Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Location Amphitheater

Sun., July 15 at 10:45am
Mon., July 16 – Fri., July 20 at 9:15am

Fr. Gregory J. Boyle, S.J. is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, Calif. From 1986 to 1992 witnessed the devastating impact of gang violence on his community during what he has called “the decade of death” that began in the late 1980s.  In the face of law enforcement tactics and criminal justice policies of suppression and mass incarceration as the means to end gang violence, Father Boyle and parish and community members adopted what was a radical approach at the time: treat gang members as human beings.  By 1988 they started what would eventually become Homeboy Industries, now the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world. 

Father Boyle is the author of the 2010 New York Times-bestseller Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion. He has received the California Peace Prize and been inducted into the California Hall of Fame.  In 2014 the White House named Father Boyle a Champion of Change.