Panels on Mumia Abu Jamal

Left Forum Conference May 21, 2016

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Fighting to Stay Alive: Mumia, Hep C and the Health Crisis Facing the Incarcerated

Saturday, May 21st, 10-11:45am

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 860 11th Ave (Between 58th and 59th) New York, New York, ROOM 1.66

The panel will contain political prisoner voices, perspectives from other imprisoned people, including women and representative from Health Gap on their experience fighting for access to AIDs meds in South Africa as a case study for what we might do today with the HEP C.

Five Maulimm-ak -- Campaign to End the New Jim Crow

Pam Africa -- MOVE & International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal

Bob Boyle -- Mumia's Attorney

Moderator - Johanna Fernandez -- Campaign to Bring Mumia Home

Inside the Activist Studio Episode 1 Sekou Odinga Trailer

Inside the Activist Studio: Fostering a radical culture of resistance

Saturday, May 21st, 5-7pm

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 860 11th Ave (Between 58th and 59th) New York, New York, ROOM 1.81

Inside the Activist Studio is a project of the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home. It was modeled after the Bravo cable television program "Inside the Actors Studio" which interviewed award winning actors. But unlike the purposes of this commercially endorsed mainstream show the orientation of IAS is to bring attention to stories about the lives of people's heroes who partook or continue to partake in the struggles against capitalist greed and racist oppression. So far this project has successfully produced a documentary movie on the life of former Black Panther and former political prisoner Sekou Odinga. We hope to do other productions in the near future of other known peoples heroes. DVDs of the Sekou Odinga story will be available at this workshop. The CBMH devotes its existence to the fight for the freedom of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. We believe that raising the political perspectives of Mumia Abu-Jamal is the best way to shed light on his case and expose the reasons why he became a target of racist injustice. By taking on this endeavor we hope to use culture to legitimize the people's struggles for freedom, something which mainstream institutions of culture are geared to dismiss or demonize. Join us in a Left Forum workshop discussion where we will explore a practical way of organizing by using a form that aims to raise living fighters of the oppressed to the level of grandeur. For the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home, Carlito Rovira
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