CHOICES: You Can Be Part Of The Solution Or Part Of The Problem
(Keynotes & Workshops For Students/Educators/School Administrators/Parents)
Guillermo “Willie” Lopez, from Huichole Mexican Indian heritage, dressed in humble attire, enters with a silent and mysterious presence. His deceptive appearance quickly reveals his wit and ability to immediately capture your interest. Using the skills of the ancient art of story telling through humor and intrigue, he then lays the foundation of his message. He paints the mental pictures of how to effectively incorporate old customs with present values. The wisdom of his words soon takes his audience into a roller coaster ride of emotions. Willie reveals his message of hope and what it takes to achieve it.
The CHOICES he made in his confrontations with “los Federales” (the Mexican police), “las Pandillas” (the gangs) in California, and “la Migra” (the immigration) allows Mr. Lopez to explain how one can overcome the odds. Through the transformation from campesino, to homeboy, to a child seeking answers, he is able to depict the different stages in his life. Willie’s experiences and CHOICES he made as a professor at a University, an inmate in a correctional institution, and his association with heroin and violence also adds to his unique understanding of every level of society.
Topics he can include in a CHOICES presentation include:
- Gang Prevention
- Conflict Resolution
- Teen Pregnancy
- Drug and Alcohol Issues
- Parent/Child Communication
- Youth Conflicts