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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The Ella Baker Center is excited to be partnering with Solar Mosaic to bring community solar to Oakland. To learn more about how this whole crowdfunding thing works, we interviewed Billy Parish one of Solar Mosaic's...
This blog originally appeared as an Op-Ed in the Los Angeles Daily News. ...
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What do you picture when think of a protest against the Vietnam War (or as they call it in Vietnam, the American War)? Rallies in Berkeley? Killings at Kent State? How about 30,000...
Last weekend, I traveled to the Ventura Youth Prison in Camarillo, CA. There I joined families of incarcerated youth, formerly incarcerated youth, and allies from across the state to decry the abuses of the Division of Juvenile Justice. Their stories reveal a system that is violent, abusive and...
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Summer 2011 has been and continues to be an eventful time for the Ella Baker Center. Just last weekend, ...