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If you follow the Ella Baker Center on social media you may have seen the amazing graphics created by Communications Intern Emma Li.

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On Tuesday August 6, 2019, we brought together over one hundred community members for live music, food, dancing, community building and activism as a part of our seventh annual Night Out for Safety and Liberation.

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On a bright sunny afternoon in June, community members joined staff and supporters of the Ella Baker Center to celebrate our new, permanent home at Restore Oakland.

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This post is a part of our series, Beyond Bars. Beyond Bars blog posts are pieces sent to us from people who are currently incarcerated. These posts are not written by Ella Baker Center staff and we try to keep them in their original form.

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California has one of the highest rates of police violence in the country, and people of color are disproportionately the victims of violence at the hands of law enforcement.

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Do you know any one impacted by the five-year enhancement for prior serious convictions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) for more information.

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This year was an amazing year for Criminal Justice Reform in California. The weekend of September 30th in particular was a historical moment for criminal reform in California, as Governor Jerry Brown signed into law multiple bills from the Equity and Justice package and other great bills!

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Loud and empowered chants echoed throughout the morning of Tuesday, October 2nd, outside the Glenn Dyer Detention Center, where hundreds of community members and advocates gathered to demand accountability and transparency from Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern.

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