Newsletter - March 2018
Liberty Hill is thrilled to announce that this year's Upton Sinclair Award will go to an esteemed civil rights leader and guiding light of today's resistance: Congressman John Lewis. Be sure to secure your ticket for this inspirational night.
Honoring a Civil Rights Hero
“Tell them they have to have hope, no matter what. If they get knocked down, they have to get back up.” That is what Congressman John Lewis—this year’s recipient of Liberty Hill’s Upton Sinclair Award—told me when I asked him what he would say to our youth leaders in L.A.
Queer Youth Leaders Mobilize for GSA Day of Racial Justice
In February 2018, Liberty Hill partnered with the Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA) Network of Southern California—one of our grantees fighting to empower and train young LGBTQ leaders—to call on Los Angeles County elected officials to address issues of disproportionate criminalization and abusive treatment of LGBTQ youth of color.
Statement from Liberty Hill Director of Common Agenda, Michele Prichard on L.A. County Report on Oil Drilling
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health validated today what hundreds of residents living near urban oil drilling sites have already known: proximity to oil drilling is hazardous to their health.
From Push-Out to Civic Leadership: A Case Study Brief of L.A.'s Brothers, Sons, Selves Coalition
Informed by the tactics, principles and analysis of the Brothers, Sons, Selves, Coalition, the case study describes how the Coalition’s approach and key strategies allowed for the policy wins, implementation and replication to improve schools across California.