Colorado Children’s Campaign Annual Luncheon to Feature Wes Moore

 Author and advocate Wes Moore will explore opportunity, equity and service in keynote address; Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock will address audience of 700 policymakers and advocates

Contact: Tara Manthey
Title: Communications Director
Phone: (720) 256-1312
Email: tara@coloradokids.org

Colorado Children’s Campaign Annual Luncheon to Feature Wes Moore

 Author and advocate Wes Moore will explore opportunity, equity and service in keynote address; Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock will address audience of 700 policymakers and advocates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 30th, 2016

Denver, CO – New York Times-bestselling author Wes Moore, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock and leaders in policy change for kids will speak at the Colorado Children’s Campaign 2016 Annual Luncheon on Dec. 7. The annual event includes an audience of 700 child advocates, policymakers, and business and community leaders who gather at the Seawell Grand Ballroom to explore issues facing Colorado children.

Keynote Speaker: Wes Moore—national youth advocate, military officer, Rhodes Scholar and author of “The Other Wes Moore”

In his first novel, Moore explored the divergent flight paths children can take when their opportunity is limited by poverty, racism and toxic stress. Mentors, teachers, parents and community connections ensured every opportunity for him to graduate Phi Beta Kappa, excel as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, serve our country as a military officer and White House Fellow, succeed as a business leader and give back to his community as a civic icon. Yet, another young man with his same name, same neighborhood and many of his same circumstances instead was sentenced to a life in prison for murder.

His new book, “The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters”, examines the impact we make when our greatest joys overlap with the world’s greatest needs. Wes Moore believes that potential in this country is universal, but opportunity is not. The difference between potential and results is the space where advocates, mentors, parents, teachers and policymakers must do our best work. In his words, “we will only find our best work when we lose ourselves in the service of others.”

WHAT:  Colorado Children’s Campaign Annual Luncheon, featuring Author and Advocate Wes Moore. Gov. John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock are scheduled to speak before the keynote address.                                

WHERE: Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 14th & Curtis streets, Denver

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Dec. 7, 2016

 MEDIA ACCESS: The keynote speaker will be available for media interviews prior to the luncheon program at the Seawell Ballroom. Please contact Tara Manthey to make arrangements.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Tara Manthey at (720) 256-1312 or email Tara at tara@coloradokids.org.