In case folks have not heard, Michael Moore is coming to town. You can go see him, but you'll have to pay. Your organization can table at this event, but they'll have to pay. How much? Individual tickets are just $29, or $20, or $15 for the crappy seats. Tables cost anywhere from $100 to $250.
Does this sound kind of expensive? Don't worry, the money will go to a good cause. The poster lists Ticketmaster and the Portland Tribune as sponsors--and they are great corporations, certainly deserving support from all of us. The other recepient of lots of cash will be Michael Moore himself.
Now don't get me wrong, I love the guy's work, but what a fucking hypocrite. He's always berating the "activist" community for being too insular, for not reaching out to mainstream America. But who is he going to reach out to with this event? Think there will be many people of color there? Or working class folks? Maybe, but I bet it will primarily be white, middle and upper-class, liberal, literate types. And what organizations will be there? Maybe more primarily white, middle class, established organizations who can afford to drop 100 dollars to reach out to people just like them.
This sounds like exactly what Michael Moore preaches against.