A meeting is being held to join Bay Area organizations with the national struggle in December to free Mumia:
Many of us in the Bay Area have been fighting against the racist murders by police, and racist policies by those in Administrative Positions, (City Councils, School Boards, Boards of Supervisors, etc.) for a long time. Unfortunately many of our protests have been small and separate despite our common agreement on the issues.
Those of us fighting back in the Bay Area include:
-Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
-APTP – Anti Police Terror Project
-Oscar Grant Committee
-Oakland and S.F. Occupy
-Haiti Action Committee
-E. Oakland group for Omar Shakir
-Black Panther Party,
– Black Muslims.
-Black Lives Matter
-Open Circle- Families United 4 Justice:
Dionne Smith – Justice for James Earl Rivera Jr., Justice for Colby Friday
Rick and Julie Perez -Justice 4 Pedie Perez; Cyndi Mitchell- Justice for Mario Romero
Cadine Williams-Justice for O’Shaine Evans; Teresa Smith– Justice for James Smith
Maria Moore- Justice for Kayla Moore; Dolores Piper- Justice for Derrick Gaines
Uncle Bobby Justice for Oscar Grant; Anita Wills– Justice for Kerry Baxter Jr.
Tony Serrany-Garcia- Justice for Yanira Serrano-Garcia; Gilda- Justice for Diallo Neal
Stephanie Grant– Justice for Jose Paulino; Dee Na– Justice for Nate Greer
Laurie Valdez– Justice for Josiah
-Groups fighting for Justice for Alan Blueford, Mario Woods, Emile Lopez, and others.
-Code Pink Wednesday night vigils for peace and justice at Feinstein’s office, SF.
-Yvette Felarka action group against Racist and Fascist violence, and rehiring HERO Ms. Felarka, who was fired from MLK Middle School for her activism against Racism and Fascism.
I know all of us are also very concerned about Mumia, his illness, and wanting him released. The Phillidelphia Police tried to execute him for being a Black Panther 35 years ago, then when they failed, they framed and imprisoned him. ONLY INTERNATIONAL MASS PROTESTS HAVE PREVENTED HIS EXECUTION!!
Can you see the importance of a coalition of all our groups to join with national movements to free him? All our groups will benefit from such a coalition.
Please send a representative to the Oct. 27th meeting so we can decide together the best plan:
– A march from OGC to the police station?
– A gathering at 1st Congregational Church, Oakland, with speakers such as Cornell West, Colin Kaepernick, Michelle Alexander, or others, to help build this movement?
– A gathering at Humanist Hall in Oakland to spread the word? Come give your opinion!!