"This is actually a time of great loss," said the Rev. Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries. Now more than ever, we need to use compassion to heal the demonization and hate that have divided America.
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.”