Hundreds Of LB Boys & Men of Color Gather to ‘Turn Up 4 Change’

Mar. 3, 2014 / By

About 400 middle and high school students from Long Beach Unified School District attended “Turn Up For Change,” a boys and men of color summit organized by a coalition of local organizations on Tuesday, Feb. 25. At the event, students explored issues of race, masculinity and local control funding, just to name a few.

In the video above, VoiceWaves caught up with keynote speaker, National Latino Fatherhood and Family Institute President Jerry Tello, as well as students and parents about the issues discussed at the summit.

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Adalhi Montes

Adalhi Montes

As a teenager, Adalhi began volunteering at many programs helping our communities become healthier and safer to provide resources to people in need. He was involved with Weed and Seed in Central Long Beach and is a youth mentor for the California Conference for Equality and Justice. Adalhi is also in the process of completing the neighborhood leadership program at the Advanced Organizing Institute and is studying Radio and television broadcasting at LBCC. In the future, he looks forward to joining the Marine Corps and continuing his education.