For 37 years, Liberty Hill’s Upton Sinclair Awards Dinner has been the premier gathering for those at the epicenter of progress and justice in Los Angeles. Every year, political allies, donor-activists, grassroots leaders and community organizers from across the region come together to celebrate the progress made in fights for social change. This year, we honored three dynamic leaders and organizing icons who have paved the way for progress in our community—former Liberty Hill executive director Torie Osborn, Senator Holly J.
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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.
Save the Date for Liberty Hill’s Upton Sinclair Awards Dinner on April 19 at The Beverly Hilton and stand with grassroots organizers and donor-activists who are leading the movement for social justice. Honorees include Congressman John Lewis and Elizabeth Levitt Hirsch.
When Liberty Hill launched the Brothers, Sons, Selves Coalition in 2011, in partnership with The California Endowment and 12 grassroots community groups, there was a problem we could not ignore: L.A.’s boys and young men of color were in crisis.
For too many, school was a pathway to prison and not college. Graduation rates for our young men of color were significantly lower than their white counterparts. Unemployment was high and life expectancy was low.
ACCE (Californians for Community Empowerment), led by Amy Schur, one of Liberty Hill’s 2010 Grassroots Leaders To Watch, is celebrating passage of Los Angeles’s “Foreclosure Registry” ordinance. Liberty Hill grantee LAANE, SEIU Local 721 and allied organizations are cheering as well.