The Writing On The Wall as Enterprise

Research and Consultation
May 20, 2021
Global Freedom Fellowship
November 21, 2022

The Writing On The Wall as Enterprise

Having built The Writing on the Wall into an international, headline-grabbing brand, INN launches it—in a grand-scale effort to both directly empower formerly incarcerated people around the world and impact global culture and policy with regard to incarceration and discriminatory reintegration practices. We are microfinancing dozens of businesses owned and run by formerly incarcerated people in dozens of countries and outfitting their shops in The Writing on the Wall design, creating something that is at once business, art installation and nexus for justice reform and policy change. The businesses will also be supported by a global marketing campaign targeting stigma and reintegration, as well as strategic litigation against discriminatory hiring practices worldwide.

Our first business—a food cart in Bangkok in collaboration with INN partner The Thailand Institute of Justice, run by a formerly incarcerated woman—launched in December, 2021.