Donor Activism,Philanthropy

Upton Sinclair Event Goes Virtual for 2021!

March 29, 2021
By raymond

Through a global pandemic that threatened both lives and livelihoods, and a national uprising for racial justice that challenged and ultimately changed hearts, minds, and laws—the fight for social justice has continued. Join us as we celebrate the leaders and visionaries fighting to ensure the March to Progress Continues at our 2021 Upton Sinclair Virtual Event!

Every Spring, Liberty Hill’s supporters and beloved community members come together at our annual Upton Sinclair Awards Dinner to celebrate the hard work and dedication of the activists and organizers leading the fights for change here in Los Angeles. 

For more than 20 years, this lively event has shined a light on the efforts of dozens of local changemakers and honored the work and contributions of icons such as the late Congressman John Lewis, The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Activist Jane Fonda, and a long list of other luminaries. 

This year’s virtual event will also bring progressive leaders, community organizers, donor activists and area changemakers together for a celebration of the dynamic visionaries who are paving the way for social justice progress in Los Angeles and beyond. 

Even though we can’t all be together in the same space this year, we know the Liberty Hill community will always show up to keep the fires burning for social justice, no matter the location. 

And we have much to celebrate, despite the challenges we collectively faced as a nation over the last year. 

This year’s honorees include Philanthropic Leader & CEO Emeritus of the Weingart Foundation, Fred Ali, who changed the landscape of philanthropy during his more than 40 year career; Activist Latosha Brown, the Founder of Black Voters Matter and a nationally recognized expert in Black Voting Rights with a mission to increase power in Black communities through the ballot box; and Organizer and social innovator Ai-Jen Poo, a leading voice in women’s empowerment through her work as both the Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the Co-Founder of Super Majority, which is committed to helping women own their power and build a more equitable future. 

The honoree panel will also feature past USD Honoree Angélica Salas, Executive Director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHRLA), a national Leader in the Immigrant Rights movement working to mobilize millions of immigrants to demand comprehensive immigration reform.

We look forward to hosting this amazing panel of dynamic visionaries—and welcoming some special surprise guests—who are changing the rules, the narrative and the game for social justice. 

If you haven’t had a chance to RSVP, don’t delay! Get your virtual ticket today to join us on Facebook Live for the 2021 Upton Sinclair Virtual Event—live from your living room!