Event Details

Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ, From Jails to Jobs: Community Re-Entry and the Criminal Justice System (2:30 pm)

Time:
2:30 PM

Date:
Thursday, October 02, 2014

Location:
Bellarmine Chapel

Contact:
cummins@xavier.edu
or call 513-745-3922  

Description:

What is being done to ensure that at-risk youth do not end up in the prison system? Who is helping people reintegrate back into society upon release? With over 2 million people in US prisons, this is a national crisis. How can we deal with this crisis in our own community and beyond? Join us for a presentation and conversation with Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ and other local leaders on these critical issues.

Father Gregory Boyle, SJ, was born in Los Angeles and is one of eight children. He entered the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1972 and was ordained a priest in 1984. Father Greg is the author of the New York Times Bestselling book, “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion.” He is the founder of Homeboy / Homegirl Industries in Los Angeles. He has received numerous honorary degrees, awards and recognition for both his writing and his work with at-risk youth.

There is a 2:30 session, which is primarily for students, and a 7:30 session, primarily for the general public. Both sessions are free and open to everyone and take place in Bellarmine Chapel.

For a complete listing of cosponsors, a photo of Fr. Boyle, and full information, please see the flier link.

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