Socal Youth Learn About Social Injustices At CCEJ Gender Justice Camp

Students from more than 10 Southern California schools gathered in Oak Glenn for a three-day camp focusing on gender justice. VoiceWaves’ Briana Mendez-Padilla recaps the event and highlights the major takeaways. 

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Dominos Pizza: One Slice Of A Complicated Health Problem Facing Long Beach Students – Youth Commentary

VoiceWave’s Vina Rosa Matias breaks down Long Beach’s youth obesity problem, citing fast food in schools as one cause. “[A] big culprit here is the continued advertisement of brands in schools.” Read more about how brand loyalty contributes to childhood obesity at VoiceWaves.

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My California Dream

In collaboration with some of our media partners from San Diego to Richmond, we asked young people in California to reflect on their “California dream,” and how it may be different from the aspirations of their family members who came before them. Here’s what they had to say. ALVIN ENGO, LONG BEACH “My father and […]

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Long Beach Youth Uplift City Issues Through Dance And Performances At The 13th Annual Yellow Lounge

Khmer Girls In Action, a non-profit focused on awareness building, held an event celebrating culture and identity through art. This year’s theme “We Love, Believe, and Care” highlighted  race-related violence at schools, women’s rights, and deportations. Read more at VoiceWaves. 

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The Road To Youth Justice

Expulsion. Arrest. Gang violence. Long Beach youth share stories of how the city has failed them and their vision for healthier communities. What can the city learn from its own residents and youth about the road to true youth justice? Read more at VoiceWaves. 

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