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.

Today marks the last day of Women’s History Month and the birthday of civil rights activist...
Claudette ColvinOn April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis Tennessee, while traveling to support Black...
Have you ever stared a goal down and said to yourself “I can’t” or “I won’t”? How many times have you labeled a task as too daunting, too difficult, or just too much? Honestly,...
Somewhere in the neighborhood of 7 million people in California have no health coverage. Perhaps, you are one of them. What if I told...
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A Futures Elementary Student"When they say anything say 'why is it?'Class is in session '...
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The venerable University of California system was founded on March 23, 1868.  As one of the top public university systems in the world, it boasts 10 campuses throughout the state...
Two weekends ago, I went back to Madison, Wisconsin for the third time in a month.I was once a unionized public worker in Milwaukee and now am(ironically) a paid union organizer and non-unionized public worker in Minneapolis. ...