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Michael Moore, My Mother, & a Well for Oltorotua


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Yes, a connection exists between Michael Moore, my mother Evelyn Bowman, who passed away July 21, and Oltorotua’s well project.  We usually have to travel to Washington, DC, to hear a major speaker but Saturday evening friends Anna and Henry, and Carl and I heard Michael Moore, author, movie maker and political gadfly, speak at our downtown Weinberg Center.  A great presentation, no ranting, just friendly chatting with about 1500 people!  He read from his new book, Here Comes Trouble, and discussed all sorts of things, including giving kudos to librarians, who are, he said, on the front lines to defeat ignorance in the US.  My mother’s 1929 high school graduation was held at the Weinberg Center, then Frederick’s Tivoli Theater, and I sat in the mezzanine to watch Sat. movies when I was growing up.

So how does Oltorotua’s well fit in?  Moore said, “Everyone doesn’t need to do a lot; they just have to do a little bit.”  That’s what I’m hoping in raising funds for the well:  Lots of people contributing what they can, even dollar or two.

I don’t agree with Moore on everything but I do admire him for his convictions—and his advice how to make the world a better place!

 

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3 comments to Michael Moore, My Mother, & a Well for Oltorotua

  • Michael Moore is amazing!

  • marybk

    Yes, he is and I admire him more after Sat.’s event. There was no intermission and he held our attention for almost 2-1/2 hrs.! The line snaked ’round and ’round the theater to get his book/signature so I will have to order it. Hope he sells a million!

  • mike breen

    Keep up the great work you are doing in the United States Michael, I guess sometimes you might feel you are banging your head against a brick wall. I was on the Trade Union protest at the Tory conference in Manchester on Sunday, we had over 30,000 people there. Young and Old,Students, teachers,carers, nurses,postal workers,unemployed,pensioners, all protesting against working people having to pay for the excesses of the rich.What I am saying in my roundabout way Michael is that you are now riding on the wave of working class protest, all your hard work will hopefully come to fruition.Fantastic to see the Wall Street protest, and the American workers standing up for your rights. Look forward to seeing you in Birmingham, whose Council have been sacking workers and reducing wages and conditions. Hope you give them a good kicking Mike,”Up the workers”!