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Hearts and Hands: Creating Community in Violent Times

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Hearts and Hands deals with many of the difficult issues addressed in Luis Rodríguezs memoir of gang life, Always Running, but with a focus on healing through community building. Empowered by his experiences as a peacemaker with gangs in Los Angeles and Chicago, Rodríguez offers a unique book of change. He makes concrete suggestions, shows how we can create nonviolent opportunities for youth today, and redirects kids into productive and satisfying lives. And he warns that we sacrifice community values for material gain when we incarcerate or marginalize people already on the edge of society. His interest in dissolving gang influence on black and latino kids is personal as well as societal; his son, to whom he dedicates Hearts and Hands, is currently serving a prison sentence for gang-related activity. With anecdotes, interviews, and time-tested guidelines, Hearts and Hands makes a powerful argument for building and supporting community life.

Synopsis:

Hearts and Hands is a timely call to restore communities by an acclaimed writer who quit the gang life. Luis Rodriguez grew up in the grip of gang brotherhood but ultimately was able to turn his life around. His work as a peacemaker with gangs in Los Angeles and Chicago informs this book, a combination manifesto and memoir that offers both inspiration and a nuts-and-bolts approach to the issue of youth violence. He writes of the young people he has met and offers models for change based on the work of Joseph Campbell and Buddhist thinkers.

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A longtime peacemaker with gangs in Los Angeles and Chicago, Luis J. Rodriguez prescribes healing through community building. He warns against further marginalization of people already on the edge of society, and points the way to nonviolent opportunities for youth.

About the Author

Best known for his autobiographical account, Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A. (1993), LUIS J. RODRIGUEZ has written for the Nation, Grand Street, Los Angeles Weekly, and Americas Review, among others. Winner of a National Book Award, a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, and an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship for poetry, Rodríguez is also the founder of Tía Chucha Press, publishing emerging, socially conscious poets. He lives in San Fernando, Calif., with his wife, Trina, and their family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583225646
Author:
Rodriguez, Luis
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's Studies
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Human Services
Subject:
Multicultural Education
Subject:
Community life
Subject:
Problem youth
Subject:
Work
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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"Synopsis" by , Hearts and Hands is a timely call to restore communities by an acclaimed writer who quit the gang life. Luis Rodriguez grew up in the grip of gang brotherhood but ultimately was able to turn his life around. His work as a peacemaker with gangs in Los Angeles and Chicago informs this book, a combination manifesto and memoir that offers both inspiration and a nuts-and-bolts approach to the issue of youth violence. He writes of the young people he has met and offers models for change based on the work of Joseph Campbell and Buddhist thinkers.
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A longtime peacemaker with gangs in Los Angeles and Chicago, Luis J. Rodriguez prescribes healing through community building. He warns against further marginalization of people already on the edge of society, and points the way to nonviolent opportunities for youth.

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