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:

NewsLongBeach: Saving A Culture

Nov. 22, 2013 / By
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Thanksgiving is Nov. 28 and it’s a time for turkey and too many meals. But not all families celebrate the thanksgiving holiday in the same way...

School Reform: Students, Parents Assert Their Demands

Nov. 5, 2013 / By
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Woodrow Wilson High School junior Eduardo Pacheco remembers the day he opened his favorite school lunch meal—lasagna—to find instead a soggy drape of watered cheese...

NewsLongBeach: The Voices of UndocuQueers

Nov. 2, 2013 / By
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There’s a conversation underway in this country about immigration policies and its impact on those who live in the shadow of undocumented...

Undocuqueer Find Community in ‘Talking Circles’

Oct. 11, 2013 / By
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Young people are sitting in a circle at the beach, passing around Jarritos Mexican soda, joking about their secret crushes, and discussing where they would travel in the world if they could...

Our Community: Immigrants’ Rights Coalition

Aug. 28, 2013 / By
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“Our Community” is a VoiceWaves project and community event that was showcased on Aug. 26. Youth reporters were tasked to explore their community through a camera’s lens, each picking one community-based organization to shine a spotlight on...

Forgotten & Underserved: Pacific Islanders Fight for Academic Success

Jul. 25, 2013 / By
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Kulia I Ka Nu’u. Strive for the summit.

This was the motto of Hawaii’s Queen Kapi’olani...

Gay Marriage: What it Means for Immigrants in Long Beach

Jul. 8, 2013 / By
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On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court tossed out a key provision in the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), allowing same-sex couples to marry in many states throughout the country...

Recognizing Filipino Workers– Past, Present & Future

Jun. 6, 2013 / By
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In Delano, they struggled as farmworkers with Cesar Chavez. In Long Beach, they organize as today’s hotel workers and domestic caregivers...

Laws to Look Out For: How Currently Proposed Bills Can Affect LB

May. 22, 2013 / By
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Interactive Map by Angel Kastanis

Four pieces of legislation are revamping the education system as we know it...

Long Beach Schools Improve, But Achievement Gaps Persist

May. 17, 2013 / By
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Infographic by Angel Kastanis

Long Beach Unified might want to hide the report card it got last month...

Grand Prix May Have Displaced Homeless

Apr. 26, 2013 / By
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Dedra Wilson was woken up around 5:40 a.m. on last Thursday morning by Long Beach police...

Snapshots of Homeless Youth in Long Beach

Apr. 19, 2013 / By
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The stereotype of a homeless person is such: an older man, holding a sign, with missing teeth, begging on a street corner...