Ella's Voice

Welcome to the blog of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights! This is where we share reflections from the movement to end mass incarceration and criminalization, analysis on criminal, economic, and racial justice issues, and updates on our work. Please read, share, and comment.

Cesar Chavez In Honoring Cesar Chavez Day, The Ella Baker Center's own Maya Garza sat...
The following blog was written by Oakland Voices project coordinator Christopher Johnson. The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights works to improve the lives of some of our most vulnerable communities and believes that empowering individuals to speak up about their trials and tribulations...
The following blogpost was authored by Heal the Streets Campaign Director Crystallee Crain with contributions by various members of the Ella...
The following post is written by Heal The Streets Intern Aja Minor, 24. Aja is a Bay Area native and holds a BA in International Studies with a minor in Music and a MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies from California State University Long Beach. By working with Heal The Streets Ms. Minor hopes...
On Monday, March 1st, the director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs and other high-ranking federal officials visited Oakland to tour some of the city's federal stimulus projects. Ella Baker Center's Jakada Imani, Executive Director, and Ian Kim, Campaign Director of our Green Collar Jobs...
The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights is proud to announce that Joyce Cook, one of our Books Not Bars Campaign's Family Organizers, has been named one of KQED's Women's History Month Local Heroes Joyce started at Ella...
We, at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, congratulate our founder Van Jones for winning a 2010 NAACP Image Award. This award honors Van's innovative work in social justice and equality and comes on the heels of the news that Van will be joining the Center for American Progress, a...