Despite a history of protest, Americans have signed away many of the freedoms that we pride ourselves on. Why?
People often criticize kids these days, but they forget that it takes a village. One Bay Area organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area (BBBSBA) is challenging men to “Man Up” and volunteer as a Big Brother For a Day. On November 16 th , Big Brothers will host an event to...
Have you wondered what meditation is all about but haven’t had the chance to do it? Or perhaps you are interested but want to make sure it will be a supportive environment that facilitates healing? We have organized the perfect day for you to learn. Come join formerly incarcerated people and...
OAKLAND, Calif. -- For Zachary Norris, the new executive director of the Ella Baker Center, a major turning point in his career came after his first arrest. Handcuffed during an act of civil disobedience protesting a new mega detention center in the area, Norris was taken to the nearby Santa Rita...
First Lady Michelle Obama’s new campaign aims to get people drinking more water. But a close look at the campaign sponsors brings up some bigger questions.
With themes like love, truth, and internalized racism, and some surprising venues, Ubuntu Theater Project brings world-class theater to the SF Bay Area.
In a compromise that places politics before progress, Governor Jerry Brown and the legislature have punted yet again. Rather than seizing a historic opportunity to safely reduce the prison population and save critical resources to restore programs that have faced devastating cuts in previous years...
The Ella Baker Center works to ensure dignity and opportunity in low-income communities of color by working to advance racial and economic justice. We work to promote alternatives to violence and incarceration inside the United States. And we are committed to seeing these same principles carried...
More leaders are taking on reform of mandatory minimums, but it’s still crucial that communities understand the impact of sentencing. Here’s why.
US Attorney General Eric Holder announced key changes to the justice system yesterday. Now it’s time to apply some people power.