Celebrate 20 Years With Us: #Roots2Liberation
This year is the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights' 20th anniversary—we hope that you will join us in celebrating and honoring our revolutionary roots and giving light to our liberated futures.
Our anniversary celebration, From Revolutionary Roots to Liberated Futures, will take place in Oakland on Thursday, September 8th—tickets are now on sale.
We look forward to celebrating with you in person in September— and in addition to our anniversary event, we will be honoring our history and sharing our vision for the future with a blog series this summer: #Roots2Liberation.
When the Ella Baker Center was founded in 1996, we began as Bay Area PoliceWatch, one of the first organizations in the country with the mission of holding police accountable. After two years of working with allies to mobilize the community, we won our first major campaign victory when San Francisco police officer Marc Andaya was fired for the killing of Aaron Williams and his history of violence against people of color.
And throughout our 20 year history, we have worked to advance people-powered campaigns to win power, prosperity, and opportunity in our communities:
All of these victories would not have been possible without your support. Looking ahead to the next 20 years, we see an incredible opportunity of what we can win together: an end to mass incarceration and criminalization, and reinvestment in our communities.