Book Cover

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Mumia's new book is now available directly from City Lights Books:

 http://www.citylights.com/book/?GCOI=87286100448090&fa=description


Come celebrate a "More Than a Book Party" with the publication of Mumia's new book on his 55th birthday.

This program will be a tribute to the heroic brothers and sisters who risk so much and endure such vicious retribution for their fight for justice behind the walls of the hidden dungeons of the USA.

120th Street & Claremont Avenue
Room 411, MLK Wing


PROGRAM:

Opening with a performance by THE IMPACT REPERTORY THEATRE, a politically conscious youth group, nominated for an Academy Award created and coordinated by former political prisoner, "Panther 21" defendant, and now Chair of the Film Department at Columbia University, Jamal Joseph.

SPEAKERS:

Video of Angela Davis, speaking about the book and about Mumia.

Eddie Ellis, former political prisoner/jailhouse lawyer, advocate for prisoners and their rights, host of WBAI's weekly prisoner show, "On the Count."

Ramona Africa, former jailhouse lawyer, sole adult survivor of the1985 government bombing of MOVE, Minister of Communication of MOVE.

Brother Amin (Harold Wilson), former 16-year Death Row prisoner, at SCI Greene with Mumia, jailhouse lawyer exonerated through DNA testing.

Paul Wright, editor, Prison Legal News. In Mumia's words, PLN is a "teaching tool for jailhouse lawyers in every state of the union, providing the latest cases, analyses, and criticisms of the "prison-industrial-complex," started in 1990 by Wright and Ed Mead when they were both locked up in a Washington State prison.

Mika'il Deveaux, spent 25 years in prison, co-founder of Citizens Against Recidivism, Inc., Director, Muslim Re-entry Initiative, former Soros Justice Fellow.

Chairman Fred Hampton, Prisoners of Conscience Committee, former political prisoner, fighting activist, son of the martyred Black Panther Party leader, Fred Hampton, Sr.

Pam Africa, International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, former political prisoner, and nonstop target of police repression.

Question period, book signing, wine and cheese, etc.

Sponsored by: The Prison Ministry of the Riverside Church and the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC).

For more information: 212-330-8029 or www.freemumia.com

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from CityLights.com
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Dear Friends and Supporters Working to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal,

We are writing to let you know that Mumia Abu-Jamal's new book JAILHOUSE LAWYERS: PRISONERS DEFENDING PRISONERS V. THE USA, featuring an introduction by Angela Y. Davis, is now available for purchase from City Lights Books.

In JAILHOUSE LAWYERS, Mumia 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 Mumia'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 hidden, dank dungeons of America … It is law learned in a stew of bitterness, under the constant threat of violence, in places where millions of people live, but millions of others wish to ignore or forget. It is law written with stubs of pencils, or with four-inch-long rubberized flex-pens, with grit, glimmerings of brilliance, and with clear knowledge that retaliation is right outside the cell door. It is a different perspective on the law, written from the bottom, with a faint hope that a right may be wronged, an injustice redressed. It is Hard Law."

JAILHOUSE LAWYERS is available from City Lights Books at a 30% discount.
 http://www.citylights.com/book/?GCOI=87286100448090

If you are planning to organize an event or would like to order in bulk, we can also offer you a 45% discount on any bulk orders of 20 copies or more. The book retails for $16.95, for orders of 20 copies or more the discounted price would be $9.32 per book, plus shipping and handling. Prepayment would be required and books are nonreturnable.

If you or your organization would like to place a bulk order, please contact Stacey Lewis at 415.362.1901 or  stacey@citylights.com.


In support of Mumia and the publication of JAILHOUSE LAWYERS, organizations around the country will be holding "More Than a Book Party" events on or around Mumia's birthday, April 24, 2009. The "More Than a Book Party" events will be dedicated to the thousands of jailhouse lawyers who practice their craft in their own and their brothers' and sisters' struggle for justice, against all odds and with the high risk of being subjected to the venom, punishment, and brutality of the prison system that is directed against them more than to any other sector of the prison population. THESE ARE THE HEROES AND SHEROES WE WILL HONOR. PLEASE INVITE SOME OF THEM WHO ARE FORMER PRISONERS TO PARTICIPATE IN YOUR "MORE THAN A BOOK PARTY" EVENTS!

MUMIA BIRTHDAY "MORE THAN A BOOK PARTY" APRIL 24, 2009 EVENTS ALREADY SCHEDULED IN:

— PHILADELPHIA

— NEW YORK (NOTE: SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY APRIL 25, 2009 BY THE FREE MUMIA COALITION TO AVOID CONFLICT WITH OTHER EVENTS)

— SAN FRANCISCO

— PITTSBURGH

— PORTLAND

— BOSTON

— WOODSTOCK

...and more to come!
For more info:  http://www.abu-jamal-news.com/


Let's use the opportunity of the publication of this brilliant, moving, vintage Mumia book to build the momentum for his case, to raise the money we desperately need in these challenging economic times, to get the word out – to produce literature, flyers, posters, videos, DVD's; to send organizers out to help build new chapters and strengthen old ones, TO GET THE PEOPLE OUT IN THE STREETS … all the work that we must do in order to FREE MUMIA as he faces LIFE IN PRISON WITHOUT PAROLE OR EXECUTION!

Please make a contribution to help free Mumia. Donations to the grassroots work will go to both INTERNATIONAL CONCERNED FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF MUMIA ABU-JAMAL and the FREE MUMIA ABU-JAMAL COALITION (NYC).

WWW.FREEMUMIA.COM

Please mail donations/ checks to:
FREE MUMIA ABU JAMAL COALITION
PO BOX 16, NEW YORK,
NY 10030
(CHECKS FOR BOTH ORGANIZATIONS PAYABLE TO: FMAJC/IFCO)

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
215 476-8812
212-330-8029


For more info about Mumia's new book, JAILHOUSE LAWYERS, go to
 http://www.citylights.com/book/?GCOI=87286100448090