It's Black History Month - and although Liberty Hill celebrates and honors the accomplishments and supports the actions, movements and events of Black-led social justice throughout the year, this month we'd like to highlight the Black-led organizing that has been happening in Los Angeles since Liberty Hill's inception.
We took a look at just the first 20 years of Liberty Hill’s grantmaking to get a snapshot of that period of Black-led organizing in L.A.
Liberty Hill has released a new report, called Drilling Down, about urban oil drilling practices that are having serious health and environmental consequences in low income communities of color. The Los Angeles Daily News covered the report’s findings, while a Los Angeles Times report on the issue quoted Liberty Hill Program Manager, Daniela Simunovic. Curbed Los Angeles also provided coverage.
Within one year of its launch, the Black Worker Center has proven to be an effective grassroots organization