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October 15, 2013 > Tattoos on the Heart

Tattoos on the Heart

Submitted By Sally Thomas

The remarkable and moving book ÒTattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless CompassionÓ by Gregory Boyle will be discussed at two events in Hayward on Monday, October 21. The book will be the focus of an upcoming Book-to-Action event on November 16, in conjunction with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness month, and co-sponsored by the Hayward Public Library, the Friends of the Hayward Library, Ending Hunger and Homelessness in Hayward Task Force, South Hayward Parish, Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (HARD), Hayward/Castro Valley Branch of the American Association of University Women, and Eden Area League of Women Voters.

As a pastor working in a neighborhood with the highest concentration of murderous gang activity in Los Angeles, Gregory Boyle created Homeboys Industries to provide jobs, job training, and encouragement so that young people could work together and learn the mutual respect that comes from collaboration. Inspired by faith but applicable to anyone who wants to be a responsible citizen, these essays about universal kinship and redemption demonstrate the power of unconditional love in difficult times and the importance of fighting despair.

The Mostly Literary Fiction Book Group will be meeting at noon at MocamaÕs Deli & Ice Cream Shop, and the Hayward Library will be hosting a second gathering at 6:30 p.m. to discuss this compelling book.

Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion
Monday, Oct 21

Mostly Literary Fiction Book Group
12 Noon
MocamaÕs Deli & Ice Cream Shop
925 B St., Hayward

Library discussion of Tattoos on the Heart
6:30 p.m.
Hayward Public Library
835 "C" St., Hayward

(510) 293-8685

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