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:

Latino Immigrants Use Theater to Heal from Trauma

Oct. 14, 2014 / By
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There are many conventional ways to treat trauma in the United States, counseling and prescriptions among them. But what about theater and the arts?

How Immigrant & Refugee Trauma Plays Out In Long Beach

Sep. 30, 2014 / By
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Local immigrants and refugees share their trauma stories and explain how it affects them in Long Beach.

Undocumented Need Access To Healthcare Too, Sen. Lara Says

Sep. 12, 2014 / By
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Healthcare enrollment continues to be a pressing issue, as many immigrants are left out of the health reforms or are confused about what benefits they fall under.

AB 2276 Would Catch Incarcerated Kids, Before They Slip Through the Cracks

Sep. 5, 2014 / By
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Of the roughly 42,000 youth who attend California’s juvenile court schools each year, only 20 percent successfully re-enroll within 30 days of their release from the system.

First Latina Poised to Take Helm of NEA

Aug. 28, 2014 / By
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Lily Eskelsen García is poised to take over as president of the National Education Association, the nation’s largest teacher union. She comes in amid a swirl of issues confronting educators nationwide.

For LA Youth, Child Migrants Are Humanitarian, Not Political, Issue

Jul. 25, 2014 / By
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Editor’s Note: This week a group of young people in Los Angeles went on a seven-day fast to call attention to the welfare of children who are crossing into the United States to flee violence in their home countries...

Who Are The Long Beach Port Workers?

Jul. 18, 2014 / By
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Paco Sanchez drives about 100 miles to get to work at the Long Beach port from his home in Redlands...

Parents Demand Seat At LCFF Table in LA

Apr. 28, 2014 / By
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Parents from across Los Angeles gave mixed grades for the district’s approach in involving them in budgetary decisions Wednesday, at a forum hosted by New America Media and organization Families In Schools, intended as an outlet for parents to voice their concerns...

Latina Women’s Conference is a First; Women Seek Healing, Empowerment

Apr. 7, 2014 / By
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More than 300 persons attended the very first Latina Women’s Conference in Long Beach last Saturday...

Local Parents Applaud Common Core, But Cite Challenges

Mar. 17, 2014 / By
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As the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) begins to adopt the new education standards known as Common Core, it is being tested on how well it overcomes barriers to informing and involving parents in the effort to help students adapt and achieve...

Seven Mayoral Candidates Face-Off in Live, Televised Debate

Jan. 29, 2014 / By
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At the last week’s debate, seven of ten mayoral candidates, fought for one chance to lead the City of Long Beach for the next four years...

Life After DACA: One Policy, Different Outcomes

Jan. 9, 2014 / By
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Since President Obama established the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in August 2012, more than 400,000 young people have received DACA benefits...