Where's Father G?

Father Greg speaks internationally, nationally and most often locally in Southern California. Besides these speaking engagements, Father Greg’s time is committed to working with former gang members at Homeboy, visiting youth camps and prisons, and serving on a myriad of advisory committees and task forces. He is currently working to complete his second book, Barking to the Choir – Now Entering the Kinship of God. As well, he runs Homeboy Industries, serving as our Executive Director. When available, he does accept speaking engagements — promoting his message of kinship, boundless compassion, redemption, social justice and unconditional love. Currently Fr. Greg is booked through the end of the 2014, and beyond into February 2015.

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June 12, 2015 - Alaska’s Inside Passage Cruise

Join us for an 8-day tour of Alaska with Father Greg, full of renewal and reflection.

Departing from Seattle, the June 12-19 cruise itinerary includes: :
- Ketchikan, Alaska, known as the gateway to Alaska
- Tracy Arm Fjord and Junea, Alaska
- Skagway, Alaska
- Inside Passage, Victoria, BC

Throughout the cruise, Father Greg will share stories and wisdom gleaned from life with the men and women of Homeboy Industries. And he'll celebrate mass daily. This is a unique opportunity to travel with Father Greg and it will surely be a transformative experience.

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May 28, 2015 - Montebello, California

Cantwell Sacred Heart High School Graduation. San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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May 24, 2015 - San Diego, California

University of San Diego Undergraduate Arts and Sciences Commnecement Ceremony. Jenny Craig Pavilion, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

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May 19, 2015 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Holy Family University Undergraduate Commnecement. Kimmel Center, 12:30 p.m.

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May 17, 2015 - Fairfield, Connecticut

Fairfield University Undergraudate Commencement. Bellarmibe Lawn, 9:30 a.m. 

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May 14, 2015 - Renton, Washington

Together Nights. NWLife Church, 7:30pm


May 10, 2015 - Spokane, Washington

Gonzaga University Undergraduate Commencement. Spokane Arena, 9:30 a.m.

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May 7, 2015 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Church of the GESU, 7:00 p.m.

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May 6, 2015 - Avenal, California

Event honoring California State Prison & Pleasant Valley correctional educators. Avenal Theater, 7:30am – 12:00pm.


May 4, 2015 - Newport Beach, California

Circle 1000’s 28th Annual Founders’ Celebration Brunch, hosted by the Circle 1000 Committee and the Hoag Hospital Foundation
Island Hotel Newport Beach, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

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May 1, 2015 - St. Paul, Minnesota

Night of the Brotherhood Event. 5th Annual Spring Gala.

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April 29, 2015 - Glendale, California

Glendale Rotary Club Luncheon. Glendale Adventist Medical Center, 12:00 p.m.

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April 22, 2015 - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Speaking at the Sants Fe YouthWorks event at the Lensic Performing Arts Center

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April 11, 2015 - Los Angeles,  California

Don't forget ...  LoMaximo

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April 10, 2015 - Dayton, OH

Speaking at the Citylinks Conference at the University of Dayton


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April 9, 2015 - Dayton, OH

Speaking at Church of the Holy Angels 


April 7, 2015 - St Louis, MO

Speaking at St Louis University High School


March 25, 2015 - New Haven, Connecticut

March 25 -27
Yale University


March 24, 2015 - Chicago, Illinois


Loyola Academy
7:00PM


March 19, 2015 - Boston, Massachusetts


Boston College


March 17, 2015 - Chicago, Illinois


Christ the King School Jesuit College Preparatory School


March 16, 2015 - Chicago, Illinois


Loyola Chicago
6:30 -8:00PM


February 27, 2015 - Los Angeles,  California

7:00PM - 9:00PM
Together LA Conference

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February 21, 2015 - Phoenix, Arizona

2:00PM
Change Award for the Western Society of Criminology


February 12, 2015 - Tucson, Arizona

9AM - 1:00PM
San Miguel High School
Tattoos on the Heart Talk


February 7, 2015 - Los Angeles,  California

11:30AM
Blessed Sacrament Church and School
Alumni Centennial Celebration Mass and Luncheon


January 30, 2015 - Homeboy Industries

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Father Greg and Homeboy host the National Gang Center Advisory Board Meeting

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January 28, 2015 - Homeboy Industries

Volunteer Recognition Party


January 8, 2015 - Portland, Oregan

9:00 to 11:30AM
Central Catholic High School
Liturgy and Presentation

 

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November 25, 2014 - San Jose, California

Archbishop Mitty High School
9:00AM
Celebration of the all school Thanksgiving Liturgy

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November 24, 2014 - Jamestown, California

Sierra Conservation Center
12:00 to 5:00 PM

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November 21, 2014 - Santa Clara, California

Faith Formation Conference
November 21 and 22

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November 20, 2014 - Anaheim, California

Callifornia State Association of Counties (CSAC) 
120th Annual Meeting
Disneyland Hotel
11:45 AM

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November 18, 2014 - Washington, D.C.

Georgetown Prep
12:15 PM


November 14, 2014 - Los Altos, California

The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos
November 14 to 16

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November 9, 2014 - Pasadena, California

Pacific Oaks College
Latino / a Family Studies Program
15th Anniversary Celebration
3:00 to 6:00PM 

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November 5, 2014 - Los Angeles, California

City of Angles Awards Dinner
Renaissance Hotel at Los Angeles International Airport
6:00 to 9:00PM - Reception, Dinner, Awards

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November 4, 2014 - University Heights, Montana

Carroll College
Helena Middle School Auditorium
7:00pm Talk

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November 1, 2014 - Los Angeles, California

Wilshire Country Club 
7PM Dinner and Conversation


October 30, 2014 - San Bernadino, California

RAFFMA - Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art at Cal State San Bernadino
Reception and Guest Talk in conjunction with the Bridging Homeboy exhibition on view October 6, 2014 through January 31, 2015

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October 28, 2014 - San Antonio, Texas

Christus Health

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October 23, 2014 - San Luis Obispo, California

October 23rd and 24th 
4th Annual San Luis Obispo Gang Conference

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October 21, 2014 - San Francisco, California

LinkedIn, Talent Connect 2014

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October 19, 2014 - San Jose, California

Keynote, Carry the Vision Community in Compassion Conference
10:30 AM
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October 18, 2014 - Los Angeles, California

Every Angeleno Counts
Homeboy 5K Run/Walk
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October 16, 2014 - Arizona

Christus Health Keynote Address


October 11, 2014 - Santa Barbara, California

Nationwide Financial Keynote Address


October 3, 2014 - San Jose, California

October 5-10: 
San Jose Diocesan Clergy Retreat: “Hope, Humility and Ministry at the Margins.”


October 2, 2014 - Cincinnati, Ohio

Xavier University

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August 23, 2014 - Los Angeles

Fr. Greg speaks at the American Association of Anger Management Providers (AAAMP) 2014 1st Annual Conference - "Advancing the Field of Anger Management." 1pm at the LA Convention Center. See conference registration below.

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August 18, 2014 - Los Angeles

Fr. Greg will speak as the keynote and participate throughout the day at first Homeboy National Network Conference. At the California Endowment. 

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August 4, 2014 - Australia

Fr. Greg will be in Australia from August 3-12. His speaking commmittments include the follow dates and locations:
• Melbourne – Monday, August 4
• Ballarat – Monday,  August 4 (in Melbourne)
• Canberra – Tuesday, August 5
• Strathfield – Thursday, August 7
• North Sydney – Friday, August 8
• Brisbane – Monday, August 11

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July 31, 2014 - Baltimore, MD

Loyola Blakefield Hgh School. Fr. Greg will speak at a retreat and reflection day with faculty and administrators from Loyola Blakefield, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School of Baltimore and St. Ignatius Loyola Academy.


June 30, 2014 - Thousand Oaks, California

Western States Youth Gathering at California Lutheran University. 9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

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June 29, 2014 - Pasadena

Fr. Greg speaks at the All Saints Church Rector’s Forum series at 10:15am.

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June 27, 2014 - Los Angeles, California

Fr. Greg speaks at the YouthBuild Graduation at the Los Angeles International Airport Radisson at 7:00pm

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June 20, 2014 - Washington, D.C.

Fr. Greg speaks at the Summit: World Change Through Faith and Justice Conference during the Mass Incarceration and Gun Violence Plenary - 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

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June 17, 2014 - Arcadia, California

Fr. Greg will speak at the Learning Works Charter High School Graduation. The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. 5:30pm.

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June 16, 2014 - Oakland, California

Fr. Greg will speak at the 3rd Annual Gathering of Leaders 2014, Building a Movement for Impact at the session: The Moral Imperative of the Work. 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. This is a conference dedicated to boys and men of color.

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June 13, 2014 - Los Angeles, California

Fr. Greg will paricpate and speak at the 7th Annual Fatherhood Solution Conference at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel.
8:30 - 10:15 a.m.


June 5, 2014 - Dublin, Ireland

Fr. Greg will be a part of and speak at the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice's launch of their book: Re-Imagining Imprisonment in Europe: Effects, Failures and the Future. 6:30 p.m.

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June 5, 2014 - Dublin, Ireland

Fr. Greg will make a visit and speak at St. Declan’s School from 1:00-3:30 p.m.

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May 18, 2014 - Pomona, California

Fr. Greg will speak and receive an honorary degree at the Pomona College 2014 Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 18, 2014.  

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May 16, 2014 - Whittier, California

Fr. Greg will give the keynote address at Whittier College's 111th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 16, 9 a.m. in Memorial Stadium on the Whittier College campus. During the event, Fr. Greg will also receive an honorary degree from the Whittier College faculty: a doctorate of humane letters (L.H.D.).

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May 15, 2014 - San Diego, California

Fr. Greg is one of the conference's plenery speakers at the NCCD's Conference on Children, Youth, and Families, May 14–16, 2014, in San Diego, California. Father Greg speaks at the morning session on Thursday, May 15. The conference will engage and bring together people working and researching the diverse systems of child protection, foster care, juvenile justice, and education. The goal, to forge stronger connections among the systems, in order to better serve youth and families. 

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May 13, 2014 - Washington, D.C.

Fr. Greg will be the featured speaker at Jubilee Jobs' 21st Annual Benefit Dinner. They'll be Celebrating 1,001 Placements for 2013. Details: Tuesday, May 13th, 6:15 p.m. at American University's Katzen Arts Center.


May 10, 2014 - Davenport, Iowa

Fr. Greg will deliver the 2014 St. Ambrose University Spring Commencement address at the iWireless Center in Moline. He also will be presented an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by Sister Joan Lescinski, CSJ, PhD, president of the university.

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April 12, 2014 - Toledo, Ohio

Join Father Greg on Saturday, April 12th at the Franciscan Center in Toledo at 7pm. He will be speaking about the Boundless Power of Compassion. 

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April 8, 2014 - Los Angeles, California

The University Catholic Center, in collaboration with URC and the UCLA Office of Residential Life, are sponsoring an evening with Father Greg. The discussion will center on how Homeboy works to provide jobs, free treatment and other social services for formerly involved gang members seeking to re-enter society after incarceration.

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April 6, 2014 - Long Beach, California

Father Greg will speak at St. Bartholomew's Church, as the confirmation speaker for the candidates, families and sponsors. Seating is very limited. Call the St. Bartholomew Rectory to reserve a seat, if available. (562) 438-3826.


April 3, 2014 - Los Angeles, California

Father Greg is the Special Guest Honoree for Kehillat Israel's 2nd Annual Civil Discourse Interfaith Dinner.

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April 1, 2014 - Fresno, California

Father Greg particpates in the Spring Speakers Forum at Fresno City College.

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March 27, 2014 - Stanton, California

Father Greg will speak at the Stanton Community Foundation's 5th Annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast. 

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March 11, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA

Father Greg Boyle, S.J., will present the lecture, “We Are One: It’s All about Kinship” on Tuesday, March 11, at 7 p.m. in Sorgenti Arena at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. 

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February 24, 2014 - Park Tudor Auditorium in Indianapolis

Father Greg is speaking at the Park Tudor Auditorium in Indianapolis on Thursday, February 27th. This is a public event so please join us if you're in the area!

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November 11, 2013 - St. Louis, MO

Saint Louis University will be hosting Father Greg to speak as part of their 2013-14 First Year Experience. Tattoos on the Heart was chosen as the summer reading book for all first year students.  Please join them if you're in the area.  Monday, November 11th.  7pm.  Book signing to follow.  Saint Louis University, Busch Student Center, Wool Ballroom, 20 N Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103.  Free and open to the public.  More info below. 

Father Greg will also be doing 9pm Mass on Sunday, November 10th.  Saint Francis Xavier Church, 3638 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108.

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November 9, 2013 - Westwood, CA

Homeboy has a POP-UP store as part of Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood. Father Greg will be onsite to sign books Saturday, November 9th, 2-4pm.  Homeboy Industries Arts ReSTORE, 1134 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024. This venture will be open November 1st-24th. Thursdays-Saturdays 11am-8pm, Sundays 11am-5pm. Please come visit and say hello!

Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood is a new initiative by the Hammer Museum that aims to re-energize Westwood Village with the creative force of local Angeleno artisans and craftspeople. From November 1 to 24, the Hammer will fill several empty storefronts in Westwood, donated by the property owners to this project, with an array of artisan vendors. With its accompanying events and workshops, the Arts ReSTORE pop-up village will enliven the neighborhood with a new and vibrant retail experience.

Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood is an initiative of LA2050 and is supported by a grant from the Goldhirsh Foundation.  LA2050 is an initiative to create a shared vision for the future of Los Angeles, and to drive and track progress toward that vision. Spearheaded by the Goldhirsh Foundation, LA2050 has looked at the health of the region along well-defined indicators, and made informed projections about where we’ll be in the year 2050 if we continue on this current path. The Hammer Museum’s Arts ReSTORE project was chosen by public vote as the winner within the Arts and Cultural Vitality indicator.

Homeboy Industries was honored to receive the LA2050 grant for Public Safety this year. Thank you Goldhirsh Foundation and for everyone who voted for us!  For more information about this initiative, go to:  http://www.la2050.org/my-la2050/.

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November 7, 2013 - La Canada-Flintridge, CA

The YMCA of the Foothills is hosting a community prayer breakfast, "Bringing Our Community Together," featuring Father Greg as the keynote speaker.  Please join them on Thursday, November 7th.  6:30am doors open for breakfast.  7am program begins.  Crescenta-Canada Family YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011.  (818) 790-0123.  Tickets $20 advance, $30 at door.  More info below.
 

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November 5, 2013 - Palm Springs, CA

Father Greg will be the keynote speaker at St. Theresa School's 54th Annual Fashion Show fundraiser, "At Our Best."  Tuesday, November 5th. 11am.  The Parker Palm Springs, 4200 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264.  In addition this year’s Fashion Show will include a Saks Fifth Avenue Pop Up Shop, Live Auction and a performance by the students of St. Theresa School.  St. Theresa is excited to partner with Eisenhower Medical Center to put on this beloved event that supports the St. Theresa School Fund and the tradition of sixty five years of Catholic education in Palm Springs.  Tickets for the Show that include a three course lunch and valet parking are $130 per person.  Doors and Pop Up Shop open at 11:00am and the lunch will be served at 12:00pm.  All proceeds go to support the St. Theresa School Fund.  For more information, call the school office at (760) 327-4919 or see link below.

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October 27, 2013 - Echo Park, CA

Ric Salinas of Culture Clash will be the MC for a special storytelling night with several homeboys and homegirls at The Echoplex.  Please join him, Father Greg and these former trainees who have moved on to new lives working in the film industry.  Their true stories are sure to captivate you.  All proceeds from the night benefit Homeboy Industries and help to sustain our free programs and services.  Please support this endeavor and show your love to our homies as they share a piece of their lives with the audience.  Sunday, October 27th.  7pm doors open.  7:30pm program begins.  The Echoplex, 1822 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026.  Open to the public.  Age 18+.  Tickets $20.  Use link below for more info.

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October 25, 2013 - Seattle, WA

Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL) is proud to present An Evening with Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ: “Barking to the Choir: Now Entering the Kinship of God.”  In recognition of 30 years of providing the Spiritual Exercises in the Puget Sound region, SEEL is hosting this event to raise funds that will support the continuing ministry of SEEL now and into the future.  Friday, October 25th. 7:30pm.  St. Joseph Church, 732 18th Ave. E., Seattle, WA, 98112. Tickets $25.  More info below.

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October 23, 2013 - Downtown LA, CA

Father Greg will give the luncheon keynote for the "2013 Blueprint for Success Conference," sponsored by California College Pathways, supporting current and former foster youth in higher education so they graduate college ready to thrive in the 21st century workplace.  This is one of the programs of The John Burton Foundation for Children Without Homes, founded in 2004 by retired President Pro Tem of the California State Senate John Burton.  Through the Foundation, Senator Burton promotes the values of nurturing children and youth who are less fortunate in life than most.  His vision is the Foundation's mission: dedicated to improving the quality of life for California's homeless children and developing policy solutions to prevent homelessness.  Wednesday, October 23rd.  8:30am-4:30pm.  The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012.  Registration required.  Scholars attend free.  More info in link below.

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October 21, 2013 - Downtown LA, CA

Please join Father Greg for the 11th Annual Professional Conference "Trauma Informed Care: Through the Lens of Relative Caregivers," sponsored by Grandparents As Parents (GAP).  Father Greg will give the opening keynote address, and our trainees will participate in an afternoon workshop.  The goal is to understand the dynamics of the relationship between relatives and the child(ren) they parent.  What does "trauma informed care" mean, and how can we effectively empower relative caregivers in providing supportive and nurturing care in professional practice?  Monday, October 21st.  9am-4pm.  The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.  Registration required.  For more info call (818) 264-0880, or see link below.

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October 18, 2013 - Toronto, Canada

Father Greg will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association Conference: "Building on our Strengths."  For nearly 25 years, ONPHA has been the voice of non-profit housing in Ontario. They’ve succeeded by building on the strength and commitment of its members. But building strength requires more than just hard work.  It requires inspiration, rejuvenation and fun. That's what this four day conference program is for.  Friday, October 18th. 10-11:30am.  Sheraton Centre Toronto, Grand Ballroom, Lower Concourse, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada M5H 2M9.  Registration required.

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October 16, 2013 - Anaheim, CA

Father Greg will be the featured speaker at the 2013 Anaheim Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, hosted by the Honorable Tom Tait.  Wednesday, October 16th  7am.  Anaheim Hilton, 777 Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802.  Open to the public.  Tickets $35.  See below for ticket purchase and more info. 

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October 14, 2013 - Los Angeles, CA

Father Greg will share stories at USC Caruso Catholic Center.  Monday, October 14th.  7pm.  USC Caruso Catholic Center, 844 W. 32nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90007.  Free and open to the public.  For more info, see below or contact Rosie at rosie.shawver@usc.edu or (213) 516-3959.

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October 12, 2013 - Downtown LA, CA

Father Greg will be speak at The Spirit of Healing, the annual celebration of the Los Angeles Christian Health Centers, which offers hope and healing to thousands of homeless and low-income residents of Los Angeles County seeking care and compassion.  LACHC is a Federally Qualified Health Center with clinical service sites in Skid Row ("Hope Central"), East Los Angeles, and in 11 partner locations throughout South Los Angeles County.  Saturday, October 12th.  6-10pm.  Doubletree by Hilton, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.  For more info, see below or contact Teresa Antelo at (213) 893-1960 x117 or tantelo@lachc.com.

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October 10, 2013 - Wichita, KS

As part of this year's academic focus on Race and Reconciliation at Newman University, Father Greg will be giving a public lecture on "The Power of Boundless Compassion," sponsored by the Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies.  Tattoos on the Heart was chosen as this year's Freshman Common Reading Program.  Thursday, October 10th.  7pm.  Newman University, Performance Hall, 3100 McCormick, Wichita, KS 67213.  This event is free and open to the public.  More info below.

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October 6, 2013 - Pasadena, CA

Father Greg will be honored at the ACLU Pasadena/ Foothills 14th Annual Garden Party.  He will speak along with other local activists and community organizers.  Sunday, October 6th.  3-6pm.  Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church, 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91103.  Open to the public, donation requested.  For more information call (626) 702-1284 or click on link below.

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October 3, 2013 - Denver, CO

Please join Father Greg on the Regis University campus as he speaks about kinship, love and compassion, through stories of his 25 years working with gang-involved youth in Los Angeles. Thursday, October 3rd.  7pm.  St. John Francis Regis Chapel, Regis University, North Denver (Lowell) Campus, 3333 Regis Blvd., Denver, CO 80221.  Free and open to the public.  See link below for more info.

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September 27, 2013 - Downtown LA, CA

Support the Homeboy Bridge to College Program and the East LA College East Side Spirit & Pride Club at their annual fundraiser.  Father Greg will speak at this wine and cheese event, with hors d'oeuvres provided by Homegirl Cafe.  Other special guests include Homegirl Cafe Founding Chef, Pati Zarate, East LA College President, Marvin Martinez, and world-renowned American muralist, Kent Twitchell.  The Homeboy Bridge to College Program was started by Professor Dennis Sanchez, one of our longtime volunteer teachers, in an effort to inspire our trainees to attend college, and to help ease the transition to the academic environment.  The East Side Spirit & Pride Club began over twenty years ago at ELAC.  It's mission is to assist ELAC students to realize their full potential in successfully transfering to four year universities.  The club hopes to establish an irrevocable sense of pride and delight in the school and in the surrounding, greater community, focusing on East Los Angeles. In addition, the club desires to instill a strong spirit of self-esteem and dignity in the students and their own capabilities.  Please join us in supporting these important programs.  Friday, September 27th.  7-10pm.  Homegirl Cafe, 130 W. Bruno St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.  Tickets for sale via PayPal link below: $75 to the public, $50 for ELAC faculty.  For more info contact:  Isabel (323) 526-1254 x353;  Susan (323) 265-8669;  Mr. Sanchez (818) 730-9823.

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September 21, 2013 - Downtown LA, CA

Come run or walk with Father Greg in the 4th Annual Homeboy 5K!!  Be there or be square!!  Saturday, September 21st.  6am-7:30am Registration.  8am Race begins.  Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. See link to registration below.

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September 20, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA

Father Greg heads back to Philly for the 23rd Annual Symposium of Bridging the Gaps.  BTG links the training of health and social service professionals with the provision of health-related services for underserved and economically disadvantaged populations.  The BTG Annual Symposium is held each fall in Philadelphia. Students present their projects as poster displays and facilitate workshops based on the public health issues they encountered during their BTG Community Health Internship. The Symposium is open to the broader community, providing a forum for dialogue and networking opportunities among public health officials, community organizations and agency personnel, grantmakers, academic faculty and staff, students, and others interested in improving the quality of life in our communities.  Each year, BTG honors an individual, whose work embodies the values and ideals of the program. The honoree acts as the symposium’s keynote speaker and his or her book serves as a central text for the Community Health Internship Program.  This year the honoree is Father Greg.  Please join him by attending the conference.  Friday, September 20th, 8:30am-12:30pm. Rodeph Shalom, 615 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123.  For more info and to register, please use link below.

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September 17, 2013 - Westchester, CA

Please join Father Greg and some homeboys at Loyola Marymount University for a special evening to celebrate the 2013 LMU Common Book Experience.  The LMU Common Book is a program designed to unite the LMU community in a common intellectual endeavor that goes beyond the classroom. Although the effort is focused on first-year students, it is the hope that the Common Book serves as a mechanism through which all members of the community – students, faculty, and staff alike – can share a common experience through the uncommon discoveries in reading.  Tuesday, September 17th, 6pm.  LMU, Burns Back Court, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045.  Free and open to the public, but RSVP required.  For more info call (310) 338-5234, or use the link below.

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September 16, 2013 - San Jose, CA

Father Greg, joined by a homeboy and homegirl, will be in San Jose for a special evening at Notre Dame High School for the ND Reads 2013 public event.  Each year the school selects a book that highlights an issue conneced to the school's mission and programs.  Parents and community members are then invited to join students, faculty and staff in reading the book.  Throughout the year various activities allow the community to deepen their understanding of the issue and share their thoughts.  This year, the ND Reads community will be reading Tattoos on the Heart.  Father Greg will share stories of humor and humility, and is sure to inspire the audience.  Monday, September 16th, 7pm.  Notre Dame High School, 596 S. Second Street, San Jose, CA 95112.  For more information and to RSVP to this event, please use the link below.

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September 13, 2013 - New Orleans, LA

Father Greg will speak in New Orleans at CULTIVATE, the 25th Annual National Conference of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA).  Friday, September 13th, 7pm.  For more info and to register for the conference, please use link below.

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September 12, 2013 - Scottsdale, AZ

Father Greg will be speaking at the Opening Session of the 2013 Conference of The Gathering: Connecting a Community of Givers.  Thursday, September 12th, 6:45pm.  The Phoenician, 6000 East Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251. For more information and to register for the conference, please use link below.

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August 23, 2013 - WEST LOS ANGELES, CA

Join Father Greg for the DVD launch of the 2007 film "Father G and the Homeboys," the first feature-length documentary made about the story of Homeboy Industries.  It will be a fun-filled evening of hors d'ouevres, music, a screening, and Q&A with one of the directors, Fr. Greg, and the homies followed in the movie. “Father G and the Homeboys” is the first documentary about one of L.A.’s greatest hometown heroes, Fr. Greg Boyle, and powerfully chronicles his transformative work with the toughest of gang members. Directors John Bohm and Pete Tapia weave the story of “Father G” with the lives of four gangbangers who are followed for three years as they struggle to leave violent pasts and embrace hope with jobs through Fr. Greg’s visionary and nationally lauded “Homeboy Industries.” We meet Joe, who has spent most of his life in one of LA's notorious gangs or in prison, now trying to break free of a meth addiction; Frances, who journeys from chola to working mother fighting for her kids; “Droopy,” a second-generation gangbanger whose parents were married in jail and who, through Homeboy, attempts to escape his legacy; and “Spider," so heavily tattooed he has become a walking target, now enduring the pain of leaving la vida loca. All of them are inspired by Fr. Greg’s promise, “Nothing stops a bullet like a job.”  For more information about the film, check the links below.  Please join us for the launch party for this long-awaited DVD release. Friday, August 23rd, 5-7pm reception, 7-9pm screening, 9-9:45pm Q&A. The Olympic Collection Banquet & Conference Center, 11301 Olympic Blvd., West Los Angeles, CA 90064. $20 ticket includes copy of DVD.  Tickets sold at door or contact John Bohm:  jsbohm_2000@yahoo.com.

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August 21, 2013 - WEST LOS ANGELES, CA

Join Father Greg and Rabbi Mark Borovitz of Beit T'Shuvah for a thought-provoking discussion on Redemption in Daily Life.  Beit T'Shuvah is a residential recovery center modeled on a unique blend of Jewish spirituality, cognitive behavioral therapy, 12-step philosophy, and the creative arts.  Wednesday, August 21st, 6:30-8pm, followed by dessert reception.  Beit T'Shuvah, 8831 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034.  Free, but RSVP required.  Contact: Lexy Nolte at lnolte@beittshuvah.org. 

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August 17, 2013 - DOWNTOWN LA, CA

Father Greg will be blessing the Urban Radish, a new gourmet market in the arts district of Downtown Los Angeles, during it's Grand Opening celebration this weekend. We want to offer our full support to Urban Radish, who hired numerous Homeboy trainees, offering them full-time jobs, and training them in the art of charcuterie, fine cheeses, seasonal, local produce, and other artisanal offerings. The owners wanted to fashion their new business on the relational-model of exquisite mutuality, which they experienced during their visits to Homeboy. And we couldn't agree more!! Please support this new neighborhood grocery store in the downtown arts district. It's just another way to support Homeboy Industries... by patronizing the employers who hire our trainees. Saturday, August 17th. Complimentary breakfast at 9am, with remarks to follow at 10am. Father Greg and Councilmember Jose Huizar will make remarks. Urban Radish, 661 Imperial Street (East of Alameda, between 6th & 7th), Los Angeles, CA 90021. For more info: (213) 892-1570 or click links below. 

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