Fabian Debora, an artist who was a former troubled youth who discovered hope and redemption at Homeboy Industries, joins Father Greg Boyle, the founder of this life-transforming gang intervention, rehabilitation and reentry program, in a conversation with Bishop LaTrelle Easterling about justice, restoration and the power of being seen.
Father Gregory Boyle, S.J., is a Catholic priest of the Jesuit order. He is the founder of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world, and the former pastor of Delores Mission in Los Angeles. He is the author of the 2010 New York Times bestseller Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion; Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship, and his most recent publication, The Whole Language: The Power of Extravagant Tenderness.
Fabian Debora is the executive director of the Homeboy Art Academy in Los Angeles. He became acquainted with Homeboy Industries when he was 10 and now serves as one its leaders. He is a noted Latino artist whose work has been showcased in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad. See some of his artwork and story.
Questions for Reflection and Extending the Conversation