Diana Cardenas

Diana Cardenas Diana is proud to call Mexico City the place she was born and raised in. At five she reunited with her mother and moved to Torrance where she has lived for the past 22 years with her two younger sisters, mother, and stepfather. Right before turning 21 she started to discover the wonders and challenges of Long Beach as a transfer student to CSULB and fell in love with all of it. It was there where she first started to come to terms with her undocumented identity in a community of students and supporters. This not only helped her understand herself better but also the world around her and the multiple injustices that go on. As Audre Lorde, one of her favorite feminist writers, once said, “There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” This is a mantra she lives by. She graduated with a double major in Sociology and [email protected]/[email protected] Studies and continues doing advocacy work in Long Beach.

Posts by Diana Cardenas:

Long Beach Raises Awareness for Teen Dating Violence

Feb. 28, 2013 / By
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When 21-year old Long Beach resident, Jenny, first started attending weekly meetings at the WomenShelter to support her mother who was a domestic violence survivor, she didn’t know she was in a violent relationship of her own...

Ambiente de Mujer: LB Women Take Action for Environmental and Reproductive Health

Jan. 31, 2013 / By
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Alma Ortega (middle) and Jessica Tovar (right) make environmentally-safe house products.

This time there were no protest signs, nor protesting chants...

Long Beach Undocuqueers Take Stage at CSU

Dec. 16, 2012 / By
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Undocuqueer activists opened up to an audience of fifty at CSU Long Beach to discuss the ways in which their undocumented and queer identities, experiences, and dialogues will shape immigration policy in the upcoming year...

Undocumented and Abused: One Woman’s Story

Dec. 7, 2012 / By
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When Ana Del Valle* arrived to the United States from Morelos, Mexico in the late 1980s to reunite with her husband in Los Angeles, she left behind everything and everyone she had known: her daughter, her sisters, her mother, and her country...

Think Outside the Box: Jesus and Diana

Nov. 1, 2012 / By and
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By Jesus Almaraz

This chance to decide where this money will be spent it is a great honor...