Press Room

About the Ella Baker Center

To interview our staff, or learn more about our work, contact:
Terence Long
Email: terence@ellabakercenter.org


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:

Bay Area Solar Companies Lead Nation in Job Growth, Fighting Global Warming

For Immediate Release: 10/28/2011 Contact: Abel Habtegeorgis Media Relations Manager (510) 428-3939 x232 abel@ellabakercenter.org New Report Maps How Clean Energy Can Help Stop Global Warming While Creating Jobs San Francisco – Environmental groups, clean energy experts and local businesses... Read More

Groundbreaking Ceremony Celebrates New Model of Community Solar in Oakland

For Immediate Release: 10/7/2011 Contact: Meredith Fenton Director of Communications, Ella Baker Center (510) 533-3482 meredith@ellabakercenter.org Lisa Curtis Communications Manager, Solar Mosaic (510) 872-9269 lisa@solarmosaic.com Solar Project Saves Vital Community Center over $100,000 and... Read More

Solution Cannot be Found In an Ineffective City-Wide Youth Curfew

For Immediate Release: 10/3/2011 Contact: Abel Habtegeorgis Media Relations Manager (510) 428-3939 x232 abel@ellabakercenter.org (Oakland, CA) Oakland's Ella Baker Center for Human Rights has authored a letter urging Oakland City Council to reject the proposed youth curfew. The curfew was... Read More

Ella Baker Center: State Realignment Plan Long Overdue but Misses Target

For Immediate Release: 9/29/2011 Contact: Abel Habtegeorgis Media Relations Manager (510) 428-3939 x232 abel@ellabakercenter.org Without Sentencing Reform, California Will Still Pay Too High A Price for Lock-Ups (Oakland, CA) Beginning October 1st, 2011, California counties will no longer send... Read More

Jakada Imani to Keynote Awards Dinner

For Immediate Release: 9/22/2011 Contact: Abel Habtegeorgis Media Relations Manager (510) 428-3939 x232 abel@ellabakercenter.org Our Executive Director, Jakada Imani often talks about what leadership looks like. He emphasizes the importance of leading together and leading from a place of great love... Read More

Public Goods Charge gets support from Key California Civil Rights Group

For Immediate Release: 9/8/2011 Contact: Abel Habtegeorgis Media Relations Manager (510) 428-3939 x232 abel@ellabakercenter.org Vulnerable communities stand to directly gain from this investment through new jobs, needed home improvements, and energy savings (Oakland,CA)- The Ella Baker Center for... Read More

Solar Mosaic Breaks Barriers to Going Solar in Oakland

For Immediate Release: 9/1/2011 Contact: Abel Habtegeorgis Media Relations Manager (510) 428-3939 x232 abel@ellabakercenter.org * New video released today showcases a new model of solar development being pioneered in Oakland. Asian Resource Center Begins Crowdfunding Campaign for Solar ( More on... Read More

Protest Demands an end to Abusive Practices in the Ventura Youth Correctional Facility

For Immediate Release: 8/16/2011 Contact: Abel Habtegeorgis Media Relations Manager (510) 428-3939 x232 abel@ellabakercenter.org FAMILIES OF INCARCERATED YOUTH; FORMERLY INCARCERATED YOUTH AND CIVIL RIGHTS ADVOCATES SCHEDULE PROTEST AT ONE OF STATES LARGEST YOUTH PRISON FACILITIES To speak with... Read More

Oakland Prepares for 1st City-Wide Service Day and Festival

For Immediate Release: 8/9/2011 Contact: Abel Habtegeorgis Media Relations Manager (510) 428-3939 x232 abel@ellabakercenter.org Inaugural “Throw Down for the Town” planned with more than 25 service projects and hundreds of Volunteers confirmed throughout the city (Oakland,CA)- On August... Read More

Center Honors Three Bay Area-based Heroes and Innovators at 15th Anniversary Gala

For Immediate Release: 7/18/2011 Contact: Abel Habtegeorgis Media Relations Manager (510) 428-3939 x232 abel@ellabakercenter.org The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights hosts 15th anniversary ceremony in Oakland featuring live music, food and special guests Oakland, CA- The Ella Baker Center for... Read More

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