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2019 Upton Sinclair Awards Dinner

2019 Upton Sinclair Awards Dinner

Our Movement, Our Moment

Thank you for celebrating and supporting leaders on the frontlines of change at the 2019 Upton Sinclair Awards Dinner.

2019 Upton Sinclair Awards DinnerLast Tuesday at The Beverly Hilton, Liberty Hill's annual Upton Sinclair Awards Dinner recognized the social justice legacies of former Liberty Hill executive director Torie Osborn, Senator Holly J. Mitchell, and SEIU Local 2015 political director, Jared Rivera.

With the theme "Our Movement, Our Moment," the event brought Liberty Hill's family of social justice advocates, donor-activists, elected officials and grassroots leaders together under one roof for a night of celebration. The event featured a rousing performance of Diane Warren's "I'll Fight" by the Compton Kidz Club, along with moving spoken word from John Choe of poetry organization Get Lit - Words Ignite.

Relive all of the fun and inspiration with our videos and Facebook photo album.

The 2019 Upton Sinclair Awards Dinner has passed, but you can still make a special tribute donation in honor of Senator Holly J. Mitchell, Torie Osborn, and Jared Rivera. Your contribution supports social justice organizing in Los Angeles.

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Honorary Co-Chairs

  • Congresswomen Karen Bass
  • Kafi D. Blumenfield & City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield
  • Fran Jemmott Rollins
  • Hannah & Matthew Lawler
  • Elizabeth Levitt Hirsch
  • Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
  • Gary Stewart
  • Annetta Wells

Dinner Committee

  • Paula Litt, Chair
  • Annette Ballester Yerxa
  • Celia Bernstein
  • Mary Ann Braubach
  • Marta Ferro
  • Melanie Havelin
  • Fran Jemmott Rollins
  • John Manulis
  • Melinda Newman
  • Mitchell Singer
  • Ellen Steloff
  • Amelia Williamson

Board of Directors

  • Mary Ann Braubach
  • Marta Ferro
  • Paul Hernandez
  • Paula Litt
  • John Manulis
  • Doe Mayer
  • Melinda Newman
  • Sarah Pillsbury, Board Emeritus
  • Jared Rivera
  • Angel Roberson-Daniels
  • Tim Silard
  • Mitchell Singer
  • Mark Smith
  • Shana Weiss
  • Amelia Williamson
  • Shane Murphy Goldsmith, President/CEO

Sponsors

Editor-In-Chief

  • Win McCormack
 

Editor

  • Annenberg Foundation
  • David C. Bohnett
  • The California Endowment
  • Roberta Conroy
  • Shari & Richard Foos
  • Michaeljohn Horne & Thomas Jones
  • Paula & Barry Litt
  • Barry & Wendy Meyer Family Foundation
  • Katie McGrath & JJ Abrams Family Foundation
  • Lisa Powell
  • Nancy Stephens & Rick Rosenthal and Jamie Wolf
  • Gary Stewart
  • Weingart Foundation
  • Shana Weiss & John Silva

Reporter

  • Achieving America Family Foundation
  • Angell Foundation
  • Attias Family Foundation
  • The Phillip & Muriel Berman Foundation
  • Celia Bernstein & Brad Kesden
  • Councilmember Mike Bonin
  • Harold & Stephanie Bronson
  • California Community Foundation
  • California Wellness Foundation
  • Cause Communications
  • Lee Shallat Chemel
  • Stacie Devitt
  • Mary & Bob Estrin
  • First 5 LA
  • Friends of Senator Holly J. Mitchell
  • Garrett Gerson
  • Growing Generations
  • International Fertility Law Group
  • Martha Hackett
  • Liz Heller & John Manulis
  • Jemmott Rollins Group
  • Diane & Jules Kabat
  • Carol & Wally Marks III / Suzy Marks
  • Julia Meltzer & David Thorne Family Fund
  • Sarah Pillsbury
  • Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
  • Janina & Jared Rivera
  • SEIU CA
  • SEIU Local 2015
  • Abby Sher
  • Jeffrey Soref
  • Starfish Impact/Marta Ferro
  • Katrina vanden Heuvel
  • Elizabeth & Steve Zaillian

Organizer

  • Aileen Adams & Geoffrey Cowan
  • Beth Burnam
  • Barbara Cohn
  • Comcast | NBCUniversal
  • Anne & Charles F. Johnson
  • Elizabeth Levitt Hirsch
  • Los Angeles County Fed & Miguel Contreras Foundation
  • Cathy Salser

Muckraker

  • Robert Timothy Anderson & David Ray Chaparro
  • Arup
  • Annette Ballester Yerxa & Ron Yerxa
  • Tony Beasley & Jessica Nguyen
  • Alan Bernstein
  • Mary Ann Braubach & Bob Olodort
  • Jennifer Chartoff
  • Citi Community Development
  • Lauri & Dennis Crane
  • Brian Colker & Susan Sheu
  • Gleam Davis
  • Ranney Draper
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti & First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland
  • Kay Gilbert & Roger Kohn
  • Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
  • Heidi & Robert Greenwald
  • Fred Hoopsher
  • Fred Huebscher
  • Richard Jacobs
  • Kaye, McLane, Bednarski & Litt
  • Michael Kieschnick
  • Katharine King
  • Trice Koopman & Mark Freund
  • Zuzana Riemer Landres & Shawn Landres
  • Alison Morgan & Parke Skelton
  • Howard & Janice Oringer
  • Lauren Perez
  • Deborah Ramo
  • Jared & Janina Rivera
  • Robert Salazar
  • Elliott Sernel
  • Peter Scranton
  • Tim & Cynthia Sexton
  • Mitchell Singer
  • Courtney Torres
  • UFCW Local 770
  • Shamya Ullah @ RBC Wealth Management
  • Joanna Weiss
  • Jon Wiener
  • Matty & Andrew Wilder
  • Amelia & Derrick Williamson