Best-selling author will share his book and experiences at IUN

2013-02-27T00:00:00Z Best-selling author will share his book and experiences at IUNFor The Times nwitimes.com
February 27, 2013 12:00 am  • 

GARY | Wes Moore, New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of "The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates," will speak about the book at 4 p.m. March 6 at Indiana University Northwest.

Moore’s visit is part of the inaugural One Book. . .One Campus. . .One Community reading initiative launched by IUN. For the spring semester, the campus will reflect upon the themes, messages and learning points found in Moore’s book through classroom curricula, discussions and community events.

The free presentation by Moore, question-and-answer session and book signing will take place in the Savannah Center. Open to the campus and community, seating is limited.

Moore is a youth advocate, decorated combat veteran and host of “Beyond Belief” on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Moore’s book describes the life of two young African American men, both from the same city and similar circumstances, and with the same name, who follow divergent paths toward astonishingly different destinies.

One Wes Moore grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, White House Fellow and business leader. The other Wes Moore is serving a life sentence in prison for felony murder.

After reading a newspaper article about the murder, the Wes Moore who became a Rhodes Scholar could not shake off the shock of the coincidence of their identical names, yet drastically different paths.

Following the robbery and murder trial to its conclusion, he decided to write a letter to the other Wes Moore and ask him questions like, “Who are you?” and “How did this happen?”

That letter inspired an ongoing relationship in which the two learned a lot about each other, themselves, and the people in their lives.

The book is available for purchase at the IUN Book Store as well as through www.amazon.com.

Contact Rochelle Brock at (219) 980-6689 or brock2@iun.edu. For IUN parking information, visit http://www.iun.edu/parking/.

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