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Rep. Ocasio-Cortez joins SXSW lineup

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

U.S. Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the big political world addition to March’s lineup of programming for South by Southwest. Already known by the AOC handle, the freshman rep from the Bronx has captured the attention of pundits on both sides of the aisle, making her a natural pick for the conference, which has added a strong track of policy and election-related programming in recent years. Ocasio-Cortez is listed as a featured speaker and will appear with The Intercept columnist Briahna Gray. Speaking of SXSW, a look at the policy programming track offers intriguing panels and discussions likely to be of interest to Austin Monitor‘s wonkier-than-thou readership. Among them: How to Bring Public Safety Into the 21st Century; The Collaborative Approach to Affordable Housing; Fighting Homelessness with Ethical Technology; How to Make More People Ride Bikes in Cities; and Politics in Tech: When the Bubble Bursts.

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