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Come celebrate with EBASE on September 24th

July 28, 2015

Join us for EBASE’s Fired Up in ’15 fundraiser on September 24th! Let’s celebrate the spark within all of us to transform our economy, our workplaces, and our communities. Join us as we recognize the miles we’ve all marched in the streets, our powerful voices that have echoed in the halls of government, and the strength we’ve built to blaze the trail ahead. Together, we will continue to grow our individual embers into a collective bonfire of passion for our movement for economic, racial, and social justice! Thursday, September 24, 2015
Hilton Garden Inn
1800 Powell Street, Emeryville, CA...Read More

Providing Sanctuary for Immigrants

July 16, 2015

Brace yourself, the following will be the cold truth. Nine black churchgoers are dead in Charleston at the hand of a white supremacist. Do we vilify all white people? Far too many people of color have been wrongly gunned down...Read More

Caravan to End Mass Detention & Incarceration

June 5, 2015

Recently, a ground-breaking Caravan to Free the People embarked in the early morning dampness from the Oakland jail and headed to the Mesa Verde Detention Center in the parched city of Bakersfield where immigrants are also being warehoused. The caravan...Read More
Coliseum City: Public Land for the Public Good

Coliseum City: Public Land for the Public Good

March 10, 2015

You may have heard that the City of Oakland is working on a massive development project on public land that will transform East Oakland: Coliseum City. It will include new stadiums, hotels, retail and tech office space, and thousands of...Read More

The Shmittah Year and Raising the Minimum Wage

March 9, 2015

Rabbi David Cooper, A FAME Steering Committee member, reflects on the importance of raising the minimum wage in context of a biblical mandate: Every seven years in ancient Israel, the country was supposed to go on a nation-wide sabbatical. This...Read More

Immigration Reform Now!

February 24, 2015

For those of us belonging to marginalized groups, the world can often feel like an unwelcoming place. However, I think back to my first week as EBASE’s Community Engagement Coordinator, when the EBASE staff huddled around a computer to watch...Read More

Living Wage Jobs Saved!

February 11, 2015

Walgreens and City of Oakland Cave to Community Pressure on Development Project! After community pressure to preserve living wage jobs, the City of Oakland pulled a request for a blanket exemption to the City’s living wage ordinance on an East...Read More