Michael Lozano

Program Coordinator and Editor

Michael Lozano Michael is an editor and multimedia journalist born to Mexican parents who started their own Domestic Violence counseling center in Southeast Los Angeles. For the past 6 years, his mentorship has provided youth opportunities to share their stories online, on NPR, KCET, the Long Beach Post, and other national websites. His articles have been syndicated and translated into multiple languages via New America Media and ImpreMedia, the nation’s largest Spanish-language news publisher. He was recently a fellow with UCLA's Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies. Michael graduated from CSULB in 2011 with research honors in Sociology and a Journalism minor.

Posts by Michael Lozano:

‘They Call Us Terrorists’ – Muslim Students Bullied in California Schools

Dec. 4, 2015 / By

The recent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino have the Muslim community fearing a backlash, though there is no clear motive yet behind the attacks in San Bernardino.

Dozens Gather In Long Beach For Transgender Day Of Remembrance

Nov. 23, 2015 / By
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Organizers and transgender youth express why having a Transgender Day of Remembrance in Long Beach was personal for them.

Organizers Launch Campaign to Decriminalize Trafficked Minors

Oct. 27, 2015 / By
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Terms like child prostitute, child sex worker or underage prostitute, wrongfully suggest that a minor is capable of consenting to sell sex with an adult.

Does DACA Make You More Dateable?

Oct. 2, 2015 / By
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Asian Americans need to join the immigration movement to diversify it, perform more outreach, and gain as strong a media presence on the issue of immigration as Latinos have.

LBPD ‘Leading the Nation’ in Decriminalizing Sexually Trafficked Youth

Oct. 1, 2015 / By

Thanks to a groundbreaking approach by LBPD, more youth detained by police are now being connected to services instead of being sent to jail.

Residents Demand Increase to Minimum Wage in Long Beach

Aug. 17, 2015 / By
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About 70 residents rallied alongside city councilmembers Tuesday outside city hall in support of raising the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Why Long Beach Needs A Local Hiring Policy

Jul. 29, 2015 / By
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Imagine if Long Beach jobs were offered to local residents first. That’s the idea behind Long Beach First, an initiative to have a local hire policy in place for Long Beach.

Here Are A Few Ideas On How To Re-name Robert E. Lee Elementary

Jul. 21, 2015 / By

Long Beach and San Diego are the only two cities in the state with public schools that honor Confederate leader and slave owner Robert E. Lee.

Here Are Some Solutions Residents Say Will Quell Violence This Summer

Jul. 10, 2015 / By
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Last month was the most violent June in recent years with 18 shootings directed at people, five of them fatal, according to Long Beach police.

Two People Whose Lives Will Improve Thanks To Prop. 47

Jun. 25, 2015 / By
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About 40,000 convicted people will be impacted each year, mostly for drug possession and thefts under $950.