A Liberty Hill Podcast

Conversations From The Frontlines

Real Talk, Real Change with Shane Murphy Goldsmith

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Real Talk, Real Change

Since 1976, Liberty Hill Foundation has leveraged the power of community partners, donor activists, foundation partners, grassroots leaders, and other allies to advance social justice and equity through strategic investment in grants, capacity building, leadership development, data and research, and convening.

Our new podcast, “Conversations From The Frontlines: Real Talk, Real Change with Shane Murphy Goldsmith” will serve you the insight and commentary you need to be a better ally in the fight for justice. Whether you’re an organizer, donor, or a concerned resident looking to get involved, we’re here to help you have real conversations about topics like race, community safety, and justice with empathy and humor.

Liberty Hill is giving you a front row seat—and a bird’s eye view—of the social justice battles shaping Los Angeles.

This podcast makes all of us part of the conversation—because we're all part of the story.

Join Liberty Hill President and CEO, Shane Murphy Goldsmith as she chats with insiders and outsiders fighting to create a more just society.

Meet Our Host

Shane Murphy Goldsmith is the President and CEO of Liberty Hill Foundation. Shane is honest, funny, and isn’t afraid to keep it real. In each episode, Shane will dive into the current social justice landscape in L.A. County. Join us for real talk and real change.

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Conversations From The Frontlines

Real Talk, Real Change with Shane Murphy Goldsmith

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Season One Episodes

Join us on the frontlines for the fearless conversations about social justice that you've been waiting for.

Community Safety As Thriving, Not Surviving (Part 1)

David Turner of Brothers, Sons, Selves Coalition

Dr. David Turner discusses the future of youth justice in Los Angeles, and the ways he is fighting for black and brown communities as both an educator and organizer. Also, David shares his love for tacos and basketball, discusses abolition as the future of community safety, and tells us why Kendrick Lamar's “Alright” holds a special place in his heart.

Community Safety As Thriving, Not Surviving (Part 2)

D'Artagnan Scorza, Executive Director, Racial Equity

Dr. D’Artagnan Scorza discusses institutional racism and its impact on community safety. Dr. Scorza leads the Anti Racism division and is working to eliminate systemic barriers that have made sure that large portions of the Black community, and other communities of color, live within the confines of concentrated disadvantage depriving communities of the opportunity to achieve self-determination and the opportunity to thrive.

Race & Intersectionality in LGBTQ Social Movements (Part 1)

Yue Begay of Indigenous Pride Los Angeles

Yuè shares how her experiences as a Navajo transgender woman influence her perspective as an artist and public health professional. Join Shane and Yuè for a bold conversation about reparations and campaigns to return stolen land back to indigenous people in Episode three.

Race & Intersectionality in LGBTQ Social Movements (Part 2)

Lorri L. Jean, CEO of Los Angeles LGBTQ Center

Lorri L. Jean has been an activist on LGBT issues since 1979 and is nationally recognized as one of the most seasoned and effective leaders in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights movement. Jean currently serves as CEO of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, the world's largest provider of programs and services for LGBT people.

The Rising Generation: How L.A. Youth Are Shaping the Future (Part 1)

Miguel Dominguez of Community Coalition

In this episode, Shane and Miguel discuss the future of youth justice and what it would take to build a more just community safety ecosystem. Hear Miguel reflect on how his experiences growing up in South LA and attending UCLA influenced his work organizing South LA youth to advocate for their neighborhoods.

The Rising Generation: How L.A. Youth Are Shaping the Future (Part 2)

The Honorable Peter P. Espinoza

The Honorable Peter P. Espinoza, a retired judge for the Superior Court of Los Angeles County in California joins Shane for Episode Four to discuss the future of youth justice and community safety in LA County.

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