We Must Center Black Women

March 29, 2021

Shirley Chisolm, the first Black women elected to congress, famously advised those who do not have a seat at the table to bring a folding chair. I challenge us to do better this Women’s History Month and beyond. We need to start centering Black women’s voices and those who are directly affected by policies, not just provide a seat at the table as an afterthought, but at the beginning, middle, and end. It is those voices that are the experts. They cut through the noise, and when they do, we redistribute power, and free people from the violence of poverty,...Read More
housing for all

Housing is a Human Right

March 29, 2021

It’s been a little over 100 years since women won the right to vote, and today, we just take that for granted. 100 years from now, I’d like to say that that women won housing for all, and that it...Read More

Public Land for Public Good

June 23, 2017

With the skyrocketing cost of housing and commercial real estate in the Bay Area, EBASE is ensuring that large development projects meet the needs of the low-income workers and communities of color. And when public land and public funding is...Read More

Coliseum City and Oakland Gentrification

July 28, 2015

The heart and soul of Oakland is at stake, and the Coliseum City development will dramatically change our city. Hundreds of acres of public land in East Oakland are being developed with millions of dollars of public funds...Read More

Faith-Rooted Organizing to Lift Our Communities

May 28, 2014

The Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy (FAME), EBASE’s faith-rooted organizing program, works to bring together the very best of our spiritual traditions to infuse our economic justice movement with love, joy, and hope, redeeming both our economy and our...Read More

Ensuring Good Jobs on Large Development Projects

May 28, 2014

When public dollars and land are at play, Revive Oakland is there to ensure that the Oakland and East Bay residents benefit. It is not enough to merely create jobs, we must create quality, family-sustaining careers to revive our regional...Read More