Veronica Jones and the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal
Bluestockings (172 Allen St., Manhattan)
In 1996 Veronica Jones courageously confronted the state, and risked serious jail time, to take a stand for truth and justice in the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Before she died in 2009, she related her life story to her sister, Valerie, who crafted Veronica’s experiences into a riveting memoir about police misconduct, wrongful incarceration, and the American justice system. Join Valerie Jones and Veronica’s daughters as they read from this new release. Additionally, one of Mumia’s lawyers will give us a legal update, and activists from the struggle to end mass incarceration will relate how Mumia’s case and Veronica’s life are connected to the cause.