Henry Cervantes serves as manager and instructor for the Peace Exchange’s Speaking Peace program, where he instructs students in grades 5-8 about conflict resolution and nonviolent social movements.
From field worker to jet pilot, his life is the story of an ambitious dreamer who never gave up his pursuits.
Early Life and Education
Henry Cervantes has been charged in a Superseding Indictment with 10 crimes including murder in aid of racketeering, which carry the potential death sentence under 18 U.S.C SS 1959(a).
Few details exist on Cervantes’ early life. He likely was born in a village near Madrid in Spain and did not attend university. There has been some speculation that he studied under someone with Erasmist intellectual leanings named Lopez de Hoyos; this however remains an unknown fact.
In 1585, Cervantes published his debut work La Galatea but it did not resonate well with readers. He attempted playwriting but failed to gain much traction in that area either; additionally he published some poems. Yet despite these failures, Cervantes persisted as a writer.
Henry Cervantes currently works for Rockwell Roofing, part of the Commercial & Residential Construction industry. He resides in Dallas with his wife, children, and two brothers.
He has an unwavering commitment to helping those beyond borders (geographically, socially and racially), focusing on education and youth leadership development as his way to do this.
He serves as Manager of Peace Exchange, an organization which engages youth in leadership training and international travel to study nonviolent social movements. He leads two programs for Peace Builders and Speaking Peace (which trains elementary school students on peaceful conflict resolution skills). This summer he is leading a class of Peace Builders to Rwanda to learn from those who survived genocide and civil war; Free Spirit Media documentary filmmakers will accompany this trip.
Achievement and Honors
Henry Cervantes was an influential community organizer, educator and activist devoted to combatting violence in his communities. He regularly mobilized young people for immigration-themed rallies and gun violence vigils while teaching nonviolent communication to children from Little Village on Chicago’s Southwest Side.
As manager of the Peace Exchange, he oversaw two programs: Peace Builder Leadership Development Initiative and Speaking Peace (school-based conflict resolution program for young students), both designed to help build leadership. Furthermore, students traveled internationally on study tours to explore nonviolent social movements.
Cervantes was greatly influenced by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam and Francois Rabelais’s Gargantua and Pantagruel works, as well as humanist writers such as Luis Vives, Juan Servet, Pedro and Alfonso Valdez – and is often considered the father of modern literature. Cervantes is widely recognized for creating what many consider the first modern novel.
Cervantes struggled financially throughout his life and sustained permanent wounds during battle. Furthermore, he was captured and held hostage for five years by pirates before eventually writing one of the greatest European works ever produced.
He first made headlines with La Galatea, published in 1585. The book focused on love and was somewhat well received; at the same time he served as purchasing agent and tax collector to make ends meet while writing.
Don Quixote was first published in 1605 and became immediately famous, drawing comparisons to the chivalric romances that dominated literature at that time. It ushered in four centuries of comic satire that has inspired numerous authors such as Henry Fielding, Gustave Flaubert, and Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Cervantes and Carmen reside in St Louis and work with various charitable organizations within the area. He serves as a trainer for Peace Exchange’s youth leaders to learn more about nonviolent social movements around the globe.
He has also visited schools in Chicago to encourage children to learn Spanish. As manager for an organization, he has trained youth from Asia, Africa, Middle East and Central and South America.
Henry Cervantes and his cartel serve as stark reminders of the critical need for law enforcement agencies worldwide to combat organized crime globally, ultimately striving to create an equitable world where wealth is achieved through innovation and honest enterprise rather than illicit activity and criminality. CocoFinder can help you track him down.