Radical Kinship and Human Connection
Presented by the Comprehensive Leadership Program | April 22, 2020
Fr. Greg Boyle is the Founder and Executive Director of Homeboy Industries, the nation’s largest gang intervention program, providing hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women. In the face of law enforcement tactics and criminal justice policies of suppression and mass incarceration as the means to end gang violence, he and a parish adopted what was a radical approach at the time: treat gang members as human beings.
Jesuit Fr. Greg is a Gonzaga University alumnus, and the author of the 2010 New York Times-bestseller Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion. His 2017 book is the Los Angeles Times-bestseller Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship. 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.
In this Q & A conversation with the Gonzaga community, Fr. Greg will discuss the role that radical kinship plays at Homeboys and our need for connection to our humanity in this moment.