What is Crimmigration? EBC September Member Meeting Wednesday, September 1st, 6:00 p.m. Register Here What role does the immigration system have in upholding the prison industrial complex? What is a "direct transfer" & how have direct transfers impacted our communities? What is the Vision Act and how can you get involved? Learn this and more as we speak with directly impacted community members around these topics. General member meetings take place every 1st Wednesday of the month and are open to everyone! *Due to concerns over the spread of COVD-19 variants, our monthly member meetings will remain virtual for the remainder of the calendar year.
The Meaning of Life... Without Parole Thursday, September 2nd, 6:00 p.m. Join CCWP (CA Coalition for Women Prisoners) for a special event this coming Thursday featuring four amazing storytellers, two of which are formerly incarcerated CCWP members who will be sharing about Life Without Parole. You can read more about the Stories in Living Color series here. *This event is free and will stream on YouTube, but you must register here to receive the link.
T’shuvah and Accountability: A Teach-In on Judaism and Prison Abolition Thursday, September 2nd, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. As we enter the High Holiday season, Bay Area Bend the Arc Jewish Action invites you to a teach-in to examine prison abolition and calls to transcend police approaches to community safety. They invite tough questions. People of all backgrounds, Jewish and non-Jewish, are welcome. This is a virtual event.
Prison Mail Night
Thursday, September 9th, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. RSVP to email@example.com for Zoom link so we know how many people to plan for! We've added the 7,000th person from a California prison to our mailing list! When COVID started a year and a half ago we had around 2,000 people in state prisons. Thank you to all our volunteers for helping us respond to all these letters. We need all the help we can get, so please join us at our next virtual mail night. We will be sending in information about the pandemic and advocating for release, and respond to questions about new laws, upcoming legislation, reentry, and legal support.
Mutual Aid Day - Oakland Sunday, September 26, 11am-3pm Location TBD - Register to volunteer here This year the Ella Baker Center is partnering with various organizations and hosting a series of in-person mutual aid events across Alameda County. As we know, the pandemic has only further exacerbated racial & socio-economic inequalities in our communities. So many of our neighbors are not safe as they face food insecurity and struggle to keep a roof over their head. Despite this clear public health crisis, Alameda County & city officials continue to push a false narrative of public safety. We know that the safest communities are not the ones with the most police, but the ones with the most resources. Join us at our next mutual aid day event as we support & uplift our community members. You can volunteer in-person, virtually or both. Register here.
Ella Baker Center’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Wednesday, October 27th, 6:00 p.m. Virtual Save the Date! Please join us for the final celebration of Ella Baker Center’s 25th Anniversary happening on October 27th featuring Michelle Alexander and Xochil Larios. Registration page to come!