Wrapped up my workshop series called "We Are Seeds" in January and am excited to share the videos with you created by local youth journalists! Instead of focusing on the anxiety that issues like housing displacement can create, what would it look like to tap into our strengths and resiliency; to know that we are the seeds flourishing in the yards and cracks in that concrete despite being told we would not survive on United States' soil; to focus on the roots that bind us instead of these gated fences that make us feel apart? And what do intergenerational spaces look/feel like?
Special thanks to Housing Long Beach, Long Beach Residents Empowered, Flora Y Tierra, Mama Maiz, Long Beach Time Exchange, Filipino Migrant Center, Moving Forward Network, Khmer Arts Academy, and other participating orgs and individuals that trusted me enough to play.
Also, thank you to Brian Philip Cruz, Daniel Luu, "M" Smith, Xochitl Abarca, and Elizabeth Campos Fitch for capturing these magic moments and for all the work you do to advocate for justice through your gift of storytelling. It takes a village to make all of this happen.