The topic of the day is authority figures: police, teachers, parents and correctional officers.
Profound wisdom can come from unexpected places. The creative writing class at Homeboy Industries is one of them.
How do we create a community of mutual kinship, love and respect? That is the goal of a gang-prevention program in Los Angeles.
The nonprofit organization in Los Angeles provides hope for at-risk youths, former gang members and previously incarcerated men and women. Truthdig will be featuring writers from Homeboy Industries in a series called “Homeboy Creative.”