///Sobrante Park Health Fair///
in partnership with the City of Oakland and TimeBanking
-----April 17th 2010----
Health Fair: Over 400 people strong! An informed community is a strong community!
A young Higherground student leans what diabetes can do to the human body.
The presentation on diabetes has a lot of people intersted, informed, and ready to make changes in their daily diets!
A young mother and daughter are shocked to discover that soda has a lot more sugar in it than they originally thought.
Two young boys learning to do CPR.
Healthy, Happy, bouncy, kids! :)
Families taking a "healthy snack break" before going to another presetation.
Students leaving the nutrition table move inside to the main stage.
On the mainstage--Higher Ground Students from Allendale Elementary present cooking demonstrations to a packed auditorium!
Ms. B and her student happily present their Beet Salad: "It's good for you because it fights high cholesterol..and it tastes good!" -Jose
Higher Ground studetns from New Highland Elementary present their healthy recipe: "Organic Salsa."
Higher Ground Cheerleeding team from Sobrante Park Elementary remind us about the importance of physical activity!
-----January 18th 2010----
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service was a huge project with over 100 volunteers in partnership with; The City Of Oakland, The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Soul of the City. Thank you to everyone that came out and made a difference in their community.
Not even the rain could stop us from beginning our service day!
Families working together for change.
This is the Higher Ground Community!
We are Nation Builders!
"One team...One Dream!"
On Tuesday March 30th, the Oakland Climate Action Coalition brought out over 175 members and supporters to call upon Oakland City Council to adopt their recommendations for the Oakland Climate and Energy Plan. After the rally, community leaders and residents testified in support of policies that address global warming while creating green-collar jobs, improving public health and saving residents money. Together -- our message was loud and clear: We want an Energy and Climate Action Plan for the City of Oakland that provides equal protection from the harms of global warming and ensures equal access to the benefits that global warming solutions provide. Learn more about this exciting event and make sure you have signed the Oakland Climate Action Petition.
Zachary Norris, longtime Ella Baker Center activist and Books Not Bars Campaign director, has been selected as a 2010 Soros Justice Fellow. "Though I am sad to be leaving Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, I am incredibly excited to help build a national network of families of incarcerated youth. The fellowship is a natural outgrowth of the work that the Ella Baker Center's Books Not Bars pioneered years ago," said Zachary. All of the Ella Baker Center family expresses our pride and appreciation for Zachary's dedication, vision and leadership.
Two Texas oil giants, Valero and Tesoro, are trying to roll back California's landmark air pollution and global warming law that would make polluters pay to clean up our environment. They're attempting to put a deceptive and misguided proposition on the November 2010 ballot in California. Ella Baker Center and our allies are working to stop them. Join us Thursday, April 20 at the Valero Station in Oakland to draw attention to the Texas Oil Companies behind the Dirty Energy Proposition. Can't make it? Then join us by Declining to Sign the petition.