PREVIEW: Annual Activist Gathering Comes at Critical Moment for Long Beach Renters & Immigrants

Feb. 20, 2018 / By

Image courtesy of BHC-Long Beach Facebook. Video by M. Smith, Crystal Niebla, and Michael Lozano.


The year’s largest gathering of Long Beach activist organizations is right around the corner and Youth Reporter M. Smith has an exclusive interview with one of its hosts, Jedi Jimenez. Below, hear the youth organizer talk about why the People’s State of the City 2018 is coming at such a critical moment for Long Beach’s diverse communities.

The event will take place Thursday, March 1, at 5 pm at First Congregational Church, 241 Cedar Avenue. For more, go here.

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M. Smith

M. Smith

You may see Multimedia reporter M. Smith taking a stroll around the community of Long Beach but what may look like a trip to the corner store or local barber, M never stops looking for a new compelling story. Smith mostly publishes as a video journalist, but also writes, photographs, as well. M strives to get the best camera shots and offer readers and viewers a full experience by submitting a package deal of photos, a story, and a video to complement each article. Smith wears many hats including producing the Wavegang podcast as a team manager.