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.”
This event is FREE! Refreshments will be provided.
Youth Groups invited and highly encouraged to attend!
Space is limited! Final day to register is Monday, February 3, 2020.
This Youth Event is sponsored by: