Posts Tagged as "violence"

Florida Task Force on ‘Stand Your Ground’ Gives the Controversial Law a Vote of Confidence

Feb. 27, 2013 / By
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by Jamilah King, ColorLines

In the year since George Zimmerman followed, fought and killed unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, Florida’s Stand Your Ground law has been under national scrutiny...

Young Women in LB do the Math on Guns

Feb. 26, 2013 / By
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Just last year, 14 youth in Long Beach where killed by gun shots ranging from age 16-25...

Long Beach Violence Prevention Plan

Feb. 25, 2013 / By
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The City of Long Beach invites you to learn about the Long Beach Violence Prevention Plan (LBVPP)...

A Conversation on Gun Violence

Feb. 23, 2013 / By
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We’Ced Merced’s Youth Voice

Gun violence has been a hot topic recently. There are conversations in the mainstream news, in our classrooms and in our homes about the best way to handle access to firearms and how to prevent their use in senseless violence...

The Peace Builders: Michelle Molina

Feb. 14, 2013 / By
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“An expert in peace,” words used by Second District Council Person Suja Lowenthal to describe Michelle Molina...

Long Beach Youth Weigh in on Gun Control

Feb. 10, 2013 / By
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All over the country, people have been debating gun control after the tragic events at Sandy Hook elementary school left 20 children and six staffers killed...

Report from the Dream Brave Summit

Feb. 3, 2013 / By
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I didn’t really know what to expect when I met with other young people from Long Beach to go to the Dream Brave Summit...

The Search for the Long Beach Peace Builders

Jan. 31, 2013 / By
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VoiceWaves, a Youth-led journalism and multimedia project in Long Beach, is seeking to profile those individuals and organizations that are Peace Builders in the community...

Long Beach Youth Say “Enough”

Jan. 30, 2013 / By
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VoiceWaves has joined with numerous partners including PeacePartners, LB Councilperson Suja Lowenthal, The Center, LB Public Library and City of Long Beach to celebrate A Season For Nonviolence, January 30-April 4. ..

Long Beach Veterans Share Their Stories

Jan. 27, 2013 / By
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Coming back from war is hard, here are some stories.

By VoiceWaves Youth Reporter Alyson Bryant

Last year the Veterans Administration treated almost 100,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to Democracy Now...

MLK Parade Draws Hundreds in Long Beach

Jan. 24, 2013 / By
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Photos by Chris Rusanowsky

The Lakewood High School marching band ‘thrilled‘ Long Beach residents of all ages Saturday, performing a rendition of Michael Jackson’s classic hit ‘Thriller’ during a parade marking the end of peace-week celebrations this year in Long Beach...

Season for Nonviolence (SNV13) Kick-off Event

Jan. 19, 2013 / By
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January 19, 2013
Press Release
Media Contact: Broc Coward (562) 570-6684

Long Beach, CA: Youth, religious and community leaders will join Councilmember Suja Lowenthal, PeaceBuilders, VoiceWaves, Junior League of Long Beach and The Center Long Beach for the official kick-off of the Season for Nonviolence 2013 (SNV13)...