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Community Book Club Discussion on ‘The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates’ to be Held Feb. 26 at MATC’s Mequon Campus

Feb. 15, 2013

A community book club discussion on The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Room A129 at Milwaukee Area Technical College’s Mequon Campus, 5555 W. Highland Road. The free, public event will precede a March 14 presentation by author Wes Moore at 6 p.m. at MATC’s Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 700 W. State St.

The book club discussion is sponsored by the MATC Mequon Campus Liberal Arts and Sciences Department, in partnership with the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Ozaukee County Branch. Audra O’Brien of the NAACP Ozaukee County Branch will lead the discussion. Light refreshments will be served. The discussion is being held in late February in honor of Black History Month.

The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates is the true story of two young men with the same name growing up in the same neighborhood at the same time. One becomes a Rhodes scholar, decorated war hero, White House fellow, youth advocate, host of “Beyond Belief” on the Oprah Winfrey Network and a successful businessman. The other ends up serving a life sentence for murder. The book examines the factors that led to the drastically different outcomes in each man’s life.

O’Brien will lead a brainstorming session on how the book applies to African American youth in Wisconsin and what can be done to make things better for all children.

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For more information, contact Myra George, georgem@matc.edu, (262) 238-2268.

Wisconsin’s largest technical college and the most diverse two-year institution in the Midwest, Milwaukee Area Technical College is a key driver of southeastern Wisconsin’s economy and has provided innovative education in the region since 1912. Approximately 50,000 students per year attend the college’s four campuses and community-based sites or learn online. MATC offers affordable and accessible education and training opportunities that empower and transform lives in the community. The college offers 200 academic programs; nearly 400 transfer options leading to bachelor’s degrees; and a Pre-College Education division that assists people to
complete high school, prepare for college or enter the workforce. Overwhelmingly, MATC
graduates build careers and businesses in southeastern Wisconsin. The college is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission, the national standard for academics and student services

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