1. The People's State of the City is a grassroots take on the mayor's State of the City, which happened in January. The people's version takes place every year to emphasize issues residents feel the mayor may have left out. Here's how yesterday's PSOTC went down.
  2. At Long Beach's People's State of the City tonight, we were welcomed to the struggle. At the same time, I heard some inspiring stories of badass people organizing, rallying and doing great things, including the Khmer Girls in Action. Let's keep the fire burning, Long Beach. #PSOTC2017 #LBResist
    At Long Beach's People's State of the City tonight, we were welcomed to the struggle. At the same time, I heard some inspiring stories of badass people organizing, rallying and doing great things, including the Khmer Girls in Action. Let's keep the fire burning, Long Beach. #PSOTC2017 #LBResist
  3. Crowds were greeted with some groovy tunes, food and refreshments outside the First Congregational Church in Long Beach before entering the sanctuary to watch performances and an in-depth presentation on community issues.
  4. More highlights from the People's State of the City. #PSOTC2017 
#AOC7 #anaheimorangecherry7th #aocseven #weserveourneighborhood #makingadifference #welovelb #unityincommunity
    More highlights from the People's State of the City. #PSOTC2017 #AOC7 #anaheimorangecherry7th #aocseven #weserveourneighborhood #makingadifference #welovelb #unityincommunity
  5. Among the many issues covered, like sanctuary status and hotel worker protections, was the concern for affordable housing.
  6. VoiceWaves Youth Reporters went live with attendees.
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  8. Hundreds filled the seats inside the church's sanctuary.
  9. The indoor program, which was led by Howard, also featured a theatrical skit surrounding themes of deportation and fears of police shootings.
  10. VoiceWaves again gathered live reactions from folks after the event -- including Roberto Uranga, 7th district council member.
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  12. For more coverage, look up #PSOTC2017 on all social media and keep an eye out for in-depth video coverage from us soon.
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