Happy Birthday to Mumia Abu-Jamal

HOUSTON EVENT FOR  MUMIA

featuring: 
SPOKEN WORDS BY MARCELL MURPHY AND BLACK SNOW


Cake & Ice Cream
Plus, Urgent Strategy Session
FILM: In Prison My Whole Life

The court system has closed its doors to the possibility of a new trial for Mumia and has left only two alternatives for him: execution or life in prison without parole. We demand the Department of Justice conduct a civil rights investigation into the outrageous frame-up of Mumia.

Sponsored by: Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement
713-503-2633 or Abolition.Movement@hotmail.com
Meetings: 1st Tuesdays, S.H.A.P.E. Center, 3815 Live Oak, 7—9:00 PM
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A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF MUMIA ABU-JAMAL AND THE ARTS

KINGSLEY CENTER
6435 FRANKSTOWN AVE.
APRIL 24, 1-4 PM

FOOD, SPOKEN WORD, ART

FREE ADMISSION

Mumia Abu-Jamal is an award-winning journalist, author, humanist, advocate for social justice, and “Voice of the Voiceless” who has been wrongfully imprisoned on Pennsylvania’s death row for the last 28 years. A recent Supreme Court decision has made Mumia vulnerable to execution. We need his life and voice. Come hear about the injustice of his incarceration, and the triumph of his existence. 

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PACIFICA SPECIAL PROGRAMMING / BLOCK REPORT RADIO:

Saturday, April 24 – from 4-6 Special programming

The Block Report Radio show and the First Voice Apprenticeship program present a two hour special dealing with the life and work of prolific journalist  and political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal. Voices from such notable people such as Philadelphia journalist Linn Washington, former presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney, the Prisoners of Conscience Committee Chairman Fred Hampton Jr, hip hop artist M1 of dead prez will be included in this historic broadcast.

http://www.blockreportradio.com/
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From:  ICFFMAJ

Activists all over the world are organizing to celebrate Mumia and FIGHT for his release! There are events happening from San Diego to Chicago, Philly to London, and beyond. In an attempt at organization, we’ll list the details of all cities we’ve heard from and follow with more information below. Wherever you are, there is something happening! If there’s not, make it happen!!!

Philadelphia:
4/23
HRC hosting Mail Art 4 Mumia @ A-Space, 4722 Baltimore Ave, 6-9 pm.

4/24
ICFFMAJ hosting SPOKEN WORD UPRISING! @ AFSC, 15th & Cherry Sts, 12 noon to 5 pm.

New York:
4/24
NYCFMAJ and the NY Writers Union hosting Writers for Mumia! @ St. Mary’s Church
512 West 126th Street (between Old Broadway & Amsterdam Ave.). 2:30 – 6 pm.

4/25
Malcolm X Grassroots Movement Presents: Celebrating the Life of Safiya Asya Bukhari
Community Service Society, 105 East 22nd St. at Park Ave. 1 – 4 pm.

San Francisco:
4/24
Pacifica Radio devotes programming to Mumia!

Baltimore:
4/24
Earth Day Commemoration in honor of Marshall “Eddie” Conway and Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Maggie Quille Druid Heights Community Center, 2140 McCulloh Street, Baltimore (Harriet Tubman City), Maryland, 4:00 pm.

Washington DC:
4/26
11:30 Press Conference at New York Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Avenue (between 13th and 14th Sts).
1 pm Rally at the Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue (between 9th and 10th Sts).
3:30 follow up at church.

San Diego:
4/24

AFRICAN-AMERICAN WRITERS & ARTISTS, INC.
SAN DIEGO & FREE MUMIA COALITION

IN COLLABORATION WITH THE LANGSTON HUGHES POETRY CIRCLE & THE INTERNATIONAL ACTION CENTER
6-8 PM
@ SPACE BAR INTERNET CAFE
7454 UNIVERSITY AVENUE
LA MESA, CA 91942-6059

Houston:
4/24
S.H.A.P.E. Center, 3815 Live Oak, Houston, Texas 77004
6-8 pm.

Pittsburgh:
4/24
KINGSLEY CENTER, 6435 FRANKSTOWN AVE. 1-4 PM

Chicago:
4/24
Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde will perform alongside Chicago’s own spoken word artist Michael Reyes, in a special show in honor of the birthday of US political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. A percentage of the night’s proceeds will go to the profound work of Intl. Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal.
El Batey Urbano, 2620 W. Division St., Chicago, IL. $5-10 sliding scale, all ages, wheelchair accessible. 8 pm.

Richmond:
The Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality will be holding our 2010 Defenders Fighting Fund & Community Awards Dinner on April 24. Defender Dieyah Rasheed, a former member of the Richmond Chapter of the Black Panther Party, will be making a special presentation on Mumia and urging people to attend the April 26 protest in D.C.

Throughout Germany:
http://mumia-hoerbuch.de/termine.htm

London:
4/28
Organised by:
George Jackson Socialist League, Pan Afrikan Society Community Forum, Democracy and Class Struggle.
KARIBU EDUCATION CENTRE, 7 GRESHAM ROAD, BRIXTON, LONDON SW9 7PH
(Third Right Street From Brixton Tube Station) at 7 pm.

Mexico City:
Information forthcoming.

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