Since 1984, The Council’s Speaker Series has raised funds for those in our community affected by addiction, and has broken down the shame and stigma behind addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders that prevent people from seeking recovery. As The Council’s premier charity event, our Speaker Series has gained national recognition and is among the largest philanthropic gatherings in Houston every year.
For more information on the rich history and impact of these luncheons, as well as detailed information on sponsorship opportunities, visit our Speaker Series website at www.councilspeakerseries.org.
2022 Spring Luncheon
Thursday, April 21, 2022
The Council on Recovery is excited to welcome Danny Trejo as the keynote speaker for our 37th Annual Spring Luncheon on April 21, 2022. Danny Trejo is an actor, activist, author and restauranteur, best known for his starring roles in the Spy Kids, From Dusk Till Dawn, and Machete film series, as well as recurring roles in the television series Breaking Bad, King of the Hill, and Sons of Anarchy.
Trejo struggled with addiction at as early as 12 years old, found sobriety through attending 12-step meetings while in prison, and has been sober for more than five decades. He chronicled his harrowing and inspiring story in his critically acclaimed 2021 memoir Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, & Hollywood.
Proceeds from the Luncheon will support individuals and families struggling with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders, and continue our promise to support those who need our help, regardless of their ability to pay.