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.

May Day—...
The workers' movement in...
Several weeks ago, I wrote about the potentially devastating budget cuts and layoffs in Oakland Unified School District.   Since then things have gotten better, but our...
40, 90, 32....
The Ella Baker Center is excited to be co-sponsoring an exclusive preview of the new PBS documentary, Freedom Riders on May 11th. Shanelle Matthews, a member...
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On April 24th, 1915, 1.5...
Today is Earth Day. The day we're all supposed...
I...
I recently spent an unforgettable day with the Oakland Climate Action Coalition (OCAC), graciously hosted by the Ella Baker Center. And thanks to Emily Kirsch, lead organizer for the center’s Green-Collar Jobs Campaign, we packed a hell of a lot into a short time. We visited...