Activist Wes Moore To Speak At St. Luke's School In New Canaan

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- New Canaan Library, in co-sponsorship with St. Luke's School and Elm Street Books, is hosting a special talk by author, Rhodes scholar and social activist Wes Moore, on Jan. 11. 

Wes Moore.

Wes Moore.

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The event will be at 4 p.m. in the Seldin Performing Arts Center of St. Luke's School in  New Canaan. Moore is the author of The New York Times bestselling book "The Other Wes Moore: One Name Two Fates," and will speak about his soon to be released book "The Work: My Search for a Life that Matters."

The event is open to the public, but to assure seating register early at

"The Other Wes Moore," tells the story of a generation of boys trying to find their way in a hostile world, and the hard choices that lead to personal success or failure. Poised for publication early January, "The Work" is Moore's account of his quest to forge a meaningful life, find fulfillment and make a positive impact on society. Despite his valuable accomplishments -- from scholarly pursuits to service in Afghanistan and the government -- Moore shows that true success lies not in what you achieve or gain personally, but in what you add to society and to the lives of others. 

Moore graduated Phi Theta Kappa from Valley Forge Military College in 1998 and Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University in 2001. He completed a degree in International Relations from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar in 2004. Upon graduation, Moore served as a paratrooper and captain in the U.S. Army, participating in a combat tour of duty in Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne Division.

While a student at Johns Hopkins, he founded STAND!, an organization that works with Baltimore youth involved in the criminal justice system and still exists today. He has been featured in USA Today, People Magazine, and on “Meet the Press,” “The Colbert Report”, “The View,” MSNBC, and NPR, among many others.

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