Rep. Ocasio-Cortez speaks at NAACP's Women's History Month event

Posted: Updated:
THE BRONX -

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was the keynote speaker at a special Women's History Month event Sunday in Parkchester.

The event at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on McGraw Avenue was organized by the Parkchester branch of the NAACP. This year, it celebrated the achievements of women in today's political climate.

Ocasio-Cortez spoke about racial injustice and the strides that women -- and women of color -- are making today.

The event aimed to highlight the experience of women in politics -- from Sojourner Truth and women in the suffrage movement all the way to Ocasio-Cortez.

Attendees also had the chance to ask the congresswoman questions.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."