L.A.'s social justice epicenter since 1976

Change L.A. 2016

Get inspired at our mixer for a multi-tasking
generation of Angelenos who care about justice.

Saturday, September 10
4 - 6 p.m.
Preston's at Loews Hollywood Hotel
1755 N. Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028

On the afternoon of Saturday, September 10, Liberty Hill will host its popular annual Change L.A. networking mixer at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. As you know, this is one L.A. event not to be missed, where more than 200 of the next generation of our city's leading progressive donor-activists from the business, arts, and political communities gather to party with a purpose. Learn more about Change L.A.


Ben Lear

musician and filmmaker
Sarah Pillsbury NextGen Award

Ben Lear graduated from NYU in 2010 with a degree in music composition. As his senior recital, Lear wrote and performed his folk-opera, Lillian, about a man, who travels to the great pacific garbage patch to reclaim all he's lost, with a 20-piece orchestra and light show. Upon the album's release, he partnered with Plastic Pollution Coalition and 5Gyres to raise awareness for plastic pollution. This work has led Lear to performances at TED and the UN.

His directorial debut, "They Call Us Monsters," which premiered at the recent L.A. Film Festival, documents the restorative potential within the juvenile justice system in California for three male teenagers facing extreme sentencing for violent crimes.

As a result of shooting this film, Ben sits on the advisory board of InsideOUT Writers and is an ally member within the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, teaching a weekly writing class within the Compound and mentoring former juvenile offenders upon reentry.

Lian Cheun

Executive Director,
Khmer Girls in Action

Wally Marks Changemaker Award

Lian Cheun is the Executive Director of Khmer Girls in Action. She is a 1.5 generation refugee from Cambodia. Lian spent 2 decades working in low-income communities of color. She started out as a youth organizer on the Kids First! Campaign and has since worked for funding for youth programs, organized for educational and health justice, volunteered and trained for numerous GOTV efforts, and fought for workers' rights regionally and internationally. In 2007, Lian helped Migrant Forum in Asia organize the very first regional, migrant domestic workers' assembly in Asia. She was also the former director of the Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program at the Center for Third World Organizing. Currently, Lian also serves as a commissioner on The White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders.

Host Committee

  • Josh Joy Kamensky, Chair
  • Ivory Rose Chambeshi
  • Craig Cichy
  • Marie Condron
  • Richard Corral
  • Andres Cuervo
  • Sandra Fluke
  • Richard Freund
  • Shruti Garg
  • Annie Lainer Marquit
  • Shawn Landres
  • Zuzana Riemer Landres
  • David Levitus
  • Shauna Nep
  • Michelle Rhone-Collins
  • Heather Joy Rosenberg
  • Courtney Ross-Tait
  • Kathleen Selke
  • Joel Silberman
  • Stacey Strongarone
  • Alexandra Suh
  • Amelia Williamson




  • Lear Family Foundation
  • The Mark E Pollack Foundation


  • Disney|ABC
  • Zuzana Riemer Landres and Shawn Landres
  • Paula and Barry Litt
  • Youth Policy Institute

Change Agent

  • Carol and Frank Biondi
  • Lirona Kadosh and Ethan Goldstine
  • Leadership that Works, Inc.


  • Mary Ann Braubach and Bob Olodort
  • Jacqueline and Raymond Caster
  • Communities for a Better Environment (CBE)
  • Sandra Fluke
  • Kristy Gausman and Ian McCarthy
  • Marty Longbine
  • Abby Sher
  • Stacey Strongarone
  • Jon Zerolnick