Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 25, 2016 Contact: Zaineb Mohammed, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights: Zaineb@ellabakercenter.org or 630-921-1741 Racial Justice Bill on Sentencing Falls Short on Close Vote in CA State Senate Reconsideration Granted – Needs 3 More Votes to Pass Sacramento—A...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2016 Media Contact: Zaineb Mohammed, Zaineb@ellabakercenter.org or 510-285-8236 Sacramento, CA - Today, a bill sponsored by Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D- South Los Angeles), SB 1157, was successfully approved by the Senate Public Safety Committee. The bill would...
CONTACT: Zaineb Mohammed, Zaineb@ellabakercenter.org or 510-285-8236 Sacramento, CA – Today, a bill authored by Senator Holly Mitchell to repeal ineffective sentencing enhancements for prior drug convictions passed the California Senate Public Safety Committee. “Piling extra years onto...
CONTACT: Laura Dixon, Chief Probation Officers of California, Laura@lauradixoncommunications.com or 510.384.3020 Zaineb Mohammed, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Zaineb@ellabakercenter.org or 510.285.8236 Sacramento, CA – The Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC) and youth...
Today, Governor Jerry Brown announced a ballot initiative that will reduce wasteful spending on prisons, improve rehabilitation, and require judges instead of prosecutors to decide whether youth should be tried as adults. The following is a statement from Ella Baker Center for Human Rights Director...
On Wednesday, December 2, a young Black man named Mario Woods was shot multiple times and killed by five San Francisco police officers who opened fire as he walked away. The horrific incident was caught on camera and posted online by a bystander. The following is a statement from the staff of the...
Contact: Zaineb Mohammed, Communications Manager: zaineb@ellabakercenter.org, 510-285-8236 Oakland, CA—Yesterday, Google.org announced a $2.35 million investment in the movement for racial justice via grants to three community groups in the Bay Area. The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights is...
On October 26, a female student at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina, was violently thrown from her desk and arrested by Richland County Sheriff’s Deputy Ben Fields. The following is a statement from the staff of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights regarding this...
Oakland, CA—From October 3 through October 10, a #CaravanForJustice featuring survivors of law enforcement violence and grassroots organizers will travel throughout California to mobilize communities of color against police brutality. Led by the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, in...
On Tuesday, August 4 th , organizations across the country will host a Night Out for Safety and Liberation, an alternative to National Night Out where community members can re-imagine and redefine what public safety means to them. Every year, more than 30 million people in the U.S. participate in...