Team Ella Baker Center

Social Good the Easy Way
On March 24th, the Ella Baker Center is participating in the Oakland Running Festival for the fourth year in a row. In reflecting a bit on the process, I’ve become amazed by the way the Oakland Running Festival’s partnership with local nonprofits allows individuals and local businesses to magnify their ability to do social good with little extra effort.

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Let's Run This
Rachel- a member of Team Ella Baker Center- invites you to become a part of the 2013 team!

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"When you’re happy, it shows."
On the eve of our Oakland Running Festival weekend, I wanted to share an interview with Team Caballero. Alicia Caballero-Christenson and her mother Monica Caballero are participating together with Team Ella Baker Center.

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Dancing with the Music of Life
With two weeks left before the run—yes, two weeks!!—I bring to you another of our amazing members of Team Ella Baker Center, Eric Fuller II. I found Eric’s perspective on fitness as being about playfulness and having fun quite refreshing, and a shift from what most mainstream sources tell us about why and how we should exercise. I’ll let him introduce himself here, and share with you his views on the ongoing importance of fitness and movement in his daily life.

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Starting is the Hard Part
Shemika, far right, at an Ella Baker Center event

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“Health is a social justice option”
With fewer than 30 days until Team Ella Baker Center shines at the Oakland Running Festival, I bring you part four of my heath and fitness series on Ella’s Voice. Meet my awesome and kickass workout buddy Salima Hamirani.

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Team Ella Baker Center: Meet Omar
Over the next few installments of my weekly “active-ist”-focused blog posts, I will be sharing the stories of a few of our runners, allies, and community members regarding their relationship to fitness and health. Meet Omar Malik, who is running the 5K with Team Ella Baker Center. Omar is a Psy.D.

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Reasons to Run
When my co-workers asked me to write a quick blog post about the benefits of running I thought it would be a piece of cake. My other job is coaching cross country running and track and field at Skyline High School here in Oakland so knowing a thing or two about the numerous health benefits of running and exercise (there are many) is something I pride myself on. But for some reason I just couldn’t write.

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Last night, Team Ella Baker Center kicked off with a bang. Already we have over 40 runners who have collectively raised over $1300. We have seasoned runners as well as folks participating in a running event for the very 1st time.

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This may sound ridiculous to many of you but running and activism saved my life. At the age of 11, I hated everything about myself: my skin, my hair, my body.

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