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Climate Change Community Benefits Fund headed to Governor's Desk

(Sacramento,CA) - The Climate Change Community Benefits Fund (AB1405), co-sponsored by the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights , successfully passed the legislature today and is headed to Governor Schwarzenegger’s desk for signing. The first bill of its kind would create a fund earmarked for... Read More

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