Ella's Voice

Welcome to the blog of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights! This is where we share reflections from the movement to end mass incarceration and criminalization, analysis on criminal, economic, and racial justice issues, and updates on our work. Please read, share, and comment.

This post was written by Jakada Imani, Executive Director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. Late in 2009, I had a 'personal is political' break-through. Even though I was aware of the economic and political realities of my city---West Oakland is almost a food desert...