J. Trump in the Presidential elections of 2016.

After the screening of the film in Brookline, Massachusetts, congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined Dr. Raul Fernandez on stage to respond to issues raised by the film (in which she appears) as well as talk about her own campaign for the 2018 mid-term elections.

+ BIO: Dr. Raul Fernandez

Dr. Raul Fernandez is the director of the Higher Education Administration program at Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education & Human Development and chair of Wheelock’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee.. He is a well-recognized leader and accomplished speaker on issues of diversity and inclusion, with hundreds of attendees at numerous campuses and conferences having attended his workshops.

+ BIO: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a politician, educator, and political activist. On June 26, 2018, she won the Democratic primary in New York’s 14th congressional district covering parts of the Bronx and Queens in New York City, defeating the incumbent Congressman, Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley, in what has been described as the biggest upset victory in the 2018 midterm-election season. Ocasio-Cortez is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America and has been endorsed by various politically progressive organizations and people.

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