Students, faculty and staff can request print-at-home tickets now at Book-in-Common. The public can request tickets beginning Oct. 7. The talk will begin at 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Swain Student Activities Center.
“The Other Wes Moore” tells about two young men with the same name who grow up in the same hometown and end up on vastly different life paths. Moore, the author, became a Rhodes Scholar, Army combat veteran and White House Fellow. The other Moore is serving a life sentence in prison.
Moore encourages readers of his book to use it as a call to action to improve the lives of young people and their communities.
At the talk, the Book-in-Common program will announce the first phase in a service initiative related to the book. Service-related information will be available from community and other organizations.
UofL’s Book-in-Common program encourages first-year students to read the same book the summer before they start classes. Throughout their first academic year, the book and its themes are discussed in classes and at other student programs.