We are excited to share the news of the release of Rebuild the Dream, the new book from Ella Baker Center co-founder Van Jones. We talked with Van about the book and his current work to restore the movement for hope and change.
April 19, 2012
Join the Ella Baker Center and the Producers of Heist for the Oakland premiere of this explosive new documentary. Followed by a panel moderated by Jakada Imani and featuring local activists, the film's director, and a UC Berkeley Economist.
Over the last month and a half, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and the Millionaires Tax Coalition tirelessly collected signatures to qualify the Millionaires Tax initiative for the November 2012 ballot. We and our partners supported this initiative because it was the most progressive tax...
This year’s Heal The Streets cohort continues to put solutions for violence in the hands of the young people in Oakland. Each year the fellows conduct a Participatory Action Research project. In 2012, we are doing our research a little differently. We chose to use Forum Theatre/ Theatre of...
A joint Op-Ed explaining why SB 1506 is good common sense for California.
On January 11, 2012, in an unprecedented action, a group of youth I've been working with at Ventura youth prison posted an online petition calling for the superintendent to fix decrepit and disgusting conditions, such as overflowing toilets, filthy showers, and floors stained with chemical...
Human Rights Advocates, Elected Officials declare that Solitary confinement increases rates of recidivism, mental illness and suicide For Immediate Release: 2/24/2012 Contact: Abel Habtegeorgis Media Relations Manager (510) 428-3939 x232 abel@ellabakercenter.org SACRAMENTO – On 2/24/12,...
I’ve been working on issues of police accountability, locked-up youth, violence, and community investment for a long time. Sometimes I think that no example of injustice could still surprise me. I was recently proved wrong. It happened when I was sent a Huffington Post article about the...
Have you seen our video yet? Over 8,000 people have. We love what Youtube commenter @stmontauk had to say: "it's making fun of people who say that sh*t. The intended audience is people? who actually know how great of a city Oakland really is." Check it out and share it with fellow...
I have heard many people refer to the current times that we’re living in as a convergence of crisis. I would like to re-think this moment in our country as a convergence of multiple opportunities. This is an opportunity to reframe our economy as one that focuses on creating careers as opposed...