Lightmary Flores

Lightmary is a Whittier College Student pursuing a major in Public Health. She is actively involved in the student run newspaper, the Quaker Campus, and cultural organizations on campus. As a proud Latina, she loves to sing Mariachi at events and family parties whenever she can.

Posts by Lightmary Flores:

Defying All Odds: The New Generation of Latinx Doctors

Sep. 28, 2016 / By
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Only four percent of California’s doctors are Latino. From that underrepresented group we have profiled three doctors who are hoping to inspire others like them to succeed and give back to their communities.

Underrepresented, AAPI’s Urged to Sign Up for Immigration Relief

Aug. 29, 2016 / By and
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DACA is changing the lives of many undocumented immigrants -- including those who are Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders.

In Santa Ana, Promotores Lead the Way in Community Health

Aug. 23, 2016 / By
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Meet Santa Ana’s promotores, community members trained to provide health education to residents, often hailing from the same neighborhoods and conditions they live in.

Tough Talk: Making the Most of your GYN Visit

Aug. 19, 2016 / By
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Lack of communication with your GYN can make for an uncomfortable experience and can mean losing out on care. Here are some tips.

Summer Gathering Brings Residents Together Through Music, Art

Aug. 18, 2016 / By
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Hundreds of Long Beach residents gathered for cultural performances, art, and to learn more about community projects.

From Black Panthers to Sickle Cell Warriors — How Communities with Blood Disease Fight On

Aug. 2, 2016 / By
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A Long Beach resident shares how she copes with the physical and social strain of sickle cell anemia, a lifelong painful disease affecting all parts of the sufferer's life.

Event ‘Awakens’ Green Living in Long Beach

Jul. 21, 2016 / By
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“Awakening the Dreamer" involved residents in workshops merging spiritual wellness with a more green way of thinking, inspired by the wisdom of indigenous peoples.

A Celebration of Immigrants and a Rejection of ‘Hate Speech’

Jun. 23, 2016 / By
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"I am an Immigrant" gathered over 400 people Saturday in Los Angeles to mark Immigrant Heritage Month. The gathering came just before today's Supreme Court ruling on President Obama's immigration programs.