2020 Tribute to Change: Liberation in our Lifetime

The 2020 Tribute to Change: Liberation in our Lifetime was held on October 13.

We honored organizers and grassroots groups who are crafting and pursuing radical visions for the future; who are taking bold, decisive action; and who are taking the lead in making what John Lewis referred to as “good trouble.”

Collective creations from the 2020 Tribute to Change

Songs that liberate us…

Books that liberate us…

White Rage by Carol Anderson
Yurugu by Marimba Ani
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
Living for Change by Grace Lee Boggs
Pleasure Activism by Adrienne Maree Brown
Emergent Strategy by Adrienne Maree Brown
Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
Poetry by Lucille Clifton
The Water Dancer by Te-Nehisi Coates
Malcolm, Martin, and America by James H. Cone
The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon
Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Friere
Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks
We Make the Road by Walking by Myles Horton

Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice by Dennis Kimbro and Napoleon Hill
Where Do We Go From Here by Martin Luther King Jr.
This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
Active Hope by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone
My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem
This Bridge Called My Back by Rosario Morales
Upstream by Mary Oliver
Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement by Barbara Ransby
Radical Dharma by Jasmine Syedullah, Lama Rod Owens, and Angel Kyodo Williams
Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit

Liberation feels like…

Liberation means we can…

Liberation in our Lifetime Honorees

These honorees are taking on major corporations or government bodies. They are engaging in civil disobedience and taking radical alternative steps to achieve change. They are activating critical masses of people or broad coalitions to demand change. They are pursuing goals previously thought impossible. The one thing they are NOT doing is waiting – they are fighting for Liberation in our Lifetime.

Samantha Rise Emerging Leader Award
Robert Saleem Holbrook Trailblazer Award
Jose de Marco Paul Robeson Lifetime Achievement Award
Philadelphia Community Bail Fund Victory is Ours Award
Asian Mosaic Fund Robin Hood was Right Award
Philadelphia Black Giving Circle Robin Hood was Right Award

We put together a short video spotlighting our honorees and their important work.


A local white accountability group
A zisn yor, alemen!
David Acosta and Gerald Macdonald
Rebecca Alpert
Joel and Audrey Swartz
Cameron and Kaitlan Baston
Gayle and Stuart Samuels
Barbara Attie
Dennis Barnebey
Lis & Stu Bass
Maya Bass
Kathy Black & Arthur Sharon
Hillary Blecker
Boston Walden Trust
Amadee Braxton
Denise Brown
Caucus of Working Educators
Jolley Bruce Christman
Sarah Burgess
Alexia Chororos
Cathryn Coate
Kelley Collings
Barbary Cook and Rebecca Subar
JD Davids @TheCrankyQueer
Wellington Davis
Eastwick Friends & Neighbors Coalition
Jeanette Elstein
Epstein Consulting Group
Amy Eusebio
Bill Ewing
Anne Fadullon
Fairmount Bicycles
Beth Feldman and Karen Razzano
Jill Feldstein
Nan Feyler and Lisa Shulock
Drs. Ken & DonnaJean Fredeen

Ryan Fuller
Gloria M. Gilman
Lori Ginzberg and Joel Steiker
Lena Glickman
Katherine Gomez
Elicia Gonzales & Megan Hannah
Patrice R Green
Curtiss Hannum
Arthur & Katharine Hochner
Melanie Hsu
Jean Hunt and Mas Nakawatase
Meghan Huppuch and Yahya Alazrak
Jane Isaacs Lowe
Mytili Jagannathan
Jennifer Jordan and Rose White
Judges Walk Fund
Maori Karmael Holmes
Aarati Kasturirangan & Jonathan Lipman
Brenda Lazin
Stephanie Lerner
nora lichtash
Joyce Lieberman
Sylvia W. Lieberman
Martha & John Lubell
Jenny Lyman & Greg Schmidt
Robin Mann
Sam Margolius
James Martin
Katherine J. MILLER
Mara Natkins
Jeri Nutter
Erika Owens
Julie Parr
Pathways to Housing PA
Pembroke Philanthropy Advisors
Philadelphia Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW)

Philadelphia Contemporary
Morgan Plant
Kate Poole
Thomas Quigley & Lisa Perrone
Arthur Read and Cindy Rosenthal
Michele Reimer and Jeff Winkler
Resource Generation
Len Rieser and Fernando Chang-Muy
Sevgi Rodan
Mary Catherine Roper and Sara Jacobson
Harriet Rubenstein
Susan Schewel
Marinda Schwartz
Ann Shalleck
Dorel Shanon
Ellen Solms
Andrew Stober
Andy Stone
Julia Stone
Sandra Thompson & Rebecca Baranowski
Walter Tsou
Ginny Vanderslice & Andy Lamas
Dr. Susan Weil
Melissa Weiler Gerber
Wendy L Weinberg
Janet Weinberger
Liz Werthan
Nina Wong
leah wood
Suzanne Young and David Rammler
Nancie Zane
Sarah Zlotnik & Noah T. Winer
#UProotpatriarchy collective group
#cutestcohort (2018 Gender Justice GP
#quaranteam 2020 Future Fund GP
#pizzahero 2020 Tribute to Change

Planning Committee

Yahya Alazrak
Barbara Attie
Andreana Barefield
Lis Bass
Kathy Black
Hillary Blecker
Jeanette Elstein
Ebony English

Jill Feldstein
Elicia Gonzales
Patrice Green
Kris Henderson
Ashley Jimenez
Jennifer Jordan
Nora Lichtash
Rufus Sylvester Lynch

Morgan Mahdavi
Sarah Min
Farrah Parkes
Ha Pham
Meredith Reynolds
Susan Schewel
Jennifer Turnbull
Kai Yohman

About the Tribute to Change

The Tribute to Change is Bread & Roses’ annual gathering honoring local social change heroes. Explore past events here.