Father-Con 2023  Downey (Los Angeles)  Free Event

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Father-Con 2023 Downey (Los Angeles) Free Event

Fatherhood in the 21st Century requires being better informed, inspired and equipped with the resources necessary to keep kids safe

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Warren High School 8141 De Palma Street Downey, CA 90241

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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Discover what change a day can make! On February 11 at Warren High School in Downey, CA - lives will be changed. Informed, inspired and equipped fathers are key to enabling children to walk through our doors safe from predators and traffickers and thriving in a world of unparalleled opportunities. Free event!

Speakers Fr. Greg Boyle (founder of Homeboy Industries) and Amanda Pulley

15 workshops to inform

The Heart of the Father Award to inspire

40+ resource organizations, agencies and non-profits to equip

Lunch, music, prizes and the chance to get Valentines gifts made with purpose

Spanish workshops and translation

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Free parking off De Palma at Paramount.

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Amanda Pulley (Casey) has seven years of experience working in

anti-trafficking. As a survivor of human trafficking herself, she began her

career as an advocate for those still in the life. She quickly realized her passion

for impacting lives.

Her strategic insight into typical advocacy methods ( some successful, some

not) led her to build greatly improved Advocacy and Outreach programs for

ten different organizations. Writing programs, building out policies and

procedures, training staff and volunteers and seeing clients sparked her

interest in practical training. Eventually, Amanda's work ethic, insights,

presentation skills and curriculum writing ability led to her desire to train

human trafficking advocates in her methodology - moving the

academic knowledge into practical application.

Presentation Description:

Do you ever feel defeated as a father? Do you feel it's too late, or do you not know how to get through to your children? In this presentation, Amanda Pulley, a survivor of human trafficking, will give you hope that you are exactly the father your child needs. In a world where fatherhood is often undervalued, Amanda has taken a different approach; she believes fathers are key in creating worth, value, and dignity in their children. If, as fathers, you understand who you are as a Son of God, and receive healing for your father wounds, then your children will be empowered to get free and see how loved they are. A child who understands that they are unconditionally loved is free will not allow others to treat them as anything less. Finding this level of freedom and love has been a journey for Amanda, and she invites you to join her as she shares the difference a father can make along the way.

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“GANG VIOLENCE IS ABOUT A LETHAL ABSENCE OF HOPE.”

— FATHER G.

A native Angeleno and Jesuit priest, from 1986 to 1992 Father Boyle served as pastor of Dolores Mission Church in Boyle Heights, then the poorest Catholic parish in Los Angeles that also had the highest concentration of gang activity in the city.

Father Boyle witnessed the devastating impact of gang violence on his community during the so-called “decade of death” that began in the late 1980s and peaked at 1,000 gang-related killings in 1992. In the face of law enforcement tactics and criminal justice policies of suppression and mass incarceration as the means to end gang violence, he and parish and community members adopted what was a radical approach at the time: treat gang members as human beings. In 1988 they started what would eventually become Homeboy Industries, which employs and trains former gang members in a range of social enterprises, as well as provides critical services to thousands of men and women who walk through its doors every year seeking a better life.

Father Boyle is the author of the 2010 New York Times-bestseller Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion. His new book, Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship, was published in 2017.

He has received the California Peace Prize and been inducted into the California Hall of Fame. In 2014, President Obama named Father Boyle a Champion of Change. He received the University of Notre Dame’s 2017 Laetare Medal, the oldest honor given to American Catholics. Currently, he serves as a committee member of California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Economic and Job Recovery Task Force as a response to COVID-19.

Author of the best selling books: Tattoos on the Heart, Barking to the Choir and The Whole Language. Newly released, Forgive Everyone, Everything.

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