Two Men, One Name, Two Fates

TOP OF STORY Wes MooreHow do two people with the same name and similar life circumstances wind up living dramatically different lives? The answer is the subject of the New York Times bestseller, “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates.” The Wes Moore who experienced a high-level of success in his life will share his story with students and community members Wednesday, August 24 at 11:15 a.m. in the SRC Arena and Events Center.

Both Wes Moore’s were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up in fatherless homes in similar Baltimore neighborhoods. Both hung out on street corners and ran into trouble with the law. How did one end up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence while the other is a Rhodes Scholar, a decorated Veteran, a White House Fellow and a business leader? “The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his,” said Moore.

The event is free and open to the entire campus community and the public. You can view a two minute video about Moore’s story below.

You can follow Moore on Twitter @wesmoore1, Facebook at www.facebook.com/IAmWesMoore and learn more about him at http://www.wesmoore.com.

For questions about the event please email Seth Tucker at tuckers@sunyocc.edu.

Wes Moore at OCC

  • Wednesday, August 24 at 11:15 a.m.
  • SRC Arena & Events Center
  • The event is free and open to the public
  • Parking on campus is free

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