Press Room

About the Ella Baker Center

To interview our staff, or learn more about our work, contact:
Terence Long

Our namesake Ella Baker was a hero of the civil rights movement and like her, we believe in the power of everyday people to win change. The Ella Baker Center organizes 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.

  • For more information read our About Us page
  • For analysis, updates, and action please visit our blog, Ella's Voice
  • For the latest news articles on our work, visit In the News


Press Releases:

Center Honors Three Bay Area-based Heroes and Innovators at Annual Gala

Oakland, CA- The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights will be hosting it’s 4th Annual Ella Awards on October 14, 2010 at the PM The Scottish Rite Center (1520 Lakeside Drive Oakland, CA 94612.) 6:00 PM - 9:00pm. The famed social justice institution will be honoring three Bay Area innovators... Read More

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights Set to Premiere Juvenile Justice Film

In the United States, 90,000 youth find themselves in juvenile detention centers on any given night and 2.2 million youth are arrested each year. In California, the state youth prison systems costs $216,000 per child per year while a mere $8,000 per child is allocated to Oakland public schools. It... Read More

Mayor Dellums to Speak at Rally

(OAKLAND,CA)-On March 30, the Oakland City Council has an important meeting to discuss and review a summary of Oakland's Energy and Climate Action Plan (ECAP) to reduce green house gas emissions and fight global warming in Oakland. The Oakland Climate Action Coalition will be hosting a rally that... Read More