Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Liberty Hill Foundation has UPTON SINCLAIR DINNER this Thursday

The motto of The Liberty Hill Foundation is "change, not charity", and they are going celebrate this year's work on Thursday when they bestow honors at the Upton Sinclair Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Century City.

The host committee includes several LGBT activists including actors Doug Spearman and Tony Tripoli along with Judith Light and Rick Jacobs.

There will be a reception and silent auction followed by the dinner where several awards will be given.

Ms Michelle Satter - the Founding Director of the Sundance Institute Feature Film Program will present the Upton Sinclair Award to writer Walter Mosley.

One of Bill Clinton's favorite authors, Mosley grew up in Watts and went on to be a highly prolific writer with an emphasis on racism, corruption and economic injustices African Americans face. He currently teaches English at New York University. Mosley currently has a project at HBO with Jonathan Demme called The Long Fall, based on his detective series.

The Founders Award will go to philanthropists John Manulis and Liz Heller and be presented by Emmy winning producer/director Paris Barclay. The Wally Marks Changemaker Award will go to the organization InnerCity Struggle, founded in 1994 to organize young people in East Los Angeles.

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