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.

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In commemoration of this week’s Thanksgiving holiday, we’ll be sharing reflections from the team at the Ella Baker Center about thankfulness all this week. Ella’s Voice continued the series engaging folks with the theme of What makes you thankful about the community/communities that...
I generally try to avoid shopping after about November 15th. Huge crowds tend to make me claustrophobic and I get overheated so easily in big stores. Growing up Jewish in a smaller town, inevitably leaves you a little pre-determined to react at least somewhat skeptically to huge numbers...
Below are some images from the Oscar Grant Youth Town Hall on 11/12/10 that created buzz and interest among young people in Oakland around the over enforcement in communities of color. "The most impacted people should always resist the forces around them that do not support their ability to...
In commemoration of this week's Thanksgiving holiday, we'll be sharing reflections from the team at the Ella Baker Center about thankfulness all this week. Ella's Voice continued the series by asking folks Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on our ancestors and the freedom fighters...
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In commemoration of this week's Thanksgiving holiday, we'll be sharing reflections from the team at the Ella Baker Center ...