Saturday, June 02, 2007
6pm, FRIDAY, JUNE 15
ST. MARY'S CHURCH
521 West 126th Street
(Bet. Broadway and Amsterdam)
Refreshments will be available
Topics will include:
Update on where Mumia's case stands in the courts and the streets, The murder of Sean Bell and the criminalization of our youth, Police Terror and repression, fighting back, waging the street naming campaign, AND MORE!
Mumia Abu-Jamal, an activist by the time he was 14 years old, was beaten by cops and arrested for protesting the rabid racist George Wallace when Wallace was campaigning for the presidency in the 60's. By the time Mumia was 15 the FBI had developed a file on him. Mumia became the Minister of Information for the Philadelphia chapter of the Black Panther Party when he was 16 years old. In his 20's as a journalist, Mumia reported on the Black radical MOVE organization, who Philadelphia politicians and police hated with passion. At the first chance they had, they framed him for killing a cop and sentenced him to death in a racist, kangaroo court. Today with the murder of Sean Bell, and widespread criminalization of innocent youth, we see that you don't even have to be politically active to draw police attack and repression. Come on June 15th to support Mumia at this critical stage of his case where the courts can grant: execution, life in prison without parole, or a new trial! Learn about how his case is connected to the oppression of our communities right here in Harlem.
City Councilman Charles Barron, Pam Africa, Igwe Williams of the Guillermo Morales-Assata Shakur Center of City College, Attorney Michael Tarif Warren, Harold Wilsom (122nd exonerated death-row resident), Jasbir Finpho of the Jamaica NAACP Youth Council, Sandra Rivers, Harlem Activist, and others!
There will also be a brief video of the street naming activities in the French cities of Saint-Denis and Marseille.
Download the flyer at: http://www.freemumia.com/pdfs/june15pdf.pdf
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