Free Mumia Special Pre-Event w/ Live Performances and Renown ed Speakers. Join scholars\, activists\, and artists in struggle for a com munal night of celebration\, reflection and\, most importantly\, planning. A coalition of Occupy The Justice Department organizers will be holding a pre-event to mobilize all those that wish to create a world where politic al prisoners are freed\, mass incarceration has ended\, there are no immig rant detention centers\, and citizens have healthcare \, jobs\, and not pr isons. This event is a PRE EVENT to the April 24th Occupy The Justice Depa rtment civil disobiedence action.\n
\nMumia Abu J amal Calls In From Prison
Live Performance of ‘\;Planet Afric
\nby NATE G.
\nby Johnathan B. T ucker and Kameisha Jerae Hodge
\nDirector of Justice on Trial: The Case of Mumia. She received a PhD in History from Columbia University and a BA in Literature and American Civilization from Brown University. Professor Fernández teac hes 20th Century U.S. History\, the history of social movements\, the poli tical economy of American cities\, and African-American history. She has p reviously taught at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg\, PA and Trini ty College in Hartford\, CT and is\, most recently\, the recipient of a Fu lbright Scholars grant to the Middle East and North Africa that will take her to Jordan in spring 2011\, where she will teach graduate courses in Am erican History. Additionally\, Since she was a doctoral student she has be en studying Mumia Abu Jamals case. Serve in the capacity of a consultant o n Mumia Abu Jamals legal team.
Dr. Jared Ball\,
\nAssociate P rofessor of Communication Studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore\ , MD. Ball’s research interests include the interaction between colonialis m\, mass media theory and history\, as well as\, the development of underg round journalism and cultural expression as mechanisms of social movements and political organization. Ball is also producer and host of the “Super Funky Soul Power Hour” which airs Fridays 10a-11a (EST) on Washington\, DC ’s WPFW 89.3 FM Pacifica Radio. He is also the founder and producer of Fre eMix Radio: The Original Mixtape Radio Show\, an emancipatory journalistic political mixtape about which he published his first book I MiX What I Li ke: A MiXtape Manifesto (AK Press). He can be found online at IMIXWHATIL IKE.ORG.
Dr. Avis Jones- DeWeever\,
\nExecutive Director of National Council of Negro Women (NCNW)\,
\nWidely revered as an ex pert in the fields of Race\, Gender\, Politics\, and Policy\, she has devo ted her professional life to examining how policies impact the lives of wo men and communities of color while also seeking to advance effective progr ammatic solutions to long-standing societal challenges. Her career spans s tints at several highly esteemed organizations including the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies\, the Congressional Black Caucus Founda tion\, and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. But it was only at t he Council\, that Dr. Jones-DeWeever was able to merge her interest in bot h race and gender on behalf of producing broad-scale social change. Origin ally joining the organization in 2007 as the Director of its Research\, Pu blic Policy and Information Center\, Dr. Jones-DeWeever now ascends to the position of Executive Director bringing with her both external and intern al perspectives for the benefit of the organization.