Colin Kaepernick called on the current movement against racist policing to join in the work to bring Mumia Abu-Jamal home: “If the Black Lives Matter movement is to mean anything, then Mumia’s life and legacy must also matter. Mumia still fights for our human rights. We must continue to fight for his right to be home.” (Watch Kaepernick’s statement here.)
Long-time activist Angela Davis stated: “Mumia’s case exemplifies the length to which the state will go to silence the critics of police power. It is time to accelerate the campaign to bring Mumia home!”
They were joined in a Nov 17 virtual press conference by Pam Africa, Professor Linn Washington Jr, Kwame Ajamu, and others who detailed many of the police, judicial, and prosecutorial misconduct practices that resulted in Mumia’s unjust conviction. Johanna Fernandez chaired the event, seen live by thousands of people around the world.