Public Speaking

Invite Fernando to speak at your next event. Perfect for themes of diversity, human rights, leadership development, interfaith, and activism.

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Humanism Can Save the World

Using his experience as a storyteller, Fernando paints pictures with his words that share the greatness of the human story through the lens of the secular perspective.

Leadership Development

With an education and a career in leadership development, Fernando uses an experiential learning techniques to empower emerging young leaders.

Fernando with Dan Barker, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and "Charles Darwin."
Fernando with Dan Barker, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and “Charles Darwin.”

“The Humanist Preacher”

Fernando uses his experience as a story-teller in a church-revival style that brings secularism and the human story to life, connecting with the audience equally at both an emotional and intellectual level.

Coming Back from the Ashes

Fernando shares heart-breaking experiences including growing up in poverty, enduring abuse, homophobic attacks by the religious community, and surviving near-death experiences which defined his thirst for life without surrendering to despair.

Beyond Traditional Diversity

Fernando navigates the realm of diversity beyond traditional margins, exploring politics, faith, ethnicity, sexual orientation, national origin, and other elements of cultural allegiance.

Fernando with survivors of the attack on the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FL
Fernando with survivors of the attack on the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FL

Advocate for Minorities

Having endured racism, bullying, gay-bashing, and other forms of discrimination and attacks, Fernando uses his experience to bring light to those hiding in the shadows, afraid to publicly question their religious, cultural, and sexual identity for fear of isolation and retaliation.

Fighting the Stigma of Mental Illness

As a survivor of depression, anxiety and suicidal tendencies, Fernando opens up about his past to bring light to a reality which affects millions of people, as we fight to end a stigma and focus on support and recovery.

The Immigrant Story

Born in Mexico and raised between two cultures, Fernando understands both sides of the immigrant story, bringing to life the paradigm of cultural duality and affected by the current political discord within the immigrant population.

Fernando after surviving a tragic fall off a 35 foot cliff near San Diego, CA
Fernando after surviving a tragic fall off a 35 foot cliff near San Diego, CA

Missionary of Reason

Though “what won’t kill you makes you stronger,” it may also cripple you. At times haunted by his past, Fernando becomes a stubborn believer in the human potential for good, inspiring others to move beyond darkness and reach out to the stars for a second chance of love and redemption.

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