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41st Annual Upton Sinclair Celebration

April 29, 2024
By Andres Magaña

The Liberty Hill Community came out in full force at our 41st Annual Upton Sinclair Celebration to celebrate frontline organizers, community leaders, and donor activists who contribute to the progressive victories that power social change in Los Angeles.

It was a night full of community and celebration as nearly 600 guests gathered at the beautiful Skirball Cultural Center. The night had it all! From our immersive exhibits highlighting LA’s organizing movements to original artwork from our partners at Spirit Awakening Foundation to our Justice For All lenticular wall which came to life as guests walked past it, this year’s 41st Annual Upton Sinclair Celebration was an event to remember.

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The program featured outstanding performances from the powerful musical ensemble—Los Angeles Community Action Network’s The Freedom Singers, featuring an opening set that brought the house down!

This year’s honorees were an exceptional group—including donor activist and community leader Celia Bernstein, who received our Founders Award, Derek Steele, the Executive Director of Social Justice Learning Institute, who received our Wally Marks Changemaker Award for his leadership, as well as Grammy nominated singer-songwriter and social justice activist Aloe Blacc, recipient of our Creative Vision Award, and long-standing community activist and Los Angeles City Councilmember Eunisses Hernandez, this year’s Upton Sinclair Award Honoree and keynote speaker.

We are so grateful to everyone who came out in support of our 41st Annual Upton Sinclair Celebration. Together, through your continued support and dedication, we are making change a reality in L.A.

Check out our full event photo album today!