Compound x VoiceWaves panel: Youth on feeling safe in their own communities

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 how their environments have shaped how they grown up in Long Beach. Watch this on our YouTube channel, where you can also find more clips from this panel.

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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.