VoiceWaves VoiceWaves is a Long Beach youth-led journalism and media-training project. The youth, ages 16-24, are learning to report, write, and create digital journalism content. Their reports will raise awareness of community health issues and activate change.

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Vigil For Claudia Sanchez, Sept. 23

Sep. 18, 2015 / By

Claudia Sanchez is a 20-yr-old dishwasher at the Long Beach Renaissance Hotel who in late April collapsed and fell into a coma after working a
14-hour shift at the hotel.

“Khmer Metal” Shows Wildside of Cambodia’s Urban Youth

Sep. 16, 2015 / By
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The show is coming to the United States for the first time, and what better place to premiere than in Long Beach? CSULB's Carpenter Performing Arts Center will feature the show Sunday, September 20th for the local Cambodian diaspora and other audiences to enjoy.

Q Film Festival Screens Rarities, Runs Through Weekend

Sep. 11, 2015 / By
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The Center of Long Beach and the Art Theatre are holding the 22nd annual Long Beach Q Film Festival Thursday through Sunday, in an event catered to one of the largest LGBTQ communities in California. The films at the festival are not available on DVD and are not screening at major theaters.

Local Film Festival Shares Culture, Exposes Histories

Sep. 8, 2015 / By
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The Cambodian Town Film Festival emphasized the variety of Cambodian histories through filmmaking, showcasing Cambodian traditions as well as engaging audiences on social and political conflicts.

Two Day Festival This Weekend at L.A. Memorial Sports Arena & Exposition Park

Aug. 20, 2015 / By

FYF Fest kicks off its 12th year this Saturday at L.A. Memorial Sports Arena & Exposition Park, and they are excited to share all artist set times now...

10 Long Beach Youth On The Presidential Candidates

Aug. 12, 2015 / By
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With up to 50 percent of millennials identifying as independents, this election might get interesting.

What Will It Take For Our Schools To Thrive?

Jul. 16, 2015 / By

California students are making the case for meaningful partnership among youth and adults as a critical and often overlooked solution to the problems plaguing the education system.

Governor Signs Budget, Includes Historic Investments for Immigrant Communities

Jun. 24, 2015 / By
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On June 24, Gov. Brown signed the $115.4 Billion General Fund budget which includes historic investments to further integrate immigrant communities.

Long Beach Women Against Abuse in Hotel Industry

Jun. 17, 2015 / By

For Immediate Release Adan Alvarez 213-977-9400 x 125

June 16, 2015 or (323) 404-5939


Community and Health Groups Stand With Long Beach Women Against Abuse in Hotel Industry

Broad  Coalition Calls for Citywide Action to Address

Sexual Assault and Extreme Workloads in Long Beach Hotels

LONG BEACH, CA – Hundreds of people representing community, domestic violence advocates,  faith, and health organizations held a press conference and rally at Long Beach City Hall calling on Long Beach City leaders to take action to address sexual assault and inhumane workloads in Long Beach hotels and their impact on the public’s health...