Community Guest

Community Guest Community Guest pieces are written by local leaders and/or residents and may not reflect the views of VoiceWaves or its reporters.

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Why I Quit Driving for Uber

Feb. 10, 2017 / By
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This youth preferred to sacrifice roughly half his income than support Uber’s ties to Trump.

Long Beach Yellow Cab To Be Awarded The 2017 Community Corporation Honoree Peacemaker Award

Jan. 17, 2017 / By

Long Beach Yellow Cab has been chosen as the recipient of the 2017 Community Corporation Honoree Peace Maker Award for their exemplary community service.

After Election, Filipino Migrants Make Call to Action

Dec. 3, 2016 / By
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Filipino migrants remind their communities that through education and organizing can they overcome fear.

I Occupied the Freeway Last Night

Nov. 10, 2016 / By
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A Long Beach immigrant writes that joining hundreds on the 101 Freeway brought him both fear and hope as drivers joined them to ‘Dump Trump.’

At City Hall, A Native American Day of Celebration and Activism

Nov. 3, 2016 / By
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The Native American community of Long Beach gathered at city hall Tuesday to celebrate culture, combat stereotypes, and ask the council to "Stand with Standing Rock."

Stressed Brains Can’t Learn, But Unconditional Love Can Help

Oct. 21, 2016 / By
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Trauma-informed film event showcased impact of toxic stress and solutions to help students.

#SwimmingSoWhite: Belmont Pool Project is a Racial Justice Issue

Aug. 14, 2016 / By
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Too often for minority youth, a swim can be deadly. The city has a chance to reverse inequities in who learns to swim and who drowns.

Local Filipino Youth Org Makes Call to Support Black Lives

Aug. 2, 2016 / By
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A member of Anakbayan Long Beach writes that the city's Filipinos, Cambodians, and African Americans are over-policed.

Latino Youth Workshops on Substance Use & Relationships

Jun. 30, 2016 / By
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Join the Center for Latino Community Health for workshops about sex, drugs, and partner communication.

Event to ‘Unify’ Long Beach Residents Around Climate Challenges & Responses

Jun. 30, 2016 / By
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The Awakening the Dreamer Symposium explores the climate challenges facing humanity today and how residents can create a new future.

After Supreme Court Decision, Long Beach Communities Continue to Push for Dignity and Protection from Deportations

Jun. 23, 2016 / By
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"I am disappointed with the Supreme Court’s decision but that will not stop us from fighting,” says Alicia Morales, immigrant rights organizer in Long Beach.