Speaker: Guillermo Cespedes, former Deputy Mayor of LA for Gang Reduction and Youth Development
About the talk:
Few are in better position to talk about gangs than Guillermo Cespedes, who has spent his life working with socially and economically marginalized communities both inside and outside the US. In LA, he ran the pioneering GRYD anti-gang program, leading to a 38% reduction in gang crime over five years. He works now in Central America, where gang crime has spiraled out of control. Come listen to his views on how to prevent gang crime before it starts using a comprehensive approach to working with kids and families at risk.
Lunch will be provided.