Alameda Community Remembers Mario Gonzalez One Year After Death

Justice 4 Mario Gonzalez--Mario Gonzalez’s brother Gerardo speaks to the crowd at Mario’s vigil event.

Alameda Community Remembers Mario Gonzalez One Year After Death

The family of Mario Gonzalez hosted a vigil to celebrate the life of Mario on Tuesday, April 19. The day marked the one-year anniversary of his death after an altercation with Alameda police officers.

The vigil was held at Scout Park, at the intersection of Otis Drive and Oak Street, where Mario died.

Mario’s mother Edith Arenales, his brothers Gerardo and Efrain Gonzalez; their lawyer Adante Pointer; and community organizations: Transform Alameda, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice, Anti Police-Terror Project, and Justice 4 Mario Gonzalez Organizing Group attended the event.

Gerardo spoke to the dozens of people who attended the event.

“We’re just here to keep my brother’s spirit alive and remember him as a person,” said Gerardo.

The event took place from 6 to 8 p.m.