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Angela Davis & editor Johanna Fernandez discuss Mumia Abu-Jamal's book, Writing on the Wall
First Congregational Church
Oakland, CA
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Angela Davis & editor Johanna Fernandez discuss Mumia Abu-Jamal's book, Writing on the Wall
KPFA Radio 94.1FM and City Lights Books present:

Mumia Abu-Jamal's Writings, with Angela Davis
Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Letters
Hosted by Angela Davis, Johanna Fernandez and Walter Turner

Mumia Abu-Jamal is one of the most important public intellectuals of our time He offers   us new ways of thinking about law, democracy and power. He allows us to reflect upon
the fact that transformational possibilities often emerge where we least expect them."
Angela Davis

Revolutionary love, revolutionary memory and revolutionary analysis are at work on
every page written by Mumia Abu-Jamal...His writings are a wake-up call. He is a voice
from our prophetic tradition, speaking to us here, now, livingly, urgently. Black man,
old-school jazz man, freedom fighter, revolutionaryhis presence, his voice, his
words are the writing on the wall."  Cornel West

"When you listen to Mumia Abu-Jamal you hear the echoes of David Walker, Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Paul Robeson, and the sisters and brothers who kept the
faith with struggle, who kept the faith with resistance." Manning Marable

Writing on the Wall presents a selection of more than 100 previously unpublished essays spanning the entire operiod of Mumia Abu-Jamal's incarceration that crystallize his essential perspectives on community, politics, protest, history, social change and movement organizing in the U.S. ands internationally. From discussions of Rosa Parks and Trayvon Martin, to Martin Luther King and Edward Snowden, Abu-Jamal articulates lucid, humorous, and often prescient insight into the past, present and future of American politics and society.

This book and this event could not be more timely, relevant and provocative.
Presenting Mumia's thoughts and feelings will be Angela Davis, Johann Fernandez, and Walter Turner.

 Johanna Fern├índez, the editor of Writing on the Wall, is a former Fulbright Scholar to Jordan.
 Currently Assistant Professor of History at City University of New York, she is the writer and producer of the film Justice on Trial: The Case for Mumia Abu-Jamal.

 Professor Walter Turner, College of Marin Social Sciences Professor, is also host and producer of the weekly Pacifica Radio program Africa Today, airing Monday evenings on KPFA Radio 94.1FM.

advance tickets: $12: brownpapertickets.com  T: 800-838-3006 or Marcus Books,  Pegasus (3 shops), Books Inc/Berkeley, Moe's, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway's   S.F.- City Lights Bookstore, Modern Times. $15 door, KPFA benefit   information: kpfa.org/events

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First Congregational Church (View)
2501 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA 94612
United States

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