The April 24 Birthday event featuring Danny Glover, Sonia Sanchez, DeLacy Davis and many others will go on as planned, AT A NEW LOCATION, THE AFSC ON 15th AND CHERRY STREETS.
After receiving threats and undergoing extreme intimidation from the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and its allies, on April 11th the board of directors to the Clef Club voted to cancel its scheduled event to be held on Mumia's upcoming birthday. As a result the program itself WILL NOT BE CANCELLED, BUT MOVED TO THE AFSC ON 15th AND CHERRY STREETS.
While the FOP and their supporters declare this as a victory, in reality it is nothing more than a desperate and cowardly display of corrupt and violent police power, leading up to the Third Circuit's Oral Arguments which will happen on May 17th in Philadelphia. This type of police terror is predictable and in no way new to the movement to Free Mumia. In New York City, the FOP alongside of the NYPD have issued threats and 16 citations against the Remote Lounge - the Club which was scheduled to host "Mumia 911"
Fearing that his family would be in danger by the police, and in outrage over the citations, the owner opted out and was forced to cancel the show which was relocated to the IAC on 55 West 17th Street.
TAKE A STAND AGAINST POLICE TERROR ON APRIL 24!
BUSES WILL BE LEAVING FROM NYC! CALL (212)339-8029 NOW TO PURCHASE A TICKET, OR BUY ONE IN PERSON AT OUR MEETING THIS FRIDAY AT:
St. Mary's Church in Harlem,
521 West 126th Street
between Broadway and Amsterdam
(1 or 9 train to 125th Street)
Download Flyer Here (PDF)
APRIL 24: Mumia's Birthday
Featuring: Danny Glover, Sonia Sanchez, Ramona Africa, DeLacy Davis (of Black Cops Against Police Brutality), Journalist Linn Washington, Exonerated Death-Row Resident Harold Amin Wilson, Ron Hampton (of National Association Of Black Police), and Attorney Michael Coard.
LOCATION CHANGED: AFSC on 15th and Cherry Streets
Doors Open at 5:30 PM
Film Showing of "Framing an Execution" with Danny Glover at 6:00 PM
Speakers will begin at 7:30 Sharp!
THERE WILL BE A "RING AROUND" CITY HALL AT NOON!
REMINDER: On May 17th
Mumia's case will be reviewed by The Third Circuit Court Of Appeals
in Philadelphia to decide whether Mumia gets a new trial, life in prison without parole, or execution. The whole world is watching how The Third Circuit will rule. We must let them know where we stand: Only Mumia's release or a new trial is acceptable! APRIL 24th WILL BE AN URGENT ORGANIZING EVENT LEADING UP TO THE MAY 17th ORAL ARGUMENTS.
Alert - The prosecution is fighting tooth and nail to cancel the May 17 hearings!
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