“Our Community” is a VoiceWaves project and community event that was showcased on Aug. 26. Youth reporters were tasked to explore their community through a camera’s lens, each picking one community-based organization to shine a spotlight on. The reporters shared their visions, as seen and heard in this photo essay series.
Photography featured Centro CHA, Educated Men with Meaningful Messages, Filipino Migrant Center, Khmer Girls in Action, Leadership Long Beach, LB Alliance for Children with Asthma, LB Community Action Partnership, Californians for Justice, Homeland Cultural Center, Building Healthy Communities LB, LB Immigrants Rights Coalition, and the LB Gay & Lesbian Center.
Deonna N. Anderson is an alumnus of UC Davis, where she received her bachelors in communication, with minors in professional writing and sociology. She is a freelance writer, creator, and self-proclaimed foodie. As she continues her writing career, she plans to cover culture, education, and race. Another one of her goals is to see fifty countries by the time she’s 50. So far, she’s seen four—Canada, Spain, France and Japan. Since her first time stepping foot on other soil, she’s been committed to seeing as much of the world as humanly possible. When she’s not working, blogging, or plotting travel, Deonna likes trying out new recipes, going hiking, or reading a good book.