Ella Baker Center

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 Board. Today, we’re thrilled to announce that Zachary Norris, founder and former co-director of Justice for...
When Jakada Imani stepped up to the speakers’ podium in the Oakland City Council chambers on October 4, he didn’t look a bit perturbed. Dressed immaculately in a dark suit, he bore an expression that did not betray emotion. That night, 18 speakers preceded him at the podium. Two...
For Immediate Release: 11/15/2011 Contact: Abel Habtegeorgis Media Relations Manager (510) 428-3939 x232 abel@ellabakercenter.org I am withdrawing my name at this time from nomination to the Oakland Port Commission. At this critical time in our city’s history we need to all be working...
Social justice organizations in the Bay Area are joining forces with the Occupy movements in Oakland and San Francisco. Local nonprofits that have been advocating for the eradication of economic inequities in various sectors of society for years are finding that the Occupy movements are presenting...
OAKLAND -- 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. Imani, executive director of the Ella Baker Center, was appointed by Mayor Jean Quan to replace...
For Immediate Release: 9/22/2011 Contact: Abel Habtegeorgis Media Relations Manager (510) 428-3939 x232 abel@ellabakercenter.org Our Executive Director, Jakada Imani often talks about what leadership looks like. He emphasizes the importance of leading together and leading from a place of great love...
Jakada Imani, executive director of the Ella Baker Center by contracostatimes Jakada Imani had large shoes to step into when he took over as executive director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in 2007. His predecessor, Van Jones, who helped found the Oakland nonprofit, is an...
For Immediate Release: 7/18/2011 Contact: Abel Habtegeorgis Media Relations Manager (510) 428-3939 x232 abel@ellabakercenter.org The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights hosts 15th anniversary ceremony in Oakland featuring live music, food and special guests Oakland, CA- The Ella Baker Center for...
FILM HIGHLIGHTING INJUSTICES AND SOLUTIONS FOR CALIFORNIA’S YOUTH PRISON PROBLEM RECEIVES NATIONAL HONOR For Immediate Release: 4/6, 2011 Contact: Abel Habtegeorgis Media Relations Manager (510) 428-3939 x232 abel@ellabakercenter.org Oakland, CA- The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights’...
Slate of Activities Planned for 2nd Annaul Running Festival For Immediate Release: 3/22, 2011 Contact: Abel Habtegeorgis Media Relations Manager (510) 428-3939 x232 abel@ellabakercenter.org Oakland, CA- Team Ella Baker Center is set to participate in the 2nd Annual Oakland Running Festival...