Donor Activism,Philanthropy

Preserving Progressive, Multicultural Voices of Los Angeles Area Activists and Philanthropists

December 16, 2021
By Julie Thompson

Check out the Activist Video Archive for its new additions especially the "L.A. Rising" Collection of interviews. Twenty years after the civil unrest, Michele Prichard videotaped a series of interviews with movement builders as background research for what became “LA Rising: the 1992 Civil Unrest, the Arc of Social Justice Organizing, and the Lessons for Today’s Movement Building” co-authored with Manuel Pastor of USC in 2012.

Each interview explores the theory, practice and lessons learned by leaders who were (and still are) intricately involved in social change to chart a way forward for progressive L.A. The collection contains interviews with Karen Bass, Anthony Thigpenn, Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Kent Wong, Victor Narro and Maria Elena Durazo, to name a few.

If you are an activist, documentary filmmaker, author, historian, sociologist or teacher interested in exploring the political history of Los Angeles in the last four decades, please be aware of the entire collection of interviews and speeches contained in the Activist Video Archive. These courageous people, both activists and philanthropists, have shaped the progressive political landscape in L.A. and far beyond.

The Activist Video Archive is a project of longtime Liberty Hill faithful, Julie Thompson and Brogan de Paor. Julie and Brogan produced the first four Upton Sinclair Award Dinners and provided video clips for many later USA events. Julie served on the Advisory Council for many years.

If you would like to contribute to the Activist Video Archive, please click here.