Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New York Times Best-Selling Author Wes Moore to Speak in Washington, D.C.

New York Times Best-Selling Author Wes Moore to Speak in Washington, D.C. at Lisner Auditorium, November 15 at 6:30 PM, Free to the Public.

Wes Moore, author of New York Times best-seller The Other Wes Moore: One Name Two Fates, will speak about the power of education and public service on November 15 at Lisner Auditorium as part of Boston-based Facing History and Ourselves’ national Community Conversations series, made possible by The Allstate Foundation. Following his presentation, Moore will autograph books for the audience.

Facing History and Ourselves: Choosing to Participate, an acclaimed multi-media exhibition will open at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. on January 17 and remain on display through June 17.

Seeking to help young people redirect their lives, Moore tells the story of two kids with the same name, living in the same city who started in similar neighborhoods, but grew up to lead very different lives. One became a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow and business leader, and the other is serving a life sentence in prison for felony murder.

Moore, who has been featured on Meet the Press, Oprah, Charlie Rose, NPR’s All Things Considered and in USA Today, People and Esquire, is committed to being a positive influence and helping kids find the support they need to enact change. Pointing out that a high school student drops out every nine seconds, he says public ser-vants—teachers, mentors and volunteers who work with youth—are as important to our national standing and survival as our armed forces. By sharing his own powerful story of resilience and participation, he is a model for Facing History teachers, students and community members.

Reservations for Wes Moore’s Community Conversation are recommended. To RSVP, visit or email Lindsay_bowles[at]

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