Richard ‘Reseda’ Edmond-Vargas

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Richard ‘Reseda’ Edmond-Vargas

Co-Founder, Director of Inside Organizing

Richard Edmond Vargas co-founded Initiate Justice with his wife, Taina Vargas-Edmond, in 2016 while serving 10 years in California state prison. While incarcerated, he 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.” He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Adams State University, and raps and produces music under the name Richie Reseda through his social impact record label, Question Culture. He was released from prison after serving 7 years in July, 2018.

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