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2019 Upton Sinclair Dinner

This year Liberty Hill is honored to recognize three amazing individuals with awards at our annual Upton Sinclair Award Dinner. Our honorees truly demonstrate the spirit of our gala theme–Our Movement, Our Moment. Their collective contributions have paved the way and extended the path for activists and organizers across many diverse movements over the years. We are honored to celebrate their work and accomplishments. 

Talking Community, Arts and Access with Liz Levitt Hirsch

Liberty Hill is pleased to honor Elizabeth Levitt Hirsch with the Founders Award at our 2018 Upton Sinclair Awards Dinner on April 19. The recognition is given to individuals whose philanthropy embodies the spirit of “change, not charity” and whose exceptional generosity is helping to realize equality and justice for all.

Overview: Cumulative Environmental Impacts in L.A.

After years of fighting hazardous and polluting projects on a smokestack-to-smokestack basis, environmental justice advocates and residents are turning to pro-active policy solutions as the lever to ‘undo’ inequitable neighborhood conditions and improve residents’ health, safety and quality of life. Like their early counterparts working on tobacco, alcohol and gun violence issues—environmental justice (EJ) advocates are exploring innovative strategies to ensure that these residents are not permanently relegated to “shorter, sicker lives.”

Uplift Change Summit Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the second annual Uplifting Change Summit. Uplifting Change is a social justice initiative designed to help harness the philanthropic power in L.A.’s African-American communities. Many of L.A.'s African-American leaders will attend. Dr. Robert Ross from The California Endowment, Congresswoman Karen Bass, among them.