Ceferino Martirez

Youth Reporter for Voicewaves

Avatar Known to his friends as “Kingfish," Ceferino immigrated to the United States in 2014 from the Philippines, having to still deal with the constant issues of poverty in Long Beach, living through the harsh realities of what he considers to be "two very distinct socio-economical societies." He is a member of the Democratic Socialist of America Long Beach and the West Side Representatives for the Long Beach Youth Committee. An advocate for worker-owned cooperatives and the federalization working class Filipinos

Posts by Ceferino Martirez:

A youth retreat in the San Antonio Mountains is exactly what Alvin Engo needed to continue his and the community’s struggle.

It’s Easy To Be In A Saint In Paradise

Mar. 16, 2020 / By
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A youth retreat in the San Antonio Mountains is exactly what Alvin Engo needed to continue his and the community’s struggle.
A new wave of grassroots organizers rises due to the wake of growing tensions in the Middle East and in the U.S.

Long Beach Rallies Against “Endless War” in Middle East

Jan. 17, 2020 / By
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A new wave of grassroots organizers rises due to the wake of growing tensions in the Middle East and in the U.S.

Animal Cruelty Images Turn Heads in Long Beach Protest

Nov. 12, 2019 / By
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Chickens, pigs and cows being gruesomely mutilated and slaughtered played on flat screen televisions held by members of Anonymous for the Voiceless, a decentralized activist group intent on protecting and securing total animal liberation in the United States and beyond.

Trade Your Skills for (Almost) Anything at the ‘Time Exchange’

Sep. 25, 2019 / By
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What started off as a way to survive the recession has become a free social network for everyday help and friendship.

‘These are not PG-13 times’ — The Case for a PG-16 Movie Rating

Aug. 21, 2019 / By
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As a result of obscure censors, youth end up missing out on great content and development. Let’s change that.

More Displacement & Poor Air: Youth Protest 710 Freeway Expansion

Jul. 24, 2019 / By , and
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Long Beach youth and other 710 freeway communities gathered together in Commerce to protest the expansion of the freeway citing environmental consequences and displacement.

The Road to Youth Justice

Jul. 15, 2019 / By , , , , , and
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A former gang member, a youth's strange run-in with the law, a student with A.D.D. kicked out of Wilson, and a public health expert. What can Long Beach learn from its own residents and youth about the road to true youth justice?

Dang! — People’s State of the City Took On Long Beach’s Housing, Police, Racial Inequality

Apr. 16, 2019 / By , , and
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Here's our Recap Video, Social Media Story & Podcast covering the event. (We really went out all out on covering this thing.) The annual event brings underrepresented folks together to define the issues.

Parents Continue Fight for High Needs Students in Long Beach

Mar. 5, 2019 / By and
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Long Beach parents organize hard! --- Did you know that community input on school funding is required by law? Check out what parents are doing about it!

Youth Q&A: Mayor Garcia Talks Identity, Housing, Criminal Justice & Pollution in Long Beach

Jan. 3, 2019 / By , and
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Youth Reporters get the chance to interview the city’s first Latino mayor on his plans for Long Beach’s most pressing issues.

Youth Q&A with Daryl Supernaw: Long Beach’s District 4 Council Member

Dec. 10, 2018 / By
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We asked Supernaw a wide range of questions, including his start in politics, youth and social programs and his plans for the future of greater Long Beach.

Commentary: Meet Long Beach’s New United Left

Nov. 20, 2018 / By
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They aren’t taking chances with the alt-right encroaching on American life.