Wes Moore, author of the recent New York Times bestselling book The Other Wes Moore, will discuss how education, mentors, personal responsibility and service are keys to uplifting the troubled youth in America today on Wednesday, September 15, 7:00 p.m. at The Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Ave. (bet. 120th & 122nd St.), Morningside Heights. Moore will speak during the “Space for Grace” service which will be followed by a Q&A and a booksigning with Moore.
The Other Wes Moore tells the amazing stories of two men who share a name and early childhood experiences but arrived at two very different destinies – the author became a Rhodes scholar, army combat veteran, investment professional and youth advocate, while the other Wes Moore is serving a life sentence in prison for murdering a police officer. Moore has appeared on “Oprah,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” “Meet the Press,” “Charlie Rose,” “Tavis Smiley,” “Tom Joyner,” “The View,” and NPR amongst other outlets.
Wes Moore is a graduate of Johns Hopkins who served as a U.S. Army Captain in Afghanistan and worked as a Special Assistant to Secretary Condoleezza Rice as a White House Fellow. Moore was a featured speaker at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, one of Ebony magazine’s “Top 30 Leaders Under 30” for 2007, and selected by Crain’s New York Business as one of their “40 Under 40 Rising Stars” in 2009. For more information, please visit: www.theotherwesmoore.com