CLIMATE JUSTICE:  GLOBAL MEETS LOCAL IN LA

by Anonymous (not verified) on November 14, 2014

By Michele Prichard, Director, Common Agenda, Liberty Hill

 

CLIMATE JUSTICE:  GLOBAL MEETS LOCAL IN LA

"All we need is the will to change. . ."

                        Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

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The recent blunt report from the IPCC asserted in the strongest terms ever that continued burning of fossil fuels has already caused climate calamities around the globe—and is now posing a grave threat to our future. The scientists unanimously called for urgent, ambitious and decisive action.

Here in Los Angeles, grassroots organizers, aided by recent grants from Liberty Hill, are heeding that message and taking action in their own communities—but from a slightly different perspective.

Foundation CEO Statement on Passage of Prop 47

by Anonymous (not verified) on November 12, 2014

California made history by passing Proposition 47: The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act last week.  Our state has been a progressive leader in criminal justice legislation and this proposition has the potential for such far reaching and positive ramifications concerning our young men and women of color that the CEO's of foundations across California have made a joint statement below:

My Journey to Meeting the President

by Anonymous (not verified) on August 18, 2014

By Dylan Gray, 19, youth leader, Social Justice Learning Institute and member of Brothers, Sons, Selves Coalition.

 

 

photo 4 (3) Dylan Gray (third from the left), along with other members of the Brothers, Sons, Selves Coalition and Homeboy Industries, pose with President Barack Obama

 

 

Last Thursday, July 24th, I met the President of the United States, the man who holds the most powerful position in the world, Barack Obama! That experience was one of the most exciting and inspirational moments in my life and I feel very grateful and humbled to have been given the opportunity to do so. Before I can begin to detail my experience meeting the President, I think it is important to share the journey that led me to this opportunity.

In 2008, my mother lost her job because she was told that she didn't  have the proper educational requirements to maintain the position she held for many years. Soon after, we also lost our home. We were devastated. Our future was uncertain. After months of searching and living with minimal resources, a small opportunity arose on the East Coast and my mother had no choice but to accept an offer that did not guarantee stability. My mother did not want to drag me through another period of challenges so she thought it was best for me to move from the white-picket-fenced suburbs to the concrete surroundings of the inner city, to live with my father.

Mindful Giving: Do You Have a Plan?

by Anonymous (not verified) on January 23, 2014

Had enough of celebrity diets for 2014? Here are some tips from our experts for getting your giving in shape for the coming year.

It’s January—makeover time. To get the inside skinny on putting a philanthropic plan into shape for the new year, we put aside our calorie counters and spoke to five Liberty Hill donor-activists who are known by peers as particularly thoughtful, strategic givers.