Justine Calma

Justine is a journalist with a passion for social justice: her experience as an immigrant woman of color have led her to pursue issues in women’s empowerment, and be guided by the principal “think globally, act locally.” She graduated from UC Irvine in 2010 with degrees in International Studies and Literary Journalism. While in college she was involved with the Filipino student organization, Kababayan, and was part of the student movement for affordable education. After college she joined Public Allies LA, an Americorps program that provides individuals with personal and professional development to lead in the nonprofit sector. While at Public Allies Justine interned with Khmer Girls in Action, where she now works full-time as a media & program coordinator.

Posts by Justine Calma:

A Case for Investing in Mental Health Services to Prevent Violence

Dec. 30, 2013 / By
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Since the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School last November, there has been a continued national discussion prioritizing mental healthcare as a means to end violence in communities...

Undocumented People Left Behind in Affordable Care Act

Sep. 19, 2013 / By
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Perla Flores, 27, knows first-hand what barriers exist for low-income, uninsured immigrants seeking healthcare.

Flores has experienced chronic acid reflux since she was 14-years-old, a condition that causes pain in the esophagus...

Prom & Pride: Coming Out in High School

Jun. 6, 2013 / By
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Senior year of high school is a pivotal time in one’s life. Aside from the academic rigor of graduating school with passing grades, there’s the added pressure of getting into college or finding a job...

Young and Pregnant in Long Beach: A Resource Guide

Jan. 11, 2013 / By
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Pregnancy can be an exciting, joy-filled time in a young woman’s life. It can also be scary and challenging, especially for first-time, young and low-income mothers...

Residents Fight for Affordable Housing Downtown

Dec. 7, 2012 / By

At rallies and events, long-term downtown residents sing the chant, “Hey my people! We’ll tell a story!..

Think Outside the Box: Justine and Alyson

Nov. 7, 2012 / By and
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By Justine Calma

When I see an Asian man in the media I am usually confronted with one of two stereotypes...

Khmer Girls in Action Makes Voting Easier

Oct. 26, 2012 / By
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Hoping to help voters make decisions that support a healthy Long Beach, Khmer Girls In Action created a voter guide...