Events are happening World Wide and in Philadelhia. here are the Philadephia events.
The kick-off event on April 24 will be special program dedicated to Amiri and Amina Baraka and the Black arts movement. The ticketed dinner to celebrate Mumia’s birthday will feature Cornell West, the Last Poets, Marvin X, Ewuare Osayande, video presentations from Angela Davis and Mama Charlotte O’Neal, a live jazz band, and more. Tickets can be purchased at Aytia Ola’s Spirit First Foods at 4505 Baltimore Ave. in Philadelphia or on-line at http://celebrationformumiaandamiri.eventbrite.com .
On April 25, Books & Beats Free Mumia Edition will be held at Black Angel Café at 4414 Germantown Ave in Philadelphia featuring local poets. Admission is $10 at the door and proceeds will benefit local work to free Mumia.
A Sons & Daughters of the Revolution March will take place on April 26 from 10am-11am starting at former Black Panther Headquarters at 19th Street and Cecil B. Moore Ave. going to the historic Church of the Advocate at 18th & Diamond. The former BBP headquarters is where Abu-Jamal got his start as a youth with Captain Reggie Schell in the fight for social justice. The Historic Church of the Advocate is where Father Paul Washington housed his meetings and the voices of resistance to the government and the mental terrorism of that time.
At the Church of the Advocate marchers will join a Celebration of Life/Constitutional Protest through the Arts. The 10am to 6pm. event will feature performances by Dead Prez, Immortal Technique, Dice Raw, Jasiri X, Taina Asili, the Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble, Hakim Green (Channel Live) and more.
Starting at 11:30am inside the church there will be workshops and panels on political prisoners, know your rights, gentrification, the school-to-prison pipeline, the attacks on progressive lawyers, and updates on Mumia’s case. There will be vendors and activities for children throughout the day.