ILPS: 40 Years a Prisoner with Special Guest Michael Africa Jr.

Thank you so much for joining our film screening of 40 Years a Prisoner with special guest Michael Africa Jr.! We hope it left you with new or renewed inspiration to work towards the freedom of all political prisoners! For those of you who missed it or are looking for more materials, we aren’t able to share the film itself (you can find it on HBO) but here’s a recording of Q&A with Michael and ways you can take action.  

Calls to Action 

We also invite you to learn more about current political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is a “renowned journalist from Philadelphia – much of his journalism called attention to the blatant injustice and brutality he watched happen on a daily basis to MOVE, a revolutionary organization that works to protect all forms of life–human, animal, plant–and the Earth as a whole. He has been in prison since 1981 and on death row since 1983 for allegedly shooting Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner.

He is known as the “Voice of the Voiceless” for his award- winning reporting on police brutality and other social and racial epidemics that plague communities of color in Philadelphia and throughout the world. Mumia has received international support over the years in his efforts to overturn his unjust conviction.

Mumia Abu-Jamal was serving as the President of the Association of Black Journalists at the time of his arrest. He was a founding member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Black Panther Party as a teenager.”

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