The pursuit of justice Fri, 13th March 2020, 8:00 pm Mumia Abu-Jamal-journalist on death row Joan Fernandez Lecture On the night of December 9, 1981, there was a shooting in what was then the red-light district of Philadelphia. Police officer Daniel Faulkner was killed and radio journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was known to the city, was seriously injured. The cop was white, the journalist was black. That night in the hospital-and repeatedly since then-Mumia Abu-Jamal claimed his innocence, yet he was in the wrong place at the wrong time: In a trial that lasted only two weeks, he was sentenced to death six months after the incident. He has been on death row for nearly 38 years. Johanna Fernandez, a professor of history at Baruch University in New York, author of the book The Young Lords and producer of the film Justice on Trial-The Story of Mumia Abu-Jamal, has been visiting the prisoner regularly for over 15 years and is campaigning for his release. Now, due to an unexpected and dramatic turn of events, the never-ending (criminal) story around Mumia Abu-Jamal is nearing a possibly positive end-which could actually mean freedom for him. Fernandez shares this moving case with his audience and provides information on the latest events. In cooperation with Netzwerk gegen die Todesstrafe – Freiheit für Mumia Abu-Jamal e. V. and Rote Hilfe Heidelberg Language: English with German translation (interpreter) Hint Dear guests, due to the intensifying developments and the corresponding official orders of the city of Heidelberg in the context of the measures to contain the infection with the Corona virus, all events at the DAI Heidelberg from March 13 to April 19, 2020, inclusive, will be cancelled. Tickets already purchased can be returned at the respective advance booking office.