This project was made possible through collaboration.


Project Lead

This project was conceived and led by We Are the Next, and will be implemented in partnership with Long Beach Heritage, a nonprofit organization.


We Are the Next Team
Erik Felix
Lynette Jauregui
Katie Rispoli Keaotamai

Long Beach Heritage
Cheryl Perry
Sarah Locke



Student Partners

Students in the Public History program at California State University, Fullerton helped to complete critical research for this project and draft content leading up to the installation.


CSU Fullerton Students
Christina Brown
Jessica Buckle
Cynthia Castaneda
Megan Feighery
Victoria Garcia

Patrick Guarte
Jonathan Higbee
Sonya Ibarra
Cindy Macias
Christopher Ortega
Kelsey Pierce

Sierra Sampson
Brenda St. Hilaire
Benjamin Stanonik
Danielle Turner
Helen Yoshida


Special Thanks

This project was made possible through the support of our community partners.


Long Beach Councilmember Rex Richardson
Port of Long Beach
Arts Council for Long Beach

Community Partners
Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library
Uptown Business Improvement District

Research Partners
Historical Society of Long Beach
Long Beach Public Library