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Women Warriors Among Us

March 25, 2016

  A Women’s History Month blog from EBASE ED Kate O’Hara. Since my daughter was born five years ago, I’ve become increasingly aware that the issues of low-wage workers are women’s issues. From equal and decent pay to affordable childcare to paid family leave to predictable schedules, there is an unequal distribution of resources and support for low-wage women and mothers – the overwhelming majority of whom are people of color. However, I have been lucky enough to work with so many fierce women warriors and mothers who are standing up and shifting our economy into something which values everyone’s...Read More

How 10 years Changed Me and a City

March 10, 2016

Ten years ago, I started out at EBASE as a research associate, wanting to make a difference in the economic justice movement crunching numbers and scheming ways to leverage policies for organizing. Little did I know that within a few...Read More

Op-ed on Walmart Closures in Oakland Tribune

January 29, 2016

Growing up in an East Coast suburb, I remember strolling the aisles of Walmart on the weekends, especially when it was cold outside. My family bought clothes, school supplies, and our basic needs there. At some point, Walmart move a...Read More

Being in Love with Our Blackness

January 20, 2016

“It is a revolutionary act to in love with our Blackness and embodying our Black power.” – An MLK message from EBASE campaign director Jahmese Myres.
Dear Friend, Recently, I was watching a clip of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr....Read More

We Stand With the Muslim Community

December 10, 2015

EBASE’s Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy, EBHO’s Interfaith Communities United, and Oakland Community Organizations partner on immigrant and workers’ rights, affordable housing, racial and education justice work, and healthy communities. Together, we wrote the following statement in support of...Read More

Displacement and the Pitfalls of the Sharing Economy

November 6, 2015

Some cheer, some hiss, but one thing is for sure: Uber will transform Oakland, and our city will become ground zero for not only a discussion of growth and displacement, but of the pitfalls of the “sharing” economy.” This year,...Read More

Oakland Gentrification: Coliseum City 10-15

October 1, 2015

You may have heard that the City of Oakland wants to build new stadiums for the Raiders and the A’s, but did you know that the development could also include hotels, retail and tech office space, and thousands of new...Read More

Labor in the Pulpit Addresses Gentrification

September 30, 2015

Every Fall, the Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy (FAME) puts on Labor in the Pulpits, an annual tradition in which local congregations hear testimony from people struggling for justice in their communities and workplaces. This year, FAME teamed up...Read More

Grassroots Victory Against Mass Incarceration

August 7, 2015

Jake Friedler, a Bay Area native and EBASE intern, tells his inspiring story of his first big win: striking at the heart of mass incarceration and learning the power of grassroots organizing!   The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors...Read More