Communities

PODCAST: American Indians’ Complex History with Thanksgiving

Nov. 20, 2017 / By and
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Gratitude is deep-seated in indigenous culture and a tragic history of events hasn’t changed that. “We can try to make thanksgiving everyday,” says American Indian Studies professor Deborah Sanchez.

Beauty Without the Pain: Can Cambodian Americans Revitalize Their Town Without Displacing Their Own?

Oct. 23, 2017 / By
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Long Beach has the largest concentration of Cambodians outside of Cambodia. As the community seeks to improve their neighborhood, many recognize that revitalization without displacement is a balancing act.

The Paradoxical Nature of Gentrification in Long Beach’s Gayborhood

Oct. 13, 2017 / By
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When it comes to gentrification and the LGBTQ community, there seems to be two conversations — how so-called “gayborhoods” invite gentrification and how gentrification threatens gayborhoods’ existence.