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Racial Justice

Why Justice Begins at Home

These days the news can be overwhelming. Stories of violence, injustice and oppression fill our feeds almost daily. Meanwhile, hateful ideas are being given an increasingly visible platform at the national level. These problems can be daunting, and sometimes it’s hard to even know where to start. But the worst thing we can do in a time of so much need is become overwhelmed.

Honoring a Civil Rights Hero

“Tell them they have to have hope, no matter what. If they get knocked down, they have to get back up.” That is what Congressman John Lewis—this year’s recipient of Liberty Hill’s Upton Sinclair Award—told me when I asked him what he would say to our youth leaders in L.A.

Environmental News Roundup

In the fight to end neighborhood oil drilling across Los Angeles’ communities, every small victory is worth celebrating, and every campaign move is an opportunity to highlight the public health challenges that communities face. Liberty Hill’s network of donor-activists, on-the-ground activists and coalition leaders make our environmental justice work possible, so we wanted to keep you updated on the latest campaign news.

Liberty Hill takes the fossil fuel pledge!

My Fight For Youth Justice

If someone offered you $100,000 and two years to think deeply about how to solve a big problem, what problem would you tackle? As a recipient of the 2018 Stanton Fellowship, I have just that opportunity. For me, that big question is how we create a youth development system that gives our kids a chance to lead productive lives, and to be the brothers, the fathers, the friends, the leaders they were meant to be.

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.