Cornerstone Theater Company

Redemption, Renewal, Reentry


Cornerstone Theater Company and The California Endowment present

Talk It Out: A conversation about Redemption, Renewal, Reentry.

Join us for a staged reading of RENEW, an original short play written by Michael John Garcés and directed by Peter Howard in response to questions from community regarding Proposition 47, anti-recidivism, and the inclusion and rehabilitation of individuals marginalized by crime, poverty and violence.

RENEW is inspired by real stories from community members and will be accompanied by a facilitated discussion concerning our efforts to bring about change.

Talk It Out: A conversation about Redemption, Renewal, Reentry is a FREE event and all are welcome to attend!

The evening will begin with a spoken word performance by poet advocates from the Spirit Awakening Foundation Yahniie Bridges, Johna Rivers, and Danielle Jelks.

RENEW will be followed by a post-show discussion with Carlos Cervantes from the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, David Fuller from Community-Minded Business, and Natalie Venegas from Homeboy Industries.  Moderated by Cheryl Branch, Executive Director of Los Angeles Metropolitan Churches.

Thursday, November 17
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m.
Light refreshments provided

The California Endowment
1000 North Alameda
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Amity Foundation is dedicated to the inclusion and habilitation of individuals, children, and families marginalized by homelessness, poverty, addiction, crime, racism, sexism, trauma, and violence.

Amity is committed to research, development, implementation, and dissemination of information regarding community building.


Los Angeles Metropolitan Churches (LAM) is a movement building organization for and by people of faith. They are engaged in promoting quality of life and equal opportunity for African Americans and other disenfranchised groups of people through public action. LAM uses faith to guide collective action campaigns, and give voice to low income people and families in California.



The California Endowment, a private, statewide health foundation, was established in 1996 to expand access to affordable health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians. The Endowment challenges the conventional wisdom that medical settings and individual choices are solely responsible for people’s health. The Endowment believes that health happens in neighborhoods, schools, and with prevention.