San Diego joined the national call to action from the International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal on April 24 — the imprisoned freedom fighter’s 67th birthday. Supporters gathered in front of the Malcolm X Library and Performing Arts Center and at the World Beat Cultural Center in Balboa Park.
At both gatherings, supporters held up “Free Mumia” banners, chanted revolutionary birthday greetings to Mumia, and took photos to post and share on social media showing support for the demand to release Abu-Jamal and all political prisoners immediately.
At the Malcolm X Library gathering, supporters signed a birthday card with messages of gratitude to Mumia. Dawn from the Association of Raza Educators wrote: “Mumia, sending so much revolutionary love and good energy. May you heal soon and BE FREE soon. Much love and respect.”
Sylvia of Friends of the Malcolm X Library wrote: “Mumia, know we are with you in spirit and we will keep fighting. Stay strong!” Adriana of American Friends Service Committee wrote: “Dear brother, my love and honor goes your way. Your love and struggle lives on!”
The Socialist Unity Party and Struggle-La Lucha newspaper, All of Us Or None, African People’s Socialist Party, International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM), Party for Socialism and Liberation and the Coalition to Free Mumia and All Political Prisoners were some of the groups that showed up for Mumia and all prisoners.
As activists coast-to-coast chanted on April 24: “Brick by brick, wall by wall, free Mumia, free them all!”