community organizing

Last summer as an intern with Ella Baker Center, I allowed my light to resurface and rehabilitate after falling upon harsh times. Trauma is defined by the unbearable and the unspeakable; it's what we feel isolates us the most in our lives and it's so hard to rid one's self of menacing...
"We are the only people who can speak for the dead. Their voices are heard through us." -- Stephanie Lightfoot-Bennett, #UKJusticeTeam Yesterday, families of victims of police violence from the UK and from the US joined together in Oakland to launch the #CaravanForJustice. The eight day...
This summer organizing with the Ella Baker Center has taught me the power of listening, and the power of hope. This is a reflection by a young organizer, who through the collaboration with community, has a message for Oakland: loved ones behind the walls are worth fighting for. There is hope for...
Last Tuesday night, around 300 people gathered at St. Columba Community Catholic Church to hold elected officials accountable for how they are spending county public safety funds, and ensure that jobs, not jails are the priority. “Freedom for our families” was the title of the event as...