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.

Earlier this month, we teamed up with Oakland Food Connection for a day...
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With fewer than 30 days until...
On Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 Mayor Jean Quan, gave her first State of the City speech entitled “Oakland...
This morning, I read the...
I’ve been working on issues of police accountability, locked-up youth, violence,...
Have you seen our video yet? Over 8,000 people have. We love what Youtube commenter @stmontauk had to say:"it's making fun of people who say that sh*t. The intended audience is people? who actually know how great of a city Oakland really is."...
On Friday morning (February 17th), hundreds of people rallied and marched with ...
“We take prisons for granted but are often afraid...