The Peace Builders: Homeland Cultural Center

Apr. 5, 2013 / By

As the only Long Beach Parks & Recreation center that encourages cultural and multi-ethnic arts and programming, Homeland Cultural Center provides people of all ages a place to foster creativity and celebrate the diversity that Long Beach offers.

The video above chronicles some of the art and the voices of those who participate in activities, as well as the center’s supervisor, James Rugirello.

In celebration for the Season for NonviolenceVoiceWaves has featured a person or organization locally who has made strides to build peace in the community. This piece is the fifth, and final, in the series.

For more information about Homeland, visit their webpage or check out the schedule below.

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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.