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.

Sunday January 30, 2011 marks the first Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution.  It is the first day in U.S. history named after an Asian American. Fred T. Korematsu was born in...
Angela Davis visits the Ella Baker Center last fall. Today, we celebrate the birth of Ms. Angela Davis, a hero of social justice movements both past...
These are the times for real choices and not false ones. We are at the moment when our lives must be placed on the line if our nation is to survive its own folly. Every man of humane convictions must decide on the protest that best suits his convictions, but we must all protest. Dr....
On Monday, January 17th, the Heal the Streets fellows helped Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s dream come alive. Dr. King wanted to see a world where people were judged by the content of their character and...
I have never been pregnant. But as a woman-identified person in her mid-thirties with female biology, I can't help wonder more and more about whether someday I will be. The idea of pregnancy and parenting is both thrilling and...
The Climate...
In 1960, Governor Pat Brown signed into law a master plan for higher education that declared all California...
Seven years...