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On the Frontlines of the Fight for Social Justice with Liberty Hill

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On the Frontlines of the Fight for Social Justice with Liberty Hill
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Go behind the scenes with Liberty Hill.

Liberty Hill has been an epicenter of social justice in Los Angeles for over 40 years! As a public foundation and non-profit, they are a laboratory for social change philanthropy and envision a society in which all people have a powerful voice.

Watch our networking event to:

🌱 Meet the Liberty Hill leaders fueling grassroots organizing in L.A. and discover how they’re affecting change in their community and beyond.

⚖️ Hear strategic tips for how you can develop and execute campaigns for racial, environmental, LGBTQ, and housing justice in your community.

🌐 Gain career advice.

  • 6:00 PM PST - PowerToFly Kickoff
  • 6:05 PM PST - Welcome & Keynote Address from Jack McCurley, SVP, Chief of People & Advancement
  • 6:20 PM PST - Panel Discussion & Audience Q+A featuring:
  • 6:55 PM PST - Closing Remarks
  • 7:00 PM PST - Event Concludes

About Liberty Hill Foundation: Liberty Hill envisions a society in which all people have a powerful voice, including those currently shut out of our democracy, people cut off from opportunities because they are poor, because of their skin color, because of their gender or sexual orientation, because of where they live, or where they were born. We will not rest until society provides justice and equality for all.

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Meet The Speakers

Antwone Roberts
Antwone Roberts
Deputy Director, PR & Community Engagement

Antwone serves as Deputy Director, PR & Community Engagement at Liberty Hill Foundation. In this role, he celebrates the work of grassroots leaders and donor activists by developing compelling stories for traditional and digital audiences. He is a creative communications professional with over ten years of experience engaging marginalized communities in civic life by leveraging the power of storytelling. His expertise in branding, social media, media relations, and community engagement has helped institutions grow coalitions and engage new partners in the fight for social justice. Prior to joining Liberty Hill Foundation, Antwone served as the Deputy Communications Director for Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, spearheading the external communications strategy, and creating award-winning digital content. Before moving to Los Angeles, he worked with NYC Service, a unit within the NYC Mayor’s office to create campaigns designed to promote volunteerism and civic engagement programs.

Giselle Armendáriz
Giselle Armendáriz
Programs Assistant
Giselle Armendáriz is the proud child of Mexican immigrants. Her pronouns are she/her and they/them. Giselle serves as the Programs Assistant. She will work across Capacity Building, Grantmaking, Environmental Justice, and Housing Justice teams with administrative support, coordination, research, event logistics, tracking outcomes, and budgetary support.
Jessa Mae McCormack
Jessa Mae McCormack
Senior Manager

Jessa graduated from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs as a Master of Urban and Regional Planning in June 2019. She graduated from Hampshire College in 2014 with a self-designed concentration in political ecology. Jessa was awarded an ELLA Fellowship from the Sadie Nash Leadership Project during her fourth year, where she learned core organizing principles, which have shaped her work to this day. After graduating, Jessa became the Environmental and Reproductive Justice Fellow at Hampshire College’s Population and Development Program. Her work there applied feminist and anti-racist analysis to the popular argument that overpopulation causes environmental degradation. She then moved to New York City to work as the Education Program Manager at Freshkills Park, one of the largest landfill-to-park projects in the world. Jessa found her home at Liberty Hill as a Luskin Fellow in the summer of 2018, where she supported various local campaigns to strengthen tenant protections. As a Senior Manager, she continues to work closely with partners to advance housing justice throughout LA County.

Maggie Mireles
Maggie Mireles
Deputy Director for Capacity Building

As Deputy Director for Capacity Building, Maggie supports Liberty Hill’s leadership development and capacity building work. Maggie has spent over eight years working in the nonprofit and education sectors, serving across the education spectrum from elementary school to university settings. She served for five years at UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza) in their California office. During her tenure at UnidosUS, she supported both its Affiliate Engagement team, building capacity for Latino-serving nonprofit members, and its Education team, leading their national college and career readiness program for high school students. Having lived across California, from the Bay Area to San Diego, she is grateful to be working for equity and social justice in her hometown of Los Angeles.

Jack McCurley
Jack McCurley
SVP, Chief of People and Advancement

Jack is a C-level strategist and coach committed to building a more just and sustainable world. He's been with the Liberty Hill Foundation for five years.

Jack helps managers and teams embrace vulnerability to pursue transformative goals. He cultivates a vibrant workplace culture that values measurable results. Jack is a bibliophile and avid hiker.

Words to live by: “Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it.”