If anyone doesn't know yet about the internationally-watched Nov. 9 hearing on the life or death of Mumia Abu-Jamal, right here in Philly, here are the details. Links below will lead to explanations of the case as it stands...and there's a Q and A scheduled on Nov 5 in W. Philly if locals have any questions.
If anyone has contacts in other cities, here and abroad, where Mumia actions will be taking place, send the info along to them.
MUMIA ACTIVITIES ROUND-UP (E-mail back to add-on events!)
EDUCATE AND MOBILIZE FOR MUMIA'S NOVEMBER 9 COURT HEARING
REPOST! SUPPORT! PARTICIPATE! REPRESENT!
MECAWI HOSTS SCREENING OF NEW DOCUMENTARY, JUSTICE ON TRIAL: THE CASE
OF MUMIA ABU-JAMAL
What: First Detroit Screening on Mon. Nov. 1, 7:00 p.m.
Where: 5920 Second Ave. at Antoinette, North of WSU Campus
Cost: Free Admission
Important Meeting As the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal Takes on Renewed
Urgency With Upcoming Court Hearing
As one of the nation's most closely-watched death row cases heads to the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals on November 9, Baruch College Professor of American History Johanna Fernandez teams up with director Kouross Esmaeli of Big Noise Films to investigate the controversial case of Mumia Abu-Jamal in their new film, Justice on Trial: The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Fernandez wrote and produced the film, which
Esmaeli directed. Justice on Trial will receive its first Detroit screening at the weekly meeting of the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice on Mon., November 1 at 7:00pm.
To host a screening of the film, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A New Big Noise Film Laying out the Facts
NYC Preview of "Justice on Trial: The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal"
Tuesday Nov. 2, 2010
Baruch Performing Arts Center
E25th St. Between Lexington & 3rd Ave.
6:00 pm Reception
7:00 pm Screening
afterwards: Q&A with the Filmmakers &
Christina Swarns of NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund
On Nov. 9, under orders from the Supreme Court, the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals will reconsider reinstating Mumia Abu-Jamal's death sentence. Mumia might still be executed.
"Justice on Trial" a new documentary by Big Noise Films lays out the facts of the case, looks at recently discovered photographs of the crime scene and speaks to both sides of the case in order to understand the ongoing controversy around the world's best-known death row inmate. In the process, the film looks at what this case says about the US criminal justice system and why it continues to mobilize millions of people, here in the US and internationally.
This is a film for people who need an update on the facts and for those who need an introduction to the case.
Come and bring your friends.
The Social Justice Center
33 Central Ave.