September 2011

Ralph’s Arrested Development
Ralph Sklarew being arrested. Credit: tarsandsaction

TAGS: civil disobedience
No Curfew for Oakland
The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights is opposed to the proposed youth curfew in Oakland. Read why and then find out how to stand with us.

TAGS: Oakland
I am not Troy Davis
At the Ella Baker Center, we focus a lot on solutions. And we try to approach social justice from a lens of hope and optimism.

TAGS: death penalty
Akaya Windwood, President of Rockwood Leadership Institute, is one of our awardees who will be honored on 9/22/11 at the

TAGS: ebc15
This blog is part of our series celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.

TAGS: Books Not Bars
Art by Favianna Rodriguez

Oakland: A self-made City

After I leave the gym, I’m a sweaty, hot mess. I get in my car, drive, jump out the car and dive into the nearest shower. A few nights ago, however, I sat in my sweaty hot mess for almost thirty minutes. Why, you ask?

15 Years of Taking on the Hard Stuff
A 2006 Ella Baker Center Solutions Salon

TAGS: ebc15
With Action comes Movement
Last week the University of California regents proposed another 16% tuition increase, over 4 years, in preparation for anticipated state funding cuts. As September comes to a close, I cannot help but reflect on my career as UC student.

TAGS: student activism