The Other Wes Moore
Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into trouble with the police. How, then, did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence?
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 7 pm | McCain Auditorium (Overflow Union Ballroom)
"Wes Moore Lecture" presented by Wes Moore.
New York Times bestselling author Wes Moore will discuss this year’s common reading, “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates”.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 7 pm | Townhall, Leadership Studies Building
“A Contrast of Parallelisms and Confrontations: The Other Wes Moore Experiences on a PWI Campus” presented by Dr. Be Stoney
The panel will discuss their parallelisms and confrontations based on the Other Wes Moore and PWI experiences.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7 pm | Townhall, Leadership Studies Building
"Privilege and the Intersectionality of Identities: A Complicated Reality" presented by Jenna Tripodi and Jessica Haymaker
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.