August 8, 2011

Conversation with Michel Martin and Wes Moore

michel martin, wes moore

Nkechi Taifa

Senior Policy Analyst, Open Society Foundations
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Caroline Fredrickson

Executive Director, American Constitution Society
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Sam Fulwood

Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
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Wes Moore

Author, The Other Wes Moore
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Michel Martin

Host, Tell Me More, NPR
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Sheryll Cashin

Professor, Georgetown Law
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Damon Hewitt

Director of Education Practice, NAACP LDF
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Nicole Austin-Hillery

Director and Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice DC Office
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Paul Butler

Professor, George Washington Law
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Hilary Shelton

Director, NAACP Washington Bureau
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Rep. Bobby Scott

U.S. House of Representatives, 3rd District of Virginia
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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.