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White People Must Fix White People

October 27, 2017

Between the political attacks on our communities from the Trump administration and the fires, hurricanes, and earthquakes, there is hardly anyone that hasn’t woken up feeling flattened in the past year. The hate and racism that people have experienced throughout history has been magnified. We are in the fight of our lives. But to say that this hate is new is coming from a place of privilege. ...Read More

Ban the Box for Racial Justice

October 27, 2017

When we met in 2014, I was canvassing to raise Oakland’s minimum wage, and John was working as a Burger King security officer. He had recently been released after spending one-third of his life in prison and was focused on...Read More

Immigration Wins in Contra Costa County

October 27, 2017

A few months ago, a friend was visiting her parents and placed a Black Lives Matter sign in her old bedroom window. Her family lives in the heart of Contra Costa County, but given their liberal values, she thought they wouldn’t mind it. Yet when she recently returned, it was gone. As someone who grew up in that part of the East Bay, I recognize the dynamic: people are liberal, yet not willing to stand up for racial justice....Read More

FAME: Resistance Through Faith

October 27, 2017

On January 28, 2017, when news began to spread that immigrants and refugees were being detained at U.S. airports, many of us knew we had to go to SFO and stand up against this injustice. Why did we do this? For the members of the Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy (FAME), it is our faith which calls upon us to Resist – to become the justice that the world so needs....Read More

Join us for EBASE’s Annual Event!

June 23, 2017

Like generations before us, we shall overcome the current attacks on our communities. Our solidarity, commitment, and resilience stand stronger than ever, and we draw on the power of our ancestors who fought and won in the face of incredible odds. Join us over light appetizers, music, and drinks to celebrate the humanity of all people....Read More

Housing Measures Move Forward

November 22, 2016

This fall, affordable housing and renter protection measures moved forward throughout the Bay Area. In Oakland, EBASE and our Protect Oakland Renters Coalition partners helped pass Measure JJ with 74% of the vote to strengthen rent control, expand eviction protections,...Read More

Emeryville Passes Fair Workweek Policy

November 22, 2016

Every once in a while, we win big. Last night was a special night in Emeryville where City Council voted unanimously 5-0 to pass a Fair Workweek policy with no loopholes! You were there last year when Emeryville passed the...Read More

Op-ed: Opportunities for the Formerly Incarcerated

November 22, 2016

Following is an oped originally published in the Oakland Post from Willie Saabir Lockett, a Revive Oakland member. In my younger days, I made some mistakes and served 22 years in California Penal Institutions. Since my release, I’ve worked really...Read More

Elect Justice

June 6, 2016

We’re Standing Up for Our Communities 365 Days of the Year 2016. It’s a big election year. But EVERY day EBASE, our allies, and supporters like you work hard to create good jobs and healthy, vibrant, and diverse neighborhoods. Let’s...Read More