Tuesday, May 10, 2016

IT’S TIME TO HEAL BALTIMORE: “URBAN EXPRESS” @ EUBIE BLAKE CULTURAL CENTER

The Eubie Blake Cultural Center presents

An Author's Talk by WES MOORE

URBAN EXPRESS

A Literary Experience to Heal Baltimore

WHEN: Wednesday, June 1, 2016,
6:30 - 8:30 pm, Talk & Reception
WHERE:
Eubie Blake Cultural Center, 847 N. Howard St., Baltimore

RSVP at eubieblakecenter@gmail.com

URBAN EXPRESS is a literary series focusing on writing as a powerful tool of expression. Noted national authors will inspire and encourage audiences to share ideas through writing in the hope that literary expression will be a first step to action for change in Charm City.

Support for URBAN EXPRESS provided by Maryland Humanities Council.

 

Wes Moore is a youth advo­cate, Army com­bat vet­eran, and social entre­pre­neur. His first book The Other Wes Moore became an instant New York Times and Wall Street Jour­nal bestseller.

He grad­u­ated Phi Theta Kappa in 1998 as a com­mis­sioned offi­cer from Val­ley Forge Mil­i­tary Col­lege, and Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hop­kins Uni­ver­sity in 2001, BA/Inter­na­tional Rela­tions. He then became a Rhodes Scholar, study­ing Inter­na­tional Rela­tions at Oxford University. After his stud­ies, Wes, a para­trooper and Cap­tain in the United States Army, served a com­bat tour of duty in Afghanistan. Wes then served as a White House fel­low to Sec­re­tary of State Con­deleeza Rice.

He serves on the board of the The Johns Hop­kins Uni­ver­sity and founded an orga­ni­za­tion called STAND! that works with Bal­ti­more youth involved in the crim­i­nal jus­tice system. 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?

In alternating narratives that take readers from heart-wrenching losses to moments of surprising redemption, The Other Wes Moore tells the story of a generation of boys trying to find their way in a hostile world.

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