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The Journey of One Current Ebbing All Nations’ Push for Peace Initiative

In the wake of societal upheaval and amidst the call for change, One Current Ebbing All Nations (O.C.E.A.N) embarked on a journey to foster unity and solidarity within the Long Beach community. It was the summer of 2020 when the seeds of the Push for Peace Initiative were sown, inspired by a desire to channel the energy of disfunction into positive action.

The catalyst for this initiative was the tragic death of George Floyd and the ensuing protests that reverberated across the nation. In the midst of civil unrest and calls for justice, O.C.E.A.N recognized an opportunity to harness the collective power of skateboarding—a sport known for its inclusivity and community spirit—to promote peace and understanding.


The inaugural event, hosted by community leader Devan Romo and The Daily Diddi Podcast, saw skateboarders, bikers, scooters, bladers, and skaters converge at the courthouse, embarking on a symbolic journey towards Cherry Beach. It was more than just a ride; it was a statement—a declaration of solidarity and a commitment to building bridges across divides.

Buoyed by the success of this first event, O.C.E.A.N continued to expand the Push for Peace Initiative, weaving it into the fabric of the Long Beach community. The initiative evolved to encompass not only recreational rides but also outreach programs aimed at providing underprivileged youth with access to skateboarding equipment and mentorship opportunities.

In 2024, the Push for Peace Initiative will enter a new phase of growth, with plans to introduce innovative programs aimed at empowering youth through skateboarding. From DIY skateboard workshops to business mentorship programs, O.C.E.A.N seeks to equip young people with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed both on and off the board.

But the Push for Peace Initiative is about more than just skateboarding—it’s about fostering connections, promoting understanding, and creating a sense of belonging within the community. As we ride towards the future, O.C.E.A.N remains committed to the vision of a Long Beach where unity triumphs over division, and peace prevails in every neighborhood.

In the words of our president, Chance Powers, “The journey towards peace may be long and challenging, but with each push of the skateboard, we move closer towards a brighter, more united future for all.”