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We host prisoner letter-writing events on the fourth Monday of every month at 6:30 pm currently held online using Jitsi due to COVID.
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We’re happy to report the success of our third annual Philadelphia Running Down The Walls in support of political prisoners, held on September 6th 2020. On this beautiful sunny day, participants began gathering in FDR park to check-in for their t-shirts, make donations, set up tables, and hang banners. With a nice breeze coming off the lake, Sheena Sood led another amazing yoga warm-up – this time right on the boardwalk by the shore. [Read More]
#RDTW2020 Video and Chuck Africa's Recommended Resources
The 2020 Running Down The Walls official reportback is coming shortly. In the meantime, check out this amazing montage by hate5six. If you missed the full version of Chuck Africa’s speech on Sunday, he is calling on the movement to support two of the men held at SCI Fayette, the prison that Chuck was last at before his release in February, as well as women in prison more generally. [Read More]
Special Black August Birthday Event for Russell Maroon Shoatz
Sunday, August 23rd, 4:30pm at Malcolm X Park - This month’s letter-writing event will be a special Black August edition on Sunday August 23rd, the 77th birthday of Black Liberation prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz. Join us in signing conscious birthday cards, talking about his case and history of struggle, and engage in political education through a raffle! The PE raffle prizes are four pairs of Nike shoes that were donated in support of this event: [Read More]
Report from August 8th: Protest Against Police Terror & Tribute to Delbert Africa
Rest in Power, Del! Reporting back from the August 8, 2020 tribute to Delbert Africa, we wanted to share some images and video from the event as well as what Del meant to members of Philly ABC. We corresponded and visited with Del and all remaining Move 9 prisoners (#RIP Merle Africa - 1998) from 2013 to after their release from prison. They maintained the great physical shape that the group was known for, to the best of their ability, inside prison for 4 decades. [Read More]
RDTW: Sign up now for limited Black Panther and BLM Gear
August is here! Speaking of the birth of revolutionary Russell Maroon Shoatz, we’ll soon be announcing a special Black August edition letter-writing event for him on his birthday, August 23rd. The next day (August 24th) is the registration deadline for this year’s Running Down The Walls. Don't wait until the last minute! Register by the end of this week with an online donation, and you’ll be automatically entered into a raffle for Free the Panthers and Black Lives Matter gear. [Read More]