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Omnibus Lecture Series: Wes Moore

Feb 7, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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“From Troubled Teen to Rhodes Scholar: The Transformative Power of Education”

CEO, decorated Army veteran, and New York Times best-selling author who inspires through overcoming adversity

Acclaimed author and CEO of The Robin Hood Foundation, Wes Moore has a remarkable story of overcoming adversity through education, embracing personal responsibility, and emerging as an inspirational leader.

His moving life journey from wayward inner city youth to decorated veteran, Rhodes Scholar, White House fellow, and business leader is the subject of the much-anticipated major motion picture, The Other Wes Moore, from executive producer Oprah Winfrey. Based on his New York Times bestseller, The Other Wes Moore, it tells the story of how educational opportunities, strong parental influence, mentors, and community support helped him transcend the fate of a man with the same name who lived just blocks away and took a tragically different path that led to prison.

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About This Event

Event Type:
Community/Open to the Public
Lecture/Talk/Reading
Topics:
diversityMulcultural
education
general
Tags:
education
rhodes scholar
robin hood foundation
Organizers:
Chancellor
Audience:
Current Students
Faculty and Staff
Alumni
Donors
General Public
Calendar:
Public

How to Attend

Cost:
Free tickets are required
Ticket Location:
Larson Ticket Office
Ticket Phone:
260-481-6555

Contact Information

Contact Name:
Kimberly Wagner
Contact Phone:
260-481-6103
Contact Email:
kimberly.wagner@ipfw.edu

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Location:
Auer Performance Hall
Place:
Rhinehart Music Center
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