Jerry Tello is a father, grandfather and over the last 40 years has dedicated himself to the teaching and supporting individuals, families, communities and systems in the areas of trauma, healing, men and boys of color, fatherhood, family strengthening, racial justice, racial healing, community peace and mobilization and culturally based violence prevention/intervention issues. by speaking to over half a million people and training 1000’s of facilitators across the nation. Born from a family of Mexican, Texan and Coahuiltecan roots and raised in the south central/Compton areas of Los Angeles. Mr. Tello also an award winning author of children/s books, motivational CD’s, curricula and his recent book Recovering Your Sacredness. Presently, he is Director of Training for the the National Compadres Network.