Revolutionary Week of Events for Mumia!, April 18-25
freemumia.com | 04.05.2009
The 2 flyers can also be downloaded here:
Revolutionary Week: We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Wait—We Educate!
Saturday 4/18, Uhuru Earthday Celebration
Where: Clark Park, 43rd at Baltimore Ave, West Philadelphia, PA 19104
When: 9-5, Come and visit the ICFFMAJ table, help us flyer, and hear one of the keynote speakers: Pam Africa
Contact: Uhuru Solidarity Movement, firstname.lastname@example.org, 215-387-0919
Sunday 4/19, Black and Blue Film Showing and Q & A
Where: The A-Space Anarchist Community Space
4722 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143
When: 5:30 pm
Contact: 215-727-0882 leave msg
Monday 4/20, Retro on the Black Panther Party with members of the original
Where: Treehouse Books, 1430 Susquehanna Ave.
When: 6-8 pm
Tuesday 4/21, “We Will Return in the Whirlwind: Black Radical Organizations from
1960-1975” by Muhammad Ahmad (Maxwell Stanford Jr.) book release party.
Where: Black & Noble Bookstore, 2nd Floor
1436 Erie Ave.
When: 6-8 pm
Wednesday 4/22, Robert Hillary King of the Angola 3 speaks
Where: University of Pennsylvania (exact location TBA)
When: 7 pm
Contact: 770-845-6179 / email@example.com
Thursday 4/23, Diane Block presents, “On the Spirit: A Woman’s Journey
Underground and Back”
Where: Wooden Shoe Bookstore, 508 S. 5th Street
When: Time TBA
Friday 4/24, MORE THAN A BOOK RELEASE! A CELEBRATION OF JAILHOUSE
LAWYERS! Featuring all the authors from throughout the week as well as
Paul Wright, editor of Prison Legal News, Amin, formerly "Harold Wilson," - freed from death row in the US, Ramona Africa of the MOVE Organization, Steven Hawkins, Executive Vice President of the NAACP, Linn Washington Jr., Philadelphia Tribune Columnist, Temple U Professor of Journalism, I Abdul Jon, longtime supporter of MOVE and Mumia, featured in "Prison Lawyers," Sonia Sanchez, renowned poet and activist, Goldi, daughter of Wadiya and Mumia, Seeds of Wisdom, MOVE’s Revolutionary hip hop group, and many more!
Where: Church of the Advocate, 1801 W. Diamond St.
When: 6 pm
Saturday 4/25, Philadelphia: Adolfo Matos, keynote speaker of the National Boricua
Human Rights Network
Where: 6th & Diamond Sts
NYC, More Than a Book Party: A Tribute to Jailhouse Lawyers
Where: Riverside Church, 120th St. & Claremont Ave.
Room 411, MLK Wing
When: 4 pm
Sunday, 4/26, NYC, CEMOTAP 5th Great Debate on “The Death Penalty and Mumia
Where: Salem United Methodist Church, 129th and Adam Clayton Powell
When: 3 pm
VERY IMPORTANT EVENT COMING UP:
Saturday, 5/16, Philadelphia: RALLY TO FREE THE MOVE 9!
Where: 11th & Market St.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 215 387 4107
On April 24, 2009, from 6-10 pm, at The Church of the Advocate (1801 W Diamond St.) in Philadelphia, a "More Than A Book Party" event will he held simultaneously with similar events around the US, marking the release of death-row journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal's new book Jailhouse Lawyers: Prisoners Defending Prisoners v. the U.S.A published by City Lights Books. In Mumia's words, "This is the story of law learned, not in the ivory towers of multi-billion-dollar endowed universities, but in the bowels of the slave-ship, in the hidden, dank dungeons of America."
Solidarity events will be held in the US around April 24, to mark Mumia's birthday and the release of Jailhouse Lawyers. **Read the foreword by former political prisoner Angela Y. Davis and an interview with Mumia about his new book.** Also read the previous PhillyIMC feature.
Read more about events in: Philadelphia, NYC, Oakland, Boston, Portland, Washington, DC, and Baltimore.
Read reviews by: Linn Washington, Jr. and Kiilu Nyasha
Featured speakers at the April 24 event in Philadelphia will include:
-- Paul Wright, editor of Prison Legal News
-- Amin, formerly "Harold Wilson," the 122nd person freed from death row in the US.
-- Ramona Africa, Minister of Communication for the MOVE Organization.
--Steven Hawkins, Executive Vice President of the NAACP, formerly with the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
--Linn Washington Jr., Philadelphia Tribune Columnist, Temple University Professor of Journalism, author of Black Judges on Justice: Perspectives from the Bench
--I Abdul Jon, longtime supporter of MOVE and Mumia, featured in "Prison Lawyers."
--Sonia Sanchez, poet and poltiical activist.
--Fred Hampton Jr,, Chairman of the Prisoners of Conscience Committee, and son of assassinated Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton Sr.