Jeronimo Cuauhtemoc Aguilar
I am honored to have been selected to complete the 2021 Elder Freeman Policy Fellowship. As a Chicano growing up in the bay area and later the Sacramento valley, I experienced the weight of a system that criminalizes black, brown, and low-income communities.
Losing many family members to the prison industrial complex, as well as my own experience with incarceration as a youth and young adult, I became radicalized and determined to make a difference for not only my people and community, but for humanity as a whole.
Now as a man of faith and conviction I feel my calling is to continue to advocate for those incarcerated and impacted by a system that profits off of people’s suffering. I’m looking forward to learning and growing and maximizing this opportunity for the greater good.