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 part of our Silence the Violence series in commemoration of National Silence the Violence Day on July 24th, 2010....
I walked into work this morning with a heavy heart knowing Thursday July 29th would be the first official day Arizona would be carrying out SB 1070, a state sponsored immigration bill that would make it legal for local law enforcement to arrest anyone they suspected to be undocumented...
Today marks 100 days since the Deepwater oil spill broke open in the Gulf of Mexico. My thoughts and prayers go out to the countless families whose livelihoods and way of life are being smothered by oil that should have remained deep underground. This tragedy is unfolding at a devastating scale,...
When I joined the Ella Baker Center family in the spring of 2007, my biggest learning curve was related to our youth prison reform work.  I certainly agreed academically with our...
The other day, I had the pleasure of talking to a young person who had recently graduated from high school. She talked about ...
This post is part of our Silence the Violence series in commemoration of National Silence the Violence Day on July 24th, 2010.By Kit Evans for Pace e Bene Community...
This post is part of our Silence the Violence series in commemoration of National Silence the Violence Day on July 24th, 2010....
This post is part of our Silence the Violence series in commemoration of National Silence the Violence Day on July 24th, 2010. For most people, it might seem that its a lot safer and easier to be lesbian, gay, bisexual...
This post is part of our Silence the Violence series in commemoration of National Silence the Violence Day on July 24th, 2010.

It does not take much common sense to want to Silence the...
 This post is part of our Silence the Violence series in commemoration of National Silence the Violence Day on July 24th, 2010....