Mumia & Mass Incarceration Forum

The Feminist Wire

Co-editor (with Hakima Abbas), Mumia and Mass Incarceration Forum, The Feminist Wire (dot com)

With the Mass Incarceration Forum, our goal as forum editors was to use Mumia as a lens through which we could analyze the broader problems with mass incarceration and the global politics that bolster the prison industrial complex. Forum contributors examined the insidious nature of the prison industrial complex by focusing on the experiences of women, the LGBTQI community, and youth (particularly people of color within all of these subgroups). As such we employed the model of intersectional incarceration studies that Mumia (and others) has outlined in his writings and commentaries.





Table of Contents:

“Fire in the Skies”: Introduction to Mumia and Mass Incarceration Forum by Tanisha C. Ford

Martin Luther King, Women and the Movement by Mumia Abu-Jamal

Alternatives to the Present System of Capitalist Injustice by Mumia Abu-Jamal and Angela Y. Davis

10 Facts About the Mumia Abu-Jamal Case by Johanna Fernandez

How Anti-violence Activism Taught Me to Become a Prison Abolitionist by Beth E. Richie

How I Use Pinterest To Explore the Difficulties of Violence Against Black Women and Girls by Sonya Donaldson

Until the Last One… by Olivia Jones

Long Distance Revolutionary: An Intergenerational Conversation by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Clyde Glumbs, and Jared Gumbs

Ona Move!: A Conversation With Pam and Ramona Africa by Jamila Wilson

How to Build a Prison (a poem) by Quincy Scott Jones

Mumia: Vulnerability and Hope by Jessica Millward

Sunny Days?: Sesame Street and the Politics of Justice by David J. Leonard

Pretty Sparkly Things: A Black Girl’s Encounter with the Prison Industrial Complex by Tanisha C. Ford

Feminists We Love: Andrea J. Ritchie by Tanisha C. Ford

From Mumia to Rasmea: Political incarceration in the belly of the beast- from Black Liberation to Arab Freedom by Layla Kristi Feghali

Assata Shakur is Welcome Here: Bringing Political Prisoners Back Into the Fold by Meron Wondwosen

My North Star: How Mumia Abu-Jamal Led Me To Activism by Waldiah Imarisha

Remember by Micol Siegel

Mumia Abu Jamal and My Survival by Gabriel Teodros

Mumia is a Yogi by Jamila Wilson

Trayvon Triptych (a poem) by Qunicy Scott Jones

Silencing the Record: Misrepresentation and Truth in the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal by Johanna Fernandez

Confined Writers and Their Criminal Writings by Emahunn Raheem Ali Campbell

K.O.S. (Determination): Black Communities Keeping It Real and Right by Liz Derias

Re-Imagining Black Power by Nyle Fort

Mumia an Ironic Icon by Soffiyah Elijah

Schooling the Generations: Education and the Relevance of Mumia Abu-Jamal in Times of Crisis by Christopher M. Tinson

Mumia on Religion, Empire, and Gender by Mark Lewis Taylor

Afterword: A Love Letter to Mumia by Hakima Abbas