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.

During this deep economic and ecological crisis, we must protect California's most vulnerable communities.  Nidia Bautista from the Coalition for Clean Air discusses how we can do this through the creation of a Community Benefits Fund.  This fund will be created by AB 1405, one of...
While most Americans would now agree that climate change is real, a new report by the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and UC Berkeley's College of Natural Resources uncovers what researchers call a "...
Newsweek.com recently interviewed Ella Baker Center co-founder Van Jones, who is now President Obama's "green jobs advisor" in the White House. Van gives some of the best answers anyone could give to some of today's toughest questions on green jobs and the economic stimulus...