At 17 years of age, HUGO GONZALEZ (he/him), was sentenced to 32 years in an adult prison. Hugo served 18.5 years and was commuted under Governor Jerry Brown. Hugo is an artist who has worked with gang intervention, rehabilitation, and reentry. He previously worked as an Initiate Justice Inside Organizer and a facilitator for the Success Stories program in Soledad State Prison. Hugo is committed to dismantling patriarchy through advocacy, diverse community building and challenging societal norms.
Presentation topics include:
-Healing through transformative justice
-Liberation through community healing circles
-Creating prison abolitionist solution-focused practices
-Dismantling toxic masculinity and patriarchal practices to dismantle mass incarceration