The MAYE Center is a place of fulfillment and sharing. Part of that sharing is to keep our viewers informed about milestones and events that impact, enhance, and unite the community.
The Cambodian Community being divided into 4 districts
The Cambodian Community has been in Long Beach for 40 years yet its people has no representation on city council. Their voting power has been diluted because the city of Long Beach has divided them into 4 districts. Equity for Cambodians, is a group of residents working to address these historic grievances.
Equity for Cambodian
The traumas the Cambodian people had experienced during the Khmer Rouge genocide has yet to be healed yet community re-traumatization and compounded traumas immigrating to Long Beach calls for a group of people with stronger resiliency to advocate for these people.
The Mayor and 4 council members have proposed a city of Long Beach amendments to City Charter to give the people the power to redistricting. The Equity for Cambodians have fought hard to ensure equity for all residents, ethnic and minority communities through working with the city to include to shape this policy.
MAYE CENTER’S ‘HEALING GARDEN’ GETS SPOTLIGHT AT FIRST TASTE OF CAMBODIA TOWN
“For the Cambodian immigrants who have made this community center into a second home, the process of working with the earth as a way to work through trauma is also nourishment for the soul. “Gardening is a form of healing. It’s also a form of exercise,” says MAYE Center founder Laura Som. “For us, spirituality is connected with the garden.””
MAYE CENTER COMMUNITY CENTER
with City Fabrik
“Located in Long Beach’s Cambodia Town ethnic enclave, the MAYE Center repurposed a for,we single-family property into an community farm, repurposing the vintage California Bungalow, into a yoga, meditation and community learning center. With it’s growing number of users, MAYE Center leadership engaged City Fabrick to develop a master plan for enhancing the indoor and outdoor elements, to better support existing and new programming.”