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.

I admit, I’ve been guilty of being the d-word: discouraged!  Watching state budget negotiations, or the news, will do that. But last night, I went to...
Today is the first day of spring. When people started standing up for their rights against the anti-union actions of Republican Governor Scott Walker, it was still very much winter. It's...
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In the last fifteen years, the Ella Baker Center has seen a lot of change. We literally started our organization in a closet. Our founders picked the name “The Ella Baker Center” as a strategy for staying under the radar. Miss Ella Jo Baker isn’t the most well known legend of...
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