August 8, 2011
Conversation with Michel Martin and Wes Moore
michel martin, wes moore
Nkechi TaifaSenior Policy Analyst, Open Society Foundations
Caroline FredricksonExecutive Director, American Constitution Society
Sam FulwoodSenior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Wes MooreAuthor, The Other Wes Moore
Michel MartinHost, Tell Me More, NPR
Sheryll CashinProfessor, Georgetown Law
Damon HewittDirector of Education Practice, NAACP LDF
Nicole Austin-HilleryDirector and Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice DC Office
Paul ButlerProfessor, George Washington Law
Hilary SheltonDirector, NAACP Washington Bureau
Rep. Bobby ScottU.S. House of Representatives, 3rd District of Virginia
On Thursday, July 7th, ACS, Progress 2050 at the Center for American Progress (CAP), and Open Society Foundations (OSF) hosted Wes Moore, author of New York Times best seller, The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, and Michel Martin, host of NPR’s Tell Me More, for a conversation about the various themes central to The Other Wes Moore.
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates has been used to engage national dialogue on issues that include education, poverty, race, and crime. Our nation’s pursuit of justice and equality in these realms were explored in a thoughtful, one-on-one interview of Wes Moore by Michel Martin in front of a live audience. This audience included leading elected officials, policy experts, practitioners, and academics who will also have an opportunity to contribute to the dialogue.