Running the Light

Institute History

  • 2017 Stories of Change Lab


Running the Light tells the story of five young ex-cons who are learning to rehab houses in New Orleans so they can - against the longest of odds - get decent paying jobs and stay out of prison. Then, just when it's looking like an impossible dream, a visionary activist arrives in New Orleans, with the goal of convincing these cynical ex-cons to become contestants in a Poverty Olympics, where they'll try to run through all the barriers that make up what he calls the Poverty Stoplight. Is it yet another crazy dream that can't possibly come true or is it a way to change the world?


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