Conversations From The Frontlines
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Real Talk, Real Change
Since 1976, Liberty Hill Foundation has leveraged the power of community partners, donor activists, foundation partners, grassroots leaders, and other allies to advance social justice and equity through strategic investment in grants, capacity building, leadership development, data and research, and convening.
Our new podcast, “Conversations From The Frontlines: Real Talk, Real Change with Shane Murphy Goldsmith” will serve you the insight and commentary you need to be a better ally in the fight for justice. Whether you’re an organizer, donor, or a concerned resident looking to get involved, we’re here to help you have real conversations about topics like race, community safety, and justice with empathy and humor.
Liberty Hill is giving you a front row seat—and a bird’s eye view—of the social justice battles shaping Los Angeles.
This podcast makes all of us part of the conversation—because we're all part of the story.
Join Liberty Hill President and CEO, Shane Murphy Goldsmith as she chats with insiders and outsiders fighting to create a more just society.
Season 2 Preview
This season will explore the theme of “Power, Politics and Solidarity in L.A."
Steve Phillips, New York Times Bestselling Author
Recorded Live from the SoCal Grantmakers 2023 Policy Conference, this episode explores the intersection of race and politics with New York Times Bestselling Author, Steve Phillips.
California Assemblymember Isaac Bryan
Two-part episode exploring multiracial solidarity in Los Angeles and the state-wide work being done around reparations with California Assemblymember Isaac Bryan.
Derek Steele, Social Justice Learning Institute
Catch part two of this engaging conversation as Executive Director of Social Justice Learning Institute, Derek Steele shares insight on the social justice ecosystem of Los Angeles.[Release Date: June 1, 2023]
L.A. City Councilmember Hugo Soto-Martinez & Jared Rivera, SEIU Local 2015
L.A. City Councilmember Hugo Soto-Martinez and SEIU Local 2015 Political Director Jared Rivera join the conversation around the landscape of the labor movement in L.A.[Release Date: June 15, 2023]
L.A. City Councilmember Eunisses Hernandez & Ivette Ale-Ferlito, La Defensa
Frontline stories about movement solidarity and the inside-outside perspective of L.A. politics with L.A. City Councilmember Eunisses Hernandez and Executive Director of La Defensa Ivette Ale-Ferlito.[Release Date: June 29, 2023]
L.A. City Councilmember Nithya Raman & Bill Przylucki, Ground Game LA
Turning progressive activism into electoral power with L.A. City Councilmember Nithya Raman and Ground Game LA Executive Director Bill Przylucki.[Release Date: July 13, 2023]
Join us on the frontlines for the fearless conversations about social justice that you've been waiting for.
David Turner of Brothers, Sons, Selves Coalition
Dr. David Turner discusses the future of youth justice in Los Angeles, and the ways he is fighting for black and brown communities as both an educator and organizer. Also, David shares his love for tacos and basketball, discusses abolition as the future of community safety, and tells us why Kendrick Lamar's “Alright” holds a special place in his heart.
D'Artagnan Scorza, Executive Director, Racial Equity
Dr. D’Artagnan Scorza discusses institutional racism and its impact on community safety. Dr. Scorza leads the Anti Racism division and is working to eliminate systemic barriers that have made sure that large portions of the Black community, and other communities of color, live within the confines of concentrated disadvantage depriving communities of the opportunity to achieve self-determination and the opportunity to thrive.
Yue Begay of Indigenous Pride Los Angeles
Yuè shares how her experiences as a Navajo transgender woman influence her perspective as an artist and public health professional. Join Shane and Yuè for a bold conversation about reparations and campaigns to return stolen land back to indigenous people in Episode three.
Lorri L. Jean, CEO of Los Angeles LGBTQ Center
Lorri L. Jean has been an activist on LGBT issues since 1979 and is nationally recognized as one of the most seasoned and effective leaders in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights movement. Jean currently serves as CEO of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, the world's largest provider of programs and services for LGBT people.
Miguel Dominguez of Community Coalition
In this episode, Shane and Miguel discuss the future of youth justice and what it would take to build a more just community safety ecosystem. Hear Miguel reflect on how his experiences growing up in South LA and attending UCLA influenced his work organizing South LA youth to advocate for their neighborhoods.
The Honorable Peter P. Espinoza
The Honorable Peter P. Espinoza, a retired judge for the Superior Court of Los Angeles County in California joins Shane for Episode Four to discuss the future of youth justice and community safety in LA County.
Janette Robinson Flint & Laura Jimenez
Conversations From the Frontlines: Real Talk, Real Change is back with a special Season One Bonus Episode on the fight for reproductive justice—Defending the Future: America Post-Roe. Join Liberty Hill President/CEO Shane Murphy Goldsmith and her guests Janette Robinson Flint, Executive Director of Black Women for Wellness, and Laura Jimenez, Executive Director of CA Latinas for Reproductive Justice, as they tackle the future of the fight for bodily autonomy and the intersections of the movements for reproductive and housing justice.
Mayor Karen Bass
In this bonus episode of “Conversation From the Frontlines,” Mayor Karen Bass joins the Liberty Hill community on the eve of her inauguration to discuss her plans to address pressing issues facing the City of L.A. Tune in as Mayor Bass shares her vision for how to tackle youth incarceration, environmental justice, and housing the unhoused, as well as her top priorities for her first 100 days in office.