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.

This post is based on a press release from the office of...
The facilities at the Ventura Youth Correctional Facility are unacceptable. I know because I've experienced them first hand.I started ...
This post is a part of Blogging for Choice Day. This week we celebrate the 39th...
Governor Brown has done it again. He has...
When I first heard about FemSex while a student at Brown University, I was skeptical. The...
Last weekend I attended SOUL’s “Lessons in Moving the 99%,” with over 80 people in downtown Oakland....
The following has been reposted from The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) is the only publication covering juvenile justice and...
When my co-workers asked me to write a quick blog post about the benefits of running I thought it would be a piece of cake. My other job is coaching cross country running and track and field at Skyline High School here in Oakland so knowing a thing or two about the numerous health benefits of...
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On November 18, 2011, a campus police officer at UC Davis used pepper spray on a row of seated students peacefully protesting. A cell...