The power of re-entry with dignity for the formerly incarcerated

October 9, 2018
Hosted by Thomas Rosenberg and Rani Langer Croager

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Episode Description

With 2.3 million people in its jails, the US has the highest incarceration rate in the world - accounting for nearly 20% of those imprisoned globally. The communities most impacted in the US are communities of color. This episode highlights the efforts of three organizations that seek to support those re-entering society and do so in a way that reduces recidivism while ensuring dignity. We explore some of the issues, factors to keep in mind to ensure successful programming, and where there are opportunities for real change at the local level. Join co-host Thomas Rosenberg and his panel of guests for a thoughtful conversation about a topic that impacts millions of families.


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The purpose of this show is to accelerate the shift towards building an inclusive, just future by connecting people and ideas. Be inspired to become the change agent for your community. Our guests describe some of what’s happening across the country and around the world to improve community resilience and build a regenerative community.

Our topics range from money and what it is, the challenges and success of global resilient community efforts, models for bringing alternative health care to underserved and minority communities, suggestions for fostering greater community through social entrepreneurship, building leadership, to reflecting on the language we use and whether it is inclusive or exclusive.

Thomas Rosenberg and Rani Langer Croager

I am passionate about changing mindsets and behavior. Since 1994 my career has been focused on change leadership around environmental initiatives, facilitating change, and empowering others to lead change from within their organizations and communities. I have worked with private and public sector organizations in the US, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. Client organizations include Fortune Global 750 companies, local and national governments, and small and mid-sized firms.

I serve on the Advisory Board for SxSW Eco’s Startup Central. Previously, I served on the National Sustainability Committee for the Clean Tech Open, driving the creation of a new curriculum for participants. I also served on the Bay Area Biomimicry Leadership Team and as an Advisory Board Member for

I hold an MBA in Global Management from Thunderbird, an MS in Environmental Sciences from Johns Hopkins University, a BA in International Relations and Asian Studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and I am currently pursuing certification as an Integral Coach through New Ventures West in San Francisco, California.

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October 2018

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