Saturday, 30 September
Solidarity Center NYC
147 W. 24th St, NYC
You are invited to a reception and meeting to welcome Rev. Edward Pinkney to New York City
“The Rev. Edward Pinkney is the kind of preacher that Martin Luther King Jr. would have admired. Rather than build a mansion and live like a prince, Pinkney has, for years, advocated for his community, fighting for water rights, fair elections and social justice for the people of Benton Harbor, Mich.”
– Political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, Jan. 25, 2016.
Rev. Pinkney was imprisoned on trumped-up charges of falsifying signatures on a petition to recall the mayor of Benton Harbor, James Hightower in 2007. The case, which went to the Michigan Court of Appeals, concluded when the court decided no evidence was necessary to convict Pinkney, and that his past organizing work created suspicion of motive to forge dates on the petition. This grievous miscarriage of justice was merely a front to attempt to murder Pinkney, a Black man in his 60s, via incarceration. Rev. Pinkney was released on June 13, 2017 after spending 30 months in prison following a massive campaign to win his freedom in Michigan and elsewhere.
The International Action Center, New Abolitionist Movement
and Free Mumia Coalition (NYC) are honored to host this event
for this inspiring freedom fighter’s visit to New York.
RSVP and send your organization’s endorsement to email@example.com by Thursday, Sept. 28.
Wine, cheese and other refreshments will be provided starting at 4PM. Program starts at 4:30.