The Organizer: A new film and book about ACORN

Please join us Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 4pm in UWM Student Union room 191 to show and discuss a new film and book about ACORN. ACORN was the largest U.S. organization working to build collective power in low-income communities. It shut down in 2010 in the face of right wing attacks.

This event is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Department of Educational Policy and Community Studies and Urban Studies Programs

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 of community organizing. 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.

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