G-Dog, a documentary about Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J., and Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, written and directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Freida Mock (Maya Lin: A Strong Vision), will make its theatrical debut at the Laemmle Monica 4-Plex, 1332 2nd Street in Santa Monica, on April 25 at 7:30 p.m. A Q-and-A with Fr. Boyle and Mock will follow the screening of the film.
G-Dog is about second chances – about a charismatic visionary who launched the largest, most successful gang intervention and rehab program in the U.S., now an international model, Homeboy Industries.
G-Dog tells the entertaining, hilarious and unlikely story of how a white Jesuit priest became an expert in gang lives. G-Dog’s unstoppable compassion has transformed the lives of thousands of Latino, Asian, and African American gang members.
His Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, with a 70% success rate at redirecting kids away from gang life, is global in influence – Manchester, Toronto, Hamburg, Rio, and other cities have set up similar programs, providing tattoo removal, job training, counseling, yoga, and fatherhood and substance abuse classes – all free.
G-Dog is part of a seven-film documentary series by Cinedigm, which manages nearly 1200 documentary films through its partnerships with producers and aggregation partners.
Gonzaga University has hired Jacob H. Rooksby, JD, PhD, as the new dean of Gonzaga University School of Law. He will start his term on June 1. Rooksby succeeds Dean Jane Korn, who began her tenure in 2011.
Brother Richard J. Devine, SJ, longtime missionary to Japan, entered into God’s peace in Tokyo April 10. He was 83. Originally a member of the California Province, he transferred to the Province of Japan.
Father Francis “Frank” Goodman Hernandez, SJ, longtime teacher of physics and computer science at Jesuit High School, Carmichael, Calif., entered into God’s peace April 11 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos.
Kate Hannick, a Seattle University junior and economics and public affairs double major, has been named a 2018 Truman Scholar, one of only 59 selected this year by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.
Psychology doctoral student Liliana Campos Ramales won’t graduate for another two years, but she already knows the types of patients she wants to work with as a psychologist – undocumented residents who face constant fear of being discovered and deported.
Gonzaga University will welcome eight new Act Six Scholars to the incoming class of 2022. The urban and community leaders from Spokane and the Tacoma-Seattle area will receive full-tuition, full-need, four-year scholarships as members of the latest Act Six cohort.
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