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A Letter from Shane Murphy Goldsmith on Brothers, Sons, Selves

When Liberty Hill launched the Brothers, Sons, Selves Coalition in 2011, in partnership with The California Endowment and 12 grassroots community groups, there was a problem we could not ignore: L.A.’s boys and young men of color were in crisis.

For too many, school was a pathway to prison and not college. Graduation rates for our young men of color were significantly lower than their white counterparts. Unemployment was high and life expectancy was low.

Liberty Hill Stands with L.A.'s Dreamers

The November election was a reminder to Liberty Hill and its committed donor-activists that justice and equality are values we can never take for granted. The fight for immigrant rights is one of many we stand ready to take on. Today’s decision to terminate the DACA program is a heartbreaking blow to many young immigrants whose only aspiration is to achieve the American Dream through hard work and determination. Our city is a testament to the vitality and economic vibrancy that immigrants contribute, and we are stronger because of our immigrant communities.

May Day Protest Ramps Up Under New Administration

Since November folks across the country have been wondering what they can do to voice their disapproval of the current administration and its policies. It’s been a daily battle to make our voices heard and advocate for a fairer and more just society. Folks are getting organized.  Protests and marches with an underlying theme of resistance, are ramping up in response to the current administration.