Next Generation at Ella Baker Day
By: Mama Kay Lawal-Muhammad
Ella Baker believed that the major job was getting people to understand that they had something within their power that they could use, and it could only be used if they understood what was happening and how group action could counter violence…” - Ella Jo Baker
The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights is named after a brilliant, Black Shero of the civil rights Freedom Movement who inspired and guided emerging leaders. We build on her legacy by building the power of black, brown, and poor people to create solutions for one of the biggest drivers of injustice today: mass incarceration.
Ms. Baker played a key role in some of the most influential organizations of the time, including the NAACP, Martin Luther King's Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
Like her, we spark change by unlocking the power of every person to strengthen their communities and shape their future. The youth and young adult Next Generation and Nu Generation Art Ensembles performed at the 2640 Space on Thursday April 4th, 2019. Special thanks to Emalee Quickel from Loyola University of Maryland for including WombWork Productions, Inc.