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Best-Selling Author Wes Moore Presented 'The Power Within You' and  'Empowering Our Youth' at MATC's Downtown Milwaukee Campus March 14

New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author Wes Moore presented two lectures and held a book signing March 14 at Milwaukee Area Technical College’s Downtown Milwaukee Campus. He spoke to a large crowd of students, staff and invited guests on "The Power Within You" in the afternoon and on “Empowering Our Youth” to the public in the evening. He also signed copies of his book, The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, following the public lecture.

The book is the true story of two young men with the same name growing up in the same neighborhood at the same time. One became a Rhodes scholar, decorated war hero, White House fellow, youth advocate, host of “Beyond Belief” on the Oprah Winfrey Network and a successful businessman. The other ended up serving a life sentence for murder. The book examines the factors and choices that led to the drastically different outcomes in each man’s life.

The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates was incorporated into the curriculum for many MATC courses during the spring 2013 semester. Moore's visit was sponsored by the Milwaukee Area Technical College Foundation and MATC’s Office of Educational Research and Dissemination.

Media previews of Moore's visit to MATC:

Mitch Teich interviewed Moore for  WUWM-Radio's "Lake Effect" show March 12, 2013.  Listen to "Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, and a Story About All of Us" here.

James Causey wrote an editorial piece for the March 13, 2013 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, titled "The Same Name, But Different Life Outcomes." Read it  at this link.