AFRO-FUTURISM: The Other Wes Moore

Date: February 11, 2014
Time: 11:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Mary Idema Pew Library, Exhibition Room

2014 Black History Month Celebration

AFRO-FUTURISM: The Other Wes Moore
Presenter: Rachel Peterson, Liberal Studies

 

In The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates author Wes Moore tells the story of two young men who were born in the same neighborhood, and who experience similar hardships during the same time period. Yet still, one Wes Moore lives in prison where he serves a life sentence for an armed robbery that ended in murder; the other is a New York Times bestselling author.

What made the difference between the Wes Moores? GVSU students, staff and faculty look at the question from an inter-disciplinary perspective and attempt to answer the question in brownbag lunch discussions.