High school and college students are invited to join in a conversation with CCEJ’s 29th Annual Interfaith Intercultural Breakfast Speakers, Taina Vargas-Edmond & Richard ‘Reseda’ Edmond-Vargas.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Long Beach City College
4901 East Carson St., Room T-1200
Long Beach, CA 90808
About the speakers:
Taina Vargas-Edmond and Richie Reseda are committed to uplifting personal stories to illustrate the impact of incarceration on families and communities. Taina and Richie are co-founders of Initiate Justice, an organization created by and for incarcerated people, formerly incarcerated people, and people with incarcerated loved ones.
Taina is a 2019 Leading Edge Fellow with the Rosenberg Foundation and has previously worked with the Essie Justice Group and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. She holds a MA in Diplomacy and International Relations from Seton Hall University and a BA in Political Science from CSU Northridge.
Richie holds a BA in Business Management from Adams State University and raps and produces music through his social impact record label, Question Culture. Taina and Richie founded Impact Justice while Richie was serving a sentence in California state prison. While incarcerated, Richie founded Success Stories, a program that helps young men in prison challenge patriarchy to better achieve their goals, which was the subject of CNN’s documentary “The Feminist on Cellblock Y.”
LOCATION: CCEJ’s Youth Event will be held at LBCC Room T-1200.
PARKING: LBCC will be waiving parking fees for attendees of the Youth Event in Parking Structure J. Please ONLY park in Parking Structure J.
In the map below, T-1200 is indicated in red. Parking Structure J is indicated in the blue.