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.

When you hear the term “socially conscious”, what image comes to mind? I see someone who is aware of the issues facing their community and is actively trying to correct the problem. The trouble is, I don’t see many people who hold positions, which directly or indirectly influence our...