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* We honor those who have fought against prejudice.                                       * We seek to reveal the effects of intolerance.


* We encourage action against bigotry.                                                               * We welcome others to join our efforts.

Monrovia ChangeMakers is an Educational Association that identifies and reveals the effects of racism, bigotry and intolerance wherever it exists, with the goal of creating a dialogue which encourages equity, equality and mutual respect.

 Our Mission Statement and Objectives:

  • Acknowledge and honor, in stories, those who lived under and fought against prejudice.

  • Reveal the effects of racism, segregation and intolerance.

  • Promote positive action by creating open dialogues to build trust and heal the wounds of the past.

  • Encourage participation from the community.

  • Have a broader impact and be a catalyst for change. 


We believe that all forms of intolerance are wrong, whether experienced because of a difference of skin color, ethnicity, gender, intellectual or physical abilities, religious or political beliefs. Our aim is to promote the treatment of all people as individuals.  Monrovia’s past, like many communities, is blemished by old stains of segregation, racial and religious discrimination, which was overcome by the persistent work of generations of individuals and organizations of Monrovians working together, dedicated to positive change. We seek to honor those who have fought bigotry, prejudice and segregation in our community in hope to reveal the effects of intolerance on its victims, encourage positive action against bigotry and have an affirmative impact on our increasingly diverse community. These are the people we honor, Monrovia’s Champions of Justice. By telling their stories to new generations of Monrovians, we hope to continue their work ~ to keep intolerance and bigotry at bay and to inspire others to take up the torch wherever and whenever the need might arise. We invite you to learn more about Monrovia’s ChangeMakers and the community they helped create.



Telling Their Stories

Through publications such as Monrovia’s ChangeMakers: "Combating Bigotry and Segregation", with videotaped oral histories, we are chronicling and memorializing the inspiring lives of the people who created the community we know today.


ChangeMakers facilitates and sponsors educational events, panel discussions and exhibits to encourage continued dialogue and awareness. In addition, we offer programs to local schools, clubs and organizations, exploring Monrovia’s fascinating history and inspiring new involvement and new commitment. ChangeMakers is a group of Monrovia residents, organizations and businesses who donate their time and talents to memorializing and furthering the proud legacy of their forbearers. You can be part of that effort. We welcome members from all parts of our community, all walks of life, all ages….


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or click on: "Get Involved" in the tab section above.

Learn how you, too, can become a Monrovia ChangeMaker!

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