Member Spotlight: Holly
Holly is a Black woman, mother, sister, daughter, wife, social worker, new Oakland community resident, and Ella Baker Center member. She was first made aware of the Ella Baker Center when she was doing research for one of her foundation clients about criminal justice reform issues. “I was looking for materials when I came across EBC’s “Who Pays? The True Cost of Incarceration on Families” report. I found the report to be incredibly helpful.” - Holly
For Holly, becoming an Ella Baker Center member was easy, a natural choice as she shared the mission and values of the organization.
“Anyone can get involved from volunteering for community events, lobbying, joining our fundraising committee, participating in a letter writing night, assisting with communications work, there are so many different ways to help. The Ella Baker Center creates space for people who have a lot of time and those who only have a little time. Your level of participation and commitment depend on you.” - Holly
“Strong people don’t need strong leaders” - Ella Jo Baker
She Led. So Can You.
- Community: Through our membership, you will be connected to others who believe we must reckon with the truth and impact of incarceration and poverty, and invest resources into the communities that have been most harmed.
- Leadership: We activate our members to make a difference in the fight for justice. Ella Baker Center members gather signatures, volunteer at events, organize rallies, lobby with us in Sacramento, and much more.