LOS ANGELES — Liberty Hill Foundation, a local social justice foundation, is celebrating its 40th anniversary with philanthropic investments in 40 local grassroots community organizing groups working for racial justice, economic justice, environmental justice and LGBTQ justice.
Twenty-four organizations have received funding, including ACCE Institute, which focuses on economic justice issues such as housing and worker rights; CADRE, a group of parent activists in LAUSD schools; Los Angeles Community Action Network, which organizes low income and homeless people; L.A. Voice, an interfaith social justice group of 20 congregations; Clean Carwash Campaign, carwash workers who fight to improve conditions for low-wage workers; SCOPE, which addresses underdevelopment with an agenda for climate change solutions and job creation; Community Coalition, and many others.
The grants reflect the strength of the region’s social justice movement, fueled in part by Liberty Hill’s four decades of support of grassroots advocacy and activism in low-income communities and communities of color.
Grants range from $5,000 to $80,000 over one- and two-year periods.
WEST HOLLYWOOD — The Multicultural Motion Picture Association will present its eighth annual Pre-Emmy awards party at 7 p.m., Sept. 17 at the Andaz West Hollywood in the Panorama Ballroom.
The event is entitled “The Envelope Please.” A VIP reception is scheduled and includes, networking with celebrities and film and TV executives.
There will be cocktails, dancing and live entertainment. General tickets are $50. VIP tickets are $75.
Information: (310) 497-4554.
LOS ANGELES — Radio personality Pat Prescott will help pay tribute to four distinguished women from 6 to 9 p.m., Oct. 13 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.
The event is hosted by the Los Angeles African American Women’s Political Policy Institute.
The honorees are: Jacqueline “Jackie” Dupont-Walker, Sydney Kamlager-Dove, Brenda Shockley and Dr. Tumani S. Moore-Leatherwood. Tickets are $75.
Information: (323) 954-3777.
SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Support groups are uniting for a 24-hour walk while observing a national day for murdered victims. The stroll starts at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 at Fire Station 65, 1801 E. Century Blvd., and ends at 6 p.m. Sept. 24 at Leimert Park.
The three-day event includes a lighting ceremony from 5 to 8 p.m., Sept. 25 at Cherry Beach.
Participating organizations include LAURA, Project Cry No More and Justice for Homicide Victims, Parents of Murdered Children, Justice for Murdered Children and the Los Angeles Police Department’s South Bureau.
Information: (310) 547-5362.
plans Women’s Day
COMPTON — The Rev. Arnetha Inge and her congregation present their annual women’s day service at 3 p.m. Sept. 25, at the First United Methodist of Compton, 1025 S. Long Beach Blvd.
Educator LeAndrea Fields-Robinson-Cowens is slated to speak.
Information: (323) 639-0775.
CRENSHAW — An oncology center will be screening for early detection of prostate cancer from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 17 at West Angeles Church of God in Christ, 3045 Crenshaw Blvd.
The event includes a community gathering to discuss prostate cancer. There will be survivor testimonies, a cancer prevention video and a panel of physician speakers. Lunch will be provided.
The Los Angeles Radiation Oncology Center will offer free PSA and Dre testing.
Information: (818) 724-8852.
end to violence
EXPOSITION PARK — A violence intervention and prevention center is hosting a discussion to impact both domestic and community violence from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29 at the California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Drive.
The event, sponsored by the Jenesse Center, is slated to bring together leaders and policy makers who can provide in-depth dialogue and action plans.
Information: (323) 299-9496.
to walk door-to-door
COMPTON — The Century Sheriff’s Station is hosting a door-to-door, public trust walk and survey starting at 9 a.m. Sept. 17 between North Paulsen Avenue and South Willowbrook Avenue, bordered by Wayside Street to the north and East Oris Street to the south.
The command post will be at Ronald E. Mcnair Elementary School, 1450 W. El Segundo Blvd.
The public trust partnership and community survey is intended to improve the relationships between law enforcement and the community.
More than 100 Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department personnel will gather information from the residents about their quality of life concerns.
At the conclusion, sheriff’s Capt. Kerry Carter will schedule a town hall meeting to share the data. Later, the Sheriff’s Department will develop and implement strategies to address the identified issues.
Information: (323) 568-4865.
Compiled by Billie Jordan
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