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Night Out for Safety & Liberation

Tuesday, August 3rd, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Restore Oakland; 1419 34th Ave, Oakland CA Join us for the Ella Baker Center's NOSL event! We will have food, raffles, community and wellness resources, live music, performances, and activities to bring the community together and reimagine what safety and joy is without policing. Please join us in the Fruitvale next Tuesday or Sign up to volunteer.

Prison Mail Night

Thursday, August 5th, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. RSVP to 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 on August 5th. 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.

Freedom Tour and Caravan August 2021 California California Prison Focus is hosting the Uncage California Caravan. They will be traveling across the state of CA. They will be starting off with a caravan through the Bay Area on August 1st. To learn more about the caravan, join in when they are in your neighborhood, or amplify on social media check-out their page here.

#LoveOurPeople Community Celebration Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA July 29 - August 29 For the #LoveOurPeople Community Celebration, the Oakland Youth Advisory Commission is hosting a Trail of Knowledge and Liberation from July 29 to August 29, a community scavenger hunt for the people by the people. The Trail of Knowledge and Liberation will have 12 Knowledge Points located around Lake Merritt, with each point focusing on a piece of the People's Hxstory here in the Bay and around the world. The self-paced Trail can be accessed 24/7 anytime and anywhere on the Trail for the entire month. Our 12 Knowleldge Points will each feature unique QR codes that users can scan with their smartphones and will be instantly linked to digital content including a short summary, videos, a playlist, and related social media accounts to follow.

October 27th, Time TBD Ella Baker Center’s 25th Anniversary Celebration (Virtual) Save the Date! Please join us for the final celebration of Ella Baker Center’s 25th Anniversary happening on October 27th. More details to come.

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