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ACORN, the Arkansas-born community group, subject of new documentary

Posted By on Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 10:35 AM

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Word comes from Wade Rathke, who started the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) in Arkansas in 1970, that a documentary on the organization (and him) has been completed and will be screened in New Orleans and New York in coming days.

ACORN folded in 2010 after being targeted by right-wingers, but related organizations continue in Arkansas and nationally with grassroots efforts aimed at helping people on the lower end of the economic scale. Rathke continues to oversee KABF, a community radio station that grew out of ACORN work in Little Rock.

The film, "The Organizer," will be shown Oct. 12 during the New Orleans Film Festival and Oct. 15 at the Woodstock Film Festival.

Sounds like it might be worth checking by some Arkansas film organizations.

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