Get Involved

The only ingredient missing from our people-powered campaigns is you. Be a part of the solution and get involved now.

  • Become a Member: Be a part of our grassroots membership base—anyone, anywhere can join the movement to end criminalization, mass incarceration, and state violence.
  • Volunteer: We simply could not do our work without the help of our incredible volunteers who generously offer their time and talent. 
  • Join Us at an Event: Check out our upcoming events. We hope to see you soon.
  • Fundraise with Us: Using the Ella Baker Center’s peer-to-peer fundraising platform, you can help resource the movement to end mass incarceration and state violence.

Learn more about our campaigns and find out how you can organize with us:

Nationally, 1-in-3 people are sitting in jail simply because they cannot afford bail. In California, the median bail amount is $50,000. A person’s ability to get out of jail should not depend on the size of their bank account—but right now freedom is out of reach for too many people...
Over the past 10 years, the Alameda County jail population has decreased by half— so why is the sheriff's budget increasing? Under the sheriff's "watch" there have been increasing deaths in the jails, abuse of people by sheriff's deputies, and support of white...
Outreach to community members to let them know about Proposition 47, and let state officials know communities need the savings.
The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and our allies are campaigning for jobs not jails, books not bars, and healthcare not handcuffs in Alameda County. Organize with us.
What is a Freedom City? Freedom Cities is a movement that seeks to make entire cities, towns, and communities safe for workers, the disabled, immigrants, Black people, Muslims, LGBTQ people, and all oppressed communities. A Freedom City is a community where we have investments in humanity and our...