April, 2011

Oakland Local
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
"Now the real question is how will the plan be implemented," said Emily Kirsch of the Ella Baker Center, the lead facilitator of the Oakland Climate Action Coalition of numerous community groups who contributed to the plan. > more
KALW
Monday, April 25, 2011
Owen Li of the Ella Baker Center’s Books Not Bars, "Youth prison has become a stepping stone for adult prison. We should not throw away youth." > more
SolveClimate News
Friday, April 22, 2011
Using a new "crowdfunding" program called Solar Mosaic, the city is selling solar tiles to locals for $100 a pop and installing them on public buildings. > more
Oakland Tribune
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
A film made by the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights highlighting the injustices and solutions to California's youth prison problem has won a 2010 Prevention for a Safer Society award. > more
LA Times
Monday, April 11, 2011
A strong majority of California voters believe the penalty for possession of a small amount of an illegal drug for personal use should be reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor... > more
The Bay Citizen
Monday, April 11, 2011
A majority of California voters favor lower penalties for smalltime drug users and many would support political candidates in favor of such reform, according to a statewide poll released Monday. > more
Drug War Chronicle #678
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
On Monday, Gov. Brown signed Assembly Bill 109, the law shifting responsibility for many low-level offenders to the counties. The law is designed to stop the "revolving door" of low-level offenders cycling and recycling through the prison system, Brown said in a signing statement. > more