The Arts As Economic Engine

Oct. 10, 2012 / By

October is national arts and humanities month. VoiceWaves Reporter Angela Or spoke with Arts Council for Long Beach Interim Executive Director John Glaza about the Arts as economic engine.

You can find more information about Arts and Culture events in Long Beach at http://www.longbeachartsmonth.org

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Angela Or

Angela Or

Angela Or is a 19 year old Cambodian and Thai American in Long Beach. She is a graduate of Lakewood High and a student at Cypress Community College. She comes from a family of nine which includes her parents, her six sisters, and herself. She is interested in advocating for equality and volunteering for charity. Angela is a youth-leader from CCEJ and facilitates the Building Bridges human relation camps. She has also volunteered with the GSA-Network and the Free the Children foundation, buying goats for families in India and helping build a clinic in Kenya with a humanitarian club. At her high school, she was the president of the Human Relation's Club, co-president of the Film Club, and a member of the Best Buddies' Club, devoting her lunches to spend time with youth with disabilities. Her goals include graduating college with a Bachelor's Degree or higher and having a career as an ultrasound technician. Angela aspires to make the world a better place through being an activist and using digital media to express the voices in our community.