California Camp Challenges Young Men to Rethink Masculinity

Sep. 5, 2018 / By

By Rudy Cardoso-Peraza, Randy Villegas And Jayden Cornett

VoiceWaves teamed up with KQED public radio and Redwood Voice to cover the transformational journey a summer retreat inspired for young boys and men of color across California. The audio diary, narrated by VoiceWaves’ Youth Reporter Rudy Cardoso-Peraza, was streamed across many NPR stations in California and features a Long Beach teen’s journey at the annual Sons & Brothers camp.

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Rudy Cardoso-Peraza

Rudy Cardoso-Peraza's journalism career began in high school. By the time he became a sophomore at Millikan High School, he realized that he could actually write pretty well. His classmates would praise his writing skills and also to his surprise, his English Literature teacher nominated and awarded him with an English Medal of Merit. While acquiring a passion for writing, Rudy also frequently followed the news on television and on newspapers. He is now a junior majoring in Journalism and minoring in Entrepreneurship at CSULB. Rudy is currently writing for CSULB's newspaper, the Daily 49er, and is an intern at VoiceWaves.