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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Briana Mendez-Padilla

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.
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Ceferino Martirez

There is much work to be done in the Greater Long Beach, and more more for the world