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Celebrating the Life of Lynne Stewart; Renewing the Fight to Free Mumia
Date Saturday May 06
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
518 Valencia Street, (betw 16th, 17th Sts, 16th Street BART)
Event Type Fundraiser
Organizer/AuthorMichael Lyon
Honoring our Heroes and Martyrs
Celebrating the Life of People's Attorney Lynne Stewart
Renewing the Fight to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal*
Saturday, May 6, 7 PM
518 Valencia Street, (betw 16th, 17th Sts, 16th Street BART)


Ralph Poynter: Black community activist , lifelong companion of Lynne Stewart;
co-founder New Abolitionist Movement

Mumia Abu-Jamal: via Skype

Judy Ritter,Professor of law: Co-counsel for Mumia Abu-Jamal
with NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund

Cat Brooks, SF Bay Area National Lawyers Guild Interim Director;
founder, Anti-police Terror Project and Bay Area Black Lives Matter

Special remarks from...

Steve Bingham, Former President, SF Bay Area National Lawyers Guild,
recipient of the NLG's Champion of Justice Award

Cindy Sheehan, Activist/Author/Host of Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox

Jeff Mackler, Director, Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal; founder,
West Coast Lynne Stewart Defense Committee

Ralph Schoenman: Former Secretary to Bertrand Russell,
Executive Director, Vietnam War Crimes Tribunal,
Lynne Stewart defense organizer

Dennis Bernstein,Host, KPFA's Flashpoints

Greetings from local social justice and prison rights activists
Carol Seligman: Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal

Sponsors: Lynne Stewart Organization & Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal

Initial Co-sponsors/endorsers: Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox • Lynne Stewart Defense Committee • Socialist Action • Speak Out Now! • Workers World Party • Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal • United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC): Angela Davis

Donation $20 - $10 sliding scale No one turned away for lack of funds. Benefit for Lynne Stewart Organization

For information about tables at $25 each contact: jmackler [at] or 510-268-9429
If you can't make these meetings, please send a contribution payable to Lynne Stewart Organization to POB 10328, Oakland, CA 94610, to help cover Lynne's family expenses.

*Based of the 2016 Williams v. Pennsylvania U.S. Supreme Court decision Mumia's legal team is filing in Philadelphia on April 24 a petition for a new trial. The Williams decision held that in death penalty cases a state prosecutor, who is later appointed to a state court cannot rule on a decision that she/he was previously a party to. In Mumia's case, state prosecutor Ron Castille, who later became a PA Supreme Court judge, refused to recuse himself on Mumia's appeal.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Apr 19th, 2017 4:40 PM
§Honoring our Heroes and Martyrs
by Lynne Stewart Org. & Mobe to Free Mumia (jmackler [at] Tuesday Apr 25th, 2017 7:24 PM
Eric Quesada Political and Cultural Center, 518 Valencia St.. (near 16th St. BART), San Francisco

Celebrating the life of people's attorney Lynne Stewart and renewing the fight to free Mumia Abu-Jamal:

Speakers include:

Ralph Poynter, lifelong companion of Lynne Stewart;

Mumia Abu-Jamal via Skype;

Judy Ritter, co-counsel for Mumia Abu-Jamal and Professor of Law;

Cindy Sheehan, activist;

Boots Riley of The Coup;

Cat Brooks, founder of Anti-Police Terror Project;

messages of solidarity from Angela Davis and Alice Walker
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I ran 4,400 Miles across Turtle Island for Mumia (2001)Zachary RunningWolfTuesday May 2nd, 2017 11:54 AM

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