Find out about upcoming Ella Baker Center events, events hosted by our allies, and events our staff is at across the country. 

Oakland Progressive Party + Townie Awards

June 22, 2017 -
5:30pm to 8:30pm

Oakland Progressives Party + Townie Awards is the premier summer event for movement builders and change-makers. Every year, Oakland’s activists, social justice leaders, and progressive public officials come together to reflect upon and celebrate the work of Oakland Rising, Oakland Rising Action and our community at the annual fundraiser....

Hearing on Mental Health Alternatives

June 24, 2017 - 9:30am

The Board fo Supervisors will be holding a hearing on Mental Health Alternatives to Incarceration. More details to come!

Free Legal Clinic Community Festival

June 24, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

The Ella Baker Center is teaming up with allies to provide free live scans and attorney consultations community members know your options in removing old criminal convictions from your record. Contact Tash Nguyen at or at 510-428-3939 x245 if you would like to volunteer or receive more information.

Fundraising Committee Meeting

June 27, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

The Fundraising Committee is comprised of EBC members who are enthusiastic about making sure we have broad-based community support and resources to advance our work. We coordinate online fundraisers and house parties, and we phone bank supporters. Please RSVP by contacting Director of Development Jocelyn Wong at

Meet & Greet for Directly Impacted Community Members

June 28, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

The Ella Baker Center is seeking community members who are formerly incarcerated and/or loved ones of those who are currently and/or formerly incarcerated to join us for dinner! You will have a chance to connect with others in the community who have shared lived experiences and get caught up to the work the Ella Baker Center is doing to end mass incarceration. To RSVP contact Darris Young at...

Dajon Ford Court Hearing

June 30, 2017 -
8:30am to 11:30am

Support Dajon Ford who has been charged as an adult and has been sitting in Santa Rita since he was arrested at the age of 17 in 2013. Dajon has been awaiting trial for 4 years. Since Prop 57 passed he has an opportunity to go back to juvenile court. Urban Peace Movement has been able to secure a new lawyer for Dajon and we are hopeful that we can make an impact on the outcome of his case with...

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July Member Meeting

July 11, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us at the Ella Baker Center's monthly member meeting to help us plan for our 5th Annual Night Out for Safety and Liberation, an event on August 1st where we will redefine what safety means for us in Oakland....