The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speakers Series
The Mendel Center Mainstage at Lake Michigan College
1100 Yore Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Contact: The Mendel Center Box Office: 269-927-8700 option 1, Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm.
Acclaimed author and social entrepreneur Wes Moore is chief executive of Robin Hood, one of the nation’s largest foundations with a sole focus on alleviating poverty. He is the founder of BridgeEdu, an organization that provides support to students as they navigate higher education. Moore, who is a retired, decorated combat veteran and officer, served a tour of duty in the elite 82nd Airborne division of the United States Army in Afghanistan. His decade of military service inspired him to become a passionate voice for veterans, executive producing and hosting the PBS miniseries Coming Back with Wes Moore. Moore has authored four books including the New York Times bestseller The Work: My Search for a Life that Matters. His presentation “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates” examines his life journey from wayward inner-city youth to decorated veteran, Rhodes Scholar, White House fellow, and business leader – a story that is the subject of the much-anticipated major motion picture The Other Wes Moore from Executive Producer Oprah Winfrey. This event is presented in conjunction with Benton Harbor Promise and First Tee of Benton Harbor.
South Haven/Van Buren County Convention and Visitors Bureau