Ceferino Martirez

Youth Reporter for Voicewaves

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.

Posts by Ceferino Martirez:

Rue Bennett stares forward.

COMMENTARY: How Euphoria is an example of the anti-romanticization of mental health and trauma

Jun. 17, 2021 / By
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In this piece, our reporter discusses why they believe “Euphoria” has set a good example of how to portray living with mental illnesses.
Five women hold up a banner that says L B C says protection not detention.

Long Beach activists speak out at May Day 2021

May. 4, 2021 / By
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Organizers gathered in North Long Beach to speak about immigrant rights, tenants’ struggles, and police violence.
A man with a mask over his mouth poses in front of a tree and holds a sign saying "Food 4 Less enforce mask use."

Long Beach residents continue protesting Kroger as closure of two local stores nears

Apr. 9, 2021 / By
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Both the Food 4 Less in North Long Beach and a Ralphs near the Traffic Circle are set to close April 17.
People stand side-by-side, holding up signs and their fists as they pose for a picture.

Long Beach tenants launch campaign aiming to prevent substantial remodeling evictions in the city

Apr. 1, 2021 / By and
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Closing the substantial remodeling loophole in the state's law would prevent landlords in Long Beach from using substantial remodeling of a unit as a no-fault just-cause for eviction.
A woman holds an orange sign that says support workers not the bottom line.

Protests against Kroger’s Long Beach store closures continue

Mar. 15, 2021 / By
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The rally was another in a series of actions criticizing The Kroger Company's decision to close two local stores after the Long Beach City Council passed a hero pay ordinance.
Rosa Moreno stands to the right with a microphone held up to her masked face. To her left is a cut-out picture of her son, Cesar Rodriguez.

IN PHOTOS: Community organizations hold vigil, and demand justice, for Cesar Rodriguez

Mar. 2, 2021 / By

The vigil was held in honor of Cesar Rodriguez, who died after an altercation with Long Beach police officers.
A man stands in front of a store while wearing a brown hat on his head, a black t-shirt, and a blue long sleeve shirt.

A neglected crisis: A look at homelessness in Long Beach — Commentary

Dec. 2, 2020 / By
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In the first story from a series on being unhoused during the pandemic, Youth Reporter Ceferino Martirez brings attention to how this crisis is being neglected.

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

Nov. 30, 2020 / By , and
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In this clip from our panel at Compound in Long Beach, VoiceWaves Youth Reporters discuss why they do or do not feel safe hanging out in their communities.

Compound x VoiceWaves panel: Youth Reporters on becoming more aware of local social issues

Nov. 30, 2020 / By , and
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In our panel hosted at Compound in Long Beach, VoiceWaves Youth Reporters speak on how they began to become more aware of issues and disparities in Long Beach.

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

Nov. 30, 2020 / By , , and
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In this clip from our panel hosted at Compound, VoiceWaves Youth Reporters discuss how their environments have shaped how they grown up in Long Beach.
Vick Bouzi pointing his hand toward City Hall.

Election continues to inspire rallies in Long Beach

Nov. 10, 2020 / By
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Long Beach residents and community organizations gathered again after the election results were more clear, continuing to call for more activism.