Compound x VoiceWaves clip: How environments have shaped youth growing up in Long Beach

Nov. 30, 2020 / By , , and

The speakers and moderator of the Compound, in order from left to right, are: Nick Eismann, Briana Mendez-Padilla, Ceferino Martirez, and Carlos Omar. Photo courtesy of Tokotah Ashcraft of Compound.

In this clip from our panel hosted at Compound, VoiceWaves Youth Reporters Nick Eismann, Briana Mendez-Padilla, and Ceferino Martirez discuss speak on how they began to become more aware of issues and disparities in Long Beach. Watch this on our YouTube channel, where you can also find more clips from this panel.

 

 

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Carlos Omar

Carlos is a longtime resident of North Long Beach who graduated from CSULB's journalism program in 2019. While there, he held multiple editorial positions at the Daily 49er and served as managing editor for the inaugural edition of DIG en Español. His passion for social change was sparked by growing up in an underinvested portion of the city, and continues to be fueled by the desire to see a day when all people live in healthy communities.

Briana Mendez-Padilla

Briana Mendez-Padilla is a Poly Junior who loves to read, write and listen to music. Her favorite book is "Jane Eyre" and she is a huge fan of The Smiths and Morrissey. Her dream is to be a writer and live in a treehouse in London.

Ceferino Martirez

Ceferino Martirez is a photojournalist with VoiceWaves. He is a history and history education major at CSULB who joined VoiceWaves in 2018. Martirez’s work focuses on street photography and protest coverage. His work with VoiceWaves has focused on using his photography to capture community voices on issues like housing, labor, and youth rights.