Emiliano Mataka Memorial Fund
Emiliano was a charismatic and dedicated organizer who helped shape the movement for social, education and environmental justice in the San Joaquin Valley. He served as a Community Liasion for the Ceres Healthy Start program, was a founding member of Valley Improvement Projects (VIP)
was a member of the Central California Environmental Justice Network (CCEJN), an unwavering advocate for the community of Grayson, and a loving father, husband, brother, uncle, son and friend.
Emiliano dedicated his life to the pursuit of justice-- even naming his only child Maxemiliano Justice Mataka. He was a bright, compassionate, courageous young man that was deeply loved by so many. A true warrior for the earth and people, friends described Emi as, "a beautiful soul that stood in solidarity with marginalized communities".
In addition to your love and light, we ask for your generosity in supporting Emiliano's grieving wife Veronica and their one year old son Maxemiliano Justice.
Your generous donations will help the family cover expenses in the wake of this unfathomable tragedy.
"There's nothing that's a better life than yours!
Much love family and loved ones." - Emi
Thank you for your support through this difficult time. I wanted to let you know that we have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support. Emiliano would be so pleased by the goodness that exists within his community-- and we are comforted by your endless compassion.
Last Saturday, through the sadness there was light. We celebrated the baptism of Maxemiliano Justice Mataka. It was a beautiful day and Emi must have been smiling down at his family.
With Gratitude, The Mataka Family