Mumia Abu-Jamal to receive Sacco & Vanzetti award
Published Mar 22, 2007 10:05 PM
The Community Church of Boston will present the 30th annual Sacco and
Vanzetti Social Justice Award to death-row political prisoner and renowned
journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal on March 25.
The award will honor Abu-Jamal for the work he has accomplished, despite
The event, co-sponsored by South End Press and Jericho-Boston, will take place
from noon to 3 p.m. in the Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston Street in
Copley Square. It will celebrate Abu-Jamal, the struggle to free all political
prisoners, and the legacy of Sacco and Vanzetti.
Tickets for this event, the Community Church of Boston’s major annual
fundraiser, are $20.00—$5.00 for seniors, youth and students. But all are
welcome, regardless of ability to pay.
The program features Pam Africa—activist, community organizer and
president of International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Pam
Africa will accept the award on behalf of Abu-Jamal.
Other speakers will include Lynne Stewart, human rights attorney and recipient
of the 2005 Sacco and Vanzetti Award; Boston’s popular political hip-hop
group “The Foundation Movement”; Kazi Toure, former political
prisoner and co-chair of Jericho-National; and youth performers from Voices of
— Peter Cook
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