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. Mitchell, and political director of SEIU Local 2015, Jared Rivera. The collective impact of their leadership has positively affected the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. We also had the opportunity to hear from LeQuan Muhammad of Social Justice Learning Institute about his journey as an advocate and leader in the fight to end youth incarceration as we know it.
Now you can relive some of the highlights of the 2019 Upton Sinclair Awards Dinner, or witness them for the first time.
- Liberty Hill Video Highlight- Ending Youth Incarceration As We Know It: Youth of Color Leading the Way
- Senator Holly J. Mitchell receives the Upton Sinclair Award at Liberty Hill's 37th annual Upton Sinclair Awards Dinner.
- Jared Rivera receives the Wally Marks Changemaker Award at Liberty Hill's 37th annual Upton Sinclair Awards Dinner.
- Liberty Hill President/CEO, Shane Murphy Goldsmith, addresses the crowd at Liberty Hill's 37th annual Upton Sinclair Awards Dinner.
- Torie Osborn receives the Founders Award at Liberty Hill's 37th annual Upton Sinclair Awards Dinner.
- For 2019’s Spotlight on Progressive Leaders, LeQuan Muhammad shares his story in front of a packed room at Liberty Hill’s 37th annual Upton Sinclair Awards Dinner
We were also grateful to have many of our state and local elected officials with us and thank them wholeheartedly for their support, Councilmember Mike Bonin, Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, Congresswoman Julia Brownley, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, Los Angeles City Controlller Ron Galperin, Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Councilmember Paul Koretz, Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, and Culver City Councilmember Meghan Sahli Wells.