Speaker: Gregory Boyle

Oct 20, 2022, 7:00pm
Contemporary Writers Series
Montante Cultural Center
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Gregory Boyle is an American Jesuit priest and the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, the largest gang-intervention rehabilitation, and reentry program in the world. He was born in Los Angeles, one of eight children, and earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy and English from Gonzaga University and graduate degrees from Loyola Marymount University, the Weston School of Theology in Cambridge, MA, and the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, CA. Father Greg is the author of three beloved and bestselling books: Tattoos on the Heart, Barking to the Choir, and The Whole Language. In 2014 he was named by the White House a Champion of Change, and in 2017 received the Laetare Medal, the oldest honor given to American Catholics.