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.

Salima and Lucas report back from the 99% TakeOver of Wells Fargo and invite you to join them on May Day for more people-power in action.
Tomorrow,  I will join my team from the Ella Baker Center and thousands of people in the streets for...
Today is the 18th anniversary of the first non-racial democratic elections in South Africa – Freedom Day. It marks the end...

On April 29th, 1992 I was a 7 year old second grader in Oakland, CA with little understanding of race and identity issues. I was just being...
This week an initiative to end the death penalty qualified for the California ballot.
When my brother and I were trying to cross the United States border for the first time in 1983, we got caught by the US border patrol. That's part of why I'm marching on May 1st.
I love Oakland. It is my city-- the city that has helped me grow, explore my passions, flirt with the idea of love,...
Support the creation of a Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program.
 “We’re bringing it to these board of directors, we’ll be at your social events, when you’re at your golf...
We just fully funded St. Vincent de Paul's solar project, or "rooftop solar power plant" as our team has begun thinking of them.