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Fr. Greg Boyle of Homeboy Industries to Deliver Lecture

Monday, March 25, 2019

Dominican University's Siena Center presents Father Gregory Boyle, founder and director of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang-intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world, on Tuesday, April 9. Boyle, a Jesuit priest, will deliver a lecture entitled "Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship," at 7 p.m. in the Lund Auditorium, 7900 Division Street.

Boyle founded Homeboy Industries in 1988 while serving as the pastor of Dolores Mission Church in East Los Angeles, where he witnessed the devastating impact of gang violence in his community. The program uses a holistic approach, including job training, legal assistance, counseling and tattoo removal, to rehabilitate former gang members. Each year, the program supports more than 10,000 men and women in an effort to break the intergenerational cycle of gang violence.

The author of two books, the New York Times bestselling Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion (2010) and Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship (2017), Boyle was named by the White House as a Champion of Change in 2014, received the California Peace Prize and was inducted into the California Hall of Fame in 2011.

Tickets for this program are $10. Purchase tickets online.

or more information, contact Rachel Hart-Winter, director of the Siena Center, at