Sunday, April 19, 2009

Boston event marking release of Mumia's latest book

Special event, marking release of Mumia Abu-Jamal's latest book:
Jailhouse Lawyers - Prisoners Defending Prisoners v the USA
Great Hall, Codman Sq
637 Washington St

Event details at City Lights (copied in below)

"In Jailhouse Lawyers, award-winning journalist and death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal presents the stories and reflections of fellow prisoners-turned-advocates who have learned to use the court system to represent other prisoners—many uneducated or illiterate—and, in some cases, to win their freedom. In Abu-Jamal’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 dank dungeons of America.” Includes an introduction by Angela Y. Davis."

“Expert and well-reasoned commentary on the justice system. . . . His writings are dangerous.”—The Village Voice

This event, sponsored by Jericho Boston, 4th Friday/Through Barbed Wire and NECDP features:

-Dhoruba bin Wahad, former Black Panther Party political prisoner
-Soffiya Elija, Harvard Law School, on the SF8
-Luis Rosa and Adolfo Matos, former FALN political prisoners
-Ahmad Kawash, Palestinian Political & Cultural Club of Boston and the Qawem Coalition
Music by Bojah and the Insurrection.
Martial Arts demonstration by Jeremy Harrison and Amee Chew.

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