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December 2, 2013

Author Wes Moore to speak to Norman community

NORMAN — Author and nationally acclaimed motivational speaker Wes Moore will be featured at 7 tonight at the Nancy O’Brian Center for Performing Arts during a community event aimed at preventing bullying.

“I am honored to be invited to speak with the educators of the Norman Public Schools system, and I hope to further their mission in preventing bullying by highlighting the importance of care and responsibility, not only in our own actions but for those around us who might not be ready to protect themselves,” Moore said.

Moore is the author of the New York Times bestselling book “The Other Wes Moore.”

He studied as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford and served as a paratrooper and captain in the United States Army, with a tour of duty with the 1st Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan. Moore subsequently served as a White House Fellow, working as a special assistant to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

In addition to hearing from Wes Moore, the event will feature a panel of community leaders to respond to questions about bullying; the evening will be geared to students and adults.

Event sponsors are the city of Norman, Journey Church, Norman Regional Hospital and Norman Public Schools. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

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