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November 17, 2015 

Privilege and the Intersectionality of Identities: A Complicated Reality

All of us identify with multiple identities that are associated with varying amounts of privilege and power. How do we make sense of the lived realities of each of the identities we occupy? This lecture will facilitate an examination of the ways race, gender, class, religion, and sexual identity impact the way we understand ourselves and the world around us.

Presenters - Jenna Tripodi and Jessica Haymaker

Sponsor: KSBN 
October 27, 2015

A Contrast of Parallelisms and Confrontations: The Other Wes Moore Experiences on a PWI Campus

The panel will discuss their parallelisms and confrontations based on the Other Wes Moore and PWI experiences.

Presenter - Dr. Be Stoney

Sponsor: KSBN 

October 14, 2015

Wes Moore Lecture 

New York Times bestselling author Wes Moore will discuss this year’s common reading, “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates”.  The event is free, but tickets are required. Tickets information will be available closer to the event. 

There will be a book signing after the event.

Sponsors: K-State Book Network (KSBN), K-State First, K-State Libraries, Department of English, Housing and Dining Services, Manhattan Public Library, University Honors Program, Union Program Council (UPC), Institute for Military Families, K-State Alumni Association, Office of Military Affairs, McCain Auditorium

September 29, 2015

The Depth of Devotion: Examining the Space Media Give to a Black Man's Story

When stories recur in news cycles, audiences may believe the fusillade of information is important. But an overdose of anything can have caustic effects. This presentation discusses the messages, meaning and coverage of black men in the media, using anecdotes from “The Other Wes Moore” as a basis for examination.

Presenter - Dr. Kimetris Baltrip

Sponsor: KSBN

September 24, 2015

Good Books Club: The Other Wes Moore

In conjunction with K-State's Common Read, the Manhattan Public Library will be discussing The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore. 

Publisher Description: "Two kids with the same name lived in the same decaying city. One went on to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison. Here is the story of two boys and the journey of a generation."

Sponsor: Manhattan Public Library


March 3, 2015

2015 Book Launch

Join the K-State Book Network (KSBN) as we announce the 2015 K-State common book, "The Other Wes Moore" by Wes Moore. KSBN will also will present awards to students and faculty to recognize their inclusion of the 2014 common book “The Ghost Map” by Steven Johnson in fall 2014 classes and programming.

The launch will conclude with a free raffle drawing for copies of the 2015 common book for those in attendance.

Sponsored by KSBN