Ella Baker Center

Ella Baker Center Announces New Executive Director, Board Members

Jul 24, 2013


Zachary Norris, former Books Not Bars campaign director, will return to the Ella Baker Center as Executive Director; civil rights luminaries Van Jones and Michelle Alexander will join the Board.

Jakada Imani on the Ella Baker Center, his port commission bid, and fighting for Oakland

by Amna Hassan
Dec 10, 2011


“He is an incredible bridge-builder,” Esperanza Tervalon-Daumont, the Executive Director of Oakland Rising, an organization that works on social justice issues, with which Imani was also involved.

Social Justice Groups Engage Occupy Movement

by Ambika Kandasamy
Nov 10, 2011


"Movements are bigger than organizations, and they are bigger than individuals,” said Jakada Imani."

Imani sworn in as newest Oakland Port commissioner

by Sean Maher
Oct 19, 2011


Jakada Imani was sworn in as the newest member of the Oakland Port Board of Commissioners Tuesday night, joining a seven-person governing body in charge of the city's largest economic engine.

Tammerlin Drummond: Ella Baker Center celebrates 15 years fighting for social justice

by Tammerlin Drummond
Sep 21, 2011


This Thursday, Ella Baker Center will celebrate its 15th anniversary. I sat down with Imani, 39, who was born and raised in Oakland, to talk about the nonprofit's mission, how it has evolved, and what he sees as the organization's key priorities moving forward.


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