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Portland Event Celebrating Mumia Abu-Jamal's New Book

Friday, April 24, 7:00pm, at the Bread & Roses Center , 819 N. Killingsworth St. , Portland.
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Book Party for Mumia Abu Jamal's "Jailhouse Lawyers: Prisoners Defending Prisoners v. the U.S.A. "

Local launch of a new book by Mumia Abu Jamal, death-row political prisoner and Black radical journalist, will feature readings from the book by community civil rights activists.

Friday, April 24, 7:00pm, at the Bread & Roses Center , 819 N. Killingsworth St. , Portland.

A tasty array of international appetizers will be available throughout for a $5.00 donation. Hosted by the Freedom Socialist Party and the Portland Chapter of Friends for the Freedom of MOVE and Mumia Abu Jamal. Everyone is welcome.

For more information, or to arrange work exchange, rides or childcare, call 503-240-4462 or email  fsp@igc.org.

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From FreeMumia.com:

APRIL 24, MUMIA'S BIRTHDAY NATIONALLY COORDINATED "MORE THAN A BOOK PARTY" EVENTS

Jailhouse Lawyers: Prisoners Defending Prisoners v. the U.S.A.

Mumia writes:

"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, buy millions of others wish to ignore or forget"

Let's use the opportunity of the publication of this brilliant and 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!

In the spirit of Mumia's book, we dedicate these "More Than a Book Party" events to the thousands and 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. 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 24TH EVENTS ALREADY SCHEDULED IN:

-PHILADELPHIA

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

-SAN FRANCISCO
-PITTSBURGH
-PORTLAND
-BOSTON
-WOODSTOCK
AND OTHERS !

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
215 476-8812
212-330-8029
TO ORDER BOOKS CONTACT:  STACEY@CITYLIGHTS.COM
OR CALL (415) 362-1901
FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE GRASSROOTS WORK: (FUNDS WILL GO TO BOTH INTERNATIONAL CONCERNED FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF MUMIA ABU-JAMAL AND THE FREE MUMIA ABU-JAMAL COALITION (NYC)) ONLINE GO TO:
WWW.FREEMUMIA.COM
OR MAIL CHECKS TO:
FREE MUMIA ABU JAMAL COALITION, PO BOX 16, NEW YORK, NY 10030 (CHECKS FOR BOTH ORGANIZATIONS PAYABLE TO: FMAJC/IFCO)

homepage: homepage: http://freemumia.com