About the Ella Baker Center

About the Ella Baker Center

We are named after Ella Baker, a brilliant, black hero of the civil rights movement. Following in her footsteps, we organize with Black, Brown, and low-income people to shift resources away from prisons and punishment, and towards opportunities that make our communities safe, healthy, and strong.

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Defund Fear

The book by Ella Baker Center Executive Director Zachary Norris weaves together his experiences and strategies alongside stories from community members and activists to create a blueprint for a world beyond police, prisons and punishment.

All proceeds benefit the Ella Baker Center.


Who was Ella Baker?

The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights is named after a brilliant, Black hero of the civil rights Freedom Movement who inspired and guided emerging leaders.