Mission

The mission of the Bay Area Black Worker Center (BABWC) is to eliminate Black poverty by increasing access to quality jobs, by improving the quality of jobs in those industries that employ Black workers, and by reducing employment discrimination against Black workers.

Vision

 The BABWC develops organized power and authentic grassroots leadership among Black workers (unionized, nonunion, immigrant, formerly incarcerated, youth, and the unemployed) and the extended community. The center’s key strategies are leadership development of workers, research, organizing, and building strategic alliances between the Bay Area labor movement and the Black community. As a result of its activities, the BABWC seeks to promote economic and racial justice, peace, and prosperity for the Bay Area by eliminating poverty wage employment and developing policies and corporate practices that perpetuate equality in the labor market. 

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  • Upcoming events

    Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 08:30 AM
    Davidson Courthouse in Oakland, CA

    Stand with Us & Support DaJon Ford!

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     Come out and support DaJon Ford, who was arrested and charged as an adult back in 2013, when he was only 17 years old. He has been waiting almost 4 years for a trial in Santa Rita Jail. We made a lot of noise in support of Dajon at his court hearing last month, but we know we could get a lot more support for his next court hearing! 

         Last year, Proposition 57 passed, which took the power away from district attorneys to directly try juveniles as adults, and put that power back in the hands of judges. DaJon now has the opportunity to transfer to a juvenile court and this is what the court hearing will be about.

     It is important for DaJon to receive the most support as possible from friends, family, and community members.

    •  You can also sign the petition to address the issue at hand: youth need to be treated as youth, and not as adults. Share and sign this petition to not only advocate for youth justice, but also to show District Attorney Nancy O’Malley and the Judge that the community stands in solidarity with Dajon and expects to see the justice we need to achieve for him. Find the petition at: bit.ly/DajonPetition

    #Freedom4Dajon #DreamBeyondBars #Prop57

    Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 02:00 PM · 14 rsvps
    De Fremery Park in Oakland, CA

    BABWC Annual Community BBQ

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    Click below to sign up to cook a side dish, setup, cleanup or help make a playlist!

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