Michigan CASA is pleased to announce that Antwone Fisher will be the keynote speaker for the May 23rd Fundraiser being held in Grand Rapids, MI at the Downtown Market. The 2002 movie Antwone Fisher was written by Fisher and directed by and starred Denzel Washington.
The 2002 movie Antwone Fisher was written by Fisher and directed by and starred Denzel Washington. Born in an Ohio prison to a teenage mother, Antwone was placed into foster care, where he remained for most of his childhood. During these years, Antowne was abused physically, verbally, and sexually. The film highlights Fisher coming to terms with the aftermath of the system after joining the United States Navy, with the help of a Naval Therapist played by Denzel Washington.
Today, Antwone Fisher is an American screenwriter, poet, lecturer, best-selling author, and advocate. His advocacy work includes book-writing, public speaking, play writing, and even testifying before the Senate Finance Committee on behalf of Child Welfare. The work he has done is invaluable, and his words are not to be missed.