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Author of “The Other Wes Moore” discusses importance of education

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Wes Moore

Wes Moore, the author of “The Other Wes Moore”—the subject of the college’s common reading program—will share the story of two men who shared many parallels in their childhoods, but at each stage of their lives took different paths on Monday, October 1, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. in Beaver Community Center. This event is free and open to the public.

In 2000, The Baltimore Sun ran an article about Wes Moore, who despite his troubled childhood had received the Rhodes Scholarship. At this same time, The Sun ran an article about four African American men who were arrested for the murder of a Baltimore police officer during an armed robbery. One of the suspects was two years older than Moore, lived in the same neighborhood, and coincidentally was named Wes Moore. The author realized that within their two stories was a much greater tale about the consequences of personal responsibility and the imperativeness of education and community.

This presentation is part of the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.

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