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Angela Davis + Johanna Fernandez: Mumia Abu-Jamal's Prison Essays
Date Thursday February 18
Time 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison Street, Oakland
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/Authorbob Baldock
Emailbob [at]
Addresskpfa Radio, 1929 M.L.King Jr Way, Berkeley
Hosted by Walter Turner, Angela Davis and editor Johanna Fernandez discuss Mumia Abu-Jamal and his new book of essays, "Writing on the Wall." Sponsored by KPFA Radio and City Lights Books.
Added to the calendar on Saturday Jan 16th, 2016 12:36 PM
§Angela Davis and Johanna present Mumia Abu-Jamal's Writing on the Wall
by Nancy Tubbs, Wednesday Jan 20th, 2016 9:34 PM
First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison St
Oakland, CA 94612

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, revolutionary-his presence, his voice, his words are the writing on the wall." -Cornel West

Writing on the Wall presents a selection of more than 100 previously unpublished essays spanning the entire period of Mumia Abu-Jamal's incarceration that crystallize his essential perspectives on community, politics, protest, history,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. and 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.

Johanna Fernandez, the editor of Writing on the Wall, is 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 host and producer of the weekly Pacifica Radio program Africa Today, airing Monday evenings on KPFA Radio 94.1FM.

Advance tickets: $12: 800-838-3006 or Marcus Books, Pegasus (3 shops), Books Inc/Berkeley, Moe's, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway's, SF: City Lights Bookstore, Modern Times. $15 door, KPFA benefit, information:

$12 advance, $15 door.
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