Fund for Change & Liberty Vote! Open for 2021!

by raymond on January 28, 2021

For more than 40 years, Liberty Hill has invested in activism in L.A. Our investments help build the power of grassroots community organizing groups to win significant social change.

A Message from Shane Murphy Goldsmith

by raymond on January 08, 2021

American democracy has always been complicated. 
 
It was built on the enslavement of Black people, who won liberation for half a generation before Reconstruction was replaced with Jim Crow. The Civil Rights Movement called our country to live up to the highest values in its founding documents. When it has succeeded, it has been because of the work and sacrifice of people like Liberty Hill’s grantees and partners.
 
Yesterday we saw how fragile those successes can be.
 

Local Electoral Victories Set the Stage for Progressive Change

by raymond on December 03, 2020

The 2020 election was generation-defining in many respects—from the record-breaking turnout to the critical social justice issues on the ballot for millions of Americans—a coalition of diverse voters, led by Black and Brown organizers, showed up to flex their electoral power in major ways this year. 

#JusticeForJacobBlake

by raymond on August 27, 2020

We demand full accountability for the officer who nearly killed Jacob Blake. We demand accountability not only for the vigilante who murdered the protesters, but for the police officers who looked the other way. We seek the dismantling of the systems that allow these brutal...

Activists Leading the Way to Change

by raymond on August 27, 2020

While we continue to support the push to make this recent national reckoning on racial justice more than just a moment in the crucial fight for Black Lives, our partners are also continuing the fight to ensure this movement makes lasting change in our society and in the lives of Black people in our country. 

Voices From the Frontlines: President & CEO Shane Goldsmith Talks With Mainor From Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network

by raymond on August 27, 2020

Mainor is a Youth Policy Advocate working to keep Brown and Black youth out of the system at The Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network (AIYN). After navigating his youth without proper guidance or mentorship, he found himself in jail as a teenager. Fast forward to today where he advocates for youth justice and proudly stands in front of lawmakers to share his story and experience to help win real change.

Victory As LAPD Ceases Use of Cal Gangs Database

by raymond on August 27, 2020

The movement to transform the criminal justice system in Los Angeles won a major victory in July when the Los Angeles Police Commission voted to permanently end the LAPD’s use of the CalGang database.