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Will young people revolt against shrinking economic opportunity?

Aug 30, 2011


On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation about how current economic circumstances are translating into activism amongst young people.

BART police officers live outside service lines

by Will Reisman
Aug 22, 2011


“There is a long, storied history of tension and distrust about the police, and that includes BART officers,” Habtegeorgis said. “Because there isn’t that connection of culture and community, there is a greater risk of severe and deadly misunderstandings.”

[Spanish] Opciones para el traspaso de los prisioneros

by Araceli Martínez Ortega
Aug 21, 2011


"...el reporte de LAO indica que la actual propuesta del Departamento de Prisiones no proporciona soluciones a largo plazo y dejará a California vulnerable de repetir los mismos errores una y otra vez."

Group protests at Ventura Youth Correctional Facility

by Stephanie Hoops
Aug 21, 2011


The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation released an audit this spring revealing that the Ventura Youth Correctional Facility had the worst record of frequently isolating kids for 21 to 24 hours in their rooms.

Group to protest outside Camarillo youth detention facility

by John Scheibe
Aug 18, 2011


A civil-rights group will stage a protest Sunday in front of the Ventura Youth Correctional Facility in Camarillo, alleging the facility and others like it are abusing their juvenile wards.

Oakland throws it down at Mosswood Park

by Jennifer Inez Ward
Aug 15, 2011


As part of Soul of the City campaign, the Ella Baker Center organized residents to help Oakland shine through volunteer work at more than 20 service projects around the city.

Hundreds of Oaklanders volunteer for city-wide “Throw Down” service day

by Nicole Jones
Aug 15, 2011


Alicia Caballero, an associate with Ella Baker Center’s volunteer division known as “Soul of the City,” said it was great to hear how neighbors were excited “to get their hands dirty and really do something for the community.” Caballero said that Saturday was more than just another day of service, but a way to encourage more residents to view their neighborhood and city as an extension of their own homes.

[Spanish] El cambio climático no es el blanco

by Ricardo Ibarra
Aug 14, 2011


"El problema es que cuando se habla de medio ambiente, los anglosajones piensan en los árboles de Lake Tahoe, pero comunidades como las de afroamericanos o latinos, ven esto en su entorno inmediato, en sus vecindarios", dijo durante la conferencia, Jakada Iman, director del Centro por los Derechos Humanos Ella Baker.

Oakland's "Throw Down for the Town" Set For Saturday

by Scott Lettieri
Aug 11, 2011


Hundreds of volunteers will work this week on 25 service projects in Oakland.

Oakland Residents Throw Down for the Town

by Cassie Harwood
Aug 10, 2011


If you sense an exceptional air of benevolence on the streets of Oakland on Saturday, August 13, don't chalk it up to a kindhearted coincidence. It could be due in part to the Soul of the City's Throw Down for the Town Oakland Service Festival.


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