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Angela Davis in Oakland with Johanna Fernandez and Walter Turner

MUMIA ABU-JAMAL  2-18-2016 | Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writings – presented by Angela Davis • Johanna Fernandez • Walter Turner. Writing on the Wall presents a selection of more than 100 previously unpublished essays spanning the entire period of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s incarceration that crystallize his essential perspectives on community, politics, protest, history,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.

This book and this event could not be more timely, relevant and provocative.Presenting Mumia’s thoughts and discussing them will be Angela Davis, Johann Fernández, and Walter Turner.

Angela Davis is an American political activist, scholar, and author. She emerged as a prominent progressive activist and a leader in the Communist Party USA. She worked with the Black Panther Party, and was heavily involved in America’s Civil Rights Movement, particularly prisoner rights. She founded Critical Reistance.

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Johanna Fernández, the editor of Writing on the Wall, is a former Fulbright Scholar to Jordan.Currently Assistant Professor of History at City University of New York, she is the 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 also host and producer of the weekly Pacifica Radio program Africa Today, airing Monday evenings on KPFA Radio 94.1FM.