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The Organizer - ACORN Film Screening and Q&A

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The Side Cinema

5-9 Side

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 3JE

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ACORN Newcastle are proud to be screening this new film about the founder of ACORN and the turbulent history of the organisation.

There will be food and drink available before the film and we will have a post-screening Q & A with Wade himself to discuss the past, present and future for ACORN and community organising.

THE ORGANIZER is a portrait of Wade Rathke, the controversial founder of ACORN, as well as an exploration of the much maligned and misunderstood occupation - community organizing. Before its infamous demise following several highly publicized scandals, ACORN had been the largest community organization in the US. Rathke, a former anti-war and welfare rights organizer founded the organization in Little Rock in 1970 and over the next decades shepherded its growth into a national political powerhouse for the poor. His entrepreneurial vision helped build ACORN but internal conflict and external pressures would lead to its tragic downfall. Undeterred, Rathke is now building new organizations around the world and trying to rebuild at home.

With a wealth of archives and interviews, THE ORGANIZER is a film about people who have dedicated their lives to the often hidden, usually messy and always controversial job of building power for the powerless. DETAILS 2017 - 104 minutes. Location: Wheelchair accessible Ticket Prices: £6. If you would like to see the film but the price is an issue for you please contact us to arrange a discout.

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2017 - 104 minutes

Side Cinema is wheelchair accessible.

If you would like to see the film but the price is an issue for you, please contact us to arrange a discount.

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The Side Cinema

5-9 Side

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 3JE

United Kingdom

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