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.
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.
When I share what we do in Brothers Sons Selves Coalition I can see hope in my friends and family. They believe that it is possible to make change because of my involvement.
The year 2016 was not without its struggles for Liberty Hill Foundation supported grassroots organizations, but it was also not without its victories. Here are ten advances from the past 12 months that make L.A. fairer, cleaner, more prosperous, more peaceful and in the face of adversity, stronger!
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.”
If you missed the Toxic Hotspot policy briefing on Wednesday, there's a terrific article in today's L.A. Progressive that provides an overview of the three-hour session. Powerpoints of the presentations will be up on the Liberty Hill website early next week.
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.
This week, Hamid Khan, one of Liberty Hill's 2010 Grassroots Leaders To Watch, emailed me about why the City has to address L.A.'s sweatshop-on-wheels problem this year.