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Celebrate the launch of a national community-driven report that documents the experiences and resilience of families impacted by incarceration

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September 2015

Oakland, CA Event

September 15, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Oakland Impact Hub, 2323 Broadway
Oakland, 94162 United States
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On behalf of our Bay Area partners who participated in the Toward a Caring Economy project, including the Ella Baker Center, Essie Justice Group, and Causa Justa: Just Cause, Forward Together invites you to check out the report findings while building community in Oakland. This free event will feature key findings of the report, a community conversation with formerly incarcerated individuals and family members, food, and childcare. RSVP here This event is wheelchair accessible and about 4 blocks from the…

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“The True Cost of Incarceration” Data Release

September 17, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Father & Families of San Joaquin, 338 E Market Street
Stockton, CA United States
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Please join us for "The True Cost of Incarceration" data release on September 17th from 5:30-8:30 here at FFSJ. Free food, child care, and raffles will be provided! Over the past few years, FFSJ helped gather data for a national community-driven research project led by the Ella Baker Center and Forward Together with 23 partner organizations spanning 13 states, documenting the experiences and resiliency of families impacted by incarceration. Together, we surveyed over 1,000 formerly incarcerated people and their loved ones and the culmination…

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October 2015

A Fair Chance to Advance: Restoring Our Communities

October 3, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Urban Peace Movement, East Oakland Building Healthy Communities, Bay Area Black Workers Center, Community Health for Asian Americans, Oakland Community Organizations, and Assemblymember Rob Bonta will be co-sponsoring a Prop 47/ Immigration Event in East Oakland. There will be legal consultation involving felony relief, immigration issues, as well Consulate services from Mexico and El Salvador. A variety of services will be available such as DMV lawyers to inform the community about the new…

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#CaravanForJustice

October 3, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Ella Baker Center, in partnership with the ACLU of California, is organizing a #CaravanForJustice from October 3-10 that will travel throughout the state to mobilize communities against law enforcement violence and spread awareness about the Mobile Justice CA app. The caravan will: -Educate community members about the Mobile Justice CA app -Gain support for the Racial and Identity Profiling Act of 2015 (AB 953) -Highlight the role of regional Justice Teams for Truth and Reinvestment -Engage people in a global…

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Who Pays? Legislative Visit Training

October 5, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We need your help to get this report into the hands of legislators, so that we can enact the reforms that the report suggests! On Monday, October 5th, we will host a training at the First Unitarian Church of Oakland on how to conduct legislative visits. If you are interested in delivering the report to legislators in California, this training is mandatory. Everyone is welcome, and participation by people who have been affected by the criminal justice system will be…

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Restructure, Restore, Reinvest: The Need for Family-Centered Solutions to End Mass Incarceration

October 8, 2015 @ 5:00 am - 6:30 pm
Booth Auditorium, Berkeley Law, 175 Boalt
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice invites you to the 2015 Hon. Mario G. Olmos Lecture on Law and Cultural Diversity Memorial Lecture with Zachary Norris, Executive Director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.

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Mobile Justice Tour: Harrisonburg, Virginia

October 8, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harrisonburg Main Street Library, 174 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 United States
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Resource Information Help for the Disadvantaged (RIHD) presents the 4th MOBILE JUSTICE TOUR & RESTORATION OF RIGHTS ASSISTANCE, dedicated to improving the effectiveness and fairness of Virginia's justice system. The tour will discuss ways to correct and/or amend sentencing injustices that remain uncorrected, parole, restoration of rights, ban the box and antigang youth violence/crime initiatives as well as the Who Pays? report.

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Support Women with Loved Ones in Prison: Vote for Essie Justice Group!

October 20, 2015

Who Pays? partner Essie Justice Group is a finalist for the 2015 Google Bay Area Impact Challenge. VOTE and help them win $500,000 to build a flagship network of 10 women's groups that will end cycles of pain, poverty, and incarceration for 1,000 women and families. Cast your vote here – but hurry! Voting closes on October 20.

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Third Annual Justice on Trial Film Festival

October 23, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - October 25, 2015 @ 11:00 am

Summit On Policing And Criminalization, Followed By A March On The International Association Of Chiefs Of Police Conference

October 24, 2015 - October 26, 2015

The Workers Center For Racial Justice and allies at SOUL, BYP 100, OBS, SEIU HCII, SEIU Local 1, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, the Ella Baker Center, and the Advancement Project are planning to disrupt the annual conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in October. On October 22-24 we are holding a counter conference to the IACP annual conference, culminating in a massive 10,000-person march on the organization and their allies. The IACP is a 100-year old…

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