Join us to hear how an alumni of Ethical Culture's Encampment for Citizenship used his social lessons to affect social change. David will speak about how the theater can be an agent for social change, specifically how the play Fortune and Men's Eyes led to the creation of The Fortune Society. The Fortune Society is, 50 years later, the leading re-entry organization for formerly incarcerated persons in the United States.
David Rothenberg is a producer, director, author, activist, and the founder of The Fortune Society. He was inspired to start Fortune after producing a play called Fortune and Men's Eyes which revealed the horrors of life in prison. Over the past 50 Years, Fortune has become one of the nation's leading reentry service organizations, serving nearly 7,000 individuals annually, with a wide range of holistic services to meet their needs. It has secured a position as a leading advocate in the fight for criminal justice reform and alternatives to incarceration.
Copies of Fortune in My Eyes available for purchase.
Shared charity: Fortune Society
Presider: Barbara Carlsen