A personal memoir by Michael Cannarella
It is not my purpose in writing this memoir to give an exhaustive account of the Powells organizing campaign. Rather my goal is to write a personal memoir, some snapshots of the times and of the events, as I remember them from twenty years out. This was a rewarding and stressful time for me from October 1998 until September 2000. If you are a fact checker, please indulge me and understand I have not purposefully attempted to mislead nor to degenerate anyone.
I was privileged to be the lead organizer for the Powells Organizing campaign. I received a tremendous amount of support in this work from many, far too many to mention here in a personal memoir. Here are my “snapshots” from the campaign, placed in chronological order.
Over the years I have written fiction stories loosely based upon these memories and events. Where it seemed appropriate I have provided a link to these fictions, as a way of adding more depth, another dimension to this memoir.