The Air We Breathe: A Performance about Long Beach’s Air Quality

Feb. 22, 2014 / By

Air we breathe


Have you ever wondered, “What’s that smell?”

For Long Beach residents living in the Westside, Cambodia Town, and Downtown area this seems to be a common question.
Join us as we perform various skits based off of the experience of community members, and become engaged with the resources available to help combat air pollution.

Friday, February 28, 2014 8:00PM
Saturday, March 1, 2014 4:00PM
Sunday, March 2, 2014 4:00PM

This performance is FREE.
Doors open 30 minutes before showtime.
Seating is first come, first serve.

For RSVP or more information, please email jumakae(at)
**RSVP recommended**


Ariel Joshua Domingo
Erin Foley
June Kaewsith
Khiev Khamsan
Sambo Sak
Sophie Oun Sam
Buoy Taing
Or Try
Taylor Thomas
and guests

Dan KwongNobuko Miyamoto, and Young-ae Park

This project is made possible by:
National Endowment for the Arts, California Endowment and Cecilia Nakamura Fund, Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach, EndOil,Catalyst Network of Communities, Long Beach Alliance for Children with Asthma, United Cambodian Community of Long BeachEast Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, Homeland Cultural Center, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, and Long Beach Friends Church.


EndOil invited Great Leap, Inc. to Long Beach to create a performance about how living in this port city effects our health and well-being. THE AIR WE BREATHE was created through Great Leap’s Collaboratory workshop process, to show how our rich cultures – traditional and contemporary – can help us sustain, heal and move us towards our visions for future.

EndOil reduces oil dependency and promotes energy alternatives by changing public policy and behavior in order to create a more healthful environment and combat climate change.

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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.