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    Hearts and Hands: Creating Community in Violent Times (Paperback) By (author) Luis J. Rodriguez


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    DescriptionHearts and Hands deals with many of the difficult issues addressed in Luis Rodriguez's 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, Rodriguez 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.

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    Hearts and Hands
    Creating Community in Violent Times
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Luis J. Rodriguez
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    ISBN 13: 9781583225646
    ISBN 10: 1583225641

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    Edition statement
    New edition
    Seven Stories Press,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Seven Stories Press,U.S.
    Publication date
    01 July 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "Rodriguez here takes a long, hard look at the endemic violence and the 'cultural malaise of isolation and meaninglessness' that he sees as defining swaths of U.S. culture.... Never sentimentalizing or sensationalizing his materials, Rodriguez writes honestly and incisively from experience, knowledge and compassion."