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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.
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.
Fr. Greg will speak as the keynote and participate throughout the day at first Homeboy National Network Conference. At the California Endowment.
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
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.
Western States Youth Gathering at California Lutheran University. 9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Fr. Greg speaks at the All Saints Church Rector’s Forum series at 10:15am.
Fr. Greg speaks at the YouthBuild Graduation at the Los Angeles International Airport Radisson at 7:00pm
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.
Fr. Greg will speak at the Learning Works Charter High School Graduation. The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. 5:30pm.
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.
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.
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.
Fr. Greg will make a visit and speak at St. Declan’s School from 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Fr. Greg will speak and receive an honorary degree at the Pomona College 2014 Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 18, 2014.
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.).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Father Greg is the Special Guest Honoree for Kehillat Israel's 2nd Annual Civil Discourse Interfaith Dinner.
Father Greg particpates in the Spring Speakers Forum at Fresno City College.
Father Greg will speak at the Stanton Community Foundation's 5th Annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast.
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.
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!
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.
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/.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or (213) 516-3959.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Father Greg will be speaking at Plywood Presents, a special gathering of social innovators in Atlanta meant to inspire those who desire change. The idea behind Plywood Presents: History is changed by the few who go before everyone else, preparing the way for others to follow. What is a Pioneer? Not only a dreamer. A doer of unthinkable action. Plotting new territory. Digging trenches. Seeing the future that others can’t see and painting a canvas of the new reality. Pioneers disrupt the common to make a greater solution. Plywood Presents is a gathering of 600 Pioneers who are designing the future. It's a convening of business innovators, cultural creatives, along with non-profit activists, all in one room where something memorable happens. Real people who are instigating change in communities all over the world, share their stories, and conversations fill the environment with motion toward collaboration. Come join the gathering! Imagine learning from practitioners that do what they teach. They understand what it takes to create something from nothing. You will be equally inspired toward action, challenged to think, and given practical takeaways for your team to implement. Father Greg will be speaking in Session 1. 6:30pm, Wednesday, August 14th. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305. Tickets required. More details in link below.
Please join Father Greg for a special evening presentation as part of the year-long 75th Anniversary celebrations for St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County. Proceeds fund vital workforce training and community services for residents of Alameda County. Thursday, August 8th, 6pm Reception, 7pm Program. Saint Mary's College High School, 1294 Albina Ave., Albany, CA 94706. Tickets required, see link below. Limited tickets will be available at the door for the program only. For more info, contact Melanie Diegel at (510) 877-9254 or email@example.com.
Father Greg will receive the 2013 Bishop Wilhelm Emmanuel von Ketteler Award for Social Justice, given by the Sisters of Divine Providence, who instituted the Ketteler Award in 1998 to honor individuals who demonstrate a strong commitment to social justice. The award, named after Bishop Ketteler of Mainz, Germany, was known as the "Worker Bishop" and was a tireless fighter for the rights of the working class in the nineteenth century. His legacy remains with the work of the Sisters of Divine Providence. To Father Greg, they say: "It is truly an honor to recognize you and the outstanding work of Homeboy Industries, an organization that witnesses to the Gospel values of justice and compassion that are the legacy of our founder, Bishop Ketteler." Award ceremony: Saturday, August 3rd. 7pm. Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Blvd., McCandless Township, PA 15237. For more info: (412) 635-5437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Father Greg will be at the renowned Chautauqua Institution for the week of July 27th-August 3rd of the 2013 Chautauqua Season. He will also give a lecture on Restorative Justice during the summer program's Week Six, with the Lecture Platform Theme 'Crime and Punishment.' Thursday, August 1st, 2pm, Hall of Philosophy. As well, G-DOG will be screened in the Cinema at 5:30pm, followed by a 'Talk-Back' at 7pm with Father Greg. Wednesday, July 31st & Thursday, August 1st, 5:30pm/7pm, Cinema. Chautauqua Institution is a 750-acre expanse in Western New York on the shores of Chautauqua Lake that comes alive with activity during a nine-week season each summer. Over the course of a season, over 100,000 visitors will stay at Chautauqua and participate in the outstanding programs, events, lectures and activities offered in the arts, education, religion and recreation areas - all within the beautiful setting of a historic lakeside village. This is Father Greg's second year in a row speaking at this unique venue. Chautauqua Institution, 1 Ames Avenue, Chautauqua, NY 14722. Tickets or Gate Pass required: (716) 357-6250.
Father Greg and Rev. Ed Bacon will host a special discussion about violence and extremism at All Saints Church in Pasadena. From Despair to Hope: Connecting the Dots from Gang Violence to Extremism includes co-panelists Rev. Ed Bacon of All Saints Church, Dr. Maher Hathout and Edina Lekovic of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, Mikala Rahn of Learning Works Charter School, and Dr. Eric Walsh, Director of Public Health for the City of Pasadena. Sunday, June 30th. 6-8pm. All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101. Open to the public for free. For more information call Norma Sigmund at (626) 583-2734.
Please join Father Greg for a post-concert VIP reception after the Homeboy Benefit Concert with Kris Kristofferson and special guest John Flynn. Sunday, June 23rd. 7:30pm. Smothers Theater, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90263.
Father Greg will be in Guatemala for the week of June 17-21, visiting numerous prisons and the squatter communities which reside along the Guatemala City dump. We wish him well!
The documenrary G-DOG will be screened for the ALOUD series at the LA Central Library, followed by a Q&A including Father Greg, Freida Mock, the filmmaker, and Fabian Debora, Homeboy's Substance Abuse Counselor, also profiled in the film. Wednesday, June 12th. 7:15pm. Mark Taper Forum, LA Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071. Free but tickets required. Standby only.
Father Greg will be in Scotland and London for various talks and events from May 27th through June 3rd, sponsored by Glasgow's Violence Reduction Unit and other local organizations. He'll be visiting there with James Horton, Homeboy senior staff member, and Dr. Jorja Leap, Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Welfare at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs. Dr. Leap is midway through a 5-year longitudinal study on the effectiveness of the Homeboy model. The Violence Reduction Unit spent a week doing Technical Assistance at Homeboy in 2012 to learn more about this model, and were so impressed they invited Father Greg and the others to speak to their municipalities, governmental organizations and NGO's about what we've learned over the past 25 years of working with former gang members and creating healthier communities.
Father Greg will be the keynote speaker at the Riverside Community College District's Diversity Recognition and Awards Ceremony. Thursday, May 16th. 6pm. Riverside City College, Digital Library Auditorium, 4800 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92506.
Father Greg will speak at the LA County Hispanic Managers Association Cinco de Mayo Scholarship Fundraiser. Friday, May 10th. 6-11pm. Almansor Court, 700 Almansor St., Alhambra, CA 91801.
Father Greg will be keynoting the Father Woody's Haven of Hope annual fundraising dinner. Thursday, May 9th. 6pm. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203. (303) 607-0855.
Please join Father Greg for Sacred Heart's Year of Faith Speaker Series - "Faith and the Power of Boundless Compassion: An Evening with Father Gregory Boyle, SJ." Wednesday, May 8th. 7:30pm. Sacred Heart Parish, 13716 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga, CA 95070. (408) 867-3634.
Join Father Greg and all the Homeboy/Homegirl staff for a beautiful and inspiring evening celebrating Homeboy Industries' 25th Anniversary at our annual awards dinner, Lo Maximo. Saturday, April 27th. 5pm Mass. 5:30pm Cocktails. 6:30pm Dinner and Awards. J.W. Marriott Hotel at L.A. Live, 900 Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015. RSVP and tickets required. More info at email@example.com or (310) 393-3201, and at the link below.
Don't miss the SoCal theatrical debut of "G-Dog" at Laemmle Theaters, April 25th and 27th --- Join Father Greg and Academy Award-winner, Freida Lee Mock, for a special premiere screening of "G-Dog", the new documentary about Homeboy Industries. Q&A with G and Freida to follow. Thursday, April 25th at 7:30pm. Laemmle Monica 4-Plex, 1332 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401.
Will also screen at Laemmle Theaters in Santa Monica, Pasadena, North Hollywood, Encino and Claremont on April 25th at 7:30pm and April 27th at 11am. Meet Homeboy staff on April 25th for post-screening Q&A's. Keep posted for more details. For more info on LA-area screenings: www.laemmle.com.
Showing nationwide week of April 22nd in: Austin, Cleveland, Columbus, Hartford, Helena, Ithaca, Manhattan, New Haven, Palm Desert, Phoenix/Scottsdale, Pittsburgh, Richmond, San Antonio and San Diego -- as part of the Docurama 2013 Spring Film Series. Don't miss this compelling, heartwarming film!! Click to a link of the trailer below.
Please visit the Homeboy booth at the LA Times Festival of Books, held at USC and now celebrating its 18th year!! Father Greg will sign copies of his NY Times best-seller, Tattoos on the Heart, and Chef Pati Zarate, Homegirl Cafe mastermind, will sign copies of her just-released cookbook, Hungry for Life. Meet the authors, mingle with homeboys/homegirls, and take home some books and a t-shirt or mug!! University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Admission free and open to the public. Festival Hours: Saturday, 10am-6pm / Sunday, 10am-5pm. For more info, visit event website at: http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/general-information/
HOMEBOY BOOTH #2081
Blue Zone/Cromwell Field
(look for the cooking stage and food trucks)
Father Greg will be on-hand to sign books:
Saturday, April 20th: 10-11am & 4:30-6pm
Sunday, April 21st: 12-5pm
Chef Pati Zarate will be on-hand to sign cookbooks each day during festival hours.
Please join Father Greg for his talk, Living the Faith, part of the Easter Speaker Series at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church. Wednesday, April 17th. 7pm. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, 10390 Remick Avenue, Pacoima, CA 91331. (818) 899-0278. Free and open to the public.
Join Homegirl Cafe Chef Pati Zarate and some homegirls for a Healthy Cooking Demonstration, followed by a closing talk by Father Greg. Saturday, April 13th. 2-4pm. The Lucille and Edward R. Roybal Foundation, 5253 E. Beverly Blvd, East Los Angeles, CA 90022. (323) 725-3960. Admission $15 payable at the door. Seating limited. RSVP by April 5th to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Father Greg continues his visit to our nation's capital and will speak on Faith and Service: The Unbreakable Bond at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Georgetown University. Co-sponsored by the Order of Malta, Holy Trinity, Georgetown University, Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, Woodstock Theological Center, and Georgetown University Jesuit Community. Sunday, April 7th. 7:30pm lecture. 9pm reception. Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 3513 N. Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007. (202) 337-2840. Free and open to the public.
Father Greg will head to our nation's capital to speak in a Special Sunday Forum at St. Columba's Episcopal Church for his talk, Homeboy Industries: Intervening in the Cycle of Gang Violence. Sunday, April 7th. 10:15am. St. Columba's Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle St., NW, Washington, DC, 20016. (202) 363-4119. Free and open to the public.
St. Mel Justice and Peace Council presents A Year of Faith Speaker Event, featuring Father Greg. Wednesday, April 3rd. 7pm. St. Mel Parish, 20870 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364. (818) 340-6020. Free and open to the public.
Father Greg will deliver the keynote address at the 4th Annual Orange County Gang Intervention Conference, co-sponsored by the OC Department of Education, UC Irvine's Center for Citizen Peacebuilding, and the Office of Civic and Community Engagement. Father Greg will also receive the Citizen Peacebuilding Award. Selected for their efforts to foster peace and dialogue, previous recipients of the Citizen Peacebuilding Award include former President Jimmy Carter, former President Mikhail Gorbachev, and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Tuesday, April 2nd. 9:30am. UC Irvine's Bren Events Center, 100 Bren Events Center, Irvine, CA 92697. (714) 953-6513. Free and open to the public.
Father Greg is scheduled to be interviewd on MSNBC Live with Craig Melvin. Check it out at 11:30am PT / 2:30pm ET. Saturday, March 30, 2013.
Father Greg will be speaking at Santa Clara de Asis Catholic Church's 11th Annual Good Friday Prayer Breakfast. Friday, March 29, 2013. 7am-9:30am. Anaheim Hills Golf Club, 6501 Nohl Ranch Canyon Road, Anaheim, CA 92807. Open to the public.
Father Greg will keynote the Call To Action Day Speaker Series presented by the Sr. Dorothy Stang Center for Social Justice and Community Engagement. Wednesday, March 20th. 7pm. Notre Dame de Namur University, Cunningham Memorial Chapel, 1500 Ralston Avenue, Belmont, CA 94002. Free and open to the public.
Father Greg and two longtime Homeboy staff, Louis Perez and Fabian Debora, speak at the Annual Justice Summit on Restorative Justice. Wednesday, March 20th. 9:15am. Bellarmine College Preparatory School, 960 West Hedding St., San Jose, CA 95126.
Stop by for An Evening with Father Greg Boyle at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mass and Lenten Reflection. Saturday, March 16th. 5pm. St. John the Baptist, 3883 Baldwin Park Blvd., Baldwin Park, CA 91706.
Join Father Greg at the Ojai Playwrights Conference Annual Benefit, "Farm To Stable: A Feast of Creativity", an evening filled with cocktails, dinner, performances and musical entertainment. The evening honors Robert Egan, Artistic Director, who last August directed Father G and several talented homies in a powerful, live performance at the Ojai Playwrights Conference, "Intersection Series: Urban Theater in America." Saturday, March 9th. 4pm. Aspen Grove Ranch, Ojai, CA. Tickets required. More info below.
In the spirit of Homeboy's partnership with The Music Center to help create healthier, more vibrant communities, Father Greg will participate in the Citizen Artists Public Forum, brought forth by The Aspen Arts Strategy Group: Los Angeles. The Aspen Institute Arts Program, in partnership with The Music Center of Los Angeles County, presents a dynamic cast of renowned artists, activists and national arts leaders for a spirited hour of conversation led by Program Director Damian Woetzel. Topics will include communication, healing and mobilizing through the arts, and the evening will be interspersed with demonstrations of the arts in action. Join them as they discuss and demonstrate “citizen artistry” in policy and practice. Wednesday, March 6th. 6:30pm. Walt Disney Concert Hall at The Music Center, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012. RSVP through link below.
Homies "down under"?!?! Say what? That's right. If you happen to be in Oz, please say "g'day!" to Louis and Fabian at the G-Dog film screening (regretfully, Father Greg can't be there himself, but these big-dogs will represent, for sure.) More details on our Events page, and at link below.
Please join Homeboy staffer, Agustin Lizama, for a special dinner and movie screening of G-Dog, the documentary film about Father Greg and Homeboy Industries by Academy Award-winner Freida Mock. Sunday, March 3rd. 5:30pm. Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. Open to the public. Reservations and tickets required. More information (310) 377-4867 x234.
Father Greg will be the keynote speaker at the Mary & Joseph Retreat Center event "Living Christ in Our Community," followed by a Justice Panel of non-profit organizations. Sunday, March 3rd. 2pm keynote with Father Greg. 3-5pm panel discussion. Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. More information (310) 377-4867 x234. Open to the public. Reservations required.
Father Greg will celebrate Sunday Services at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica. Sunday, March 3rd. 9am and 11am. UUCCSM, 1260 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404. More information (310) 829-5436. Open to the public.
Father Greg will speak at Brentwood Presbyterian Church for "Tattoos on the Heart: An Evening with Father Greg Boyle." Casual dinner catered by Homegirl Cafe. Saturday, March 2nd. 6pm. Fellowship Hall, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 12000 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049. (310) 826-5656. Open to the public. Tickets required.
Father Greg will speak at the Leadership in Action Lecture Series sponsored by the UCLA PRIME Medical Student Program. UCLA PRIME trains physicians to proactively address the needs of diverse disadvantaged communities by delivering culturally competent clinical care, providing leadership for health delivery systems, conducting research on health disparities, and serving as advocates for various communities. This lecture series introduces medical students to community heroes, to inspire them to use leadership, vision, and passion within underserved communities. Closed to the public.
Father Greg will appear again at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress (2013 RECongress), the largest annual gathering of its kind in the world. This year's theme is "Enter the Mystery." Father Greg will present a workshop entitled, Saving Lives is for the Coast Guard. Saturday, February 23rd. 1-2:30pm. Anaheim Convention Center, 800 West Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92802. Registration required. To watch the live webcast, click the link below and choose the tab "LIVE!".
Father Greg will speak at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress (2013 RECongress), the largest annual gathering of its kind in the world. This year's theme is "Enter the Mystery." Father Greg will preside over the Urban Fusion Liturgy. Friday, February 22nd. 5:15pm. Anaheim Convention Center, 800 West Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92802. Registration required. To watch the live webcast, click the link below and choose the tab "LIVE!".
Father Greg will give the keynote address at A Night in the Light 2013 "Light the Way", a fundraising gala to benefit Light of the Village, a non-profit ministry based in Prichard, Alabama, with whom we've worked closely for the past six years. Also in attendance will be Agustin Lizama, Homeboy staffer and Light of the Village board member, as well as one other homeboy. Thursday, February 21st. 6pm. Expo Park/Greater Gulf State Fair Grounds, 1035 Cody Road North, Mobile, AL 36608. Open to the public. Tickets available online through link below.
Father Greg will speak at Spring Hill College, Byrne Memorial Hall, 4000 Dauphin St., Mobile, AL 36608. Wednesday, February 20th. 7pm. Free and open to the public. For more information contact the Office of Student Affairs at (251) 380-3023, or see link below.
Father Greg will speak at the Notre Dame Mission Volunteers Mid-Year Training Conference 2013 in Baltimore. Monday, February 18th. Open to staff and members of the Notre Dame Mission Volunteers AmeriCorps program.
Father Greg will receive the Justice Award at "An Evening of Conversation With Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J." Event is co-sponsored by Pax Christi of the Pomona Valley, Peace with Justice of the Pomona Valley, and the Inland Valley Council of Peacemakers. Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 435 Berkeley Ave., Claremont, CA 91711. Saturday, February 16th. 7pm. Open to the public at no charge.
Father Greg will deliver the closing keynote at the 34th Annual Catholic Educator's Conference for the Catholic Independent Schools Vancouver Archdiocese. Friday, February 15th. 1:15pm. Vancouver Convention Center. Registration required.
Father Greg will speak at Cal State University San Marcos as part of their 2013 Spring Arts & Lectures Series in the Pavillion. Monday, February 11th. 6pm. Tickets required. For more info and tickets: www.csusm.edu/al. Also, Homeboy's own resident artist (and substance abuse counselor), Fabian Debora, will have an ongoing exhibit at the CSUSM Art Gallery throughout the month of February. Click below for more info.
Father Greg will speak at Otis College of Art and Design's Ben Maltz Gallery in connection with the ongoing exhibition, "Bridging Homeboy Industries: Fabian Debora, Alex Kizu and Juan Carlos Munoz Hernandez". Saturday, February 9th. 11am. Exhibition on view January 2-March 23, 2013. Gallery Tour with artists and curator. March 2nd. 11am. Please click below for more information.
Father Greg will be in conversation with author Anne Lamott about her new memoir for the Library Foundation of Los Angeles ALOUD Program Series. "Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers." Monday, December 10th. 7:15pm. Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071.
Father Greg will be the featured speaker at "Holy Night with Fr. Greg Boyle: a not-so silent night of peace, justice and compassion," a benefit dinner for PRISM Restorative Justice. PRISM is a ministry of chaplaincy and advocacy to county jails, juvenile halls and hospitals in Los Angeles. Saturday, December 1st. 6-9pm. The Church of Our Saviour, 535 W. Roses Rd., San Gabriel, CA 91775.
Father Greg will speak at the 24th Annual Thanksgiving Interfaith Worship Service, shared by Irvine United Congregational Church and University Synagogue of Irvine. Tuesday, November 20th. 7:30pm. Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92604. (949) 733-0220.
Father Greg will be speaking at the first Community Engagement Council Salon sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles - "The Soul of the City: The Role of Community in Transforming Los Angeles, featuring Father Greg Boyle." Monday, November 19th. 6:30pm. The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048. (323) 761-8163. RSVP required.
“I really find it important to enable the youth to do community service,” says Laura Diaz, Director of Faith Formation at St. Maximilan Kolbe Catholic Church in Oak Park.
“I’ve been a teacher all my life until I retired. Now I’m trying to stay fit!” says Roberta Gilman, a team captain for Homeboy Industries’ “Every Angeleno Counts” 5K, taking place this October 18.
Special education teacher Melissa Stephans remembers a student she once had. “He was just so passionate about gangs."
We are pleased to announce a generous gift of $10,000 from Edison International to support Homeboy’s new Construction & Industrial Safety Training program.