[act-ma] 3/25: Sacco & Vanzetti Award: CCB Honors Mumia Abu-Jamal
info at commchurch.org
Tue Mar 20 12:38:01 PDT 2007
THE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF BOSTON
SUNDAY SPEAKERS FORUM presents...
Sunday, March 25, 2007 at 12:00pm
The 30th ANNUAL SACCO & VANZETTI SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD
This year's award presented to Mumia Abu-Jamal
(with Pam Africa accepting on his behalf)
at Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston St. (Copley Square)
The Community Church will be honoring the legacy of Sacco & Vanzetti by
presenting an award in their name to Mumia Abu-Jamal for all the work that
Mumia has done in spite of the governmental repression he has experienced.
In recognition of innumerable contributions to the movement for true justice
on Sunday, March 25, 2007 from 12:00 noon until 3:00pm the Community Church
of Boston, with co-sponsorship by South End Press and Jericho-Boston, will
present its 30th Annual Sacco & Vanzetti Social Justice Award to Mumia
Abu-Jamal. This will be an afternoon of celebrating the work of Abu-Jamal,
supporting the struggles of all political prisoners, and remembering the
legacy of Sacco & Vanzetti. As this is the Community Church of Boston's
major fundraiser for the year tickets are available for $20.00 ($5.00 for
seniors, youth, and students). However, all are welcome regardless of
ability to pay. The Community Church of Boston is located in Copley Square
at 565 Boylston Street, across from Trinity Church.
The program is already filled with exciting guests. Pam Africa, activist,
community organizer, and President of International Concerned Family and
Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, will be the featured speaker, accepting the
award on behalf of Abu-Jamal. The program will also include Lynne Stewart,
renowned human rights attorney and recipient of the 2005 Sacco & Vanzetti
Award; The Foundation Movement, one of Boston's greatest political hip-hop
groups; Kazi Toure, former political prisoner and co-chair of
Jericho-National; youth performers from Voices of Liberation; and others.
Mumia Abu-Jamal has spent the past twenty-five years locked up 23 hours a
day without contact visits to his family or friends. Abu-Jamal was
wrongfully convicted of shooting a police officer in 1982. He was targeted
because of his involvement with the Black Panther Party and his work
supporting the empowerment of Black people in the city of Philadelphia and
around the country. From inside the prison walls Abu-Jamal has been able to
write and edit numerous books including, Live from Death Row, We Want
Freedom, All Things Censored, Death Blossoms, and 175 Progress Drive.
Many in Massachusetts know the travesty of justice the Sacco & Vanzetti case
was. The Community Church of Boston strives to keep alive the memory of
these two Italian immigrant anarchists who were unjustly targeted by
reminding the world that the same injustice in the 1920's continues today in
2007; Mumia Abu-Jamal is one of many still seeking justice.
NEXT WEEK'S COMMUNITY CHURCH FORUM (4/1)
Passover Liberation Seder
SHARE THE MORNING WITH US
10:00am Coffee, Tea and Bagels
11:00am Sunday Speakers Forum
THE JUSTICE SCHOOL FOR KIDS AND TEENS!
Community Church of Boston is proud to announce "The Justice School", an
exciting new program starting up for kids and teens. The Justice School
teaches and learns from young people about social justice and how to live
it. Ages 7-17 can enroll. For more information, contact JooYoung Choi,
Director of The Justice School, at 617.266.6710 or at
jooyoung at commchurch.org
After the Sunday Speakers Forum we share lunch with one another, prepared by
Luis Alonso Guzman. We ask for and appreciate your contribution, which helps
cover luncheon expenses.
The Community Church is located at 565 Boylston Street in Copley Square,
between Dartmouth and Clarendon Streets. Parking is available on Sunday
mornings at the Back Bay Garage (entrances on Clarendon Street or St. James
Ave.). We can provide a sticker to affix to your parking receipt and you
will be charged only $3 until 1:30pm.
By public transportation, take the Green line to Copley or take the Orange
line to Back Bay station. Community Church is a 2-4 minute walk from either
A PEACE AND JUSTICE CONGREGATION SINCE 1920
The Community Church of Boston is a free community of human beings united
for the study and practice of universal religion, seeking to apply ethical
ideals to individual life and the democratic and cooperative principle to
all forms of social and economic life.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT US
Jason Lydon, Congregational Director
Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
info at commchurch.org
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