Angela Davis, Alice Walker, Danny Glover, Marc Lamont Hill & many more to Celebrate Mumia Abu-Jamal's 66th Birthday and Movement to Free Him

RESS ALERT April 21, 2020

Contact: Pam Africa 267-760-7344, Sophia Williams 917-806-0521 or Joe Piette 610-931-2615


Philadelphia, April 21 - Actor/Activist Danny Glover, Mireille Fanon Mendès-France (Director, Frantz Fanon Foundation), NY State Assemblyman Charles Barron, Professor Linn Washington and other notables will speak to the press on Thursday, April 23 in support of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal as he turns 66 years old. The virtual press conference begins at 1pm, EDT.

The event  will announce a full schedule of activities from Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26. At 6pm, Friday April 24, a Teach-In entitled "U.S. Empire v. Political Prisoners" will feature Angela Davis, Alice Walker, Fred Hampton Jr. and dozens of other celebrities and political activists. An Instagram Live Dance Party will take place starting at 6pm, Saturday, April 25; and a 12-hour-long "Poetry In Motion" celebration of Mumia's writings begins at 12 noon on Sunday, April 26.

To participate in the virtual press conference, register at this link:

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mumia (an innocent man convicted because of police, judicial and prosecutorial misconduct) and countless other aging political prisoners are facing a death sentence from the pandemic, as are thousands of other vulnerable and immune-compromised prisoners in Pennsylvania and across the country. We can’t let them die in their cells by inhumane medical neglect when basic human compassion demands their immediate release. 

Co-sponsored by International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal (ICFFMAJ), the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC), Mobilization4Mumia, The Campaign to Bring Mumia Home, the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition - Bay Area, Mobilization to Free Mumia, and Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal.