The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates

September 13 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Mayser Gymnasium

  • Wes Moore, CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation, author, veteran and social entrepreneur

Wes Moore
CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation, author, veteran and social entrepreneur

Moore is the CEO of Robin Hood, one of the largest anti-poverty forces in the nation. He is a bestselling author, a combat veteran and a social entrepreneur.

His first book, "The Other Wes Moore," a New York Times bestseller, captured the nation's attention on the fine line between success and failure in our communities and in ourselves. He is also the author of the bestselling books "The Work," "Discovering Wes Moore," and "This Way Home."

During his talk, he will share with members of the Franklin & Marshall and Lancaster communities his firsthand account of a life's journey empowered by the strength of his family, educational opportunities and community network. He will also explore the power of personal responsibility and the role it played in making positive choices.

This talk was proposed by Maura Condon Umble and is sponsored by The Mehlman Talent Initiative, the Government Department, the Office of Student Success and Professor Michael Penn.
Common Hour enables the entire Franklin & Marshall College community to gather for culturally and academically enriching events at midday each Thursday during the academic year. This opportunity to engage in a campus-wide dialogue originates with Common Hour and then extends beyond the confines of 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. into classrooms, house commons, dining halls and beyond.