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#Fight4All: a Conversation with Linda Sarsour

At the recent #Fight4All Convening in Fresno, CA, The kNOw’s Zyanna Maynard sat down with political activist Linda Sarsour to talk about the future of youth in politics and the … Continue reading

November 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Josefina López: ‘I Became the Protagonist of My Story’

Boyle Heights activist, producer, and author Josefina López is deeply involved in the community, ranging from her nourishment of arts programs to her culinary mastery at her restaurant. In this … Continue reading

October 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Long Beach Cambodians Launch Campaign For ‘Fair’ Redistricting

With Cambodia Town currently divided into three separate districts, Cambodian residents have struggled to elect representatives and garner support for their desires because of their geographical district divisions. Now, a … Continue reading

April 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Voices of Long Beach

In March, VoiceWaves released a series of short videos about issues relevant to the Long Beach community. Ranging from homelessness to teen activism, the topics of the videos cover a … Continue reading

April 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Annual Activist Gathering Comes at Critical Moment for Long Beach Renters & Immigrants

As Long Beach gears up for its largest annual gathering of activists, VoiceWaves snagged an interview with one of the event’s organizers to hear more about the upcoming People’s State … Continue reading

February 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Self care: the most radical form of resistance

A young man from Fresno reflects on the widespread exhaustion felt by people troubled by the relentlessness of national politics and the Donald Trump presidency. But, he reflects, the worst … Continue reading

May 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Portraits of trans resistance

A Fresno artist created brilliantly colored portraits of transgender people in a series of paintings with slogans of resistance and empowerment. The posters, created by artist Micah Bazant, were displayed … Continue reading

March 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Stitching community ties in Long Beach and abroad

For decades, a Long Beach activist has taught people to sew and mend their clothes to encourage resilience and resourcefulness. With the upheaval following President Donald Trump’s election, she decided to … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Punks with a purpose: Eastside youth organize the backyard scene for social change

A punk rock collective in east Los Angeles wants to foster political activism in the city’s counter-cultural scene. They’re infusing everything from backyard music parties to self-published zines with messages … Continue reading

December 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

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