Oh, the people you will meet in our Liberty Hill community! We organize people across all boundaries in L.A. and build power for our common agenda. At panel discussions, landscape analysis convenings, presentations on hot-button issues and during visits and van tours, volunteers and professionals work together for change.

  • The Upton Sinclair Awards Video and Tribute Journal are now Live!

    We had to skip our annual dinner this year, but we want to make sure we highlight the hard work of our grantees and the accomplishments of our honorees. Check out this year's video and journal to learn more about our honorees and generous sponsors.

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  • Nalleli Cobo

    This past year, the youth climate movement sprang into action in a major way. With coordinated climate protests across the globe and increased civic engagement here at home, today’s youth are leading the way toward the environmental justice victories of tomorrow.

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  • LeQuan Muhammed

    One of the rising stars of the Youth Justice movement, LeQuan Muhammed has emerged as a voice for his local community and a shining example of the power of positivity and the promise of youth.

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  • Carolina Rodriguez

    Despite multiple attempts by her landlord to evict her and her family after increasing their rent more than $500, Carolina remains in her home in East L.A. today due to the efforts of Unincorporated Tenants United, which Liberty Hill helped coordinate.

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  • Teresita Villasenor

    When the New York Times published her statement about attending the Women’s March on Washington, Teresita Villasenor knew she had come a long way.

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  • Diana Feliz Oliva

    "My name is Diana Feliz Oliva and I am a transgender, first-generation Mexican American," says a recent participant in the Wally Marks Leadership Institute's Emerging Leaders program.

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  • Gerry Kennon

    “I had never really been political until I joined the Black Worker Center,” says Gerry Kennon, a member leader at Liberty Hill-supported Los Angeles Black Worker Center. 

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  • Dean Hansell

    When Judge Dean Hansell, a Liberty Hill supporter, describes how his social justice activism and civic engagement informs his philanthropy, his perspective is authentically, even stubbornly grassroots.

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  • Gabriel Vidal

    A member of Gender Justice L.A., a Brothers, Sons, Selves participant and an organizer at InnerCity Struggle, Gabriel Vidal says,  "Almost all of my youth organizing experiences . . .have been connected through Liberty Hill." 

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  • Roslyn Broadnax

    Roslyn Broadnax left high school unable to fill out a job application. Now she reforms education as activist with CADRE, a parent-organizing group and Liberty Hill grantee. 

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  • Steve Rogers

    "Around January of last year I was sitting on a cold concrete slab. In my left hand was a small plastic bag with everything I owned in it.," begins Commissions Training Program graduate Steve Rogers. 

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  • Manuel Aguilar

    Miguel Aguilar knew firsthand that the car wash industry could be a dirty business, and as a member of one of 10 worker centers supported by Liberty Hill, he helped pass the game-changing Car Wash Worker Law. 

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  • Esthefanie Solano

    Esthefanie Solano’s sister dropped out of school. Sometimes Esthefanie, a Liberty Hill 2012 Leader to Watch, wanted to give up, too. “I felt I would be seen as not very likely to succeed because I was undocumented.” 

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  • Dylan Gray

    When Dylan Gray, now in his early 20s, was 13, his family’s life “was crumbling around us.”  He became a youth leader in Liberty Hill's Brothers, Sons, Selves Coalition, praised in person by President Barack Obama for successful community organizing work.

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  • Patrisse Cullors-Brignac

    “Part of my own story is that my brother was almost killed by the sheriff’s department," says Patrisse Cullors-Brignac, founder of Liberty Hill grantee Dignity and Power Now.

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