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.

 Cesar Chavez Day, March 31st, is the birthday celebration of a farm worker, hero, Latino civil rights leader, and labor icon who, with...
California now spends more money on prisons than we do on our colleges and universities- just one more reason to close the DJJ now!
 Did you walk on the sidewalk, drive on a road, eat in a restaurant, or drink clean water from your faucet...
Over the last month and a half, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and the Millionaires Tax Coalition tirelessly collected signatures to qualify the...
On the eve of our Oakland Running Festival weekend, I wanted to share an interview with...
What does the murder of Trayvon Martin say about how our society values young, Black, male lives?
This evening, I’ll finish up a workshop with our Heal the Streets fellows, clean up, and throw on my black hoodie to head out to Bradley Manning Plaza in San Francisco....
A new play gives South Asian woman the opportunity to share their stories.
Human sex trafficking and prostitution permeate the streets of millions of impoverished cities throughout the world. Stand with the survivors at an upcoming vigil.
It's 8:30 am. I've just finished packing my lunch, putting on my shoes and doing a final mirror check when I open my front door to find water lapping at my toes! That's right: rippling water, a stray confused looking fish, and a look on my face, like wtf. ...